2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS Plus the Chevrolet Performance and Aftermarket Parts

Written by Jenny McLane

Asrepparttar first truck developed by GM’s Performance Division, Trailblazer SS’ has a towing capacity up to 6,700 pounds withrepparttar 144536 two-wheel drive model and up to 6,500 pounds withrepparttar 144537 available all-wheel drive model. Cargo volume is 41 cubic feet (1161 liters) behindrepparttar 144538 rear seat and 80 cubic feet (2265 liters) withrepparttar 144539 rear seat folded.

GM's High Performance Vehicle Operations tunedrepparttar 144540 suspension and upgradedrepparttar 144541 brakes ofrepparttar 144542 SS. It features stiffer springs, an inch lower ride height, and thicker anti-roll bars, as well as standard StabiliTrak stability control. Larger, 12.8-inch diameter front brake discs are fitted, allied to new iron twin-piston calipers, whilerepparttar 144543 monster twenty-inch aluminum wheels have 255/50 V-rated tires. The TrailBlazer SS has unique exterior styling and specific interior appointments, including prominent 20-inch flangeless wheels. Power is delivered byrepparttar 144544 Corvette-derived LS2 6.0L V-8, enabling a 0-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds. A performance suspension with lowered ride height also is part ofrepparttar 144545 package and was tuned by GM’s Performance Division at several racetracks, including Germany’s legendary Nurburgring – a challenging road course that features more than 12.5 miles of turns and drastic elevation changes. The TrailBlazer SS is available in two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The four-wheel disc braking system ofrepparttar 144546 TrailBlazer SS is enhanced with larger, 12.8-inch front disc brake rotors and new, iron twin-piston calipers. The heavy-duty iron calipers are stiff and retain their shape under high pressure/high heat braking conditions, providing a linear feel and reduced pedal travel in high-energy stops. The brake pads userepparttar 144547 same high-performance linings asrepparttar 144548 Corvette for strong fade resistance. ABS is standard. There also is an accessory front brake-cooling package available for optimized track performance. Chevrolet's engineers did extensive chassis tuning torepparttar 144549 Trailblazer SS where they loweredrepparttar 144550 suspension 1-inch and add 25% stiffer springs. The ride height has been lowered about an inch using 25 percent stiffer for a firmer ride and reducing body roll, and to giverepparttar 144551 TrailBlazer SS a lower, more aggressive demeanor.

The SS model remains distinct with black-diamond grille, decklid spoiler, and generally looking more likerepparttar 144552 NASCAR cars Gordon campaigns. It has 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and four-wheel disks (12.8-inch rotors atrepparttar 144553 front). StabiliTrak and a rear air-leveling suspension are also standard forrepparttar 144554 SS.

2006 Chevrolet Corvette: GM's Fastest and Most Powerful Car with Superior Aftermarket Parts at Partstrain

Written by Jenny McLane

The 2006 Chevrolet Corvette has a chassis, which is all aluminum, hydro formed in similar dies to those used to buildrepparttar standard steel C6 frame. Magnesium and carbon fiber parts are also used to help containrepparttar 144535 total curb weight to less than 3150 pounds.

The front grille is larger, and an additional small scoop in front ofrepparttar 144536 hood gulps cool intake air. Barely visible from a distance, 1-centimeter-wide black strips followrepparttar 144537 wheel arches, oriented at a right angle torepparttar 144538 fender. The carbon fiber front fenders are flared to accommodate 275/35ZR18 tires andrepparttar 144539 rear quarter panels are widened 1.5 inches to clear massive 325/30ZR19s. It has a 427.6-cubic-inch small-block LS7 engine, good for 500 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 475 pound-feet of torque at 4800 rpm. Titanium connecting rods, intake valves, and valve springs permit 7000-rpm revving, for this,repparttar 144540 ultimate small-block.

An all-new LS7 7.0-liter V-8 (the displacement works out to 427 cubic inches) is said to churn out 500 horsepower. It will also be fitted with wider tires and larger Brembo brakes. Body modifications include a high-rise hood, deep side skirts and cooling ducts ahead ofrepparttar 144541 rear wheels.

The engine is an aluminum block designed for stiffness and a special camshaft design for better engine breathing. The aluminum block, cylinder heads, camshaft and induction systems are revised for better breathing at a high rpm. A positive crankcase ventilation system improves oil control during racetrack and acceleration maneuvers, a Z06 titanium exhaust system, mufflers and tailpipes have less mass and more strength than its aluminum or magnesium counterparts. Producing 405-horsepower at 6000 rpm and capable of zero-to-60 in less than four seconds.

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