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PROJECT DIESEL COLORADO, BDS/FLEECE BUILD, PART 1

Since the disclosing of the all new second Gen Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon there has been a buzz around the business about the recovery of the average size pickups in the US showcase. That combined with the guarantee of another littler Duramax diesel alternative sooner rather than later for enhanced tow limit and better efficiency has touched off an enthusiasm from the general population and a push by reseller’s exchange organizations to discover better approaches to tweak them. The Colorado/Canyon has been the main contender in a while to stand toe-to-toe with the Toyota Tacoma and the expansion of the US discharges agreeable diesel motor has made alternate OEs observe.

Back in Fall of 2014, the specialists at BDS got their hands on one of the initial 2015 Chevy Colorado trucks in the nation when they went marked down and inside half a month had it prepared to drive out for the 2014 SEMA Show with a model lift pack and 35″ tires. Alongside being first to showcase with a few lift alternatives, that 3.6L V6 prepared Colorado has been utilized for FMVSS No.126 ESC System consistence testing, as a Ultimate Adventure bolster vehicle, wheeled in Moab and went to occasions across the nation. [Click here to see more on the BDS Colorado build]

Quick forward about a year to mid-2016, BDS Suspension and Fleece Performance Engineering devised an arrangement to develop a 2016 Chevy Colorado with the eagerly awaited fresh out of the box new 2.8L Duramax diesel. Fleece Performance grabbed one of the principal diesel Colorados accessible and in the wake of setting down stock dyno numbers they drove the truck north from Indiana to Michigan where BDS Suspension began the initial segment of the change. For Part 1 of the assemble, the architects at BDS expected to check similarity of the gas – 5.5″ IFS packs over on the diesel Colorado. While the vast majority of the pack traversed they found some minor adjustments that should be made before they can discharge units for the diesel Colorado/Canyon. A modified* 5.5″ Performance System with FOX Dual Speed Compression (DSC) movable coilovers was introduced to give leeway for an arrangement of (33″) 275/60r20 BFG All Terrain KO2 tires mounted on 20×9 Fuel Boost wheels.

For Part 2 of the expand on this diesel Colorado, the truck is heading down to Fleece Performance Engineering as they turn the 2.8L “infant Duramax” into a drive to be figured with.


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