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What exactly is Z71 package?

What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby trout_champ [OP] » Oct 28 2011, 6:58am

Not sure if this goes here but, what exactly comes with a Z71 package? I was checking my RPO codes on my new truck and did not see the Z71 code, but the truck has Z71 stickers on it. Am I gonna get screwed by the dealership?

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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby ASTE25 » Oct 28 2011, 8:04am

Basicly it is a little different suspension package and some extra skid plates. It should have the Z-71 designation on the RPO sticker if it has it.
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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby trout_champ [OP] » Oct 28 2011, 1:06pm

Nope, no z71 sticker on the RPO code sticker in the glove box. Iy just has the stickers on the truck bed.

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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby Gorecki » Oct 28 2011, 7:03pm

Z71 "OFF ROAD" CHASSIS PACKAGE 'OFF ROAD' CHAS PKG(Z71)

You mean you don't see Z71 as one of the codes on the sticker in the glove box? Well, I guess it's entirely possible the stickers are aftermarket?

Directly from the chevrolet website :
The available Z71 Off-Road Package includes:

•Z71 Off-Road suspension
•46mm twin-tube high-pressure gas-charged shocks
•Skid Plate Package with a frame-mounted shield
•GM segment-exclusive automatic locking rear differential that provides added grip when you need it
•Available Z71 Appearance Package: 18" aluminum wheels, body-color mirrors and door handles, body-color grille with chrome insert, and Rancho® shocks
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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby Z15 » Oct 28 2011, 7:24pm

One of my buds almost bought a bogus Z71 optioned truck last year. He came by to see what I thought of a 2007 truck he was going to buy from a used car dealer. As we were talking, the subject of the G80 locking differential came up and I was going to show him the code to look for but it was not there, then I noticed the Z71 option code was not there either but the skip plate option was NZZ. He backed out of buying the truck and told the used car dealer why but he said nothing. Looking at the decals on the truck it seemed like they were brand new and showed no signs of being 5 yrs old.
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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby Taylorbrt4 » Jul 16 2014, 3:27am

this has me curious. i just bought the last brand new '13 this past month. its not a 4wd but it has the z71 sticker on the bed (both sides). to bring up the convo about the same body color mirrors and door handles. would i find these codes on the window sticker from the truck?
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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby Matt1WT » Jul 16 2014, 4:19am

Codes are on a grey decal inside the glovebox.
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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby TrentonZ71 » Jul 20 2014, 6:42am

Correct me if I'm wrong here. I admit I'm wrong from time to time.

I don't want to call them "fake Z71s" but it seems that since around 07-08ish, GM decided to offer 2wd trucks with the "Z71 suspension package". They sit up a little higher (and probably ride) like a 4x4 Z71 but still lack the 4x4 ability. Then there's the "true" Z71s that have the 4x4 capability. From the early 90s' (or was it late 80s?) when GM introduced the Z71 package, any Silverado or Sierra that came off the factory line with the Z71 badge was 4x4. My first truck, a '97 Z71.. 4x4. My buddy's old '93 Z71... 4x4. Seems like they turned it into a big marketing technique for buyers who want the Z71 look but don't want to pay for the 4x4 package. Kind of like throwing a Z28 badge on a V6 Camaro like my neighbor did.
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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby bksbigdogdoug » Jul 20 2014, 2:57pm

There is a Z71 pkg and a Z71 Appearance pkg.

2013 Chevy Silverado Z71 Appearance Package
18″ x 8″ aluminum wheels
P265/65R 18″ all-terrain, blackwall tires1
Fog lamps
Body-colored outside mirrors and door handles
Unique Z71 decals, sillplates and instrument cluster
Chrome recovery hooks
Rancho® front and rear shocks
Body-colored front bumper/lower fascia with smooth surface
Body-colored grille with unique chrome mesh insert
Available on Extended or Crew Cab LT and LTZ models, and requires the available Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package. It’s not available with exterior colors Blue Granite Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, Blue Ray Metallic or Fairway Metallic. On LT, this feature also requires the available Trailering Package

2013 Chevy Silverado Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package
46mm high-pressure gas-charged shocks
36mm front stabilizer bar and off-road jounce bumpers
Skid Plate Package to protect the truck’s undercarriage from rocks and debris
Off-road high capacity air cleaner
Front recovery hooks
Z71 decals on the rear quarter panels “to let everyone know your pickup is up to the challenge”
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Re: What exactly is Z71 package?

Postby hdsinner » Jul 20 2014, 3:04pm

From my limited knowledge I know there is a suspension package and an appearance package. I had some of the appearance package added on when I bought mine. The whole front shabang was changed and they put the stickers on. I feel like a poser at times with a 2wd truck and Z71 stickers. Although, it doesn't say 4x4 or off road anywhere.
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