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I am trying to confirm the years that are true Trail Boss. Simple internet searches have me conclude that the Trail Boss production is 2019 to 2023. If this is the case this four year “special” will continue to make the TB sought out in the future. Anything else is an imposter. Is this a correct hypothesis?
 
Uh 6 years. 2019 to current 2024. It's a Z71 with a 2" factory lift. Nothing overly special or "collectable" about it. The ZR2 Silverado and ZR2 Bison as well as the GMC AT4X will be the more desirable trucks if anything in the future.
 
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If you’re looking for a long term collector Silverado I’d suggest the ZR2… and the Duramax option would probably hold its value better in the long run… love the 6.2L though.
 
The TB is not a special truck, and will not be "sought out" in the future. Its just a Z71 truck with a factory 2" lift. If you are going for something that might hold its value more, the ZR2 is much more likely to hold its value, but even then there is nothing about it that will cause it to be collectable. There is not a single truck that GM makes right now that could even possibly be worth more in 20 years.
 
I wasn’t looking for a collector vehicle. There are true classics out there pre -1960. Just wondering if the TB was “special”. Btw- The Chevy’s I grew up with were built in the late 1940s.
 
I think everything has potential to be a classic if it lives long enough and is in good enough condition haha!
 
Along those same lines, someone once asked me why I didn’t just buy a Z71 and put a 4” lift on it instead of a TB with 2 from the factory when I was shopping the 2” SST by Readylift. Would it have been more advantageous to just do that?
 
Objectively I think it just comes down to cost vs what you get. This is the equation that I was considering when I was shopping for my truck. At the time, the new (refresh) RSTs were being discounted but TBs were not only not discounted, but really hard to even find. So my plan was to just lift an RST. I figured i'd be changing out the wheels and tires regardless of trim anyway, so spending $500-600 for a lift was no problem. The problem for me was that it wasn't possible to get really any of the options I wanted on a refresh truck...GM wasn't building them. That fact combined with all the limitations of the refresh trucks pushed me into shopping the "barely used" market and there I found that I could get all the options I wanted, without all the limitations, and a Trail Boss ended up being by far the more cost effective option. Not to mention I saved almost $20g's.
 
Along those same lines, someone once asked me why I didn’t just buy a Z71 and put a 4” lift on it instead of a TB with 2 from the factory when I was shopping the 2” SST by Readylift. Would it have been more advantageous to just do that?
You do not get all the functions of a Trail Boss on a Z71. This includes electronics and added protection underneath. I use the off road function all the time. Pretty sure that is not on the plain Z71.
 

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