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I too will join the "Believe it when I see it" club, but if it is a go, I will definitely get one. Also a comment about a stick shift, since the the decision makers at GM need to look up the word "Clutch" everytime someone mentions it, sadly that will no longer be a reality for anything we may think would be good. I traded my stick ext. cab for a crew, and i like the added space, but sometimes it seems like I am going to fall asleep driving.

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Hopefully GM will upgrade the axles to the same as what the H3 Alpha will be using(which includes disc brakes all around) and also upgrade the front dif to iron to compensate for the extra power.
*Might want to ask the Shreveport engineers about this on your tour.

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wtf,wtf,wtf.......no reg cab?????????????? ,looks like it will still be nissan for me
nissan doesn't even make a regular cab pickup...lol
it would not be a reg cab in a nissan it would be a sportscar. ill keep what i have now istead of a new truck it will be a new car

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Ohhh man...
gonna have to put a solid lead block in the box to weigh it down or the tires will spin the moment you drop it into gear!


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Why is it Bs? Its already in the news that the H3 is getting the same engine. Its only natural that they would offer the same engine in the other makes of the same platform.

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I think Sab is going around leaking info to the press, and getting all you guys to peeing your pants.

I'll still believe it when I see it. All those years without a V8 in the S10, I can't see them putting them in the Colorado. Especially with the gasoline prices of the past year and a half. And now the whole world is wanting to go green. No, I don't see it happening.

But, I could be wrong. Either way, you can have it. I bought a midsize for the mileage, not to race.

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Good news, but I'd rather see a diesel...

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I'll believe it when I see it hit the dealers.

And the bastages didn't include regular cabs!
And for good reason.

No offense to standard cab owners, but that combination would be a deathtrap for sure.
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I'll believe it when I see it hit the dealers.

And the bastages didn't include regular cabs!
And for good reason.

No offense to standard cab owners, but that combination would be a deathtrap for sure.




Care to explain that one? There's no more room between the front or sides of the truck and the driver in a crew or ext cab version than there is in a regular cab.

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Hopefully GM will upgrade the axles to the same as what the H3 Alpha will be using(which includes disc brakes all around) and also upgrade the front dif to iron to compensate for the extra power.
*Might want to ask the Shreveport engineers about this on your tour.
The brakes won't be the same as the ones on the H3, i can guarantee you that. The fronts are also a lot different on the H3. They may go to the 8.6" axle, but plan on there being drums out back.


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Care to explain that one? There's no more room between the front or sides of the truck and the driver in a crew or ext cab version than there is in a regular cab.
Extremely light truck + extremely powerful motor = death trap.
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Hopefully GM will upgrade the axles to the same as what the H3 Alpha will be using(which includes disc brakes all around) and also upgrade the front dif to iron to compensate for the extra power.
*Might want to ask the Shreveport engineers about this on your tour.
The brakes won't be the same as the ones on the H3, i can guarantee you that. The fronts are also a lot different on the H3. They may go to the 8.6" axle, but plan on there being drums out back.
I know the front brakes on the Colorado versus the H3 are different. Thats why I am hoping they will be changed because the captured rotor design sucks.

I disagree with you about the rear axle or if GM does as you suggest I think it would be a poor choice on their part for a couple reasons.

First, its all about standardizing the parts. Why have the same rear axle and have two different brake setups. GM is definitely going to keep the rear disc brakes on the H3, why not also put that on the V8 Colorado's?

Second, if GM wants to get out of the worst tow rating catergory for a mid size truck, drum brakes are not going to help.

Last, it would be a great selling feature for safety as the brakes will stop quicker and last longer.

Like I said I hope someone on the tour will get a answer to this question. GM has a opportunity to re-invigorate this truck line. You can't be successful by only taking half measures.

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Extremely light truck + extremely powerful motor + 17 yr old idiots = death trap.
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P.S. i'm a new guy around here. i've been interested in these trucks for a while, and if this happens, it'll certainly add fuel to the fire for me.
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TexZR2...thanks for your input. We already have our team set up to interact with the Shreveport Engineering Staff! We will ask them about the axles and brake system, in addition to spring rates and shock valving on the ZQ8 versions + more stuff. The transmission we know nothing yet. We hope to receive some information on options and their corresponding order codes within the week.

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Extremely light truck + extremely powerful motor + 17 yr old idiots = death trap.
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I hope this goes through, so the at least everyone will have the option of v8 power in the IMO much more managable and fun mid-size package.

As for me, the I5 is plenty of power for daily driving and weekend off-road use. However, if I end up needing to tow sometime down the road, I want the option to upgrade to the v8.

Whether they call in an SS or not, a ZQ8 w/ a v8 will freakin scream down the highway.
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The 5.3 Litre V8 option on the Hummer H3 is like $680.00! Well worth it if that's the correct price!

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