local, back when that generation was new, there was just a handful that beefed them up to be sport. regular s10, gmc s15, etc. the problems were about as bad a frame breaking datsun or chevy luv when power was beefed up. skinny tires, bouncy and pouncy...
anyway, I live for these conquerings. nice truck.
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Syclone is 4.3 powered, turbo'd Quick and fast little pickups. Full time 4X4 with almost no ground clearance.. All suspension travel is on the upswing.. Bottoms very easily... There is even a sticker that says "max load 350 pounds" on the tail gate
The front pumpkin is from Astro vans.. Not the normal small S-15 pumpkin.. Tires are wide but do not stick out.. Width goes inside..
30 mph corners at 80 is not a problem with these pickups.. Completely hotrodded at the factory
neat trucks, I came very close to buying a Typhoon.... ah well, one that got away
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Manufacturer General Motors
Engine 4.3#L (262#cu#in) turbocharged V6
Wheelbase 108.3#in (2,751#mm)
Length 180.5#in (4,585#mm)
Width 64.8#in (1,646#mm)
Height 60.0#in (1,524#mm)
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The GMC Syclone is a high-performance version of the GMC Sonoma pickup truck. Produced in 1991, the Syclone spawned the similarly powered 1992-1993 GMC Typhoon SUV. Another vehicle, the GMC Sonoma GT, offered less performance but was seen as a companion model.
At the time it was introduced, the Syclone was the quickest stock pickup truck being produced in the world. Auto magazines compared its acceleration favorably to a variety of sports cars including the Corvette and - in a memorable comparison test in Car and Driver magazine - a Ferrari. Featuring a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, all wheel drive, and 4 wheel anti-lock brakes, the specifications had more in common with a Porsche than most other pickup trucks.
Both the Syclone and Typhoon trucks featured a Mitsubishi TD06-17C 8#cm
I read someplace once that there was supposed to be an Astro Van version too but it never made it to production. I think it wasnt stable at high speeds or something.
well that was the first 305 i've ever seen with only 3 plugs per side.... has anybody ever seen a v8 conversion in an astro? I've heard of them, but never actually seen one. I ended up telling the guy that the puter lists the replacement part for a 4.3 but the front of a 4.3 is the same as a 305, so this should fit your van.....he went away happy.
Last edited by oldsman496; August 10th, 2012 at 07:05 AM.
Mike in Southwest Ohio
GIMME THE VIN hahaha
jags that run book shows the mount mods to mount v8 that moves motor forward