Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by uk mac, Oct 3, 2009.
i have a 1996 silverado350 v8 sportside does anybody know what differs in the z71 to a nomal truck
I think I read somewhere that the main difference was the suspension, but I am unsure what other differences there are. I have a 93 z71.
my z71 has 4 wheel drive with locking hubs on it...also the stock suspension is different...some z71's have a different gear ratio than other models
I know that my Z71 (2002) came with skid plates and a transmission cooler.. along with that I believe it does have a different susp. set up. I also have a tow package but i believe that may come on all 4x4 models...that might help you a little bit
The biggest difference is the suspension and badging.
Z71's have progressive rate springs and badging identifying them as a Z71.
The gear ratio can be optioned on any GM truck.
Could you please explain what that means?
Z-71 usually means skid plates, better shocks, goofy sticker
Hey, i like my z71 sticker!! haha. Anyway, you're right, just bilstein shocks and skid plates from what I've read
Would really like to hear this.....
differences in Z-71
The Z-71 depending on year has stiffer springs or torsen bars, stiffer and larger gas shocks, lower gear ratios,larger radiator, tranny cooler (from 1-ton truck) skid plates, posi or locker rear end and some years had engine oil cooler and the all important Z-71 decals.
as in your halfway up a hill and can't make it all the way and start to roll back your hubs lock down keeping you from rolling backwards
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