Author Topic: 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2  (Read 5008 times)

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2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2
« on: October 15, 2023, 02:20:39 AM »
I had transmission replaced in my '16 Sierra earlier this year.  5k miles on it and its starting to shit bricks again.  I decided to take advantage of high prices of used market now and traded it in for a ZR2 Silverado.  I'll miss it. I loved it, but I think I'll love my ZR2 more.   Paid just under MSRP for it, not a great deal but acceptable because most dealers mark up these.  Gave me $28k for the old Sierra with 90k on it.

I nearly bought a Ram Power Wagon last weekend until the dealership added some bullshit at the backend and $3k+ of fees.  Walked away.   Glad I did, the ZR2 is a way better truck for me.  It is freaking fast. I like fast.

Already did some things to it:
First modification - antenna delete
Bakflip X4 from old sierra (it was 1" too short, I have a couple holes in the corners I need to figure out gaskets - don't really want to buy a new top)
Bedrug

Planned mods:
Tint all windows - factory tint too light.
dashcam
6 way lights at high beam (all forward facing lights on same time at high beam)
auto fogs (fogs on when low beams are on)
cargo lights to come on same time as reverse lights
Ultimate9 Throttle Controller
disable auto start/stop

« Last Edit: October 19, 2023, 01:08:07 AM by M »

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Re: 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2023, 01:05:53 AM »
The PW I test drove and nearly bought.

Looked into Raptors too, every ford dealer had them with crazy markups. Even for a regular Raptor, not just the Raptor R or the 37 package which I didnt want.

Side note: My ZR2 is quicker than a Raptor and I believe it. It flies.

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Re: 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2023, 02:16:31 PM »
Hope you like it, Matt!
Interesting to me how the latest gen Chevies feel to me like they took some cues and proportions from the latest midsize trucks. They're huge but read smaller than they are at a distance to me. Proportions have changed to be more like the current Ranger than an older fullsize.
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Re: 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2024, 05:58:09 PM »
So far so good.

What I have done to it so far are minor.
5% tint
bedrug liner
Revolver x4s topper from old sierra (it was short but I made it work)
LED reverse lights
UltimateX EVCX Throttle controller. Best thing I did, woke up the truck
MBRP muffler delete
ceramic coat
4k front/rear dashcam
1/2" wheel spacers

The DSSV suspension is amazing.  I love it.   Definitely a lot of body roll on the turns and braking/accelleration due to the softness of the suspension. 


Average fuel consumption around 14.5mpg. https://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/silverado_1500/2023/slicer/1243012
« Last Edit: January 09, 2024, 06:00:08 PM by M »