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2020 SILVERADO JACKAL: A FORD F-150 RAPTOR FIGHTER FROM PAXPOWER

The Aftermarket Is Providing Raptor Rivals Left And Right

2020 Silverado Jackal

An official Ford F-150 Raptor fighter from Chevrolet is inevitably on its way, but for those that simply cannot wait, the aftermarket is providing a few turnkey solutions. One of them is the Silverado ZRX from Tuscany Automotive. But the one above is called the Jackal, a 2020 Silverado off-road package from PaxPower that comes in a trio of different stages.

The 2020 Silverado Jackal Stage 1 features upgraded upper control arms with King 2.5-inch front coilovers and upgraded rear shocks. The look gets completed with two-inch fender flares at all corners with a custom hood with a mail slot opening in the center. This kit is priced at $14,950, plus a donor Silverado.

PaxPower also offers V8 swaps for the second-generation Ford F-150 Raptor, as well as converting models such as the F-150 PowerStroke diesel into something more Baja friendly. Ford Ranger kits are also available.

Stage 2 is where things get a little more serious, with the track of the 2020 Silverado Jackal coming in a full six inches wider compared to stock. The 2.5-inch coilovers are now adjustable, and suspension travel is increased, while a shackle kit fortifies the suspension system in the rear, which attaches between the leaf spring and the vehicle frame, allowing for the leaf spring to work through length changes during suspension articulation. The fenders are flared out a total of four inches to better accommodate the wider track. Fortifying its performances are unique axles, steering links, sway bar links, as well as brake lines. This package is $24,950, plus the pickup truck.

Stage 3 of the 2020 Silverado Jackal can jump even higher with larger 3.0-inch internal bypass coilovers and progressive-rate leaf springs. Stage 3 Jackals also get special bumpers, lights, and larger 37-inch off-road tires compared to 35-inch rubber on Stages 1 and 2. Pricing was not immediately clear for this package.

Power upgrades are bolt-on and minimal, with a cold air intake, exhaust kit, and a Chevrolet Performance calibration. If the Silverado has a 6.2L L87 V8 engine under the hood, that means owners would see an increase of 22 hp from the bolt-ons, with 442 hp total, and 475 lb-ft of torque (up 15 lb-ft). 0-60 acceleration is said to be as good as a Ford F-150 Raptor, at 5.7 seconds. And since these parts are Chevrolet Performance Accessories, it doesn’t void out the engine warranty. The rest of the truck, on the other hand, good luck.

Why no further power upgrades? As we’ve reported on the very first day MC&T launched, GM’s cybersecurity measures have rendered vehicles such as the T1 Chevrolet Silverado to be inaccessible. And the same will be said about the 2020 Corvette Stingray, as its ECU is completely encrypted.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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