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Zane Merva Executive Editor / Publisher, GM-Trucks.com February 12th, 2019 An exciting but anything-but-confirmed rumor has started to swirl around the GM performance community recently. Here's two completely independent reports I read in the last 24 hours. With the sheer number of white collar jobs currently being "resized" at GM, it's no surprise that anyone working on future product development might feel a little salty and inclined to chat about the projects they were working on. Does this mean these products are in development? MAYBE. We see three likely options. Option 1- The Rumors Are True: That means the next generation Escalade will get a V-Series variant with the 650-horsepower Supercharged 6.2L LT4. If that platform was packaged for the Escalade, slapping it into a Silverado and calling it an SS would be child's play and the most likely next move. GM has been criticized for lacking a true performance truck for a long time and this could make up for the absence. Option 2- The Rumors Were True: But not anymore. In this scenario, the leakers who knew about the projects were let go because the projects were canceled. This is also a likely option. Option 3- The Rumors Are Not True: The whole thing was made up and taken out of context by hopeful GM Performance Enthusiasts (myself included). It was wishful thinking anyways... Stay tuned to find out exactly which option it was. Maybe it's option #4?
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 6/5/2015 Doug Blake is the Tire Man. He is the owner/operator of Medfield Tire and Battery in the Metro West area of Massachusetts. There has been a tire shop at the location he owns since there were tires. Doug can help anyone who needs tires or batteries, but we found him because he is a hands-on guy. He will use hand tools to change your tires if your car is special, and many local car-nuts come to him for the extra service he provides. Like the owner of the classic Mercury ahead of me at the shop. Don’t let us give you the impression his shop is old-school. Only the service is. He has the most modern mounting and balancing equipment available. Doug’s personal ride is 2003 Chevy Silverado rocking a 6-liter V8 powering all four wheels. There is nobody that knows more about truck tires than Doug. So what does he run on his special Silverado? He chose the Michelin LTX M/S2 all-season performance tires. The Silverado SS came with 20-inch rims ready to accept 275/55 rubber. Doug has found that the Michelins offer great all-season traction, sharp handling, and can they handle the abuse of New England's terrible pavement. Doug has 110K on the truck and still loves it, having had no problems with it since he brought it home 12 years ago. If you have a sporty truck, or any truck you’re proud of, tell us what you think of Doug’s choice and what you run on your special ride in the comments below.