Executive Editor / Publisher, GM-Trucks.com
Hot off the press, Chevrolet just dropped a ton of new photos and info that we've all be waiting for. Here's your quick rundown of the eight trim levels that you'll be able to choose from when you buy your next Silverado.
Didn't see Chevy's Livestream Unveiling of the 2019 Silverado? Watch it Here!
2019 Silverado 1500 Trim Levels
Work Truck features “CHEVROLET” graphic across the grille and tailgate, blacked-out trim and 17-inch steel wheels for maximum durability. The interior features durable vinyl or cloth seats and 7-inch color touch screen.
Custom features a body-color styling theme, 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, LED signature taillamps and available integrated dual exhaust.
Custom Trailboss (new for 2019) adds off-road equipment to the Custom, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package with a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.
LT features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille and mirror caps, Chevrolet bowtie in the grille, LED reflector headlamps and signature daytime running lights. The interior features an 8-inch color touch screen and available leather seating surfaces
RST (new for 2019) brings a street-performance appearance to the LT, with body-color trim, full LED lighting (foglamps, headlamps and taillamps) and up to 22-inch wheels with all-season tires.
LT Trailboss (new for 2019) adds off-road equipment to the LT, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package, including locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.
LTZ features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille, mirror caps, door handles and hockey-stick beltline as well as power folding and heated outside rearview mirrors. Leather interior trim is standard equipment.
High Country features an exclusive front grille design with two-tone chrome and bronze finish, body-color accents plus chrome assist steps from wheel to wheel. It also includes the power up/down tailgate as standard equipment.
2019 Silverado Interior
2019 Silverado Additional Photos
The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is up to 450 pounds lighter than the previous model through the use of mixed materials. Featuring fixed steel body components and aluminum swing panels (doors, hood, tailgate) the body is up to 88 pounds lighter.
The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado features a fully boxed steel frame that is 88 pounds lighter than its predecessor, while offering 10 percent greater torsional rigidity. Eighty percent of the frame is made of high-strength steel varying from 2 to 5 millimeters in thickness, and every millimeter is optimized for performance using a variety of processes, including hydroforming, roll forming, conventional stamping and tailor-rolled blanking.
The Sundae Drive does an in-depth video showing how to install an oil catch can for a 2014 Silverado 5.3L. What are the benefits of an oil catch can? Well if you visit the follwing sites you can read all about the benefits and importance of running an oil catch can. Catch cans are NOT ONLY for turbo/supercharger applications. They can be very beneficial for people with naturally aspirated setups. https://www.redline-motorworks.com/bl... http://oilcatchcan.com/oil-catch-can-... Purpose of your Stock PCV System: The PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system is designed to regulate and remove fumes from the engine crankcase and to alleviate crankcase pressure which could cause oil leaks or seal damage. The PCV system routes crankcase fumes into the intake manifold where they can be burned to eliminate harmful emissions into the atmosphere. The PCV valve controls the amount of crankcase flow volume depending on the engine's load. With large throttle openings (high engine loads), the more blow-by gases are produced, and the more the PCV system flows oil vapor into the intake manifold. A small amount of that ignited mixture leaks past the piston rings and ends up in the crankcase. This leakage is often referred to a "blow-by" or leakage past the pistons. Some of the oil mist and other products settle along the engine intake and over time form a "gunk". Our oil catch can collect the oil mist and condensed the fuel vapors while allowing "cleaner" gasses to pass back into the intake manifold. To pick up a Catch Can of your own go check out: http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/ Here is the link for the E2 Catch itself and a diagram showing how it works! http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/e2...
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
Chevrolet just staged a "surprise drop in" of a fully undisguised next generation 2019 Silverado during an event celebrating 100-years of Chevy pickups yesterday.
Check out the video and photos of the event below, or see the official press photography here
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
With help from Zane Merva, Executive Editor
Chevrolet unexpectedly revealed the all-new "from the ground up" 2019 Silverado at an owner's event in Texas yesterday. Lucky GM fans got to see the truck, but details are being held back in anticipation of the mid-January Detroit Auto Show. Chevy says this new truck is all about what owners want. And Chevy says what they want is "more choice, more capability, and more functionality." This based on feedback from 7,000 owner interviews.
The company released a few select photos of a top trim line "Trail Boss" Silverado in a bright red. The Trail Boss trim level comes with the legendary Z71 package and a 2-inch lift. Chevrolet also made sure to mention the future full-size will come in eight different models and a slew of engine and transmission combinations. Check out the full press release at the bottom of this post for more details but the future sounds bright for the Silverado.
If you're interested in seeing just how Chevy introduced the all new Silverado, check out this post with photos and video from the event.
I finished up my install video of the DuraFlap mudflaps on my GMC Sierra. I had these same flaps on my last truck for when I was towing jetskis and absolutely loved the look and functionality of them. The flap kits ran me about $90 for the front and $95 for the rear for my GMC.
These look a bit more utilitarian so if you value form more than function these likely aren't your cup of tea.
I bought the kits without the weights (straight plastic) but you can get them with stainless and powder coated weights to prevent sailing. MY past experience says sailing isn't an issue even with the unweighted flaps. Link to all the designs you can get: DuraFlap Mudflap Gallery
Front model numbers: GF2 14 1500
Rear model numbers: GR2X 14 1500
Overall very happy with them. One of the issues I was having with my previous mudflaps is they were basically ice/slush collection areas; combine that with parking outside in the winter and I had some icy mornings. No longer an issue with these gigantic flaps.
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