Whats included in the Z71 package

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  1. junkman

    junkman Active Member

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    What is included in a Z71 package over just a standard 4x4 . I just bought my son a 2001 Z71 and was curious what option it has other than the stickers on the rear quarters
  2. Ricky B

    Ricky B Wiiide Open

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    I know the suspension sits slightly higher, I beleive the manual said 2.7" higher. Its got Extra skidplates underneath, rear govlock limited slip dif, and i think some more agressive shocks and tires from the factory
  3. InfantryYJ

    InfantryYJ New Member

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    Don't forget the sticker :flipoff2:
  4. Blkvoodoo

    Blkvoodoo Letting the smoke out Moderator

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    Tires and shocks mostly. Driving lights in the lower front valaince, G80 locking rear diff (aka Timex locker),
    The tires were a slightly more aggresive tread All Terrain, and the shocks were over priced Bilstien. and a Skid plate package

    The interior trim was either LS or LT, (badge on "B" pillar") LS being cloth seats, base radio( several options to this) dash cluster had fewer gauges. 4x4 actuation was dependant on trim level, push button selection, on both trim levels LS and LT, LT having the "autoride" option offering selectable automatic full time 4x4, VS 2hi .4hi amd 4lo

    LT was leather, full gauge package, Uplevel stereo package, better HVAC controls. most likely to have power windows and locks, XM option, OnStar,

    The Work truck (WT) 4x4 were vinyl seats, usually no carpet but a rubber mat, inner door panels were plastic, no power windows, 4x4 as floor mounted stick.

    There are caveats and exceptions to any and all of this, Dealers make changes to the trucks at the dealership which really confuses things.
  5. rattlecanpaint

    rattlecanpaint Well-Known Member

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    Ricky, you sap, you forgot the badassness! Junkman it's also got the badassness.:lol:
  6. Rich

    Rich Asshole at large

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    I remember a test from something like Motor Trend, and the towing package equipped truck did better on their "offroad" portion than the Z71 equipped truck, because the shocks were too stiff or something like that..

    Kinda of a peeve that people seem to think the trim package is the truck.. It's not "A Z71", it's a Chevy 1500.
    You don't hear people saying "I have a 2001 Dodge Sport" because it has the big "Sport" sticker on the rear quarter panel..
    Ford guys don't say "I have a 2001 Ford FX4" because their F-150 has the FX4 package...

    Kinda like the brothers who ride "a SRAD" :shaking:
  7. Cperry

    Cperry Well-Known Member

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    I got a busa-with-an-arm.
  8. bowtieman55

    bowtieman55 Well-Known Member

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    try working in the parts business and mentioning that it really doesn't matter that it's a "Z71" or "FX4" when purchasing something as simple as spark plugs...some of these asshats get offended:rolleyes:
  9. junkman

    junkman Active Member

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    I already mentioned that.
  10. OnlyOneDR

    OnlyOneDR Active Member

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    The sad thing is that 99.9% of the parts they buy for them are the same on the other trucks. I get annoyed *going* to the auto parts store and asking for parts. The guy at the counter will ask me all these questions about engines, drivetrain, etc, and get offended when I tell them that it doesn't matter they are all the same regardless.

    Z71 is a gimmick package, a sales tool, a "status" thing. The skids are flimsy, the shocks aren't much better, the sticker doesn't add any horsepower, and the G80 Gov-bomb Eaton locker comes on damn near half of the GM trucks that leave the showroom floor anyway. My dad's little 99 ex cab 2wd has one. The Z71 doesn't sit any higher than a normal 4x4, go look at one. Hell I noticed that the Colorados now have a "Z71" package. I see people with Toyotas putting Z71 sitckers on their trucks for God's sake. What's the deal?

    At least the Ford FX4 package actually made the truck a LOT taller. The Dodge Off-Road package that they offered on the last bodystyle lifted the truck a lot more too.
  11. Blkvoodoo

    Blkvoodoo Letting the smoke out Moderator

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    and the best part is, some of those Z71 Colorados are 2WHEEL DRIVE , no transfer case, no front drive.

    Much like the TRD 4dr Tacomas and the Pre Runner package, though those actually have a true locking diff ( yeah I know only locked below 5mph if ya push the button, but that can be worked around)
  12. junkman

    junkman Active Member

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    I want ya'll to know I did'nt buy it for the Z71 package , I bought it for the price, $8500 and only 100,000 miles ,extended cab 4 door .Truck looks great.
  13. Ricky B

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    Wow, I mean you all just prove my point over and over all the time:

    You are all just jealous of the true Glory, Sick nasty, Badassness (thanks Rattlecan) that comprises the true masterpeice that is the Chevy Z71 :driver:
  14. vw181man

    vw181man New Member

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    Wow...and here I thought all along that the Z71 wasn't:gay::flipoff2:
  15. CoonDogger

    CoonDogger New Member

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    HA HA HA HA HA HA BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    :wheel: SIT, MOFO!
  16. CJ2YJ2TJ

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    Thats a steal with the way those thing sell.



    On a side note Chevy makes 2wd Z71s now. My boss bought a new body style 2007 Silverado Z71 4x2. Apparently now the beloved decal says 4x4 in small with Z71 when they are 4WD.
  17. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    i thought that the Z85 package was the 2wd version of the Z71?

    has anyone seen the Z99 package before? Ive seen a few of them, but have no clue what they claim is better with it...
  18. rattlecanpaint

    rattlecanpaint Well-Known Member

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    More badassness!:lol:

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