PaxPower Builds Silverado Jackal to Hunt Down Ford’s Raptor

If you already build custom V8 powered Ford Raptors, where do you go when you want to expand your business? You build the Silverado Raptor-fighter Chevrolet hasn’t tried yet. This is the Paxpower Jackal.

It’s probably an easier exercise, really. Adding suspension and bodywork to a V8 truck instead of putting a modern and full of electronics engine into an off-road truck where a V8 didn’t come originally, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.

There are three levels of Jackal, starting with the Stage 1’s 2.5-inch front and rear remote reservoir shocks, 5.0-inches of lift, and a custom hood and fender flares to clear the 35-inch Toyo tires. GM’s factory cold air intake, exhaust, and computer tune add 22 hp and keep the factory warranty. That one will set you back $15,000.

Next is the Stage 2, which is $25,000. It comes with a BajaKits Prerunner suspension that adds 3.0-inches of travel to the truck, plus the King remote reservoir shocks and 4.0-inches of lift with a 6.0-inch wider stance that makes this both more capable and meaner looking. It gets the same GM Performance parts and 22 hp extra.

The Stage 3 kit really changes the game. It’s $34,950 so still less than a V8 Raptor, depending on your base truck, and adds beefier shocks with an internal bypass that should make it Raptor-smooth in the desert. There are new progressive-rate leaf springs that should add wheel travel and give a softer ride while preventing bottoming out. It also comes with a 40-inch LED light bar, Addictive Desert Designs bumpers, and 37-inch tires.

All three use GM’s 6.2L V8 and the extra GM Performance Parts parts give it 442 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Which is enough to get you pretty far into the desert, very quickly.