TEXAS-BASED tuner, PaxPower, has tinkered with Chevrolet’s Silverado 1500 to create the F150 Raptor-fighting Jackal.
“We set out to build a Silverado that would legitimately rival the Ford Raptor,” PaxPower says on its website. “After many months of development, we created the PaxPower Jackal!”
To put the Chevrolet in the same realm of the V6-powered Raptor, PaxPower offers three trim ‘stages’, the first of which is priced at US$15,000.
For that coin, the buyer nets an upgraded suspension set-up – King 2.5-inch front coilovers with remote reservoirs and 2.5-inch rear shocks with remove reservoirs, as well as Baja Kits upper control arms with uni-ball joints – to provide four inches of lift. In addition, other PaxPower add-ons include a custom hood, custom fender flares and 35-inch Toyo R/T rubber.
The Stage 2 kit is US$10K steeper at US$25,000 but, in addition to the King coilovers and rear shocks, gets a Baja Kits Prerunner Suspension set-up that provides “three inches wider long travel suspension”. This kit gives the vehicle a six-inch-wider stance.
Equipment unique to the Stage 3 kit, priced at US$35,000, includes King 3.0-inch coilovers and shocks with internal bypass, a Baja Kits Front Prerunner suspension kit, Deaver rear leaf springs, a Baja Kits rear shackle, Addictive Desert Designs Stealth Fighter bumpers, Rigid lighting and bigger 37-inch Toyo R/T tyres.
The 6.2-litre V8 engine has been tweaked for a 22hp power gain, courtesy of a GM Cold Air Intake, Stainless Steel Exhaust System and Performance Computer Calibration. The Jackal kits maintain full factory drivetrain warranty.
Available only in the States, the build time takes approximately three weeks. Customers can source their own Silverados, or use PaxPower’s partner dealers located in Houston, Texas.