The 2021 Chevy Silverado has cemented itself as a legendary pickup truck. It’s built for epic adventures with powerful capability when put to the test. To match it’s power the Silverado poses unique styling and features that make it quite memorable. Evolving this Chevy Silverado into something that truly embodies hard work and strength is the kind of challenge we look forward to.
Breaking the factory mold on this Chevy Silverado used a ton of modifications. Of course we had to give it a chrome delete where we blackout all the chrome accents on the truck. Upgrades like blackout emblems, gritty tires, and a lift kit will make this 2021 Chevy Silverado look like a yeti in battle armor!
|3M Premium Window Tint||RC Vertex 6-Inch Lift Kit|
|Toyo Open Country A/T III||2-Inch Wheel Spacers|
|Katzkin Leather Interior||Blackout Emblems / Badges|
|Painted Calipers||Genuine GM Assist Steps|
Wheel & Tire Setup
Starting from bottom of this build, we ditched the base tires and replaced them with some Toyo Open Country A/T III tires. Wrapping them around the factory wheels was a cinch for technicians! Doing this helped create more traction and gave a burly look to the base of this truck. The original factory wheels offer a great off-road design, but we wanted to give it some more style. That’s why we added a powder coating to match the other black accents for our chrome delete.
Another feature we added to this Silverado’s wheels were painted calipers. We opted to paint the caliper a gloss red so it stands out from behind its new black powder coated wheels. Red calipers provide an added sense of performance for your vehicle. With trucks, applying a ceramic coating to the caliper is great because it makes break dust and other debris easier to clean while providing extra protection from debris.
Accommodating these new tires required adding 2-inch wheel spacers, which we picked up from Rough Country. Wheel spacers give the truck more functionality while providing a wider and more commanding stance. When changing the tire or wheels on a vehicle it’s important to ensure that there isn’t any rubbing, which a lift can help with.
Black Powder Coated Wheels
To give the factory chrome wheels a whole new look we gave them a black powder coat finish. Having all-black powder coated wheels adds to the black accent styling and really pops against the white body paint.
Powder coat finishes are a good option because they come with two main benefits. First is flexibility of design, this means your wheels can be personalized to almost any color. Most often times we use black because it looks good on every vehicle, and we do a lot of chrome deletes to match with it. The second upside of a powder coated finish is its long-lasting durability. Wheels take a lot of damage from debris and gravel along the road. These powder coat finishes help provide another layer of protection for your ride’s wheels.
6-inch Lift Kit
Knowing we wanted to improve this Silverado’s off-road capability to the max, we installed a vertex 6-inch lift kit from our friends over at Rough country. Massive tie rods on this lift help handle larger tires while raising the position of the driver for more control.
Of course going off-road requires maneuverability across uneven terrain. To make these excursions smoother we added a set of Vertex Reservoir shocks giving this Silverado a suspension overhaul! The Vertex Reservoir shocks have 8 settings/modes you can change between to get the best ride quality depending on the terrain. These shocks are also constructed with stainless steel to provide maximum corrosion resistance, as well as a superior ride quality!
Unless you’re related to an 8ft tall freak of nature you’re going to need some steps. Steps can add to the look of your vehicle while aiding you and your passengers mobility around your truck. For this reason we opted to attach a pair of Chevrolet sport steps.
Traction is a must for safe and easy accessibility when you’re on muddy trails or worksites. This official Chevy accessory offers a great practical use, but also a good extension of branding for the proud Chevy enthusiast.
Blackout Emblems & Badges
Modifying the look of your vehicle to make it your own is something we all can enjoy. That’s why the steps weren’t the only accessory we sourced from Chevy! We removed the old emblems and lettering to replace them with an emblem blackout package. Not only do we prefer the pop of black accents on the white paint, but the black is just more sophisticated than the standard factory chrome. Extra appeal for this build comes from the iconic illuminated Chevy bowtie badge that we put on this lifted Silverado.
Blackout emblems are a popular first customization for many new vehicles. Check out our collection of emblems and badging if you want to make a quick and easy modification to your ride.
Spray-In Bed Liner
When you have a truck you’re gonna throw stuff in the bed. That’s just a simple fact. It’s important to use some kind of bed liner to protect your vehicle for the long haul. There are a lot of different opinions on whether to use a drop-in bedliner or spray-in. The truth is they’re each great options with their own pros and cons. For this build we opted to use Xtreme spray-in bedliner to safe guard this truck.
Paint Protection Film
Paint is the first line of defense in preventing rust on your vehicle. Chipped paint can can lead to costly fixes later on down the road, so using a protective film is important for longevity. PPF is commonly applied to areas of high impact such as the front bumper, grille, and hood. We went ahead and gave this 2021 Chevy Silverado some added protection because we knew it’d be out causing a ruckus.
Applying a tinted film to your windows has a ton of benefits. Window tint can protect your interior, your valuables, and most importantly you from the sun’s rays. Aside from its other uses it also darkens your windows for a formidable look and privacy. We wanted that sort of window on this Silverado to give it some additional blackout allure.
We grabbed a roll of 3M Premium FX tint and went to work. 35% tint was applied on the front windows and we added a tint eyebrow on the windshield. The eyebrow helps shield driver and passenger eyes from the sun. The second row and rear windows usually have a darker tint from the factory and for this setup we decided to leave it.
When you go to select your tint you need to keep in mind your local laws so that you don’t get ticketed. We always recommend a professional install for this modification. Poor tint jobs will bubble and discolor over time. Make sure your window tint installer has a good warranty to protect your investment!
Katzkin Premium Leather Seating
On the interior we opted to add some Katzkin premium leather seating to this behemoth. It’s a safe guarded secret for some, but the truth is you don’t have to pay thousands for higher trim level when all you want is leather seating!
We offer factory match leather seating, or custom leather seating from Katzkin and Alea so you’re sure to find something to fit your style!
If you’re looking for ways to customize your car, truck, or SUV consider checking out the rest of our website. We provide a variety of custom services across the contiguous United States. We also have lots of vinyl overlays, emblems, and more for you to take a look at. Reach out with any questions we are more then happy to help!