The forecast calls for some bad ass weather..!
(WARNING) THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN KNOW TO INDUCE GUSTS OF WIND, SEAT DAMPNESS, EXTREME GIDDINESS, WHIPLASH, OUTBURSTS OF LAUGHTER, INCURABLE SLIDES, AND IN SOME CASES BLACKOUTS.... PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK...
(....AND DON'T FORGET YOUR RAINCOAT..!!)
In 1992 the GM Creators were seeking a way to control the weather by taking an existing GMC Jimmy body, adding some snow, some rain, some excessive wind from a Syclone, and lots of hail.
They came up with the weather control device known as the GMC Typhoon......
Now for that time the Interior of the truck was ok. A few upgrades from the standard Jimmy included better and more bolstered leather seats, some extra sound insulation, a great stereo cassette or an A/C Delco CD player that sounded phenomenal. The steering wheel was beefed up and wrapped in leather and the arm rest had the perfect position for the perfect storm. So in 1992 the wind started howling in Troy Michigan as the first (Weather Control Device) rolled off of the assembly line and a price was added to this animal in order to make thunder start clapping..! The asking price was $29,470 in 1992. The price went up $500 in 1993, but as you can imagine, bidders would pay up to $50,000 for this fast and furious machine.
The Typhoon's heart and soul was the GM 4.3 liter turbocharged and inter-cooled engine, that put out just under 300 horsepower and 360 lb ft of torque. The truck has all wheel drive and a heavy duty four speed transmission. The power was split 35 percent to the front wheels and 65 percent in the rear. The suspension and the brakes are also upgraded to handle the extra power of the Typhoon and to keep things even this baby also came standard with vehicle air pressurized self leveling.
Able to activate a storm at the step of the gas, the Typhoon had a habit of causing sadness and misery wherever it went..
Problem areas: The seats could use more bolstering and more lumbar support. The fuel pump has a tendency to fail, and the EGR valve has a tendency to clog, causing and illuminated engine light and worse fuel consumption. Those are really the only reported complaints in twenty years. The rear Theater Styled rear seats are phenomenal, and fit three adults very comfortably.
Thanks for reading this months blast from the past and again we ask you to please keep an ear out for warning sirens. If you don't you will never know when the first sign of trouble is coming or what hit you until it's too late.. And above all, please don't forget your raincoat! Till next time keep your hands on the wheel and your feet on the gas... This is Dre'.. Deuces..!!