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AutoHunter Spotlight: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4×4

Lifted truck with unique style and high-quality upgrades


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Rocky Ridge Conversion.

The aftermarket industry’s support for pickup trucks is massive. Anyone with a big enough imagination (and a big enough checkbook) can go sky-high with upgrades including lifted suspensions, all-terrain tires, underbody skid plates, brush guards, auxiliary lighting, side steps, exhaust systems, and dozens of other components. In fact, it can be overwhelming for some people to weed through the wide variety of parts available for modern-day full-size trucks.

That’s where Rocky Ridge Trucks of Franklin Springs, Georgia comes into play. Rocky Ridge takes stock trucks, usually direct from the manufacturer’s assembly line when new, and outfits them with high-quality upgrades to take the guesswork and decision-making out of the equation for the end user. Ten years ago, when this Blue Topaz Metallic half-ton Z71 was new, it received the full treatment from Rocky Ridge. It is now being sold by a dealer in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The auction will end on AutoHunter’s “All-American Tuesday.”

By way of a quick history lesson, the Silverado became the successor to Chevrolet’s popular C/K Series of pickups beginning in 1999, and it could be ordered in a wide range of full-sized truck body styles. Of course, the Silverado name itself went back much further than that, dating all the way back to 1975 when it denoted a trim level. In 2014, Chevrolet rolled out the third generation of the Silverado. One of the enhancements made to this generation was the implementation of a fully boxed high-strength steel frame.

Today’s featured truck received a long list of enhancements courtesy of Rocky Ridge when it was new. Among the upgrades were mesh grille inserts, color-keyed fender flares, chrome side steps, a spray-in bedliner, a lifted suspension, and a custom exhaust system. Power is sent to the pavement through a meaty set of 35-inch RBP Repulsor M/T off-road tires wrapped around 20-inch Dick Cepek wheels. The wheel and tire setup caters to both form and function.

Under the hood, we find an EcoTec3 5.3-liter V8 which is mated to a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission and an AutoTrac dual-range transfer case. The selling dealer has performed an oil change, so the truck is ready for the lucky new owner to get in and drive to the nearest off-road destination.

If you are on the hunt for a lifted 4×4 that already has all the right equipment to take you just about anywhere, you have just met your match.

The auction for this 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Rocky Ridge Conversion ends Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. (MST)

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.



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