Offroad Power Products - 2020 Chevy Silverado - Rickshaw
Say hello to the newest member of the OPP fleet, Rickshaw. This 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 has done nothing but impress us in its stock form. Under the hood is a 3.0L inline 6 Duramax paired with a 10-speed transmission. There is no lack of power with this combination and the throttle response is extremely impressive.
Before we jumped into phase 1 of this build, we ran into some limitations. Because of the way the differential gears are set up in this new platform there is no aftermarket support for changing the gear size. Without the option of a deeper gear set we are limited to the size of tires we would like to run. That being said, lets dive into what options we do have and what is in store for Rickshaw.
The goal for phase 1 is to be able to throw a bag in the cab and hit the dirt roads in search of the ultimate camp site. With this goal in mind we started with wheels, tires and suspension. We have had great luck with Method wheels and Nitto tires in the past which is why we are running Nitto Trail Grapplers in a 35x11.50r17 wrapped around the Method 702 wheel with the bead grip technology. To obtain the clearance needed for this wheel tire combo we are installing a ReadyLift 4” SST lift kit. This kit includes tubular upper A arms with heavy duty ball joints. This will ensure perfect alignment.
Out back will have a little bit of an overland feel to it. Holding our roof top tent up is a Putco Venture Tec rack. Putco is a new line for us and so far we are extremely pleased with this rack system. The extruded aluminum construction keep weight down and the TEC channels allow for endless mounting options. Off course it wouldn’t be complete without an ARB elements fridge freezer in the bed.
This is only phase 1 of Rickshaw so make sure you are subscribed to our YouTube channel for updates. Below is a complete list of the parts currently on Richshaw: