What Rear End Does My Silverado Have?

If you own a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 from 1996 to 2006, you are aware that your vehicle has a rear axle. But what is a rear end exactly?

The rear end or differential is the component of the drivetrain that transfers power from the engine to the wheels. It is placed between the transmission and the wheels and contains gears that permit the wheels to rotate at various speeds. This is required to account for the difference in the distance traveled by the inside and outer wheels during turns.

Your Silverado 1500’s rear axle is rear-wheel drive, meaning that power is transmitted to the rear wheels. This is the reason why rear-wheel-drive trucks are so effective at towing and hauling. They have increased acceleration power, which makes hill climbing easier.

Your Silverado 1500’s rear end is a rear-wheel drive differential that transfers power from the engine to the wheels and allows them to rotate at different rates for turning. It provides your truck with additional towing and hauling power.


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