Soup Up a Truck and We'll Guess What Kind of Truck You Currently Own!

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Soup Up a Truck and We'll Guess What Kind of Truck You Currently Own!
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About This Quiz

When you buy something — anything — you rarely get what you really want. People who buy Porsche Boxsters are basically admitting they wish they could afford a Porsche 911, but can't. People who live on houseboats probably wish they could have a big house on land and a mega-yacht in which they could travel the world. 

Most "extreme" versions of products exist purely to entice us to buy the attainable versions. Chevrolet, for example, put the Bolt on a plinth to sell the Volt (though more people gravitated to the Bolt, surprising GM). Still, which truck on a rotating plinth you like will point to which actual daily driver you settle on.

With trucks, you can take this a step further. If you really juice a truck, it can become borderline useless, like the Raptor variant with no usable rear bed space because it carries a spare wheel everywhere. If what you're looking for is just some serious off-road fun though, then nothing else will do. Similarly, Fiat-Chrysler is putting out as many cars and trucks with the Hellcat engine as it can, even if it means, as in the case of the Grand Cherokee, that it's useless off a paved road.

How would you modify your dream truck? Would you be set up for drag racing or the Dakar Rally? Are you only interested in flexing and cruising, or do you crave usable muscle? Tell us, and we'll predict what your daily driver is!

What activity would your dream truck most likely be used for?
Work
Cruising
Drag racing
Rallying

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Which of the following brands would you gravitate towards, if money weren't an object, and they made a pickup?
VW
Vauxhall
Mercedes-Benz
Subaru

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How big a bed would you want?
It doesn't matter to me as long as it's usable.
On the larger side
Long and narrow
Smallish

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How much storage do you need built into the bed?
The bed itself is enough.
I'd like a couple of compartments for tools, etc.
None, I want to use all that space for storing the go-fast gear.
As much as can be fit in, so I can make the most of the storage.

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What size engine do you want to start out with?
1.5 liter
3 liter
6 liter
4 liter

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How many cylinders do you need this engine to have to do what you need it to?
Four is fine.
Six is more than enough.
10 if it can fit!
Eight. Eight is enough.

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How many turbos do you want?
None
One, for better highway fuel economy
Three, for maximum thrust!
Two is all I need

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Would you supercharge it?
No
Only if it doesn't reduce reliability
Of course I would!
With the rest of my setup, I don't think it's necessary.

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What other special modification would you make to your engine?
I'd just spring for the fancy engine oil.
I'd fill it with sensors so I know what's going on!
I'd cut a hole in the hood to fit a larger carburetor.
I'd give it a snorkel exhaust.

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Would you want any electric boost?
Only if it makes it cheaper to run
Yes! Like a McLaren P1!
No. The torque is nice, but not enough HP.
No, just another thing to go wrong.

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What kind of wheels would you like?
Small wheels for fairly large tires
Machined aluminum wheels, painted
Murdered-out huge black wheels
Tough, machined steel wheels for massive tires

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What style of tires would you like?
Comfort
Nitrogen-filled street tires
Low profile tires so thin, it's like a layer of latex paint
Huge off-road tires that look like they belong on a tractor

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What do you want out of your brakes?
I want to be able to stop the truck on a hill.
I want energy regeneration.
I want carbon-ceramic brakes that don't fade.
I want traditional steel disc brakes built for a much larger vehicle.

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How much ground clearance do you want?
6 to 8 inches is fine.
8 inches — no less
It just needs to be able to go over speed bumps. If I could, I'd lower it to one inch.
About 10 inches

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Do you bother with mud flaps?
Just small ones big enough to stop any large debris
Yes, but not big floppy rubber ones
No. They produce drag.
Yes, if they'll fit in the wheel arches

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What kind of cab do you want?
Two seats are enough
I need a super-sized crew-cab with lots of space for people.
I'll take whatever weighs the least.
A crew cab with room for equipment

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Which is the most important to you: horsepower, torque, top speed or off-road performance?
Torque
Top speed
Horsepower
Off-road performance

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What would you pull out to lose weight?
Nothing
Mechanical diff, steering, etc.
Seats
Towing equipment

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What would you like your frame to be made of?
Steel
Aluminum
Carbon fiber!
Titanium

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What would you like in terms of a gearbox?
I don't have an opinion.
I want a six-speed dual clutch.
I want a five-speed manual.
I want a 10-speed auto.

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How luxurious do you want your interior?
Not at all — not even leather
Very
It should be nice, but I need lightness, not luxury.
It has to be a nice place to sit because I'll spend a lot of time there.

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How aggressive do you want your bodywork?
A little
Extremely
Not at all
Very

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What safety feature is a must?
Airbags — ots of them
Automatic braking
Racing harnesses
A roll-bar

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What's the highest tech feature you'd like in your truck?
A parking brake
A heads-up display
Launch control
Hill-descent control

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How flashy do you want your truck?
About average
Very, very flashy
Not at all flashy
It should stand out a lot without being painted gold

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What unique drive feature do you like the sound of?
ABS brakes
Torque vectoring
Overdrive
A boost gauge

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What kind of infotainment system do you want?
An AM/FM radio
A giant touchscreen that I can use to control the thermostat in my house
Loud speakers
Bluetooth for my phone, and a real GPS

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How would you like your vehicle painted?
Just silver
Color shift
No paint! Let's save the weight!
Camo

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What extra gear would you add?
A tow rig
Hunting gear
Flat fixing kit
A CB with a long antennae

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How likely are you to want to replace it next year when the new version comes out?
Fairly unlikely
It's very likely
It's possible
Totally unlikely

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