What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

The reason I bring this up is that I saw a 90s S10 ZR2 with some battle scars. A rear shock absorber just hanging off the rear axle and not attached to the frame, typical fender well rust, whole cut out where the cab corners rust, and what I assume was cat back exhaust as there were no mufflers.

And with the new ZR2, its miles ahead in tech, reliability, quality, and so on but it is still a truck and will probably be used as one eventually when they are not offroading (doubtful as most will probably be pavement dwellers). But with its expensive shocks, diffs, and other toys will it ever get cheap enough to be haggled over on Craigslist even though the owner knows what hes got? Will any new cars with high end infotainment centers be worth looking into even though the guy who posted the add used screen shots of the cars from his phone?


In seriousness, in 10 to 20 years will we have the kind of adds we do with the current 10 to 20 year old cars or will these cars be even worth looking into because it cost $2000 to replace a shock or infotainment center?

Jimmy Johnson’s Baja truck for your time

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