Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Parts And Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Accessories
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The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD gives the extra strength needed for power-intensive tasks. Built from the 1500-level frame but optimized for withstanding heavier workload, this heavy-duty light truck became a favorite for its ability to combine comfort and power on a daily basis. This vehicle debuted on the market in 2000 and uses the GMT880 platform as its foundation. It shares the same platform also used on the GMC Sierra 1500 HD model, which explains why these two trucks are almost identical, except for some exterior details. The 1500 HD variant, however, ended production in 2007.
When the Chevrolet Silverado1500 HD was introduced in 2000, it rolled out with a crew cab body style designed to provide more room for passengers without sacrificing the space for other loads. The 1500 HDs released from 2001 to 2003 featured four full-size doors that enabled up to six passengers to easily get in and out of the truck. The same body style was used for the remaining models, except when Chevrolet opted to skip releasing its heavy-duty variant in 2004.
Without a 2004 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD truck boasts five models, all of which guarantee easy accessibility and convenience for the passengers. The crew cab body style proved to be the perfect structure for this heavy-duty truck, but this model\'s exit from the market also ended this style\'s application on the newer heavy-duty models of Chevrolet Silverado. The latest 2500 HD and 3500 HD have a new structure made of high-strength steel frame.
The Silverado 1500 HD models were equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission, but it was only in the 2002 model year when the automatic transmission became standard. This is also the reason all succeeding 1500 HD trucks have this transmission on board. While the serious 2500 and 3500 HD trucks received either a five-speed or six-speed manual and automatic transmission, Chevrolet settled for the four-speed automatic transmission for the 1500 HD model until the end of its production.
It is a different story, though, when it comes to this truck\'s drivetrain. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The 2003 model year received an upgrade when Chevrolet added the four-wheel steering option, enabling the next 1500 HD trucks to have what is called the ‘Quadrasteer\'. This upgrade broadened the reach of the 1500 HD since it no longer limited the drivetrain to rear-wheel drive only.
The Silverado 1500 HD owners have to deal with the same engine across all models over time. A six-liter V8 engine is on board this heavy-duty truck, and it provides 300 horsepower, just enough to support the 1500 HD with its load. With Chevrolet not bothering to modify the engine installed, it meant that the V8 engine is capable of powering all models of this lightweight truck and provide the right amount of push needed to keep rolling even after this line has already been discontinued.