Well folks, here we have another Davis Customs creation to unveil – and this one is, in my opinion, the best one yet. We decided to go with a big, mean offroading machine this time around, and have a look for yourself at what the end result was! We started with a Fire Red 2011 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 Crew Cab 4×4, added a 2″ lift to get over that really rough terrain, and flat black 20″ wheels wrapped in 305(!!)/50/R20 Cooper Zeon LTZ rubber – that combination gives the truck an aggressive stance that shows it means business! And to get all that meat around in good time, we selected a truck with the optional 6.2L V8, which cranks out 403 HP!
But no, we didn’t stop there. When you’re riding in a truck like this, you’re going to want to be comfortable, so we ordered custom Katzkin black leather interior with red stitching and seat warmers. Let me tell you, this leather is unbelievable! And the red stitching really sets off the whole red/flat black look the truck has. Take a look at the pictures, and come down to see the truck in person, but hurry in cuz it won’t last!
Not only does the 2011 GMC Sierra HD pickup offer the most power in its class, and a Denali trim level, but you can count another win for The General over its heavy-duty pickup competition – best-in-class towing and payload figures. The new trucks will now be able to tow 21,700 lbs in fifth-wheel configuration and 17,000 lbs with a traditional ball hitch, as well as handle 6,635 lbs of payload. The new trucks best their closest competitor – the Ford F350 – by a whopping 1,000 lbs in conventional towing, and 100 lbs in fifth wheel configuration.
Based on these improved capacities, the Sierra HD becomes the most capable heavy duty pickup on the market. The trucks start production next week, and we expect to start seeing them on the lot sometime in late summer. Come on in and test them against the competition, we know you won’t be disappointed!
GM issued a press release not too long ago regarding the new emission control technology for their 2011 Duramax Diesel. We had a post about the new Duramax last month, so this information should clear up some of the questions we all had about the size of tank and heating system on the Urea injection.
GM’s 6.6L Duramax diesel features the latest in emission control technology, making it the cleanest Duramax engine ever produced, with NOx emissions reduced by at least 63 percent, compared to the 2010 model. NOx emissions are controlled via a Selective Catalyst Reduction aftertreatment system that uses urea-based Diesel (Emission) Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The DEF is housed in a 5.3-gallon (20 L) tank and needs to be replenished about every 5,000 miles (8,000 km). Electrically heated lines feed the DEF to the emission system to ensure adequate delivery in cold weather.
The 2011 Duramax 6.6L will also include GM’s second-generation diesel particulate filter system. Unlike most of the competition, the Duramax regenerates its diesel particulate filter using a downstream injection of diesel fuel directly into the exhaust stream and can travel up to 700 miles (1,125 km) between regenerations – a 300-mile (482 km) increase over the previous Duramax engine. The use of downstream injection also helps to improve engine life by eliminating concerns surrounding the possibility of diesel fuel contaminating engine oil, which can happen when fuel used for regeneration is introduced directly into the cylinder.
We should be receiving the new Duramax trucks in the 3rd quarter of this year – check back for any new information.