A 99mm bore and 92mm stroke 5.7L is on the horizon.
Crew Cabs are all 2" longer - going from 151" Bumper to cab length to 153"Make a 4'' longer overhang to the crew cabs box, This makes a crew cab 7' box which would be perfect... Also make the cab 2'' longer for rear legroom.
I'm preserving all wheelbases but the 119" - so 133, 143, 153 - and adding a 163" on top.so a single cab short box and a crew cab Long box would be unique but the "OTHER" wheel base sizes would be shorter cab/long box OR longer cab SHORT box
while we a "mucking about" take your single cab short box and make a Blazer "sport" out of it and for double bonus if the top lifts of at least behind the front seats (-:
this idea of different trucks on ONE frame is the "NORM" for asian trucks and why the double cab HiLux had a "TOY"box on some models
I have not measured but believe Toyota and Ford do that to an extent and that is why there single cab long box trucks have the rear axle out at the bumper and NOT centred under the box
I have said from the beginning the ECOTEC3 engines should HAVE bean "resized" and NOT 4.3/5.3/6.2 BUT
4.5 /5.5 OR 5.7 and 6.0
4.5 is a 6 pot of the 6.0 engine and 5.5 is from the rumour mill "corvette" engine
OR 4.1 and 5.5 and 6.3
where 4.1 is a six of the 5.5 and more closer to the "competitions" V6 and tuned for FE performance over outright power
I'm preserving all wheelbases but the 119" - so 133, 143, 153 - and adding a 163" on top.
The 133" WB Single Cab Standard box has a 47" overhang for the 87" 'standard box.' Standard box 'cab to axle' increases from 41.5" to 49.5." Total length 220" - 5" shorter than previous RCLB.
The 133" WB Double Cab with 72" short box has a 52" overhang. The wheelbase and length now exactly match the previous RCLB 133"/225"
143" WB Single Cab LB has the 47" overhang, while the 143" CC Short box has 52" overhang. So the 133/143 wheelbases have two OA lengths apiece depending on cab/box.
153" WB/240" length is the only 'unique' platform. It fits Double Cab with 87" 'standard box' only.
163" platform is 250" long (same rear overhang) for both 87" box Crew Cab and the 97" box Double Cab.
He's got 2" added in there, another GM bug-a-boo, "while we are dreaming" how about a 35 gallon tank!?While we're dreaming...flat floor in crew cabs and mimic Ford's legroom.
Tahoe and Suburban are already off in their own worlds with 116" and 130" Wheelbases and coil springs that have little to do with the pickups.so NO short box single cab
short box 6 FOOT
"STANDARD" box is 7 1/4 feet
Long box is 8 FT
I assume the the Tahoe is the 143"
and the suburban grows to the 163"
Nah - while they're at it, utilize some modern FRP materials for beds, front fenders, etc. and make 'em as light as the Fords, or maybe even lighter!You realize these changes, which essentially make GM's trucks more in-line with Ford and Ram size-wise, will add significant weight? (one of the reasons GM has been the lightest of the 3).
Remember with the expanded model lineup, you'd have a brand new option of something 5" *shorter* but still with a full six foot bed.I was going to post this exact same thing. My 2010 Extended cab fits with exactly 2" of clearance between the front wall and the garage door. I have to remove the hitch from the receiver too. I purchased the extended cab over the crew cab because it would fit. I'm trading for one of the new double cabs for the same reason.