GM Offering Box-Delete Option on All Full-Size Truck Models

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

General Motors is broadening the appeal of its truck range by offering a box-delete option on all of its full-size pickup models.

This setup eliminates the bed, rear bumper and spare-tire assembly from rigs so equipped. High-rate springs are also included, as is the front stabilizer bar from the company’s Max Towing Package. This helps these pickups perform better when handling loads that approach their maximum payload capacity.

The real news here is that GM is offering this on light-duty 1500-model trucks with regular cabs. It can be specified on both two- and four-wheel-drive models for enhanced versatility.

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But why would anyone want a truck without its most useful feature, a cavernous bed that can haul all manner of messy cargo? Well, believe it or not, this arrangement is particularly appealing to fleet operators that custom up-fit their rigs. They have unique payload requirements and other special needs and the box-delete option is ideal for them. Supposedly customers have been “clamoring” for such a feature and now GM offers it.

But it’s not just for corporate clientele. Retail customers can also snag a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra sans the bed if they so desire. Going for the box-delete option will save buyers $575. The spare tire can be added back for a fee of $335.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Iammrmail Iammrmail on Nov 25, 2015

    What a ripoff. Can they spare it. At that price I would use it as a planter first

  • Ninja250 Ninja250 on Dec 01, 2015

    Hmmm... So the box is worth $575 to GM? I guess that makes the whole truck worth what? Maybe $16k-$17k (the price I paid for my 1998 W/T 1500). I think I'll wait until the Chinese start importing trucks before I buy a new one...