We've seen some good Lingenfelter performance packages in the past, but this one might be the best to date. That's mostly because it looks to be the first Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ready to take on Ford's SVT Raptor.
The Reaper is a project between Southern Comfort Automotive and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and was first shown to Chevy and GMC dealers at the National Automobile Dealers Association show in January. The first time the media got to see this macho off-road package was at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.
The Reaper has a 3-inch suspension lift that allows for 33-inch-tall tires (you can choose from several tire makes) under the fender wells, with only a small amount of trimming needed to minimize any wheel-to-body contact. The system has been extreme-truck tested in the deserts near Las Vegas and Los Angeles, running the punishing whoop-de-doos they're both famous for. Additionally, the kit includes a Magnuson supercharger, increasing horsepower to under 500 or 600 depending on what GM engine your truck has under the hood (EcoTec3 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter V-8).
Some standard features included in the kit are a unique hood and grille insert, as well as a high-ground clearance front bumper. The Reaper uses Fox Racing shocks, offers optional 17-inch beadlock wheels, as well as a pair of rock-guard sidesteps among other things.
Pricing for the package will depend on how many option boxes you check, but there will be three stages to choose from, starting around $55,000 and running all the way up to the $65,000 range. Vehicles can be ordered from select GM dealerships starting in March. To find a dealer near you, visit Reaper Performance.
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To download the standard and available options list, click here.