Inside Line: 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Overland Build [Video]
It's an overlander's dream- a midsize pickup with a fuel-efficient diesel, off-road worthy suspension, and differential lockers. When it comes to standard equipment, it’s hard to top the 2017 and newer Chevy Colorado ZR2. In fact, Kyle Bickley's 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a prime example of how the right mix of aftermarket parts (coupled with a little fender trimming) can completely transform the late-model platform. We caught up with the Offroad Power Products Catalog Manager and his truck on the trail in Moab, Utah. There, we were able to see the truck in action and find out just what it took to get the truck where it is today.
One of the most impressive aspects of Bickley’s build is the fact that he’s able to run a 35x11.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler with only a leveling kit up front. This is no small feat on the Colorado as the wheelwell opening are pretty narrow from the factory. A little time at the body shop made it possible for these meaty treads to cycle freely. Equally impressive is thanks in part to a set of Nitro Gear 4.56 gears, the truck can net 20 miles-per-gallon on the highway!
Want to know more about the ZR2? Check out our real-world review.