The Best Accessories for Your Chevy Silverado
When you’ve got a new Chevy Silverado (or even one that’s not so new), then you’ll want to make it your own by adding lots of kit.
Fortunately, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to accessories for your truck. Everything from eye-catching chrome tips to some more practical and hard-wearing accessories like mud flaps are available for your Chevy Silverado. We’ve also rounded up some sweet performance accessories too, including a lift kit and tires. Finally, we’ll round this list out with a look at a storage system for your truck to keep your gear safe and sound whether you’re at work or play. The great thing about buying custom gear and accessories is that you can kit out your truck exactly how you want it; creating your ideal ride. It doesn’t get much better than that.
You’re sure to find a few things that can help to make your life easier –and your ride just a little bit sweeter as well. (Mudding, anyone?) Without further ado, here’s a look at some things that you’ll want to think about getting for your Chevy. Who knows? You may even discover a couple that you just can’t live without!
Chevy Silverado Accessories
Looking for 2021 Chevy Silverado accessories? What about 2020 Chevy Silverado accessories? Or 2019 Chevy Silverado accessories? Or any other Chevy Silverado accessories for that matter? Well, then you’ve come to the right place.
Many of these accessories will work for a 2021 Chevy Silverado, or previous models as well. However, just keep in mind that you’ll want to head over to the website first, to check the year and make before you click order, just to double-check that it’s the right fit for your beast. We don’t want to be held responsible if you just clicked order on something that was meant for a 2021, when you meant to get it for your 2001! So don’t say you weren’t warned ahead of time.
Now, let’s dive in and see some GREAT accessories for your truck. Here’s a look at our top-ten choices for this year.
This is where the rubber meets the road! Or the dirt, in the case of these tires. The right tires can make a difference to your ride. They can help to keep you on the road, safer, and even improve your mileage as well (or so some say). If you’re looking to upgrade your wheels, then you’ll want to consider BFGoodrich Tires. Mud Terrain MK3s are great for off-roading too, just in case you plan on taking your Chevy off the main roads (come on, you know you want to!)
The Trail Boss model tires are good all-terrain tires. The BFGoodrich T/A KO2 all-terrain tire is built to be as good on the road as off the road, and is perfect for anyone who uses their Silverado as a work truck in the week, and an off-duty truck on the weekend. Which, let’s face it, that’s most of us. These tires hold up well on gravel roads as well so they’re good for rural living or activities that call you deep into the great outdoors. Overall, we think they’re a great, all-around versatile option.
Smittybilt X2O Gen2 Waterproof Winch
Do you have a winch on your truck? No? Then my friend, you’ve never lived. The Smittybilt X2O Gen2 Waterproof Winch is ideal for the back of your Silverado. It’s strong, dependable, and a great all-around winch for getting things in and out of the back without hurting yourself. (Or getting yourself unstuck if you do decide to go mudding or hit the trails this weekend!) It installs easily too.
It’s waterproof, easy to use, oh and the line pull is rated up to 10000 lbs (4535kgs). Pretty good if you ask us! You’ll definitely be taking your truck on more outings with this one on board.
MAXLINER Floor Mats
Okay, okay, so floor mats aren’t the most exciting accessory, but they’re so damn practical. We like the look of these MAXLINER Floor Mats 2 Row Liner Set. These are for a 2001-2007 Chevy Silverado, but newer models can be found online.
These floor mats may seem to be a little bit on the pricey side as far as floor mats go, but they’re not too bad, really. They’re good value for money and a worthy upgrade. These mats stay put even if you have carpet in your Silverado, and won’t slide all over the place. As a bonus, they also look great and will enhance the overall look of your truck. Not too bad for a budget item! Plus, they’ll keep all that mud and grime off your carpet. Great news if you’re planning on hitting the trails this weekend.
Next up, we have a dashing set of grille letters which makes the perfect add-on for your Chevy Silverado. This set looks pretty sharp and will help your Chevy to look its best whether it’s on the road, or off! The perfect way to let everyone know you are the proud owner of a Chevy.
Some sets can be found on Etsy (!) and look great, and we’re sure it’ll be the perfect complement to your Chevy. As a side note, these make a great gift as well.
Jacked up truck? Yes please! Who’d say no to one of these? If you’re in the market for a lift kit for your Chevy, then you’ll want to consider one from Rough Country. Rough Country’s kits are very well rated, and most people seem pretty happy with them. Just make sure you take a look at the different options to find the one that’s best for you. These kits are available in a range of different sizes, depending on how much clearance you’d like to get.
Choose from 3.5 inches, four inches, or six inches.
Our recommendation? Get a six-inch lift kit and go all the way! As long as you’re not afraid of heights, that is. One warning though; you won’t be able to resist taking your Silverado off-road if you go this route! Now that’s what we’re talking about!
Red Hound Mud Flaps
Mud flaps can help to keep your truck cleaner, helping to keep some of the mud and slush off of your truck. They can also help to keep rust at bay. You’ll need them in the winter, or if you live in a place that sees year-round mud and grime, or of course, if you ever do decide to go off-roading.
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to mud flaps, but we like the Premium Heavy Molded Premium Mud Flaps set from Red Hound. They’ve been put through the wringer during testing and have come out on top. They’re also made from a strong polymer. So don’t worry, you won’t have any flimsy plastics to deal with. We know, there’s nothing worse than a mudflap giving up and falling off after just a couple of weeks.
For all of their benefits, mud flaps are a relatively inexpensive way to keep your truck cleaner. Just make sure you get the right ones for your truck. The exact size is important or else they risk warping or may even fall off.
Upower Chrome Exhaust Tips
What better way to draw attention to your new truck than with some fancy new exhaust tips? Some new chrome tips are a sure-fire way to get attention. And the beautiful Exhaust Tip set from Upower would be a great fit for any dual exhaust system.
You’ll be surprised at the heft of these things. They’re good quality and feel heavier than you might expect. They also install fairly easily as well. You’ll need to take them to a shop for welding, but any competent mechanic should have these on for you in next to no time.
Reese Towpower Hitch
A hitch is an important accessory for any truck owner. Especially if you’re planning on having your truck work as hard as you do. Or if you’d like to launch that boat once in a while.
We recommend the Reese Towpower hitch. It’s strong, capable, and meant for hauling very heavy loads. You definitely need a hitch like this (unless of course, your truck came with one pre-installed).
YITAMOTOR Running Boards
Okay, if you’ve installed the lift kit like we recommended, then you may want to think about getting some running boards. We’d recommend the ones from YITAMOTOR. These 6 inch aluminum side steps are the perfect companion for your new lift. Hey, you might be able to jump into your cab still, but your passengers won’t be able to. So unless you’re happy flying solo, we recommend giving these a try.
Strong, sturdy, and ideal for helping your passengers to get in and out of your new (and maybe even lifted) truck.
- DECKED Truck Bed Drawer System
Finally, we’ll round out our list with a hat tip to our very own DECKED Truck Bed Drawer System. This system can help to make life easier and better for truck owners, by essentially giving you instant access to a whole new layer of organization. It’ll keep you organized whether you’re at the worksite, or off-duty.
Our system features drawers that are built into the back of the truck. This means less searching for your gear and, ideally, more time spent on things that you actually want to be doing. Oh, and this system is made from polymer resin so it’s strong, waterproof, and robust. Not to mention, they’re also secure. The raised level system gives you more usable space in the back of your truck and helps to keep your gear safe from prying eyes (and crowbars as well!) Just throw your gear in, lock them up, and anyone who walks past won’t know what’s there. You’ll still have complete use of your truck bed too, so it essentially creates a double-decker system. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Oh, and if you’re not 100% sure about drawer storage, then we highly recommend checking out our DECKED Truck Tool Box. These truck tool boxes are a step above your standard run-of-the-mill tool box. They’re waterproof, and made from the same polymer resin as our drawer system, so they are tough too. They also include integrated ladders to make it easier to grab things in and out of the box.
So there you have it! A round-up of accessories, gear, and kit. We hope you found a couple of things that will work for your Chevy Silverado, allowing you to take your truck to true perfection and get the most out of it. Again, we hope that you have a great time with your Chevy Silverado –it’s a great truck. Enjoy the drive. Just don’t get too muddy.
Want to learn more about the DECKED drawer system? Take a look at this video: DECKED 101 | Everything You Wanted to Know About DECKED Drawer Systems. See this system in action!