The Chevy Silverado 1500 has the right stuff to handle a stint off-road, but for those customers that want to take their game to the next level, Chevrolet Performance is now offering this all-new steel driveshaft accessory.
The new Chevy Silverado steel driveshaft accessory is resistant to impact damage from off-road debris, and also provides enhanced clearance over obstacles when tackling rock crawling or extreme off-road events thanks to its compact 3.5-inch diameter. The new steel driveshaft accessory incorporates a steel tube construction and 1350 series U-Joints for added strength, and has a maximum rotational speed of 4,391 rpm. The official Chevrolet Accessories kit includes both the driveshaft and all required fasteners for installation.
The new steel driveshaft accessory is designed to fit current Chevy Silverado 1500 short-wheelbase models, including Double Cab and Crew Cab / Short Bed body configurations, and will work with either the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, or the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine. GM recommends that customers bring their pickup to an authorized dealer for installation.
Pricing for the new steel driveshaft accessory is set at $775, per the Chevrolet Accessories website. The part is covered with a warranty that’s the greater of either the balance of the vehicle’s bumper-to-bumper warranty, or 12 months / 12,000 miles.
As a reminder, the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 is offered with four engines total, including the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, and finally, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is offered with the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 diesel engine, rather than the LM2.