GMC Sierra 1500
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 allows you to mix and match like no other pickup on the market. With six trim levels, five engines, three transmissions, two drivelines, three cab options, and three bed options, you can build your perfect truck. The base models start with a 4.3-liter V6 that can achieve 285-horsepower while the Denali trim comes equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 with 420-horsepower. If diesel is more your style, the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 is new this year.
Keeping things Organized
Center console organizers and storage: they may not be exciting, but they certainly are a useful and beneficial addition to the interior of a 2020 Sierra 1500. Given the cavernous size of the center console, it is quite easy to bury small items and objects at the bottom. A center console storage tray will help solve that problem and;
- Keep personal items organized and easy to access
- Prevent damage to fragile items (phone, sun glasses)
- Secure personal items
Basic organizers are made using ABS plastic - a lightweight, durable polymer - and are generally friction fit, meaning they drop into the OEM console and are help in place due to their contoured shape and non-slip pads. A grid system of moveable dividers allows for unique and custom storage areas to be created, depending on what object needs to be put in. If security is a necessity, there are center console storage systems that actually bolt into place and are thereby semi-permanent. Made from 12 or 14-gauge metal, these storage boxes also feature a lockable top and recessed hinges in order to make breaking them open quite difficult.
Street Rod Look
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 has a factory raked stance - meaning the front end is lower than the rear. This is perfectly natural and the intention is that once the truck is hauling or towing, the additional weight in the bed or on the rear will level out the back. For those 2020 Sierra 1500 owners that want to eliminate this rake and lower the stance of their truck, installing a lowering kit will do exactly this. Lowering the front end is accomplished with two new suspension struts and specialty lowering spindles. For trucks with 4WD, it is recommended to drop the front no more than 2" in order to avoid interference with the front differential. Dropping the rear is quite more involved and is best suited to a professional. Lowering kits will come with specialty axle flip brackets that once in place actually change what side the differential is on in relation to the leaf springs. From the factory, the rear axle is sprung below the leaf springs. The brackets included in a Sierra 1500 lowering kit will actually flip the axle so that it is now above the spring, thereby lowering the back end considerably. Doing so, however, usually requires notching the frame. For those that really want a slammed and street rod look (and have a 2WD 2020 Sierra half-ton), dropping the front and rear by 4" and 6", respectively, will achieve this.
Bumping Around Off-Road
Changing bumpers on Sierra half-ton isn't all about look - both serve a functional and utilitarian purpose. The bumpers the aftermarket has derived for the 2020 Sierra 1500 are definitely geared towards those that take their truck off the paved road. Made from heavy duty steel, aftermarket bumpers are engineered to have steeper approach and departure angles than the OEM units. This means when rolling up to an object on the trail, the front and rear bumpers will have more clearance in order to lessen the likelihood of getting caught up when trying to drive over said obstruction. In addition, Sierra aftermarket bumpers put a lot of focus on off-road accessorizing. Many incorporate a mount for an electric winch, and virtually all bumpers offer some availability to at least mount a few off-road lights. Most bumpers also feature welded gussets that can be used as a recovery point with a D-ring and appropriate strap.