Chicago Police Bust Catalytic Converter Theft Ring (Video Link)

You already know if you want the longest lasting most dependable full size truck, that you need to go to Chevrolet. However, with the 2009 Chevy Silverado the best just got better. Who wouldn’t want to drive Canada’s best truck?

The general consensus is 17-18psi. Some people have taken it higher, but I don’t recommend it if you don’t have the money for a turbo replacement/upgrade.

Hence, the human body has the digestive system and the excretory system. Likewise, the truck has its own emissions control system, and then the exhaust system. Both systems help the truck filter out combusted fuels as well as noxious waste or emissions. Noticeably, both the human body and the truck follow the same principle.

Drivability is not adversely affected. Interior noise level depends on the exhaust system you choose. Some will make it far louder; some will actually make it quieter. But most are just a little bit louder than stock. But the added dBs are also combined with a MUCH sweeter exhaust note, so it’s definitely worth it. And the interior of the Supra is pretty quiet anyway, so on the highway, it will be VERY livable. As far as low-end power goes, the down-pipe will greatly decrease Turbo Lag. So low-end power and response is much improved over stock.

Oddly, a lot of people who routinely check the oil in their vehicles neglect to check the transmission fluid. Leaks can develop around the seals and gaskets. If fluid levels decline, you might experience shifting problems. Eventually, your transmission will – like your engine – suffer expensive damage.

Check the exhaust system, including the catalytic converter recyclers, for rust and holes, and repairs. Finding an old exhaust bandage flapping around under there can be a big hint.

Don’t buy a car that smokes. Nobody wants to buy a car that smokes. Open the engine compartment before you start the engine. Check to see if the engine is cold. An engine is more prone to smoke if it is cold. The owner may know this and when he knows he is going to show the car he starts the car to warm it up.

Consider your vehicle an investment. You’ll need to replace parts as they fail. The key is to stay on top of regular maintenance items (i.e. check fluid levels, change the oil, replace filters, etc.) and have problems fixed quickly. By doing so, you’ll prevent small problems from turning into large repair bills.