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  1. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 6/29/2018 Even with an all new dynamic fuel management system, the 2019 Silverado equipped with a 5.3L or 6.2L engine won't see any better fuel economy then their 2018 predecessor. Today Chevrolet released more information on what the 2019 Silverado will cost and what fuel economy we'll see. Here's the new chart.. 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CAPABILITIES 4.3L V-6 w/AFM (6-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/AFM (6-spd.) 2.7L I-4 Turbo w/AFM (8-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/DFM (8-spd.) 6.2L V-8 w/DFM (10-spd.) 3.0L I-6 Turbo-Diesel (10-spd.) Horsepower 285 355 310 355 420 TBA Torque 305 383 348 383 460 TBA Max towing 8,000 11,000 7,200 11,600 12,200 TBA Max payload 2,500 2,430 2,280 2,190 2,100 TBA EPA-estimates (city/hwy/comb) N/A N/A N/A 17/23/19 16/20/17 N/A From these official figures, a 2019 Silverado with the 5.3L is rated 17 MPG City , 23 MPG Highway and 19 MPG Combined. The 2019 6.2L is rated at 16 MPG City, 20 MPG Highway, and 17 MPG Combined. Chevy does not specificy if these numbers are for 2 or 4 wheel drive, so we can only guess. If it's 2WD, then the 5.3L gains 1MPG in the City but stays flat in the Highway and Combined ratings compared to 2018 figures. The 6.2L also gains 1MPG in the city but loses 1MPG in the Highway rating. The Combined rating stays flat. So, where is the big benefit to DFM? Is GM's new fancy technology going to wow in real world driving or just with fancy words? We'll find out soon when we take delivery of our 2019 Long Term Silverado LTZ in a few weeks. See Also:
  2. Zane Merva Executive Editor / Publisher - GM-Trucks.com October 10th, 2019 Chevrolet is giving the not so subtle hint that the rumored Silverado ZRX model is about to become reality. Today, the brand announced that a "Silverado Race Truck" would compete in this weekend's Laughlin Desert Classic alongside the Hall Racing Colorado ZR2. Interestingly, the Silverado will compete in the Desert's 1200 Stock Class, which limits changes to suspension, under body, and race-safety equipment. What does that mean? This truck is not only ready to race, it's close to production too. The "Silverado Race Truck" is outfitted with a number of aftermarket goodies that look like they were ripped right off a Colorado ZR2. Starting as an LT Trail Boss with the 6.2L V8, the Silverado Race Truck is outfitted with a long travel suspension, front and rear jounce shocks and Multimatic DSSV dampers. In short... the modifications that Chevy applies to the Colorado for the ZR2 model. Why didn't Chevy just come out and call this the ZRX Race Truck? We're not sure, but there's no doubt this is a low flying announcement made to pave the way towards an eventual Silverado model that emulates the ZR2's success in a larger package. Whether that's enough to take on the Ford Raptor is too early to determine. Stay tuned for updates on the "Silverado Race Truck" and future Silverado ZRX.
  3. Zane & Josh Merva The Merva Brothers - Co/Founders, GM-Trucks.com GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Our last truck, a 2011 GMC Sierra All Terrain, continues to serve us well all these years later, but became outdated in 2014 when the K2 generation of trucks was produced. We never had a chance to purchase a 2014-2018 Silverado but had a half dozen close friends who let us work on theirs. So when GM announced that the 2019 model year Silverado and Sierra would be brand spankin' new, we knew we had to have one. Thus, a year long effort was set into motion during the Winter of 2017-2018. Internally, GM-Trucks.com declared war on the 2019 Silverado. We could cover it, we would own it, we would be THE place for owners of the T1XX generation to call home. To do that, we had to have one ourselves. We saw the surprise unveiling, followed trim level news, ordering information, factory startup, placed an order the first day we could, then waited (not so) patiently for it to arrive. In September 2018 we took delivery of our new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ. Here it is a few seconds after the first time we saw it. What’s the plan? We’re going to make our new Silverado work for us and you. Over the next few years we plan on transforming our truck, installing loads of aftermarket parts, and reviewing everything in the process. Our thought process behind this Project Truck is simple. We originally wanted to buy a Silverado Trail Boss but found that Chevy wouldn’t let us get it with the all new 6.2L V8. That engine and the brand new 10-speed transmission was reserved for those who purchased an LTZ or High Country. With the 6.2L being more important, we acquiesced and ordered a more expensive LTZ instead. Thus, our mission to replicate the Trail Boss’s off-road stance and beefed up attitude but with a legendary 6.2L engine and a more luxurious take on things was born. We've decided to call it…. Project Trail Beast More than just a name, Project Trail Beast is a set of core vehicle modification goals that we’d like to accomplish with our 2019 Silverado LTZ. The ultimate goal is to create the truck that Chevy should have made… a Trail Boss with a 6.2L engine. Thankfully, we’re not bound by factory parts anymore, so we can go a little more hardcore than Chevy would have. Our goals include: Suspension Lift: We’ll take our Silverado and raise it a modest 2-4 inches. More aggressive tires are a requirement and aftermarket rims are being considered to complement the higher stance without sacrificing driveability. Beefed Up Performance: 420-horsepower stock isn’t bad…. but isn’t nearly enough. We’ll explore adding a supercharger to our 6.2L and work with leading brands to install performance intake and exhaust systems. We’ll also check in on the custom tuning scene and how the 2019 models can be modified on the inside. Updated Lighting: Even though most of our Silverado has high tech LED lighting, there are still some conventional bulbs. We’ll replacement all with the latest LED tech and add additional illumination around our truck. Expect us to talk about and review industry players such as Sylvania and Baja Lights soon. Utility Accessories: We'll explore bed covers, floor mats, security products, custom keyed locks, ceramic coatings, and a wide range of other accessories that any truck owner may use or need on their vehicle. From Adams Polishes to Husky Liners, we’ll look at what works and what does not. GM Official Accessories: GM is upping their game and offering lots of performance and visual accessories right from the dealership. We opened up a parts account and immediately started buying. How do these products perform? Are they worth the price? We'll let you know Help Us Out! What Do You Want? Do you want a particular product reviewed? Can't decide on a truck safe? Or confused about Ceramic Coatings? Let us know! We’ll do our best to review anything we can on Project Trail Beast. Do you work for a company who has a product you’d like us to look at? We can do that too. What’s next? It's time to get installing. We have a fat pile of accessories we've already started to work on. Each product, each experience, we'll share with you. Stay tuned for more updates on Project Trail Beast.
  4. Zane Merva Executive Editor / Publisher, GM-Trucks.com February 18th, 2019 The Daytona 500 is the original great american race. The history, the track, the location, the excitement. Daytona is where NASCAR began and auto racing was changed forever. But this past weekend the 2019 Silverado changed the idea that the "pace car" has to be a car forever too. In 2019 the Silverado was the first truck to ever to pace the Daytona 500. Early Sunday morning, right before the big race, we had a chance for a ride in that pace truck around the 2.5 mile tri-oval Daytona track and recorded every second of the experience. Sit back and enjoy!
  5. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  6. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  7. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  8. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  9. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  10. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  11. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  12. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  13. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  14. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  15. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  16. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  17. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  18. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  19. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  20. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  21. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  22. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  23. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  24. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

  25. From the album: Introducing Project Trail Beast - A 2019 Chevy Silverado LTZ

    GM-Trucks.com is always trying to stay on the bleeding edge of General Motors vehicles and the aftermarket accessories that owners install on them. That’s why we occasionally purchase long term pickups to better understand the ownership experience of these extremely popular vehicles. Stay up to date on what's new with Project Trail Beast Here: Read about our 2019 Silverado in the GM-Trucks.com Garage

    © Zane Merva & GM-Trucks.com 2019

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