As an R&D firm, Blacklake Research & Development comprises automotive enthusiasts who set out to give the truck industry what they have always wanted. That is precisely what they did with this Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, code-named “Blacklake XT1”. Let’s take a closer look at this truck and what makes it stand out from the rest.
What Is The Blacklake XT1?
The Blacklake XT1, at its core, is a Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss that has been transformed into a high-horsepower, off-road capable monster. Popping the hood of the Blacklake XT1 will reveal the factory 6.2L V8 with a beautiful Magnuson TVS 2650 Supercharger. This combo helps put down 650 horsepower to the rear wheels. The XT1 also boasts some serious suspensions, which we will get into later, as well as custom bumpers, Warn ZEON winch, LED foglights, and much more.
What Suspension Is On The Blacklake XT1?
To make the XT1 capable of the harshest off-roading trails, Blacklake reached out to JRi for a pair of 3.0-inch double-adjustable bypass coilovers built by Jeff Ryan. Each unit was milled from 7075 billet aluminum and designed to take on the toughest abuse on and off the trails. This setup allowed the XT1 to be capable of 11.8 inches of travel in the front and 17.5 inches in the rear.
Other Great Features
The XT1 boasts many other great features that transform this Trail Boss truck.
By purchasing the Blacklake XT1, you get all of the great features of a Trail Boss, as well as:
- Electronic Rear Locker
- 3.73 Gears In Each Diff
- Aluminum Skidplate
- Katskins Leather
- sPOD Touchscreen Integrated With Lower Center Stack Controls
- Maximized Bed Space
- Full Size Spare Tire Mount
- Carbon & Kevlar Fenders & Bedsides
- 35x12.50R17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrains
- Grille Marker Lights
- Custom BLACKLAKE Illumination In Grille
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