1. Any of us trail riders all know the hill never looks as bad in video/pictures as it feels in the drivers seat.
Isn't that the truth? I'm on some crazy steep hill where I have my hands on the dashboard, and someone takes a picture, and from the outside it looks like I'm playing in the sandbox.
2. Everybody I mean Everybody who takes a 4x4 offroad seriously takes those auto locking hubs and throws them in the trash can where they belong and gets a set of Warns or comparable.
Not only that, but I was pretty sure that auto locking hubs were standard
on an '81. As far as I'm aware, this was a completely false claim by Chevy in the video, since both had autos standard, and turnable hubs optional. But very true, I'm glad whoever owned my Bronco before me put on Warns.
3. What is a 4.1l chevy a V6 or a I6? put it nose to nose with a 4.9 and I guarantee the Bowtie is considered less than capable all around.
This is what wikipedia states under the Blazer. The 4.1 (250ci) is their smaller I6, much like Ford's 240 I6 (exact same engine as the 300 but with a 3.18" stroke instead of 3.98". Discontinued in '77)
'73 - '78
HP: 105 TQ: 185
'79 - '84
HP: 130 TQ: 210
A little more horsepower but WAY less torque. One thing Chevy did right with their straight six is put a 2bbl carb on it from the factory, something the 300 desperately needed Ford to do.
They didn't offer their 292 I6 in the Blazer.
4. How many of those ESC engines are still running as designed I bet there are twice as many Durasparks out there running still as built.
For every 80's Blazer I see on the road, I see 10 Broncos. Easily.