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2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Cognito Suspension Install - Towering Tow Rig

Cognito Gives This 2015 Chevy 4x4 Strength, Substance, and Style

Deanna ScanlonPhotographer, Writer

Tow vehicles have come a long way in the past few decades. When I was a kid and we were towing a large trailer full of horses, it was done with a station wagon complete with the fake woodgrain along the side. Then we stepped up to a ’73 or so Dodge ¾-ton pickup. The wagon was more comfortable in that it had A/C that actually worked, while the truck was better at actually towing. Neither was exactly cool to be seen in and the Dodge was a beast as a daily driver.

Things have changed radically in the years since. Nowadays, trucks are as plush inside and much more up to the task of towing large trailers. Take this ’15 Chevrolet 2500 HD, for example; it’s like driving a Cadillac and thanks to the 4x4 drivetrain, it has little problem getting to even the most remote of areas. And it looks pretty good as it comes from the factory.

But pretty good isn’t good enough for the majority of today’s off-roaders. They need their tow rigs to double as chase trucks while still being able to style around town. That’s where companies such as Cognito come in.

Cognito has lift kits for most major brands of trucks and SUVs and they designed them to be rugged enough for the dirt while still maintaining civilized on-road manners. They also have some of the best instruction manuals this writer has ever seen. Now this install may be best left to the professionals, but we’re here to say that if you have the tools and the talent, they make it so you could do this in your own garage.

When we say professionals, in this case we’re talking about the crew at SoCal SuperTrucks in San Bernardino, California. They did the job in a day (granted, it was a long day), but they did it right and even had the rest of the pieces on hand that went on this install, like shocks, wheels, and tires.

What’s good about lifting your rig if you don’t go the extra mile and add the items that you’ll need when hitting the trail? Items like Fox Racing Shox are a must when out in the dirt, and the Toyo Open Country M/T’s are equally as important to making it back to camp. With the cool 18-inch Fuel Boost D534 wheels, the Toyo’s were just icing on the cake.

The end result is that this new Chevy has been equipped with everything it needs to not only get you to the races, but to do so with style and in even the most challenging conditions.

We may miss our old family wagon, but we totally think that things have changed for the better.