2012 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Solid Axle/Rock Crawler/Tow Rig/Daily Driver

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Silverado 2500
  • Year: 2012
  • Mileage: 9,915
  • VIN: 1GC1KXC8XCF216920
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 6.6L Duramax diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Description

Up for sale is my one of a kind 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 crew cab Duramax diesel rock crawler/tow rig/daily driver. This truck is an absolute BEAST. This truck was featured on the cover of Petersen's 4 Wheel and Offroad magazine right after it was completed. If you search "Solid axle Duramax", you can find the truck and the feature article, Here is a truck that can just about do it all. Some of the hardcore wheelers out theremay recognize the truck. If so, then you know I've built a few rigs over the years. And this one by far has had the most time, most effort, most thought, and most money poured into it to make it what it is. I have towed with this truck, I have driven it daily for periods of time, and I've crawled over rocks on some of the toughest trails around Reno and Lake Tahoe. Then drove home at 70 on the freeway. As long as the body could fit through the trail, there has been no trail I have not been able to conquer, without ever using the winch. Winch has only been used a couple times to pull other rigs out. The best and funnest part about wheeling this truck is the looks on other wheeler's faces when this trail beast crawls up rocks that their little rigs just went up. And the comments are always entertaining too. So, if you buy this truck, be prepared to talk about it A LOT. To guys on the trail, and guys at the convenience store, and the guys at the gas station, etc... Because everyone always wants to know the details about this unique truck. So, here is the good stuff everyone wants to know:

The build was done at Nate's Precision here in Reno. The bedsides and fenders were professionally modified and opened up at Car Body repair in Burbank to fit the 42" tires while keeping the ride height low as possible. Here's what components make this truck what it is:

6.6L Duramax Diesel with the Allison 6 speed trans. The motor has an H and S tuner, and has had the DPF and Urea deleted. HOWEVER, all the factory components are still visuallythere. Truck only has 9,900 miles on it. Even with the 42's, this thing has big power and can haul the mail if needed and/or wanted.

Factory Chevy transfer case, and it has never flinched. These things are rated for outrageous amounts of torque, and I've had zero issues with it.

Front Suspension is triangulated 4 Link with 3 inch/14 inch travel King coilovers.

Rear Suspension is 3 Linked with a WATTS link which allowed us to keep the factory gas tank in the factory location. Rear also has 3 inch/14 inch travel King coilovers.

Axles are both Ruff Stuff 14 bolt housings, with Solid Industries third members, and the incredible RCV 300M axle shafts front and rear. ARB airlockers, Solid Industries knuckles up front, Yukon Hardcore front hubs. Nate made it to where we were able to retain the massive factory GM brakes, which work amazing. That was no easy task. He had to have custom caliper mounts machined from solid pieces of billet to allow use of the factory brakes. Rear has Solid Industries hubs. Both have 5.38 gears.

The steering is really unique, and really off the hook cool on this beast. It has a bellcrank style setup to help minimize bump steer from the triangulated front 4 link. There is a PSC hydraulic assist set up as well, with Artec double sheer arms. But what really makes this steering work amazing is the fact that this truck has two power steering pumps. One for the hydroboost brakes, and one for the steering. I've wheeled other Duramaxes before with just a factory pump, and if you push them hard, the pumps don't hold up. And with this set up, the brakes also really work well. This truck weighs in at around 9,100 pounds, sitting on 42's, and if your leg is strong enough, it can squeal the tires when braking.

Another super cool feature is the Amp power steps that are on the truck. Two sets of steps were purchased, then Nate custom fabbed them into 4 separate steps that work independently with each of the 4 doors. And, they tuck neatly underneath the custom rock sliders.

The front bumper is an Addicted Desert Designs bumper that had to be modified to fit the 16.5 winch that is hiding in it. Front has 2 Rigid LED light bars, and there is a Rigid LED rock light kit underneath the truck as well. The grill is Royalty Core. Headlights are factory in the front with PIAA LED's (WAY BRIGHT), and the rear are aftermarket tail lights.

The rear bumper is custom built, and ties into the rear tube bed guards, then goes up into the bed and ties into the low profile bedcage where the coilovers peek up a little through the bed. Speaking of the bed, there is a spray in bedliner, Mac's custom tie downs cargo rail system for securing all your gear, and a cool aluminum panel that is secured flat, over the bed cage tubes so you can put gear on top of it.

Wheels are Stazworks double beadlocks. Tires are Goodyear MT/R Kevlar. 42". I have an identical spare set of (4) 42" Goodyears that I will throw in too. They are probably 3/4 tread.

There is also a Viair on-board air system. The compressor is mounted underneath the truck, and the tank is mounted inside the left rear wheel opening, with a switch there too.

I may have forgotten a few things, because there are a lot of really cool little custom features on this truck. If you have ANY questions, please feel free to e-mail me with them. I love talking about this truck, and would love to see it go to someone who appreciates it as I do. Like was said before, this truck is very unique. It rides nicer than a new stock Duramax, it can tow, it can wheel, it can rock crawl, and it is just a pleasure to wheel and drive.

One thing about towing- I love the way the truck handles, but if whoever buys it wants to tow really heavy stuff, I would recommend looking into getting some sway bars installed. I really like the soft ride it has, but towing really heavy stuff might need a little stiffening up. Speaking of towing, this truck has custom airbag mounts that allow the bags to be installed and removed with pins. Want to tow, put them in. Want to wheel, take them out.

When it comes to any factory warranty, the simple answer is that it has expired by time. And it wouldn't matter anyway due tohow extensively this BEAST has been modified.As mentioned in the condition description, there are a few minor dings and scratches from wheeling this truck. But, even though it has wheeled really hard nasty trails, it was NEVER abused or bashed on. It's overall condition is excellent. Also, the ABS, Stabilitrak, traction control, tire pressure sensors, and parking sensors have all been eliminated so that this truck can perform the way it was intended to with no electronic interruptions.

Truck is located in Reno, NV

Free and clear title is in hand, and will be signed off to the new owner when money changes hands.

Just for a frame of reference, Kelley Retail blue book on a stock truck like this is around $52,000-$53,000. A stock truck, without the massive amounts of custom modifications this truck has. Anyone that has ever built a rig of this caliber knows that it takes way north of $100,000 to make it happen. Thanks guys, and I look forward to working with someone to pass on this amazing rig.

Please e-mail me with any questions about the truck. This truck is obviously heavily modified, and is sold AS-IS and AS-SEEN. Winning bidder must contact me at auction's end, put a $1,000 deposit down, and pay in full within 7 days of auction's end, or truck will be relisted and sold to someone else. Thank you and good luck!!