These Performance Upgrades Can Seriously Beef Up Your Chevy Truck
These days, a quality truck is so much more than its pure performance power. With everything from upgraded tech to highly advanced safety systems, today’s trucks offer a host of upgrades and improvements over their forebears that truck lovers have come to love.
But no matter how many additional features and amenities a truck may come with, serious truck shoppers know that power and reliability are still what sets a truck apart from its smaller sedan and mid-sized relatives. That’s why Chevy service departments offer a whole host of high-quality performance upgrades to turn your reliable work truck into a seriously powerful piece of heavy-duty machinery.
Here are some of the most impressive performance upgrades currently available on Chevy’s two most popular pickup models, the 2016 Chevy Colorado and the 2016 Chevy Silverado. If you’re already or are soon to become a proud owner of a Chevy truck and are looking for a little more spring in your step, check out these powerful mods that could seriously power up your beloved Chevy.
Part of what makes Chevy trucks so appealing in the first place is the exceptional quality of their standard parts. This includes the standard engines that come in all Chevy vehicles, which are carefully crafted to deliver the right combination of efficiency and power for your car.
While many drivers will be perfectly satisfied with their standard engine, those truck lovers and hard workers who know they need something with a little bit more power should look to some of the amazing high-performance Chevy offers as available upgrades.
Colorado owners can trade up from their standard 2.5L I-4 for the impressive 3.6L V6 engine, capable of 305 horsepower and a best-in-class 7,000 lbs in towing capacity, all at an amazing 26 mpg highway. Or, for those more concerned with towing and efficiency, the available 2.8L Diesel offers a 7,700 lb towing capacity at an incredible 31 mpg highway, meaning you’ll be able to tow more and use less clean-burning diesel than you would use gasoline.
But the Colorado is just a small-midsize truck, while the more-powerful Silverado offers the full power of a full-size with its standard 4.3L V6 engine that can pump out a best-in-class 305 lb.-ft of torque. But even Silverado owners, who have clearly chosen the more powerful truck, can add even more intense performance power with the available 5.3L V8, capable of 355 horsepower with a best-in-class 23 mpg highway, or the ultra-strong 6.2L V8 EcoTec 3 engine, capable of an astounding 12,000 lb towing capacity and 420 horsepower, all at an impressive 21 mpg highway.
If you’re expecting to bring your Chevy truck on the rockiest, toughest off-road trails, whether for work or play, you’ll need some serious suspension – and Chevy is happy to offer just that. the Trailering/Suspension Package available on the Silverado offers revised shock tuning and heavier duty rear shock springs to absorb more of the road and keep your cab level and safe. With this high-performance package, you’ll be able to take on any work site easily.
Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
For Chevy owners concerned with proper stopping power to match that ferocious engine power, Chevy offers an integrated Trailer Brake Controller system on the Silverado that can provide immediate brake force signaling to your attached electric-controlled trailer brake system for complete stoppage of you and your cargo. This upgrade provides extra security when towing and can seriously improve your heavy-load performance.
These Chevy upgrades promise to add even more performance power to your already impressive Chevy truck – and best of all, they’re available now from your local Chevy service center. Ask around next time you’re there – you may be surprised how easy it can be to boost your truck’s capabilities.