The beast looks stunning and comes with a host of features, but costs a fortune

Chevy is like this conservative parent who won’t let its son hit the gym and become a bodybuilder and look all gangsta. But PaxPower decided to do it to the Chevy Silveradoanyway.

PaxPower took in a Chevy Silverado LTZ under its wing and decide to re-build its body and add performance equipment for a badass feel. The guys at TFL decided to check out the transformed Silverado, now called the PaxPower Jackal. Is this the competition the Raptor was looking for all these years?

Is This A Worthy Substitute To The Ford Raptor?

PaxPower Makes Its Own Raptor-Rival Silverado Called The "Jackal" Exterior
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By the looks of it, the Jackal is an absolute monster. Although the Silverado has been around for a long time, Chevy never made a competitor for the Raptor in all these years.

PaxPower filled this void by creating the Jackal. The truck is not also standing high, but has also gotten wider. PaxPower has stripped the stock body and fixed new body panels and hood. The truck now sits seven inches wider than the standard Silverado. All the chrome bits are blackened out to make it all the menacing. There are exclusive stickers and decals all around the body that look brilliant on it. The body panels are made of fiberglass on this example, but can be had in carbon fiber as well.

The Jackal is produced in three different stages, thus fitting in different price brackets. The truck rides on 17-inch black wheels wrapped in massive 37-inch tires. In the Stage 3 mod, the truck comes with trimmed out Addictive Desert Designs bumpers that make it off-road friendly with a better approach and departure angle, and RIGID lighting amongst other things.

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Move to the back and you’ll notice that the fenders are extended out and liners in the wheel wells are made for the same effect. The rear ADD bumpers feature the same dual-tip exhausts as the standard 2020 Silverado. PaxPower even integrated all the sensors, like the parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring system, and so on into the new body parts and panels.

That’s A Lot Of Equipment Underneath The Widened Body

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The Jackal is based on a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ with a 6.2-liter under the hood. In the stock form, the 6.2-liter, V-8 mill makes 420 horses and 460 pound-feet of twist.

Power is sent to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission. PaxPower has bumped up the power on this, but Chevy trucks are not very tune-worthy vehicles yet. While the torque figures remain the same, the Jackal develops 442 horses, 22 more than the stock Silverado with this engine. The increased power comes courtesy of GM’s Performance intake, dual exhaust, and Chevy calibration.

The Jackal, in all stages, comes with long-range travel suspension and Baja kits. To list out the basic difference between the three stages:

  • In Stage 1, PaxPower offers the Baja kits, King shocks, but misses out on the other mods including the wide-body treatment.
  • In Stage 2, it comes with the wide body, but stock bumpers. It features a 2.5-inch King Coilover set as well.
  • In Stage 3, it comes with ADD bumpers and all the above things. It features a three-inch coilover set with internal bypass and compression adjusters to change the ride on all four corners. The rear suspension is swapped in favor of Deaver leaf springs that offer better ride and more travel range.

How Much Does It Cost?

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PaxPower is selling this Stage 3 “package” for $35,000 over and above the cost of the donor vehicle.

The price for the Stage 2 mod is not revealed, but Stage 1 costs $15,000. Although PaxPower has built this on the LTZ trim, the company says you can have it on any trim of your choice. You can also customize it as per your needs as well. For instance, the Trail Boss comes with a blacked-out exterior anyway, so you can opt for this trim and save some costs, or choose a different wheel and tire combination, or opt for carbon fiber over fiberglass, and so on.

Final Thoughts

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While the feature list on the Jackal is extensive with a lot of mods and add-ons, spending $35,000 is a little too steep considering there is no change in drivetrain except for the 22-horsepower bump.

This will perhaps get negated with the extra weight anyway. The Jackal, however, is an attention-seeker and off-road worthy truck but lacks in the performance department. I’d rather head over to Roush and opt for a Tactical 5.11 Edition on the F-150 that will give me 650 horses and 610 pound-feet of torque anyway. Or heck, a stock Raptor with all the bells and whistles for this price. But, if you’re looking for a Chevy and want to stand out in a crowd, this will fit your bill well.

What are your thoughts on the PaxPower “Jackal” Silverado? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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