With it all said and done, the lowly 1500 W/T is now a far more capable, comfortable, safer, fun-to-drive, and practical pickup. What we figured would be a few tweaks ended up being a lengthy list of additions and modifications-which, of course, is how it became a better vehicle. When adding up the cost of all the parts and pieces, we were approaching the $22,115 sticker price for the '05 Silverado. Yes, we lucked out with the purchase price ($15,147) but we also didn't skimp on quality along the way, always using the best we could find-which means that you could easily create your own for about $20K. These days, that's cheap. Go for it.