The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD Frame: Good Vs. Better

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Amazing strength, meet slightly less amazing strength: For the Chicago Auo Show, General Motors welded an old Silverado HD frame to a new one. Boxed rails? We got your boxed rails right here.

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On a certain level, this feels a little wrong, doesn't it? It's like looking at a conjoined twin where one half is pre-Conan the Barbarian Arnold Schwarzennegger and the other is the shrunken, withered Ahnold the Governor. Chevy, what kind of Dr. Moreau horror show are you running? Can you do this with anything else? I've always wondered what it would be like to have a Camaroburban. For that matter, it doesn't even have to be pure GM: 370ZR1? Raptormaro? Thundercougarfalconbird?

Now I just want a heavy-duty truck. What's wrong with me?

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this article writer is a total jackass. go back to your flat untwisting roads and pretend your big bad tonka "trucky wucky" or whatever childish thoughts that go with it and ponder rigs still bending 115,000 psi C-rails without a full load. Retard. The box uses the body as a percentage. the box grabs all signals in all directions, no matter where you be twisting your way to a destination. It was a smart move. If the psi of steel is wrong, it may be a loser, just like a camaro...else it is the smartest thing I have seen, to get away with current pansy steel to increase strength, in quite some time.