Top Upgrades for GMC Sierra 1500

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The GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the most powerful light duty pickups on the market. Its high horsepower and torque combined with great looks and superior safety features make it a top choice for truck owners all over the country.

So, we get why you own one. And if you’re looking to take your Sierra from factory to fierce, you want to read on.

We’ve put together this quick guide on the hottest upgrades for your GMC Sierra 1500 for performance, style, and protection.

GMC Sierra 1500 Tonneau Covers

Installing a tonneau cover is probably the first thing every truck owner does when they get their hands on a new pickup.

And the reasons are obvious – a tonneau will secure your truck bed along with the valuable cargo and equipment you store in there. And it will give you improvements in fuel economy and aerodynamics.

Plus, your Sierra will get instant style points.

BAKFlip G2 UnderCover Flex Access TonnoSport Roll Up
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Easy to open for quick 1-panel access or complete access to your Sierra's truck bed. It folds out easily folds and locks in place securely to protect your valuable cargo, keeping it out of sight. Made from a 1/2" thick EPS core placed between two aluminum panels. Technically superior folding tonneau made from the best materials available. Will handle both the elements and any tough task you throw its way. Reinforced with Fiber-glass and FRP composite panels for a tight-fitting sleek profile. Folds in stages. “Affordable” meets “Reliable” - with a sleek and flush fitting profile the tonneau lightens the stresses on your Sierra for an even better fuel efficiency. Specifically designed for your Seirra 1500, rolls in stages for functionality and quick access to your bed.
Special Powers:
- will not warp or deform
- safely supports up to 300 lbs
- no-drill installation
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- locks directly into truck
- self-draining water tubes
- no-drill installation
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- UV resistant
- Ultra Tight protective seal
- easy to maintain and keep clean
Price: from $998.84
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GMC Sierra 1500 Nerf Bars & Running Boards

Your GMC Sierra 1500 is not complete without a set of high quality nerf bars or running boards. They will make accessing your Sierra so much easier. For you and your passengers.

They will also emphasize your truck’s style and lines. Investing in nerf bars or running boards will also raise your Sierra’s resale value.

N-Fab Wheel to Wheel Nerf Step AMP Research Bedstep Dee Zee 3" Round Ultrablack Nerf Bar
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The main bar which stretches the entire body length - wheel to wheel - to protect your Sierra from road debris. The steps are available with an inflexible, complete bolt-on design. The bar is situated high and is compact for a superior fit and a stylish look. Durable & solid bumper steps with a rugged die-cast aluminum alloy linkage assembly. The steps are black-anodized and Teflon powdercoated for corrosion resistance. Stainless-steel hinge points and press-fit bushings for durability. Ridged, non-slip steps. The steps span your GMC at both ends and curve to form a stepping edge for a bigger distance between the vehicle and the bars. This gives you safer footing and more comfort. Black center pads from durable urethane with a textured surface for added grip.
Special Powers:
- 2 steps per side
- durable 1-piece steel construction
- patented drop step design
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- Teflon powdercoated
- Stainless-steel hinges
- Ridged, non-slip step
Special Powers:
- powder coated steel brackets
- easy to install with no drilling
- baked by a lifetime warranty
Price: from $518.45
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GMC Sierra 1500 Air Intakes

Yes, the Sierra is one of the most powerful light duty pickups, already. But its factory air intake is still more restrictive than you want it to be.

Get even more out of your engine by swapping your factory intake with a performance air intake system. It will send your horsepower and torque through the roof (!), by routing a massive flow of cold, fresh air to your engine.

All of your friends will be so jealous.

K&N 63 Series Aircharger aFe MagnumFORCE Stage-2 Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Dam
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Featuring an aerodynamic design to drive a massive amount of air into your engine. It comes with a large conical shaped K&N air filter providing more airflow and lowered restrictions. The filter is washable and reusable, and is covered by a limited million mile warranty. Exceptional gains in horsepower and torque coupled with fuel economy. Give your Sierra 1500 an excellent under-the-hood upgrade with this high-flow air intake and supply your engine with a steady stream of fresh air with an improvement of up to 117%. 1-piece roto-molded air box will fix all the shortcomings of the Sierra's restrictive factory intake system. Enables the air filter to channel massive quantities of cool, dense air to the engine for more horsepower, torque, and improved performance.
Special Powers:
- aerodynamically engineered tube
- conical shaped K&N air filter
- limited million mile warranty
Special Powers:
- improved fuel economy
- high-flow air intake
- improvement of up to 117%
Special Powers:
- 1-piece roto-molded air box
- performance air filter
- enhanced horsepower & torque
Price: from $258.07
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GMC Sierra 1500 Bed Caps & Bed Rails

You want to take good care of your truck. And one of the best ways to protect its bed is by investing in bed caps and bed rails. Especially if you use your Sierra for work or transporting heavy cargo and equipment.

Annoying scratches and dings to your paint job can grow into a big problem over time. So you’ll want to avoid them if you can.

Plus – bed caps and rails will give you additional tie-down points to get your job done quicker and safer.

Dee Zee Black Tread Tailgate Protector Westin Wade Bed Caps Bushwacker Ultimate SmoothBack BedRail Cap
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Cover and protect your tailgate's top edge and give your Sierra a slick appearance. Forget about dents or scratches from transporting cargo and keep your paint unharmed. Constructed from heavy-duty aluminum and powdercoated for superior strength, durability and corrosion protection. Protect your bed railings from damage. Made from impact-resistant ABS. Quick installation using 3M tape. The unique design will works seamlessly with your tonneau covers, camper shell and tie-downs. Matching tailgate and front caps available for purchase. Will give your bed rails maximum side coverage. Made from Dura-Flex 2000 material which is scratch-resistant and will never crack or wrap. Available with a smooth black matte finish for a sleek and modern style and a finished look. Feature a unique no-drill screw-clip mounting system.
Special Powers:
- corrosion protection
- custom-sized for perfect fit
- heavy-duty aluminum
Special Powers:
- impact-resistant ABS
- install with 3M tape
- limited lifetime warranty
Special Powers:
- Dura-Flex 2000
- max bed rail coverage
- limited lifetime warranty
Price: from $68.42
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GMC Sierra 1500 Fender Flares

Fender flares on your GMS Sierra will protect its body from thrown up rocks, mud, and other road debris. And just like we discussed above, dents and dings on your paint can grow into a really big problem with time.

Fender flares look great, also. So they’ll help you stand out from the pack. They are available in a variety of styles, giving you a chance to emphasize your unique style.

Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares EGR Rugged Look Fender Flares Putco Black Platinum Fender Trims
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The fenders flares provide complete protection for your vehicle against mud, gravel, road debris or any other obstacles you need to overcome on or off the road. The fender flares will deliver the needed extra clearance for massive off-road tires while giving your vehicle superior styling. Super solid yet more flexible - the fenders stray debris and road grime for excellent protection. They have a wider size and and feature durable stainless steel bolts. The Rugged Fender Flares are made from sturdy ABS plastic with a solid, UV-nresistant layer to provide resistace to fading. Built from 304 stainless steel with UV-resistant rubber edge trim. The installation process is simple, thanks to the provided stainless steel mounting hardware. Putco's Black Platinum Fender Trims are available with NeveRust lifetime warranty and are offered at an affordable price!
Special Powers:
- Dura-Flex 2000 material
- matte black finish
- limited lifetime warranty
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- solid yet flexible
- sturdy ABS plastic- UV-nresistant layer
Special Powers:
- 304 stainless steel
- UV-resistant rubber edge
- NeveRust lifetime warranty
Price: from $258.88
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GMC Sierra 1500 Suspension Systems

If you do more than city driving with your Sierra, you should probably invest in an aftermarket suspension system.

It’s a must if you’ll be using your truck for towing, hauling, and off-road driving.

The right suspension will give your pickup a great stance, while improving your handling and driving experience.

Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorbers Rancho RS9000 XL Series Shock Timbren AEON Suspension Enhancement System
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Their durable monotube design and unique gas-pressure construction will correct the tuning and length of your Sierra's lift for truly enhanced handling and superior performance. The shock absobers feature a durable multi-layer zinc finish. Truly universal shocks available with a unique 9-level compression system for controling the softness or hardness of your Sierra's ride quality through manual dampening. Change of up to 400% in vehicle control and response from settings 1 to 9. Improved ride quality and extra load-carrying capacity. These hollow rubber springs are available with a progressive spring rate. This means the rubber spring is constantly brought into operation, no matter if the load is light or weighty. And the result is stable and quiet ride.
Special Powers:
- individually engineered
- bolt-on installation
- limited lifetime warranty
Special Powers:
- tri-tube design
- double-welded loops
- red urethane bushings
Special Powers:
- progressive spring rate
- self-dampening
- additional load stability
Price: from $115.79
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GMC Sierra 1500 Floor Mats & Liners

Keep your Sierra’s interior looking fresh and maintained with a set of quality floor-liners. They’ll protect your Sierra’s factory carpets and flooring which will otherwise tear up and become damaged.

This small investment will save you the headache of dealing with coffee spills, water damage, muddy messes, or even a chemical spill!

Durable Weathertech floor and cargo liners will save you time and money down the road. Trust us – you won’t regret this purchase.

Husky WeatherBeater Floor Liners WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liners Lund Catch-All Xtreme All-Weather Mats
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The liners will fit your Sierra perfectly while giving its floor complete protection from water, snow, salt, sand, mud and chemical spills! They are made from a patented thermoplastic material and feature high lips which keep liquids and dirt locked in until you decide it's time to clean up. The liners are designed using digital laser measurements of interior surfaces to guarantee perfect protection and comfort as every corner of your floor is covered. Constructed from High-Density Tri-Extruded material with sculpted channels to trap water, mud and sand and keep it away from your feet. Made from a durable Cynet thermoplastic which resists water, chemicals, heat and stains! With a reinforced raised perimeter to guarantee a large containment volume and complete coverage. The mats' anchors keep them secured. Integrated grommets mate to your Sierra's factory floor posts.
Special Powers:
- special channel patterns
- perfect for any weather
- special ridges scrape dirt
Special Powers:
- flexible & water-resistant
- variety of colors
- 3-year warranty
Special Powers:
- durable Cynet thermoplastic
- reinforced, raised perimeter
- limited lifetime warranty
Price: from $82.54
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GMC Sierra 1500 Billet Grilles

A billet grille is just what you need to upgrade your Sierra’s front end.

Plus – they’re available in a wide variety of finishes, so you can choose to be bold, classic, rugged, polished, or aggressive… just pick you style – we have a grille for you!

And with their high-tech designs, custom grilles go a long way to protecting your truck’s front end.

T-Rex Torch Series Mesh Grilles RBP RX-1 Series Grilles Putco Punch Stainless Steel Grilles
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Will give your Sierra an aggressive look with chrome lugs on the perimeter a 12 gauge frame and formed mesh. Built-in Z-ROADZ LED lights and black powdercoated for extreme durability. Guarantee complete corrosion resistance and durability and designed with a studded, all chrome frame. Available with triple chrome plating or bold black powder coating. Made from NeveRust stainless steel and CNC-machined to for a perfect fit. No-drill and no-cut installation using hidden mounting system for no visible bolt heads. Backed by Putco NeveRust Stainless Steel Lifetime Warranty.
Special Powers:
- chrome lugs
- 12 gauge frame
- built-in LED lights
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- all chrome
- studded frame
- powdercoated
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- NeveRust stainless steel
- CNC-machined
- limited lifetime warranty
Price: from $121.89
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