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  1. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 10/30/18 Day one of SEMA 2018 is almost already in the books and we've barely made it through the South Hall (which houses the Truck/Off-Road section) trying to get our eyes on every customized 2019 being shown inside exibitor's booths. There's no way we'll see everything but what we have seen already is impressive. Accessories for the all new Sierra and Silverado are coming out in force, even if the trucks are still trickling into dealerships. Although the new fullsize pickups are GM's hot new thing, the automaker has not made it a focus of this year's show. That means, while we're seeing a ton of 2019 Silverado and Sierra, there are 2x as many 2019 Dodge Ram and 5x as many Jeep Wranglers. Here's what we've seen so far. We'll add more photos to this thread as we take them.
  2. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 11/1/2016 You might have heard that Chevy and Carhartt have recently teamed up to develop a Concept Silverado HD. If you're at this year's 2016 SEMA show, you'll be able to see this fine piece of work yourself. If you're not one of the lucky enthusiasts that made it to Las Vegas this year, don't sweat it. We've got you covered. This morning I traveled to the Chevrolet Performance booth and took a look at the concept in person. To be perfectly honest, I didn't understand what the big deal with this Concept Silverado was until I gazed at it with my own eyes. The press photos that have been floating around didn't point out the small touches that the brand applied to this concept. In short, the Silverado HD Carhartt is classic, smooth, and a damn fine Chevy. If you get a chance to see the Carhartt Silverado in person in the future, you won't be disappointed. Until then, enjoy these photos from the 2016 SEMA Show. And if you want more info on this Concept Truck, check out the full details right here.
  3. Come visit the Chevy booth! There's lots of room to walk around! Zane Merva Executive Editor / Publisher , GM-Trucks.com 11/02/18 The Answer We're killing Betteridge's law of headlines. Yes. The Setup Arrive at SEMA and the first thing you see and hear is the sound of Ford Mustangs and F-150 Raptors in the front parking lot giving hot laps and jumps to convention goers. All in front of a HUGE crowd. In the back parking lot, Kia was also offering hot, tire squealing rides in the new Stinger. Both events had long lines and awestruck crowds. From the outside, SEMA could have been seen as a Ford and Jeep Show. Ford product was everywhere. Wranglers were in every booth. PPG's booth changes every single year and dazzles with detail and color The Competition Inside, Ford's display included dozens of cars, concepts, tricked out race Mustangs, and super lifted F-150s. Toyota had a lineup that attracted attention and whispers SEMA wide, a lineup of every generation Supra, including the new one. Mopar's booth (Chrysler, RAM, Dodge) was vibrant, alive, and interactive. And packed. Rich, interesting, vibrant. The booth pulls you in. MOPAR always kills it. The Home Team Then, there was Chevrolet. No interactive experiences, same booth from the last 10 years, no true concept vehicles, and the predictable COPO Camaro. Sure, there was a few 2019 Silverado and Colorado with Chevy Performance Accessories, but you'd be hard pressed to know that unless you looked at the detail card in front of each vehicle. The redesigned Camaro was showcased next to the COPO Drag Camaro and eCOPO electric Drag Camaro. But everyone was confused. Was this the actual production look? Or would Chevy change the design again? The all new Blazer made an appearance but in pre-production trim only and looking way too good to come off an assembly line. Chevrolet canceled it's 10+ year streak of Pre-SEMA kickoff parties this year, leaving media and enthusiasts in the dark about what the company was truly proud about. I personally attempted to get a rundown of the vehicles that would be on display weeks ahead of the show. My request was only replied to after three follow ups. Even then, the company representative only told me there wasn't a kickoff event and nothing about what the brand was showing off. Okay then. Before we even touched down in Vegas it was apparent Chevy didn't care too much about the show this year. The crowd trying to photograph the line of Supra was intense The Show Vibe Aside from manufacturer's efforts to wow and dazzle SEMA-goers, the amount and types of vehicles on display in the independent booths also set the vibe for the show. In years past, Chevy killed it in this regard. During the launch of the 5th-gen Camaro, the new model was in almost every booth. Same with the 2014 Silverado. Independent accessory manufacturers wanted and needed to have those new models in their booth to attract customers. This was the coolest thing in the entire Chevy booth. A 1978 "Silverado Concept" This year, despite the biggest truck launch of Chevrolet's existence, the 2019 Silverado was a rare beast to find in the halls of SEMA 2018. Only twenty 2019 T1XX pickups were to be found in the Truck/Off Road section. Now, compare that to hundreds of 2019 RAMs and Jeep Wranglers. (The 2019 Wrangler killed it this year and was EVERYWHERE). Large companies like Truck Hero and Lund had one or two 2019 Silverado but three or four 2019 RAM and maybe ten Wranglers. Yay, we found one! What Should Have Happened Chevrolet missed a giant opportunity this year at SEMA 2018. At minimum, the brand should have: Taken Toyota's cue and had an "every generation" lineup of pickups. The photo opportunities would have been amazing and the foot traffic would have been through the roof. Never canceled the customary kick-off welcome event for enthusiasts. Just omitting that one opportunity to pump up the brand gave no room for excitement to take off before the show. Expanded or embellished the booth. Chevy's footprint was underwhelming and pedestrian compared to even smaller industry players. Continued to offer their Camaro/Corvette hot lap experience to get show goers excited. Pushed 2019 Silverados out to independent companies for display like candy is given to kids on Halloween. "It's a wide non-descript wall of parts with super high prices" could have been Chevy's theme this year. Did Chevy botch this year's SEMA Show? Yes, I think so. But.... Only the brand can tell you if they got what they were looking for. As an enthusiast, I left wanting more. Much, much more.
  4. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11-2-2018 Here is a quick rundown of some accessory products for GM trucks we found exciting at this year’s SEMA show and hope to try out ourselves on our long-term tester Silverado. Lund Aeroskin Bug Deflector Josh eyed the Aeroskin bug deflector at the Lund booth. New Hampshire has its fair share of bugs and our new 2019 Silverado would look great with a form-fitting bug deflector. We also have a lot of salt and sand on our roads and highways. This product looks like it will keep the leading edge of the Silverado’s hood from being pitted and scored. Lock’er Down Extreme Console Safes If you follow GM-Trucks.com you know we have a bit of a thing for under seat storage lockers and other types of security products. The Lock’er Down extreme console safe looks great. It has optional gun magnets for just twenty bucks if that’s your thing. These are just two of the many great new products for Silverado, Sierra, Canyon, and Colorado. For a full list of the product category winners check out the SEMA list here.
  5. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 10/25/18 GM-Trucks.com will be making our annual trek to Las Vegas next week for the 2018 SEMA Show. We're excited to be going back to Sin City after our trip last year was sidelined by a freak windstorm. What is the SEMA Show? It's the largest business to business automotive trade show in the world. Over 150k industry buyers, media, and representatives are slated to attend the three day show next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The public isn't invited, so getting into the place isn't as easy as most would like. Inside, the SEMA Show is an verified automotive candy store. Custom cars, parts, aftermarket accessories, paints, wheels, and anything automotive is on display for your viewing pleasure. Experts are on hand to answer any questions you have about anything. For many automotive industry giants SEMA holds the key to another year of sales contacts and business success. It's the only time of the year where all of their suppliers, distributors, and customers are in one place. The SEMA Show is LIFE to many automotive companies. Which is exactly why we attend every year we can. To sample the industry vibe, see the new products, and say hi to old friends. Join us next Tuesday and Wednesday as myself, @Josh and @Chris walk the show floor and share with you the best of the automotive world. While you're excited, head on over to our YouTube channel and subscribe! We'll be going LIVE from the show and bringing you along for the ride. The GM-Trucks.com YouTube Channel Here's some photos from SEMA over the past few years. Research SEMA and the SEMA Show on Wikipedia
  6. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 9-27-2018 Chevrolet will offer “Exponentially more ways for customers to build their ideal truck.” This according to Chevy Silverado Marketing Manager, Hugh Milne. Emphasizing GM’s full involvement in the accessories it offers, Milne pointed out that the components and systems Chevy offers as options “Are designed, engineered and validated to the same engineering standards as the Silverado itself, and backed by Chevrolet.” GM’s plan is to produced four custom trucks in advance of the annual SEMA show I Las Vegas, which begins late October and runs into the first week of November. The first truck completed and shown this week was the High Country trim. Chevy also plans to offer the LTZ Concept, RST Off-Road, and RST Street. Each of the four concept trucks has unique badging, style elements and its own look. There are, however, four main performance component systems that GM offers across the line on appropriate trims. Those include: - 2” Suspension Lift Including All Necessary Steering and Suspension Tuning - Performance Front and Rear Bake Upgrades - Cold Air Intakes for both the 5.3L and 6.2L V8 engines. - 5.3L Cat-Back Single Side Exit Exhaust, and 5,3L & 6.2L Dual Cat-Back systems Here are the four individual Chevy Silverado 1500 trims Chevy will complete and display this fall: High Country Envisioned as a premium outdoor truck, the accessorized High Country model on display at the State Fair of Texas through Oct. 21 blends high style, functionality and enhanced performance, including the all-new segment-exclusive Power Up-Down tailgate. Chevrolet’s concept vision starts with a two-inch suspension lift and concept bronze exterior accents, including the grille and 22-inch wheels. The following available accessories and performance parts enable customers to replicate the look and functionality of the show vehicle. They include: Chevrolet Performance Two-Inch Suspension Lift (see description below). Six-Piston Brembo® Front Brake Upgrade System with Color-Matched Rear Calipers. 6.2L Cat-Back Dual Exit Exhaust Upgrade System. 6.2L Cold-Air Intake Upgrade System. Chevrolet Accessories Illuminated Gold Bowtie Grille Emblem. Chrome tailgate handle. Chevrolet Performance cold-air intake. Underseat organizer. Center console lockable storage box. Front-row premium all-weather floor liners with Chevrolet script. Rear-seat infotainment system with DVD player. Associated Accessories Embark Power Max Retractable Tonneau Cover by Advantage LTZ Concept This concept highlights the trailering technologies available on the 2019 Silverado 1500 designed to enhance trailering confidence, as well as performance parts for the 5.3L V-8. The Z71-equipped show vehicle also features the following dealer-available accessories and Performance Parts: Chevrolet Performance 5.3L Cold-Air Intake Upgrade System. 5.3L Cat-Back Single Exit Exhaust Upgrade System with Chevrolet Bowtie Logo Tip. Six-Piston Brembo® Front Brake Upgrade System with Color-Matched Rear Calipers. Chevrolet Accessories Trailering Camera Package: a removable accessory camera which when mounted to a trailer can be viewed through the vehicle’s center stack display. 22-inch chrome multi-spoke aluminum wheels. Illuminated Black Bowtie Grille Emblem. Chrome wheel-to-wheel six-inch rectangular assist steps. All-weather floor liners with Z71 badge insert. Underseat organizer. Center console lockable storage box. Rear-seat entertainment system. Associated Accessories Embark Manual Retractable Tonneau Cover by Advantage RST Off-Road The sporty, monochromatic styling of the new Silverado RST trim heads off the highway with this extreme trail-inspired concept in Cajun Red that incorporates a two-inch suspension lift from the factory and a new Off Road Appearance Package offered through dealers. The package features a sport bar, off-road assist steps and a soft, roll-up tonneau cover. The concept also features auxiliary lighting from Baja Designs. The roster of dealer-available accessories and performance parts includes: Chevrolet Performance Two-inch Suspension Lift. 5.3L Cold-Air Intake System. Chevrolet Accessories Soft roll-up tonneau cover with the Chevrolet bowtie logo. Sport Bar Package with the Silverado logo. Sport assist steps. 18-inch off-road wheels in Carbon Flash and off-road tires. Illuminated Black Bowtie Grille Emblem. Silverado Custom emblems in black. Black tailgate lettering. Side-mounted bed storage box. Center console lockage storage box. All-weather floor liners with Z71 badge insert. Associated Accessories 40-inch LED light bar by Baja Designs. Off-road Squadron sport lamps by Baja Designs. Rear underseat lockbox with combination lock by Tuffy Security Products. RST Street With a decidedly aggressive appearance, the RST Street concept exudes attitude. Based on the new RST trim for the 2019 Silverado 1500, the concept’s striking stance is achieved with a concept lowered suspension system and concept body-side graphics, backed up with Chevrolet accessories and performance parts that lend a more authoritative look and sound to the available 5.3L V-8 engine. This concept also shows concept carbon fiber-look parts, including a grille bar, mirror caps, door handles and interior trim. The Chevrolet Accessories and Performance parts available on chevy.com/accessories and at the dealer include: Chevrolet Performance 5.3L Cold-Air Intake System. Six-Piston Brembo® Front Brake Upgrade System with Color-Matched Rear Calipers. Chevrolet Accessories Black Silverado nameplate. 22-inch wheels in high-gloss black. Front and rear molded splash guards. Front-row premium all-weather floor liners with Chevrolet script. Associated Accessories Exhaust tips (two-piece) in carbon fiber by Borla. Cat-back exhaust, 5.3L dual-split rear by Borla. One-piece hard tonneau cover by UnderCover. 200-watt powered subwoofer and 200-watt DSP Amp kit by KICKER.
  7. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11-1-2017 Chevy has shown two hot Colorado ZR2 concepts at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first is the AEV Concept shown at the top of page. The AEV starts off with a new suspension setup including high-angle ball joints and increased stiffness high-angle tie rods. The truck also adds front and rear jounce shocks and a long-travel rear leaf-spring suspension. The differential gets a cover as part of the full underbody protection kit. The ZR2 AEV also gets custom wheels and tires, a winch kit, recovery hooks, and rocks a snorkel. In back, Chevy added a refrigerator cooler and there is an air pump and more substantial jack and tire kit. Check out the video for a walk-around on this off-roader.
  8. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11-6-2017 Chevrolet partnered with Luke Bryan to create a fantastic “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” Suburban Concept. The concept is part of the Chevrolet SEMA display this year in Las Vegas. Chevy says Bryan started the idea with his wish list for his ultimate outdoor vehicle, with a focus on more access to the open air. “This concept is all about maximizing the Suburban’s space and utility for a family that truly enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities,” says Todd Parker, Chevrolet Design director. “There’s plenty of room for all their gear, along with added amenities that make the journey more enjoyable.” Aside from the bling-bling wheels and roof rack, the first things that caught our attention were the removable rear side glass panels. In combination with the open tailgate glass and the custom rear-facing, third-row seats the back of this ‘Burban looks like a great place to ride out to a favorite spot. “Chevy has been part of our family and a part of our work life on the farm for as long as I can remember,” says Bryan. “If you were a Bryan, you drove a Chevy — and I’m a longtime Suburban owner. This partnership is a natural fit for me and this unique Suburban represents everything I and my family want for our outdoor adventures.” The modifications to the truck include: Exterior Chevrolet Accessories mesh grille (custom finish) Chevrolet Accessories black tubular assist steps Chevrolet Accessories Thule®* Canyon roof basket with optional extensions Chevrolet Accessories roof rack cross rails Chevrolet Accessories black Chevrolet bowtie emblems Hunter Bronze exterior color with Dark Carbon accents and camo graphics Unique lower fascia “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” exterior badges Roof-mounted light rack by Baja Designs Roof-mounted fishing rod holder Swing-out tailgate with spare tire mount Interior Chevrolet Accessories Bluetooth headphones by KICKER®^ Chevrolet Accessories Bluetooth Bullfrog® music system by KICKER®^ Black and Two-Tone Olive interior color with Anodized Orange and Dark Carbon accents Fully trimmed seats with Argon piping and Platinum camo-pattern perforated inserts Custom-trimmed steering wheel, door pads, instrument panel and center console with Argon piping and Platinum camo-pattern perforated inserts Concept rear-facing third-row seats with custom footwell Reverse-mounted rear-seat DVD player “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” concept rear floormat Re-trimmed headliner in Light Platinum Taffeta material Chassis and suspension Chevrolet Accessories 22-inch concept wheels with 35-inch-tall tires Suspension lift Lower skidplate extension Tow hooks in Anodized Orange Performance Chevrolet Performance 5.3L cold-air intake system Chevrolet Performance front six-piston Brembo® brake upgrade system
  9. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11-5-2017 Is there anything more bad-ass than a dually with low profile tires? Maybe one with a 6.2-liter Duramax diesel engine cranking 910 lb-ft of torque, a fire suppression system, and other supporting equipment, including AMKUS Rescue Equipment. As part of the SEMA show celebration, Chevy created this one-off Silverado 3500HD Safari Safety concept vehicle. The idea is this is a truck that would run out onto the track in case of a crash and save lives and do track prep work. Chevy developed it in association with NHRA Safety Safari . A group that has evolved into the sanctioning body’s first-line safety team for the NHRA Mello Yellow series. The truck has a long list of specialized equipment beyond the usual list of 3500HD truck content, including: Fire suppression equipment with nitrogen cylinder and 80-gallon tank Bed-mounted aluminum frame with extendable mast Whelen red and green LED strobes and additional lighting Incident support equipment including shovels, brooms, fire extinguishers, jacks, car dolly and oil absorbent material AMKUS Rescue Equipment System 2018 Silverado Midnight Edition elements, including a black exterior, black bumpers, power-adjustable and heated trailering mirrors and a black mesh grille with chrome bars (Midnight Edition offered on Silverado 1500 and 2500HD production models) 22-inch black wheels with 305/45LT22 tires.
  10. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 10-19-2017 Just in time for the annual SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, Chevy has dropped two great-looking special edition Colorados. The ZR2 is already styled differently than other Colorado trims with a more aggressive hood and grille as well as modified front and rear bumpers for added off-road clearance. These two new special editions take the looks up a notch. The 2018 Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition is painted all-black, and also has black Chevy bowtie emblems and custom 17-inch five-spoke black wheels - including the spare. There is also a black sport bar with off-road LED lighting and sport-bar sail panels, which bring back the Avalanche look in a way. The ZR2 Dusk Edition offers the same features as the ZR2 Midnight, but isn’t black. It can be purchased in any other ZR2 exterior finish, but the black accents remain. The ZR2 Dusk Edition show in our images is Summit White with the available 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel and the diesel-exclusive Performance Cold Air Intake. “The Colorado ZR2 Midnight and Dusk Edition models offer customers even more personalization choices from the only company with three distinct trucks: midsize, full-size and full-size heavy-duty,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, Truck Strategy, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet offers more choices because the truck market is too diverse for a ‘one size fits most’ strategy.” Chevy has not said when the new trucks will be available, but we suspect late Fall.
  11. Zane Merva Executive Editor/Publisher, GM-Trucks.com 10/26/2017 As the seasons change and October hits wall calendar, many americans shift attention to major holidays coming up before the end of the year. Automotive enthusiasts, however, start to think of something else that happens this time of year. SEMA. The Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association again plays host to the largest automotive aftermarket trade show in the world, October 31st, through November 2nd, 2017. Yeah, that's next week. The SEMA Show, or just "SEMA" as many call it, is only held once a year at the Las Vegas Convention Center and is arguably the most important trade show in the automotive world. The show is a literal playground for anyone who finds excitement in staring at built up vehicles and new accessories. Unfortunately, it's also not open to the public and attendees must prove affiliation to an industry related business to be able to attend. Thankfully for you, GM-Trucks.com will have three people on the ground finding all the coolest GM related truck stuff. Myself, @Josh and @Chris will report live from the show floor Tuesday October 31st and Wednesday November 1st . We'll report on everything Chevrolet Performance debuts, every concept vehicle GM develops, and tons of photography of built-up pickups that you're going to drool over. We're also planning on live streaming from the show floor via Facebook. Make sure to follow GM-Trucks.com on Facebook get updates and watch our streams live. We'll have more details and reports Monday night as we live post the Chevrolet Performance Press Conference. In the meantime, check out what Chevrolet's already announced for this year's show and some photos from years past.
  12. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11-01-2016 With the SEMA show now underway, Chevy is leveraging the enthusiast attention on aftermarket equipment to highlight its new line of crate engines for your project car. The company has released information on three sets of engines and transmissions, all of which have unique characteristics for those building something special. The new LT376/535 engine builds upon the LT1 by adding 75 horsepower. Chevy says the LT376 "... is architecturally similar to the LT1 and LS family of small-block engines, but with a unique block casting, cylinder head design, oiling system, and more. It retains the advanced technologies of the LT1, including Direct Injection to support an advanced combustion system to create a more than capable engine for your project." Check out the details at Chevy's summary page. The Chevy SP350/357 gives Chevy classics owners the option of new rather than a full rebuild. The engine is designed to fit most budgets. For more details check out the full specs. Are you creating a project car and planning to register it in California? If so, the Chevy LT1 E-Rod, CARB-compliant engine package is for you. Full details here.
  13. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 11-2-2016 What happens when you take the small Trax crossover and outfit it to go off-road? You get the Chevrolet Trax Activ Concept. Lifted 1.5 inches (40mm), widened 3 inches (80mm) and outfitted with some aggressive BFG KO2 off-road tires, the Trax Activ looks outrageous. With a monster truck-style stance, you may may not even recognize it. With all-wheel-drive, the Activ is set to go just about anywhere. The Concept has a slew of aftermarket parts that, surprise, Chevrolet will eventually offer at your local dealer. While you won't be able to order the custom Satin Sandstorm color, the concept LED bar, or the unique front and rear fascias just yet, some of the other options can be picked up at your dealer today. The Activ Concept features the following production accessories: Thule Roof Basket - 19331872 - $309 18-inch Painted Wheels - 19302645 - $1,500 Center Cap w/ Chevy logo - 19300043 - $80 Front Floor Liners - 42533130 - $70 Rear Floor Liners - 42533134 - $60 While we don't doubt the above parts will appeal to Trax owners of all types, the concept as a whole is answer without a question in our minds. That said, it's always fun to look at something that just seems a little too extreme. What do you think? Would you buy the Trax Activ?
  14. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 11-2-2016 The theme at this year's Chevrolet SEMA Show Booth has been all about showing off concepts that incorporate parts you can buy from your local Chevy dealer. The Silverado High Desert Concept is no exception. Built off a High Country trim Silverado, the High Desert Concept will go into production as the "High Desert Special Edition" in the near future. Details about the production version are slim but the concept points to a pickup that takes storage and bed utility seriously. Most noticeable on the High Desert concept is the Avalanche style hard bed cover with flip open storage containers and flying wings near the cab. The cover not only looks badass but provides functionality that is guaranteed to satisfy any outdoors-man who needs organized storage for their fun weekend getaways. While Chevy isn't talking about when the hard bed cover will go into production, most of the other accessories on the High Desert Concept already have part numbers. Among the items you'll be able to buy at you dealer before next summer: Illuminated black Bowtie kit - 23385942 - Q1 2017 22-inch wheels (but not in this color) -19301164 - $2,388 Chrome Chevrolet embossed grille - 84134045 - $520 Interior Floor Liners - 84051559 - $160 6-piston Brembo brake package - 84109402 - Q2 2017 Performance Exhaust - 23462043 - $1,195 What do you think about the High Desert Concept? Should GM sell the hard bed cover and would you buy it? We'll have more details soon.
  15. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 11-1-2016 Couldn't make it out to SEMA this year? Not a member of the industry? Always wanted to know what Chevy's SEMA booth is like to walk around? Come with us on a 15 minute walk through of what Chevy is showing off at this years SEMA Show.
  16. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 11-2-2016 If you want a truck that's as fun to drive as the waves you'll ride after you arrive at the beach, look no further than the Colorado Z71 Hurley Concept. Chevrolet, partnering with legendary clothing brand Hurley, has created the perfect beach side partner for any surfer. The Hurley Concept has a unique Seafoam Green mattte exterior paint, dark satin graphite 17-inch wheels, a concept surf board carrier system covered with a Ventiprene bimini cover, a snorkle induction system, and a cool waterproof RFID wristband tailgate unlock system. Inside, a custom wetsuit like material (Ventiprene) covers the seats and ensures a quick drying interior after a day in the wet surf. Like the other concepts Chevrolet's been showing at this year's SEMA, the Hurley concept incorporates accessory parts you can actually buy from your Chevrolet dealer. No word on the snorkle, however. Those accessories include: Thule Roof Basket - 19331872 - $309 Sport Assist Steps - 84157000 - $695 Illuminated Black Bowtie Kit - 23385939 - Q1 2017 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Tires - 19325357 - $940 Rear-Facing Off-Road LED Lights - 23415421 - $995 Hitch Trailering Package - 84075521 - $265 Front Floor Liners - 84056631 - $100 Rear Floor Liners - 23381376 - $80 Performance Exhaust - 84179066 - Q1 2017 Does the Colorado Hurley Concept float your board? Let us know if you plan on hanging ten with some of the Chevrolet accessories featured on this concept.
  17. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 11/1/2016 Chevrolet is teasing the future of racing while pimping the 2017 Colorado out to match. This is the Colorado Race Support Concept The Race Support Colorado is designed to look forward while pulling a race car behind. Outfitted with a ton of "concept only" parts, including an illuminated Chevrolet grille, red fender hash marks, and uniquely colored 20-inch wheels, this truck is powered by the venerable 2.8L Duramax Diesel. But, as cool as this Colorado is, the car that they've teamed it up with is even more intense. The "Chevrolet-designed" No. 66 Chaparral race car is the future on wheels. While you can't exactly buy the race-car, you can outfit your Colorado with some of the same accessories as the Race Support Concept is fitted with at your local dealer. The Drop in bedliner, 20-inch wheels, gloss black center caps, 1 piece hard tonneau cover, red tow hooks, round bar rocker guard, and floor liners all go on sale over the next year.
  18. Zane Merva, Executive Editor GM-Trucks.com 11/1/2016 Chevrolet isn't wasting time letting the world know about all the ways you can use the brand new 2017 6.6L Duramax Diesel. At this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, the brand unveiled a Silverado HD designed to literally plow the competition out of the way. Since we're at this year's show, we visited Chevy's booth to take a look. Meet the Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Concept. It's a high-intensity blue beast featuring the best of the Silverado and the accessories you can buy from your dealer today. The Alaskan Concept features Newly designed 20-inch "highly polished" wheels with 35-inch off road LT tires A unique hyper blue and ice metallic exterior color scheme One massive stainless steel V-plow package with the Alaskan bear logo Smoked amber roof lights and a spray in bed liner with the Alaskan bear logo Chevrolet accessories floor liners, chrome assist steps and black bowtie. Here's a few more photos fresh from the show floor. So, would the Silverado Alaskan Concept be a truck that you'd like to buy? Good news, aside from the custom paint and graphics, all of these options are available at your local Chevrolet dealership.
  19. The body-colored and black grill receives a special light bar treatment. Ejector Orange is used to offset the drab main color and continues the military theme. Inside the seats and floor are waterproof and Razzle Dazzle is used in the trim. Chevy pulled a brake package, air intake and custom exhaust from its parts bin and also added the following list of goodies: Black bowtie emblems Underbody shield Sport bar LED off-road lights Wheel flares 20-inch aluminum wheels with off-road tires Custom rocker guards GearOn™ tiered storage system GearOn™ utility rack package GearOn™ cargo tie-down rings Floor liners Spray-in bedliner (production option) Embroidered headrests with the Special Ops logo.
  20. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11/03/2015 Chevrolet' Silverado Special Ops concept at SEMA starts with the 1500 Z71. The unusual paint scheme is called Razzle Dazzle and was designed 100 years ago by the Navy to help keep ships away from prying eyes. Todd Parker, director of design, Chevrolet Accessories pointed out how the paint makes the Silverado look even tougher than it normally does, saying, “We created light, medium and darker shaded areas within camouflage bands flowing down the hood, body sides and tailgate. That effect gives tremendous depth to the Silverado’s body, while reinforcing the nautical heritage of the unique camo design.” The body-colored and black grill receives a special light bar treatment. Ejector Orange is used to offset the drab main color and continues the military theme. Inside the seats and floor are waterproof and Razzle Dazzle is used in the trim. Chevy pulled a brake package, air intake and custom exhaust from its parts bin and also added the following list of goodies: Black bowtie emblems Underbody shield Sport bar LED off-road lights Wheel flares 20-inch aluminum wheels with off-road tires Custom rocker guards GearOn™ tiered storage system GearOn™ utility rack package GearOn™ cargo tie-down rings Floor liners Spray-in bedliner (production option) Embroidered headrests with the Special Ops logo.
  21. Above: Kid Rock Silverado 3500, Silverado Special Ops, Colorado Z71 Trail Boss 3.0 Above 1970 Camaro RS with LT4 650 hp crate engine. 1967 Chevy Nova with 272 hp Chevy "LTG" 2.0-liter turbo. Also, see our stories on the Red Line Silverado and Red Line Camaro stories.
  22. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11/03/2015 Here is a look at some of the custom vehicles you'd spot at the Chevy Booth at SEMA this week in Las Vegas. Which is your favorite and why? Top of Page Image - Chevy Silverado RealTree Bone Collector Edition graphics package. Above: Kid Rock Silverado 3500, Silverado Special Ops, Colorado Z71 Trail Boss 3.0 Above 1970 Camaro RS with LT4 650 hp crate engine. 1967 Chevy Nova with 272 hp Chevy "LTG" 2.0-liter turbo. Also, see our stories on the Red Line Silverado and Red Line Camaro stories.
  23. The Ford F-150 MRT with its breathed-on 3.5-liter EcoBoost had too many add-ons to list, but some of the most notable drivetrain parts include: •MRT stainless steel exhaust, Max-Flow h-pipe and back half exhaust system •MRT custom induction •MRT custom shifter •MRT custom rear spoiler fabricated by Team Z Motorsports •JMS Pedal MAX accelerator pedal signal controller •JMS Boost MAX boost signal controller •SCT custom tune for performance and extreme duty thermal management •Tremec Magnum 6-speed manual transmission (conversion) •QuickTime bell housing •EXEDY performance clutch and flywheel •Turbosmart blow-off valve Toyota brought a Tundra made into a limo which we refuse to dignify with an image. However, Yoda redeemed itself with this awesome looking 4Runner Tonka off-road vehicle.
  24. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11/05/2015 The Chevy trucks at SEMA have been a hit with the forum members, so we are offering up a quick peek at some of what the competition brought this year. First up is the great-looking Ram Rebel X. Mopar wheel flares and 17-inch cast-aluminum beadlock wheels with 35-inch Toyo tires give the truck a tough look. Of course the Rebel packs a 5.7-liter HEMI engine. Added go-fast bits include a cold-air intake, cat-back exhaust, and a Ram Air duct. The Ford F-150 MRT with its breathed-on 3.5-liter EcoBoost had too many add-ons to list, but some of the most notable drivetrain parts include: •MRT stainless steel exhaust, Max-Flow h-pipe and back half exhaust system •MRT custom induction •MRT custom shifter •MRT custom rear spoiler fabricated by Team Z Motorsports •JMS Pedal MAX accelerator pedal signal controller •JMS Boost MAX boost signal controller •SCT custom tune for performance and extreme duty thermal management •Tremec Magnum 6-speed manual transmission (conversion) •QuickTime bell housing •EXEDY performance clutch and flywheel •Turbosmart blow-off valve Toyota brought a Tundra made into a limo which we refuse to dignify with an image. However, Yoda redeemed itself with this awesome looking 4Runner Tonka off-road vehicle.
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