DETROIT – Chevrolet is the Best Value Truck Brand in America, according to data analysis firm Vincentric, which also named the Silverado 2500HD a Best Value in America while finding the Silverado family has the lowest cost to own of any full-size pickups.
Long Beach, Calif. – The Rancho RS7000MT monotube strut series now includes coverage of popular Ford, Chevrolet and GMC trucks, including 2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 2/4WD and 2010-2013 Ford F-150 truck models.
Now available at performance retailers nationwide, Rancho RS7000MT monotube struts feature vehicle specific valving and engineering, largely due to Rancho’s unique relationship with original equipment manufacturers. Rancho RS7000MT struts can help to quickly dissipate heat to help prevent overheating during extreme use or towing. Maximizing damping efficiency and providing precise control for trucks and SUVs, RS7000MT struts help deliver fast, precise response chararacteristics when driving on- or off-road.
LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet lrecently unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which it says will redefine the midsize truck and offer real truck capability and versatility to customers who don’t require a full-size truck.
The new Colorado is built with the DNA of a true Chevy truck, expected to deliver class-leading power, payload and trailering ratings. Colorado goes on sale in fall 2014 as a 2015 model.
“Our strategy is simple: meet the needs of the broadest possible customer base, and let them choose precisely the right truck to meet their needs,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president and president of GM North America. “The all-new Colorado benefits from the solid foundation established by the Silverado, and it reinvents the midsize truck while reinvigorating the segment at the same time.”
Line-X, which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, came to the 2013 SEMA Show with a special project vehicle designed exclusively for Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander. The project vehicle, aside from being coated in Line-X all over, features a number of Line-X’s all-new customizable truck division.
“LINE-X is continuously working to create innovative ideas and expand our capabilities beyond the traditional bedliners. Creating the all-new Limited Edition Commander Series truck has allowed LINE-X to showcase the new customizable truck division by offering customers an exclusive vehicle option,” said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “Creating the limited edition series truck and the concept vehicle for Willie Robertson has been a great experience and we are looking forward to presenting and showcasing the vehicles to Willie and all SEMA Show attendees. With the vehicle debuts, LINE-X is truly able to showcase the new capabilities to give customers a full menu of options when it comes to customizing their vehicles.”
Skyjacker has tested the new 2014 GM equipped with the 6-7” lift to prove compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 126). Through SEMA and the advanced testing by Link Engineering that involves robotic steering and outrigger equipment they have demonstrated compliance with this safety standard and are proud to announce Skyjacker has successfully passed the rigorous FMVSS 126 physical testing.
A series of tests were done to measure the vehicles stability during the FMVSS 126 test. The sensors and monitors kept track of all the vehicles movements and dynamics as it passed down the track. These tests measure with great accuracy how the vehicle reacts after modification and was done to ensure Skyjacker products work in harmony with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The ESC is an active control system that affects both vehicle performance and safety to reduce rollovers.
The Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops Concept vehicle on display at the 2013 SEMA Show is desgined to be the ultimate “go anywhere” truck. Fitted with a host of unique Chevrolet accessories and customized parts, the Black Ops Concept takes on the mantra of “bring it on” in its own uique way.
Although Chevrolet is certainly showing 2013 SEMA Show attendees a glimpse into the future with its concept vehicles, it also came to the show with some great things for the vintage crowd. Offering somewhat of blend of both modern and vintage is Chevy’s Performance Classic Truck Concept.
This 1978 Chevy Silverado was rebuilt from the ground up, with its biggest selling point being the 5.3-liter Chevrolet Performance E-Rod crate engine sitting under the hood. Offering nearly double the horsepower of the original ’78 Silverado, the Chevy team cleanly fit the 336-horsepower E-Rod engine in the truck to produce a solid workhorse truck that won’t have any issues passing that next smog test, all while producing an impressive 350 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3-liter engine is mated to a 4L70E four-speed transmission, and Chevy did manage to maintain the original transfer case.
Rancho recently announced its 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 suspension system, and at the 2013 SEMA Show the company announced it recently passed the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test – and were engineered to accommodate the varying steering knuckle materials being used by GMC.
The truck that recently passed FMVSS-126 included the new 6-in. Rancho suspension system, rear Rancho® RS7000MT™ (RS7297) shocks, and front OE struts with spacers. The truck also was outfitted with BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 325/60R20 tires and 20-in. Vision Off-Road Assassin wheels finished in matte black.
If you love anything automotive, SEMA is a wonderland. The problem is that the general public can’t just buy tickets and stroll in. Nope, the Special Equipment Manufacturers Association Show is for the automotive industry, so unless you know someone or work within the industry in some capacity, chances are you’re not getting in. The good news is that the media is allowed in, so we can show the general public all the cools things they wouldn’t otherwise see at the show.
From concept vehicles to new product unveils, celebrity appearances and booth girls, there’s eye candy in every direction at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week. Check out our photo highlights of the show for all of the coolest off-road vehicles and gear. We’ll update the gallery throughout the week of the show, so be sure to check back and drool a little at all the cool stuff.
T-REX Products released this month seven all new one piece grilles for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Each grille was distinctively designed to satisfy the diehard truck customizer with styles from rugged and extreme to mild and refined.
The new T-REX Grilles one-piece grilles for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado include, for the first time ever, two styles for each Grille Series – the aggressive X-Metal Grille Series, the luxurious Upper Class Grille Series and the newest addition to the T-REX Grilles family, the red hot Torch LED Grille Series. Every one of these T-REX Grilles is designed in house to compliment the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and all are manufactured to exacting standards in the U.S. for a perfect fit and finish every time.