Reviewing the new 2022, yes the real 2022 GMC 1500 AT4X off-road truck. We reviewed the fake 2022 AT4 which was the 2021 with a new vin number, several truck manufactures will carry the old model and relabel the year or call it a classic and sell next to the real new one. This is a little different as the new AT4X would be improved but not ready to get it out until now. This is a cousin to the all new 2022 Chevy ZR2. This real 2022 truck with the new name AT4X has eXtra features that are awesome. Front and rear locking axles, not limited slip, 2 inch lift, multimatic DSSV dampers (shocks), mud-terrain tires, rock rail. Finally a full size off-road truck from GMC. New 13.4 inch main screen, 12 in gauge screen, new hybrid T-shifter, paddle shifters on steering wheel. New wider grill, new stitching and piping on the full-grain leather. 32.5 in. tall tires. Oh yeah, massaging 16 way seats and 12 Bose speakers. 1322 lbs. of payload, towing 9000 lbs. of trailer. Real open pore ash wood trim. 15 in. Heads Up Display, trailer brake controller now is behind the T-shifter on the center console. Phone charger moved to the entrance of the center console lid. The AT4X is $12,500 more than the old model AT4. MSRP $76,790, highway MPG is 18. And it’s fun with the self adjusting multimatic DSSV dampers with multiple spools and reservoirs for one of the best rides out there with rear leave springs. Towing a 8200 pound trailer did make it squat being close to the max trailering capacity. With the 2 in lift and locking axles, it can be a weekend trail machine in the mountains. 25.5 degree approach angle and 23 degree depart angle. Eleven in ground clearance with 9.84 in front wheel travel and 10.62 rear wheel travel. This is more than my Honda Pioneer side by side.
Also one of my favorite powerful gas engine, the 6.2L V-8 with 420 horse power and 460 pound ft of torque. Making the new AT4X one of the best all-around trucks, like me can do everything. Yes, trailering, off-road, long trips and more. Terrain modes for different terrains, one pedal driving where just the gas pedal makes it go and off the gas slows it down in high or low range. A great way to learn rock climbing. I took the track and trailer up to Estes Park on curvy mountain roads and highways. Smooth ride. First time in many years there was no wind. So I celebrated with some Cherry Cider found on the road to Estes Park. The only thing to complain about is no 12 volt outlet. Just many USB outlets and 115 volt outlets, but I still use a 12 volt plug for many things like my Tuson trailer tire pressure monitor. GM is still king of the camera’s, very useful. Next week reviewing the all new 1022 Toyota Tundra with Izzy. This is the week I caught Covid 19, Delta version. So I didn’t take Izzy, don’t want to spread it. I’ve had 3 vaccinations do it ended up as a mild case. I’m the last one in the family to get it. Now I can live forever.
Gen-Y Hitch heavy duty adjustable drawbar for today’s powerful trailering trucks: These steel adjustable, multi-ball, multi-height, or pintle, is the highest trailer rated hitch I’ve seen. The one I’m using from Gen-Y Hitch is rated for a 16,000 lb. trailer with a 2 inch shank. Their newest hitch is the Torsion Flex Hitch that isolates how your trailer bounces verses your truck for a smoother ride. Read the review...Tuson Trailer Tire Pressure and Heat Monitor: Trailer tires are the bane of my existence. I found the solution, with tire pressure units inside the tires out of the way, amplifying the wireless signal to the truck and just a wireless receiver monitor in the truck cab. I can use it with any truck or SUV, I trailer with. Tuson goes to 203 psi, And it also shows the internal tire heat.For the whole story click….Weigh-Safe: Do you know your trailer tongue weight, asks the judge? On a bumper pull trailer, if you have too little tongue weight, the trailer can sway and be dangerous. If you have too much trailer tongue weight, truck can squat excessively, aim your headlights to the stars and stress your trucks rear axle, brakes and suspension. What you need to know...
Shocker Hitch, New 9 ” offset. FREE Shipping, Gooseneck Surge with New Shift-Lock 30K coupler. Gooseneck air bag cushion coupler for 4 inch round tube, 4 and 4.5 in square tube. Click for more...
The Fuel Box and new Dual Fuel Box: for tools and extra fuel to stay on the road longer. I like good tools, a tool box and fuel tank company in California makes this quality combo all in the US. It’s called The Fuel Box. The fuel tank is separate from the tool box....Read more...Tuson Sway Control, ultimate trailer sway control for safer trailer towing. A module that controls sway on bumper pull trailers. It will actually steer the trailer left and right to keep the trailer towing straight. MoreHoof Grip, it’s Super Floor, been around for years, in horse trailers, in barns, sidewalks, sale barns, vet clinics, patio’s, dog kennels, playgrounds and truck beds. Made from ground tires (recycled) it gives cushion and traction. First place I saw it was on playgrounds. around merry-go-rounds where kids fall down and bounce back up unhurt. See the review and install….
GanderLock for Goosenecks: Protect your trailer as well as your expensive saddles, bridles, tools and flat screen TV. Goosenecks if you just lock the coupler, the thief's loosen the set bolts, slide out your adjustable couplerRead the Review
My mechanic Ruben has rebuilt my project truck's automatic transmission as "Overkill" making it better than original factory tranny. His work is amazing. Check out his website (ColoradoTrans.com) or call 303-776-1191. See the video's of my transmission rebuild
CA Conversions can convert almost any diesel to a Allison Automatic Transmission. Diesel engines are hard on transmissions. Transmission failure is common towing heavy trailers. CA overbuilds Allison transmissions keep you on the road not on the side of the road. Read More:
The Flip-Over Ball gooseneck hitch converts to a smooth bed in seconds. Just rotate the handle and Flip the ball over. In seconds you can have a level bed for all those jobs when an ordinary hitch ball is always in the way. More...
Another short bed solution. Short bed truck hitch. Is it for you? See the story, Click for more...
25 to 50% longer tire life. Stop tire cupping, vibration and premature wear on those expensive truck, RV & trailer tires. Centramatic automatic wheel balancers have been saving money on tires for semi-trucks for over twenty years. Now you can automatically balance your tires, wheels, hub and rotors or drums while you drive. More
We decided to have our own towing test truck. Now we are going to keep the products on our own truck to be able to give a longer review and how things standup long term. Rest of the report
MrTruck.com Presents: New for the "EZ Connector Horse Expo Tour" Updates from each event, pictures & commentary, With the latest trailer safety and technology accessories on exhibit in our tour, come by our display. We'll be displaying some helpful technology for safe towing. Click for the "Tour" schedule,
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