If you’re looking for a factory-backed off-road truck with a lift kit and other upgrades, you can walk out right now and buy a new Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss or GMC Sierra 1500 AT4. Most people will find that those trucks offer plenty of capability, but for those that want more there are options.
One of the easisest ways to add more ground clearance to your new pickup is to opt for a Black Widow kit from SCA Performance. The company sells ready-made trucks with upgrade kits already installed at several Chevrolet and GMC dealers across the country.
The list of upgrades is impressive, and includes components for the truck’s suspension system, wheels and tires, exhaust, and appearance. While the powertrain is left untouched, the exhaust and suspension systems get significant improvements. The standard kit comes with a suspension lift and Fox Shocks, and the included Black Widow exhaust builds in a custom muffler and tips for a deeper sound.
Inside, the new trucks get painted interior trim pieces and custom interior touches. SCA can upgrade the truck to premium stitched leather and other options for an added cost. The rest of the interior remains stock, so the options that the truck left the factory with are in place. A local dealer has a listing for a 2021 Silverado Black Widow. It’s an RST model that has been upgraded with SCA’s stitched leather, but it also carries a factory sunroof and a Bose Premium Stereo from the factory. All of that, and the truck retains a three-year/36,000-mile comprehensive warranty.
How much does all of this cost? Quite a bit, as it turns out. The Silverado 1500 RST with a Black Widow package and a few extra options added in costs almost $80,000 before local and dealer incentives are factored in. The SCA conversion added $21,845 to the truck’s base price, but it’s important to remember that you might not be able to build the same level truck for the same money. Beyond that, there’s a good chance that doing the work yourself of through the aftermarket will void your warranty.