When you take the best trucks regarding Chevy vs Ford vs Ram, you have the makings for a great video. Make them apples to apples, it becomes epic.
Normally, comparing the best Chevy vs Ford vs Ram trucks would be kind of uneven given the Ram TRX and Ford Raptor’s ridiculous capability. What if you could bring a new Chevy Silverado to the mix that could compete? You would have the PaxPower Jackal – a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 that has substantial additions and modifications to make it a serious “super truck” competitor.
The PaxPower Jackal
Power for the Jackal starts with GM’s 6.2-liter V8 and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Normal [power ratings start at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. With the Whipple supercharger, its output increases to 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
PaxPower added a ton of accessories with a completely modified and beefed-up suspension, with King adjustable (but, not active), internal bypass, and remote reservoir shocks. The modifications also include long-travel Bajakits suspension, and ADD front & rear bumpers, with additional lights. It has massive 37-inch off-road tires too. You can also choose between fiberglass or carbon fiber body panels (hood, fenders, etc).
This is just a part of PaxPower’s Stage 3 kit. On top of all that, you get the supercharger – but only with the Stage 3-Plus kit. In total, with the “Plus” kit – you’re adding about $50,000 to the donner truck. Basically, that means that this truck is $20-$30K more than our $77,000 TRX and Raptor.
All of this; all these modifications – they help make the Chevy competitive with the TRX and Raptor.
The Ford Raptor and the Ram TRX are very similar in that they have active, beefed-up suspension, and reinforced platforms. Both trucks use (different forms of) forced induction, both trucks have unique bodies, compared to their lesser brethren too. In addition, both trucks have unique interior upgrades along with similar tire and wheel upgrades.
Torque and power are what the TRX is all about, but it is not as nimble as the Raptor. In a straight line, the TRX is faster, but the Raptor is lighter on its toes. It is a bit easier to maneuver on and off-road.
On the other hand, the Jackal is – according to Andre – “A baseball bat.” Have a look at this video and find out why.