Isuzu Rodeo Doin' the Mud
As you can see, the mud is really slick. It's been saturated by water all
mosoon season and I of course was the guinne pig. The two other trucks here
waited til I tried it first to see if they would play too.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Start Up and Review 3.2 L V6
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Start Up and Review of the 2002 Isuzu Rodeo
Powertrains: 2.2 L 4-cylinder or 3.2 L V6 with 5-Speed Manual or 4-Speed
Features: Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Cloth Seats,
AM/FM/Cassette/CD Stereo System, A/C, Power Outlet(s), Cruise Control
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.2 L
TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS V6 VALVES 24
TORQUE 214 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm
horsepower 205 hp
@ 5400 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 38.4 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 4500 lbs. MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 804 lbs.
CURB WEIGHT 3923 lbs.
ANGLE OF APPROACH 32.5 degrees
ANGLE OF DEPARTURE 24.5 degrees
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 33 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 81.1 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 20 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 300/400 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 15/20 mpg
Competitors: Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, Chevrolet Trailblazer,
Chevrolet Blazer, Dodge Durango
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the 2002 Rodeo: With Isuzu
having moderate sales compared to the Ford Explorer, the Rodeo is mostly
for the Isuzu die hard fans. The interior is fairly basic and the seats are
little uncomfortable and feel like lawn chairs. Power comes from either a
2.2 L 4-Cylinder or a 3.2 L V6 made into a 5-Speed Manual or 4-Speed
Automatic. With that said, the Rodeo pumps out 205 horsepower with its V6. Many
consumers love the Rodeo's great rugged looks on the exterior, but on the
interior things could be a tad better. It's close relative the Honda
Passport is no longer going to be Honda's top of the line SUV as Honda is
now trying to release it's own new crossover SUV called the Pilot which
should be a success. All in all it's an okay car from Isuzu, it also
doesn't help that there is a swing out hatch.
MY ISUZU RODEO
installing a grilleguard i bought it on ebay at hunterstrucks accesories
for 249 with shipping
Installing 3" Suspension lift on Isuzu rodeo back in 1997 - old times :)
THis video probably has no point to most viewers... it's more for some
close friends to go back in time to see how 'we use to be'. All of us no
longer look the way we do in this video. besides looks, the jokes, and the
way we were has changed... so this video is just a good memorie video.
There will be others like this to come.
But... if you are thinking about lifting your Isuzu rodeo shoot me a
comment or mail, i also have a video of the body lift that eventually i'll
come accross. i can make a full lift video only.
Note, Chuck, the lift installer, appears a few times riding a 80's Ninja.
this was his first bike and the new beggining that he didn't know of at the
time. Chuck got into superbike racing, and now orks at H&B MACHINES, a
bike shop located in Trenton NJ, that customizes all sorts of bikes.
This video might bring some old memories back... the roots!!!
As for me, the Rodeo lasted me 13 years with 197,000 miles. engine never
broke and i changed the oil every 5 to 10,000 miles. never changed the
timing chain and the only thing that went bad on it, was the rear axle (3
times). this was due to the oversize tires. For Chevy fans, the 91 and 92
Rodeo came with the Chevy Blazer 3.1 V6 engine (GM)... so i'm surprised it
lasted this long... i sold the truck and ran fine... never saw it again.
Enjoy, and comment away.