Chevrolet pickup trucks are known for getting the job done. The American carmaker’s pickup lineup is so capable thanks to its automatic locking rear axle, known as the G80 locking differential. This innovative axle is available on the majority of Chevy trucks, helping provide consumers with all the driving confidence and control they could want from a pickup truck.
“The G80 locking axle provides a greater traction advantage than limited-slip differentials in most situations, while its automatic engagement requires no driver involvement, unlike some competitors’ electronic lockers, which require driver activation,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer. “The G80’s simplicity, durability, and sure-footed grip have been proven with generations of customers, as it has been a staple of the Chevy truck lineup for more than 40 years.”
Both the LTZ and Z71 Silverado 1500 models come standard with the G80 locking differential, along with all Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD models. This innovative locking axle is also standard on the Colorado Z71 and available on the Colorado WT and LT models.
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