Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

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Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:34 am

IMHO, this one is going to give the Fortuner / Pajero Sport something to think about.
According to the launch article, it has a lot of "ISUZU DNA".
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:45 am

I like it!

Good looks. None of these bling big chrome chinese stuff like the latest appliance. Yuck!
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:07 pm

I just hope that it comes out with normal size rims (17" or smaller)... not the 20" rims they talk about in the article!

That is a pity that as power increases, speed increases, so brakes get bigger, so rims bet bigger... But they don't seem to increase the overall wheel diameter, so tires get smaller :(
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:33 pm

Greg_SA wrote:I just hope that it comes out with normal size rims (17" or smaller)... not the 20" rims they talk about in the article!

That is a pity that as power increases, speed increases, so brakes get bigger, so rims bet bigger... But they don't seem to increase the overall wheel diameter, so tires get smaller :(
  1. It's American/Asian, where they are not so obsessed with large brakes.
  2. Most brakes fit inside an 18" rim, and there are decent off-road tyres available in 18"
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:53 pm

4ePajero wrote:
Greg_SA wrote:I just hope that it comes out with normal size rims (17" or smaller)... not the 20" rims they talk about in the article!

That is a pity that as power increases, speed increases, so brakes get bigger, so rims bet bigger... But they don't seem to increase the overall wheel diameter, so tires get smaller :(
  1. It's American/Asian, where they are not so obsessed with large brakes.
  2. Most brakes fit inside an 18" rim, and there are decent off-road tyres available in 18"
There may be decent tires in 18", but they don't have a nice high sidewall for deflating.
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:00 pm

Greg_SA wrote:There may be decent tires in 18", but they don't have a nice high sidewall for deflating.
265-65-18 gives a lot of (read 'enough') surface area when deflated. :D
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:30 pm

So at best its an Isuzu...Pajero Sport Owners has nothing to think about.
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:22 pm

Much of a copy of Audi Q5, Pajero Sport and Tuna :?:
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:33 pm

paw_by_paw wrote:Much of a copy of Audi Q5, Pajero Sport and Tuna :?:
Far ends of the scale.....
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Re: Chev TrailBlazer - due in 2012

Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:42 am

4ePikanini wrote:
paw_by_paw wrote:Much of a copy of Audi Q5, Pajero Sport and Tuna :?:
Far ends of the scale.....
I really like the looks of the Chev and if it has low range and a good price bracket it will definately be something to consider between Tuna and Pajero Sport.

I just wonder how I will fit a steel bumper replacement and winch on that nose? :lol: :roll:

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