Thinking of giving your Chevy Silverado a fun yet functional update?
In this article, we give you a glimpse of some Chevy Silverado mods that’ll finally bring your plan to life.
WHAT ARE THE BEST CHEVY SILVERADO MODS?
When it comes to updating your Chevy Silverado, here are the best modifications you should consider:
- Air intakes
- Third brake lights
- Truck bed liners
- Running boards
- Rear wheel well guards
WHAT DO AIR INTAKES DO?
Air intakes are the pipe-like structures you see with your engine once you pop up your truck’s hood (just like with other vehicles). They draw air from outside and carry it to your engine’s intake manifold to produce an adequate amount of air and fuel combination that’s enough to make your truck run.
In fact, adding a cold air intake can increase your vehicle’s horsepower by at least 5. It may not be much for others, but an improvement even if it’s only little, is still an improvement.
WHAT DO THIRD BRAKE LIGHTS DO?
Third brake lights are the extra lighting devices you see elevated at the back of your truck as compared to the taillights that are of the same level on each side. They’re also known as safety brake lamps because they’re visible enough to alert your fellow riders that you’ll be stopping, even if your taillights are visually obstructed.
WHAT DO TRUCK BED LINERS DO?
Truck bed liners are like carpets that you put inside your vehicle. The only difference is, you put them on your truck bed to prevent possible damages that your truck bed can get from the different, heavy items you place on top of it. Their smooth, plastic surfaces cause hauled objects to slightly slide on them, and they’re often paired with truck bed covers.
There are 2 types of truck bed liners:
- Drop-in truck bed liners – as the name suggests, are the ones you simply stack on top of your truck bed like a regular carpet or rug.
- Spray-on truck bed liners – are the ones you add to your truck bed via the spraying or coating technique.
WHAT DO RUNNING BOARDS DO?
Running boards are also known as step bars. They’re those you install on your vehicle’s rear so you can conveniently go in or get out, especially if you own a lifted truck. Some people mistaken running boards to be synonymous to side steps because of their obvious function. However, there are few distinctions for each that tell you which is which. Hopefully, this settles the score between side step vs running boards.
- Running boards – have wide stepping areas that cover almost the entire board surface which make them possible to step on with both feet and are a bit flat for stability or support.
- Side steps – have narrow stepping areas that only cover certain spots in front of your truck doors which means you have to take one step at a time. They’re also tubular in shape.
WHAT DO REAR WHEEL WELL GUARDS DO?
Rear wheel well guards protect the open spot that connects your wheels to your rear brakes. Some 4×4 modifications require installing them to prevent dirt, mud, snow, and other debris from contaminating your rear brakes that can lead to brake noise and stalling. They come in bolt-on and spray on types.
Modifying your Chevy Silverado isn’t just about improving its design aesthetics. It’s about making it tough against trails that you normally go through to boost its service life. After all, you use it for both utility and pleasure. Share us your personal Chevy Silverado mods by commenting below.