In Lethal Weapon 2, a still respectable Mel Gibson plays the loose
cannon cop Martin Riggs. In this scene Mel calmly uses his 1989
Chevrolet K3500 extended cab dually to pull down the bad
guy’s beach house; causing much mayhem and fist pumping.
This is a display of truck enabled manliness unmatched
heretofore in cinema. Besides being awesome in it’s own
right; this scene gives us a Manliness Unit that we can use to
measure our trucks and impart bragging rights backed up by science.
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The 1989 Chev K3500 Diesel Martin Riggs drove had 143 horsepower
and 257 foot pounds of torque. These numbers are cute by
today’s standards; but were enough to yank down a whole home
full of bad guys. So we will call this the original Manliness
How do we use the MU? Simple. This week we discuss the 2011 to 2016
Duramax Diesel GMC and Chevrolet trucks. Rated at 397 horsepower
and 765 lb-ft of torque, these trucks are no slouch from the
factory. By dividing the...