Right out of the box, the Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss is an impressive machine, integrating the off-road goodies of the Z71 package with a substantial two-inch suspension lift. But, as is often the case, some enthusiasts simply want more. California-based GM Authority reader Jeff B is one of those enthusiasts, adding a number of carefully selected upgrades to the factory spec to create the following GM Authority Readers’ Ride.
This particular model is a 2020 Silverado Trail Boss LT (as opposed to the Trail Boss Custom), with a Crew Cab and Short Bed body configuration. The exterior is covered in Black paint, giving it a somewhat sinister vibe, especially offset by all the red details, including the red tow hooks, red brake calipers, red Z71 badging, and red tail lamps.
This thing looks mean, no doubt about it, but there’s more to Jeff’s Silverado Trail Boss than the color scheme. This pickup is also riding on meaty 305/70R18 rubber, blessing the pickup with a 84.5-inch track width.
The rubber fits under sizable fender flares, which mount to the sides of Jeff’s Silverado Trail Boss with a cool rivet style along the outer edges, plus a flat-black finish. There’s also a set of off-road running boards.
The suspension includes a BDS 2.5-inch coilover lift kit with Fox remote reservoir shocks and DSC control. Under the hood, we find the 5.3L V8 L84 engine fitted with the GM High performance intake and exhaust, plus a Pedal Commander to tune the throttle response.
As GM Authority reported previously, the Silverado ZRX is headed down the pipeline to slot in above the current Silverado Trail Boss with a more robust suspension, DSSV dampers from MultiMatic, front and rear electronic lockers, and modified bumpers for greater approach and departure angles. Sounds like a sweet setup, but in the meantime, we’re happy to ogle Jeff’s 2020 Silverado Trail Boss.
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