Hell, when I was working as a welder the company still had their first Silverado with over 330,000 on the stock motor! Either way they are great vehicles. As much as any of us likes stumbling on a complete carcass in the wrecking yard, I'm sick of seeing good trucks get scrapped because somebody didn't do the maintenance that's in the owner's manual. Transfer case is both part time and full time and pretty much immortal. The blind spot monitor is the most important option for me. Upgrades are available if desired. Old girl didn't skip a beat for the entire trip despite not being gentle in Moab or Tahoe. There isn't really a reliability issue on them that I know of.
Parts availability is decent for the time being, and since a version of the 98-00 American model is still made to this day in China, parts should be available for a long time to come. Good news on that is often running an oil cleansing solvent like seafoam or marvel along with a fresh oil change, then changing it again in a few hundred to a thousand miles will solve that problem permanently - or, replacing the valve guide seals is an easy enough job. The trans that comes with this package is a 4L65E with a 3. A weekend of camping and lots of workshops for you to get your learn on. Things To Remember No matter which direction you choose to go, be sure to spend some time talking to the tech people at , , or about exactly what you will need to make the swap work.
It's a big, thirsty vehicle but it goes pretty much anywhere I need to. I really gained a lot of respect for Isuzus. I specifically included that feature in my '14 durango because I make semi-regular 800+ mile trips with that. But I wouldn't let that deter you. I also like the little bit of bling it adds. I have owned a Gen1 and a whole slew of other 4x4 vehicles in between. I'll post the mods so far and whenever something else comes up I will try and update.
The default axle gearing doesn't lend itself to a sporty driving feel, but a trip to the u-pull-it yard and a willingness to wash grease off your hands can solve that problem pretty cheap. Tightened up with new or upgraded parts and it becomes tight. While an equinox was built to handle surburbia, the full size offerings still have utilitarian roots. This section will help you to stay connected to your friends and loved ones, and make new friends along the way! Great conversation starter when you meet people on the road! It's a 2011 with 150k miles Let me know what you guys think as I'm relatively new to overlanding. This is just what I did cause I'm on a budget and like being a snowflake. Don't buy the 12 dollar pizza, save the 6 bucks towards your car a year or three from now or whatever, the fun is on the road, and plenty vehicles would fit the bill for now. Direct Replacement Since these trucks are still fairly new, there are not really any applicable direct replacement engines that are any different than what came in the truck originally, which in most cases is a 5.
Motorcycle and travel books to inspire and inform you! If the Summit has the forward collision warning and the Adaptive Cruise Control I would get that one. Cons: finding a clean example at this age is getting harder, is slightly less refined than newer ones in subtle ways. Those are the trucks that Gen 2 and 2. Except for the engine, they were both similarly equipped other than the the Summit interior was pretty much all leather. Trooper stuff is dirt cheap if you are up to the challenge.
Rear axle is basically immortal. I eventually fell into the hole of overlanding. But there are plenty of pieces of shit in wrecking yards with 140k miles and that comes down to neglect period. With my roof cargo box I can easily take road trips with 4-5 people plus camping gear. The V8 is a great engine if it's truly been properly maintained, but the 4. Hello been interested in overlanding for the last couple of years and go out with my buddies at least 1 every couple of months but don't have a rig yet.
Good to see other Full-size rigs getting off road. I'm banking on the long life of my last vehicle as a guide. What's unique is for some reason nobody ever does it and I'd hate to see yet another person spend their money on a new vehicle only to blow the engine in a month or two over something they could have prevented. Basically if this isn't my dream vehicle it better impress me with its price and milleage. We peddle dreams, the achievable kind, creating an addiction to overland travel.
Stock rear locker, skid plates, good 4x4 system. One of them did look like it had some body damage on the back left side by the rear tail light is body damage a big no no with these monocoque bodies? This is a great entry-level replacement engine for older trucks. You can get this engine two ways: a conventional 5. Pros: Function first simplicity, classic looks. Ive owned a second with a 5 speed and a 3rd Gen currently.