Go is fun, but often time whoa is just as important, which explains the serious AP Racing brake hardware behind the Silverado's wheels. Fifteen inches of brake rotor surface are clamped by six-piston aluminum AP Racing calipers. The addition of 24-inch KMC Dime wheels did not hinder braking performance thanks to the over-engineering in each and every AP Racing big brake kit. Keeping the Silverado planted deep into the corners, Toyo Proxes ST II 295/35R24 performance tires provide the grip necessary to get the most out of the McGaughy's lowered suspension. A McGaughy's drop spindle and coil spring lower the front a total of 3 inches and out back, McGaughy's leaf springs and shackles bring the bed down 5 inches. The combination of extra power, better braking, and a suspension that caters to performance driving always brings a smile to the Stillen team's face. Completing the package, a refresh between the doors was quickly underway.
You may think a company focusing on performance may overlook details such as upgrading the interior, but Stillen didn't leave any stone unturned. Katzkin red and black leather seat covers bring the two-tone paint scheme inside the Silverado and red painted plastics complement the dark interior. Keeping tabs on the engine's vitals are Nordskog digital gauges in a triple A-pillar pod. One glance at the pillar and the fortunate driver can view boost, fuel pressure, and oil temp. An upgraded audio system wasn't left off the to-do list as Gold Star Audio, in Ir vine, California, built a subwoofer enclosure under the rear seat. Two 10-inch Rockford Fosgate subs provide the bass while Rockford Fosgate components in the each door create frequency harmony. Rockford Fosgate amps power the system in conjunction with a Braille battery. Controlling the system is a Visteon VNMC-1000 touchscreen multimedia unit. Imagine car stereo in HD and you'll get a feel for this awesome integrated head unit. With an audio system as loud as this one, it's easy to forget about the 400+ ponies resting underneath your right foot.
Adding to the entertainment, a new Buell 1125CR motorcycle was strapped into the bed. No question, the 146 hp and 82 lb-ft of torque create an adventure that help the Stillen team cure their need for speed. A modern-day caf racer, the Buell's aggressive and futuristic looks help offset the calm, cool, and collected nature of the Silverado. Complete package. That sums up this clean, very fast, and still very driveable Chevy Silverado. Built with off-the-shelf parts, Stillen's hot-rod truck is a true testament to the future of American truckin'.