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.
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
There are actually 3 styles of OEM. "Z71" decals for the GMT900.SilmarilS said:And you can have 2 styles of bed stickers. Some that only says Z71 (for 2wd) and the Z71 4x4
You can check on google image
If there is no Z71 and no G80 on your glove box sticker, it's not a Z71 truck. Unfortunately there are crooked dealerships out there who pull stunts like this all the time. By adding those decals they can claim it's Z71 and price the truck higher.trout_champ said: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?
That explains alot. My nephew just bought a matching truck to mine. When we put them next to each other we found alot of differences. All that you mentioned. So are the Rancho shocks better than my Z71 shocks?bksbigdogdoug said: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
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"