The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD is an impressive bit of kit right out of the box, but with a few extra upgrades, this pickup can be transformed into something much more. Such is the case for this lifted Silverado HD from Powerhouse Performance.
This 2021 Chevy Silverado HD started life as a 2500HD LTZ Duramax, but now, it’s rolling with a number of tasty upgrades to help it stand out from the crowd. The first thing to grab us is the stance, which is now significantly elevated thanks to an 8-inch lift kit from CST Performance Suspension. The kit includes fully adjustable shocks, as well as Atlas leaf springs in the rear. We also spot an aluminum skid plate and few other components fitted to this fully optioned truck.
Indeed, with the new lift kit installed, this Chevy Silverado HD now has a commanding presence on the road. To complement the extra ride height, Powerhouse Performance also installed new 20-inch by 9-inch Innov8 Racing Inc. G600 wheels with a simulated bead lock around the rim, which present in a multi-spoke design and black finish. The new wheels are wrapped in 40-inch Toyo Open Country MT tires, a compound designed to offer both on-road and off-road performance, as well as the aggressive look needed for a build like this.
Of course, ingress and egress in a lifted 2021 Chevy Silverado HD can be a little tricky, so Powerhouse Performance finished it off with a set of AMP Research PowerStep running boards, which also come with LED lighting for use at night.
Powerhouse Performance didn’t mention any upgrades under the hood, but the factory spec has plenty going for it as is. As a reminder, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax runs the turbodiesel 6.6L V8 L5P, which is rated at 445 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 910 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm. The ‘eight connects to the Allison-branded 10-speed automatic transmission.