This “Old vs. New” episode is all about having a good time on the off-road trail. The 1985 Chevy K10 is a new addition to our long term fleet, the 2014 Ford Raptor has been our shop truck for three years.
This snowy Gold Mine Hill off-road review is one big versus mashup. It’s father vs. son (Roman vs. Tommy). It’s Ford vs. Chevy. It’s newish BFGoodrich T/A KO2 35-inch tires on the Raptor vs. newish Mickey Thompson 35-inch tires on the K10. It’s solid axles on the Chevy vs. independent front and a rear locker on the Raptor. Plus there is a surprise that Nathan and Andre have in store.
The 1985 Chevy K10 is powered by a 305 cu-in V8 which produces 160 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque when it was new (engine codename: LE9). This 5-liter Chevy is backed up by a 4-speed manual transmission, with the first gear being a low “granny” gear. The 6.2-liter V8 in the 2014 Ford Raptor is good for 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. This modern beast is backed up by a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Roman is driving the Raptor, and Tommy is driving the K10. Who will concur the Gold Mine Hill trail in the snow? Who will get stuck? Who will need winching?
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