Surprisingly, the racy-looking rubber does not — and was not intended to — improve the Corvette's absolute cornering power. There is always a bad head, block or mis-installed gasket involved. The 1988 edition is the best year. Chrome bumpers and chrome mirrors were also a Silverado option. I am very disappointed in the R4700 transmission. Yes Review Date: 9th September, 2014 Faults: Rear brake wheel cylinders developed leaks, replaced at 80,000 miles.
Ours has low miles because it lived on a Tennessee farm almost its whole life. You can play Mario Andretti all day long without fearing that the chassis will snap into oversteer the first time you make a little mistake. This is a good start for someone wanting to learn how to do mechanic work. The Silverado can be identified by its chrome grille, which does not appear on other trims. The rest just regular maintenance.
You will need to take the whole top of the engine apart. General Comments: What a great truck. . I love winging them around road-racing circuits in endurance races, and I love zinging them around on public roads. General Comments: I got my truck in 1997. Despite their steamroller width, the new Goodyears work amazingly well in the wet.
The result is that the tires maintain better contact with the ground as the suspension reacts to bumps, improving straight-line stability on uneven pavement. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Yes, the Corvette group has more work to do before its sports car is as tight and rattle-free as a Porsche. Easy on this truck compared to a car. Our test car, equipped with the four-speed automatic transmission and the optional 3.
It still rode and drove good when I got rid of it. Although the components and their basic layout are unchanged, the new front geometry produces a scrub radius of zero, rather than the slightly negative figure of earlier Corvettes. The latest version of the fuel-injected, 5. And when the weather turns against you, the Corvette won't. Since we only use the truck locally, and it is not driven more than 5000 miles per year, gas mileage is really not an issue. Model year 1988 Year of manufacture 1987 First year of ownership 2013 Most recent year of ownership 2013 Engine and transmission 5.
As long as Chevrolet's sports car is built with a separate fiberglass body, it's unlikely to feel as solid as a Porsche. The new rubber even works well in the snow. It had a 305 motor in it. Some of the credit for the improved handling belongs to the suspension changes. Chronic problem on this generation of Chevy trucks. It still ran right afterwards.
Now, repeated hard use will not diminish the brakes' effectiveness. We all agree that the Corvette has always been an outstanding performer on the racetrack, and that the new car is a more stunning road performer than ever. You'll never mistake the Z52 Corvette for a Jeep, but neither will a three-inch snowfall transform your drive to work into a nonstop skid-control session. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty - If the part breaks or is damaged - even if you are involved in a wreck or accident - anytime within 5 years from purchase, simply cover shipping and handling and we will send you a new part. There are a few things I wish were different, but I can't complain. I have never heard of a bad head gasket.
It will be with all the other emissions stuff. The engineers also enlarged the 0. A head-liner, carpeting and an instrument panel with a full set of gauges were standard. Such extensive revision presented an ideal opportunity to upgrade the Corvette's brakes, which were a little too small to resist fade during hard use. This truck averaged 17 mpg rarely broke down. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. If you decide to replace it yourself, remember to check timing on the number one cylinder.