This new Chevy Silverado 1500 Jackal truck by Paxpower.com shows what’s possible if GM was to build a true Ford Raptor and Ram TRX competitor. This truck is riding on a 6-inch wider track with longer travel suspension that uses King 3.0 shocks. It packs a supercharged 6.2L V8 with a rating of 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and it has the wide-body looks to back up the hardware. Here is what makes this truck unique and special.
The recipe behind the new Jackal truck is very similar to the Ford Raptor and the Ram TRX. This is a truck with unique design, looks, long-travel suspension, and additional performance. Paxpower uses Baja Kits front upper and lower control arms to extend the width of the front suspension, give it more suspension travel, and a slight lift (of just 2-3 inches). This is a stage 3 version of the Jackal that uses adjustable King 3.0 shocks with remote reservoirs. The stage 3 package also comes with 37-inch all-terrain tires. The extra-wide fenders make the truck look really great, but also allow the big tires to articulate with touching or damaging any of the components.
In the rear, the additional width is provided by specially-designed spacers and custom Deaver springs. This is what allows for the suspension tuning and the additional wheel travel. King 3.0 shocks with remote reservoirs round out the package in the rear.
Under the hood is a 6.2-liter gas V8 that originally produced 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Jackal can be had with or without a supercharger, but if you want the best and the fastest – the Whipple you see here with additional tuning brings the power up to 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque (according to Paxpower.com). This is plenty of juice for this truck to spin all four tires under hard launches. The suspension is set up on the softer side, so the Jackal does have a tendency to squat down in the rear under hard accelerations and have a bit of dive under hard braking. From this standpoint, it feels a bit like a very large high-performance side-by-side or a specially-built Prerunner off-road truck. This truck is set up to have a bit more body lean than a factory TRX or Raptor. If you want to better control the dive and roll more, you have the option to set the King 3.0 shocks to a stiffer setting.
Specialty ADD front and rear bumpers add to the tough appearance and further help with the approach and departure angles. This is also an off-road LED light bar built into the front bumper and a custom hood with a large hood scoop.
On the inside, the Jackal is basically what you wanted from your stock truck. The truck you see here started life as an LTZ luxury package. It’s equipped with heater leather seats, heated steering wheel, 360-degree camera system, heads-up display, and all the other Silverado 1500 features and comforts. This truck is also equipped with power-folding steps.
This truck looks massive and tough, but it’s actually lighter than you may expect. We put this truck on the scales and got a results of 5,860 lbs of curb weight. This curb weight is very close to a stock 2nd-generation Ford Raptor. Our 2020 Ford Raptor with options weighs 6,000 lbs. Our 2021 Ram TRX TR1 package weighs closer to 6,500 lbs.
Jackal pricing varies depending on which stage you choose. Pricing varies from around $15,000 for Stage 1 to about $25,000 for Stage 2, and $35,000 for Stage 3. The supercharger adds another $15,000 to the price. The LTZ crew cab 4×4 truck with the Z71 package you see here started at around $50,000. Stage 3 supercharged build adds $50,000 to the price for a total of $100,000.
Overall, this truck commands attention on the street. Many people came up to us to ask about it. The truck can serve as a daily driver with lot of comfort and power. It also can take you far into the desert or a mountain trail. We are planning an off-road review of this truck very soon!
Check out all the gadgets and gizmos on this truck in the video below.