Why the Cateye Silverado is So Great

December 3, 2021

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If you're even relatively familiar with the truck scene, then you've definitely come across a Cateye Silverado at some point because they're so popular. We've got a lot of questions asking why this generation of Silverado is so popular so today we decided to answer your questions and dive into what makes the Chevy Cateye so great.


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Table of Contents

1. Overview

2. Its Timelessness

3. The Engine

4. What To Be Cautious Of

5. In Conclusion


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When we talk about the Cateye generation of the Chevy Silverado, we're talking about the year range of 2003 - 2006 and the 2007 Classic. To many enthusiasts, this is the most aggressive generation of the Silverado because of its angry-looking front end.


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This style is so sought after because, quite frankly, it can look good no matter what mods you throw on it. It will fit the style of an offroad build, show build, or even a lowered street build. That can't be said for a lot of different trucks on the market.


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Its Timelessness


The Cateye doesn't seem to age either. I mean, this truck is at least 13 years old and still looks good when parked to brand new trucks.


2007 Cateye Silverado Moto Metal wheels and custom rims nitto ridge grapplers




The Engine


When it comes to engines, this generation of Silverado was produced before the displacement on-demand technology was introduced into GM's V8 engines, making these motors reliable and cheap to work on especially since they threw the 5.3L in a ton of other platforms.


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If you're into heavy-duty trucks, the Cateye offers the 6.0L gas V8 or the famed LBZ diesel engine that is by far the most sought-after version of the Silverado. The LBZ is known for its strength and reliability paired with pre-emissions engineering making it perfect for a workhorse or a powerhouse.


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What To Be Cautious Of


If you're looking to pick up one of these trucks, watch out for rust, especially if you're from a place that gets a lot of snow. You can usually find a decent Silverado 1500 for under $10,000. If you're looking for an HD gasser, expect to be around the $15,000 mark.


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If you want the best of the best and are itching to get into the diesel scene, get ready to break out the wallet because we've seen these things listed for upwards of $25,000 which is pretty insane for a truck of this age. Thanks, bro tax. 


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In Conclusion


Overall, the Cateye has earned a reputation for being the most sought-after Silverado and we think it's well deserved. If you can get your hands on a clean, low mileage example, definitely scoop one up because no matter what you decide to do to it, it will most likely come out looking awesome.


 2007 chevy Cateye Silverado ARKON OFF-ROAD Lincoln wheels and custom rims


We have plenty of wheels, tires, and suspension available for this platform so if you did just pick one up, you can build it all in one place and get it shipped right to your door. 


wheel/ tire packages




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When you get a wheel and tire package, you will save money on that package, get free shipping, and free mounting and balancing. We also offer as low as 0% APR financing.

What do you think of the Cateye Silverado? Let us know in the comments below!





Did you know we offer financing options for your build? It doesn't matter if you're just picking up a new set of wheels or creating a whole wheel and tire package along with a suspension kit. Instead of shelling out a ton of money at once, you can break that total into low monthly payments.


You could finish your build for less than you spend in gas each month! 

You don't need to have a perfect credit score to finance your build or even a credit score at all! Just select a lender at checkout to get started!


On top of that, you could get as low as 0% APR and even pay off your balance early with no penalty. Put some more money in your pocket and get that build finished!


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