Z71 2wd ?

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by RATRODKING, Jun 18, 2013.


    RATRODKING New Member

    in my nightly search for a newer truck, i just ran across an ad for a 2011 silverado 2wd, but it has the z71 stickers on each side of the back bed....
    i always thought z71 was for 4x4 trucks... is it possible to have a z71 with 2wd ?
    just curious... thanks..

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    Besides the Z71 OffRoad Suspension Package, They"GM"have the Z71 Appearance Package for 2WD, below are the Features it comes with,

    The Z71[SUP]®[/SUP] Appearance Package, available on Extended Cab Standard Box and Crew Cab™ Short Box models, includes body-color front bumper lower and center sections with body-color end caps, a body-color grille with chrome insert, unique Z71 decals, bright door sill plates, chrome recovery hooks, body-color outside mirrors and door handles and fog lamps. 18" aluminum wheels and 18" tires and front and rear Rancho[SUP]®[/SUP] shocks raise the Z71 performance level even higher.

    RATRODKING New Member

    thanks for the info..... strange... the truck im looking at doesnt have body colored bumper, (only the end caps), dont have body colored grill, dont have chrome recovery hooks, body colored door handles or mirrors, .......
    gotta look into this.... maybe someone just bought the stickers.... its at a very well known local chevrolet dealership.... false advertising ?

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    That could be....."someone just bought the stickers"......a couple of ways to find out, check the RPO Codes In-Side the Glove Box, and see if there is, RPO code Z71, and/or run the Trucks Vin# Number.....

    RATRODKING New Member


    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    Your Welcome, just looked at the Ad, Overall, the Truck looks to be in Very Very Good Condition!!!.....unless I missed it, I didn't see any Mention, of the Z71 Appearance Package??

    RATRODKING New Member

    they dont mention z71 in the ad, just the decals on the rear of the bed..... thanks again

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    Your Welcome, are you going to go take a look at this Silverado??......if you do, I would be interested to know, what and/or who put the Z71 sticker on the Truck.

  9. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    I have seen a Z66 in a 2wd but never a Z71
  10. troutbug

    troutbug New Member

    My cousin has a Colorado that is 2wd, with the Z71 package. Maybe the truck was wrecked, and someone got a bed off of a Z71 at the junkyard? Ha ha, that was a stretch!
  11. donyms

    donyms New Member

    I saw a Z71 the other day and commented on his nice 4 wheel drive truck and he corrected me and said it is not 4 wheel drive just a Z71 appearance package as Mike pointed out above. That was when i learned of this. :glasses:
  12. csltrains96

    csltrains96 New Member

    That's what I was going to suggest. Maybe it was just a replacement bed in the same color that came from a truck with the Z71 package.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013

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