Our long-term Silverado has earned high marks this quarter for being supremely durable and trouble free. This truck has also continued to impress everyone with absolutely quiet and smooth commuting, road trips, and some light off-road use.
This commentary was inspired by an incident that happened on the afternoon of May 31, 2015, at Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 7, an area I’m pretty familiar with, thanks to the extensive amount of traveling I do for work each year.
We were given all-access privileges at the 2015 SuperRigs show and got to experience firsthand the high levels of quality, detail, and pure, unadulterated pride that owner-operators invest in their diesel-powered vehicles.
When we picked up a ’02 GMC Sierra 1500 a while back we gave it a good examination. Suspension wise, it had been lowered with a Belltech 2/4 drop and had an Air Lift Ride Control rear load ’bag kit installed.
The large 2015 Diesel Power Challenge entry form packet sent in by Jerry Adkins included the required tech sheet, five glossy photos, a dyno chart reading 1,063.2 hp, and a timeslip showing an 11.6836-second quarter-mile run at 119.99 mph.