We Suck
How's it going? I was reading your Mar. '06 issue of Sport Truck magazine and I stumbled across an article called "Ten Completely Worthless Facts." The sixth quote down says "The V-6 engine in Chevy's Colorado makes 305 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm." After reading that, I was left with the feeling of being shorted. My '05 Chevy Colorado got shorted a cylinder and a whole bunch of torque. It's time to call up the dealer and request my sixth cylinder. You guys make a great magazine; keep up the good work.
Colin Elliott
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Hi, my name is Terry Robinson and I'm a longtime reader of Sport Truck. In the Mar. '06 issue of Sport Truck, in the "Ten Completely Worthless Facts" article, number 6 says "The V-6 engine in Chevy's Colorado makes 305 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm," but the Colorado only comes with an I-4 or an I-5, not a V-6.
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Right you are, guys! We are resisting the urge to say that this was all just a ploy to see if you were indeed reading our worthless facts, but in fact, we just goofed. GM's Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups are indeed available with an inline five-cylinder engine and not a V-6 like we printed. Aren't we dumb?

Big 'n' Scary
I saw your magazine and your website, and thought you might get a kick out of our 9-foot, 4-inch-tall Dodge Ram Sport. It runs a coil spring front and leaf spring rear suspension. We custom-built the lift kit because we couldn't buy one this big.
Dustin Brinker
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You're dad's Dodge is pretty cool because it's almost as tall as Grave Digger. But, what we really want to know is what's up with the super extend-o leaf spring hangers on that Chevy Z-71 parked in the snow?

He's Got No Issues
How can I get ahold of a Sept. '03 edition of your magazine? Is there any way I can order one?Gabe
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Gabe, Gabe, Gabe. Look closely at the front of every issue of Sport Truck for a page containing a list of every employee of the magazine. At the bottom you'll see bold phone numbers for subscriber services, including-drum roll please-a phone number for purchasing back issues. Here's the number, just in case you can't find it: (866) 601-5199.

It's a Trap!
In the Feb. '06 issue of Sport Truck, I believe there was an error in the article regarding the placement of the water condensate trap. The article suggested placing the condensate trap between the pump and the tank, but this will not solve the water in the tank problem. When the hot air hits the tank, condensation will occur, and eventually the water will get to the valves and maybe even to the 'bags. The proper placement would be after the tank and prior to the valves. Look at any air compressor and you will see that the condensate trap is after the tank. Been there, seen that, done that.
Jim Wolfe CPE
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You have a point there, Jim. But, the air compressor will also intake moisture from the air and send it right into the tank as well, so maybe the best solution is to install a trap before and after the tank.