Whether you have just got a brand new shiny ride, or you’re looking to add to a truck you’ve had for a while, there are tons of ways you can customize it. Depending on what you use your truck for will alter what modifications you’re going to want to get on it. Sometimes it’s just great to make your vehicle look and feel a whole lot better. If you’re trying to decide on your next (or first) truck mod, Here are some awesome ideas:
Set Up A Light Bar
Odds are if you own a truck, you’re going to be using it for truck things like off-roading and the like. Factory-installed lights pale in comparison to the illumination provided by an LED light bar.
When you’re riding off-road you are going to want to be able to see any animals that cross your path and make any trenches clearly visible. Another awesome thing about throwing on an LED bar is the aesthetic it will give your truck. Just keep in mind the use of a light bar on the road while driving is going to get you ticketed.
When you’re deciding on adding a lift kit to your truck you can choose between a body or suspension lift kit. Either can really benefit the overall aesthetic of your vehicle, but they can also make off-roading much easier. When you are looking at the market for suspension lift kits it can be easy to run into off branded products or cheaply made pieces.
You can click here to view the sort of lift heights available for a Dodge truck. Body lift kits have a height cap, but they don’t impact the experience of your ride. Alternatively, suspension kits are going to allow you to add larger wheels and can be raised much higher.
Customized grilles are a great installation, not only does it offer added protection to your truck, but it lets others know that you’re serious about maintaining the quality of your vehicle. When you’re kicking up gravel you don’t want to worry about any damage when you’re just trying to have a good time. A custom grille is going to prevent you from needing to expend more financial resources further down the line, and wasted time taking care of the paint.
Installing Fog Lights
If you’re out hunting and fishing on rainy mornings, you know what it is like trying to drive through the fog. Although many people are averse to getting fog lights because they’re notorious for their overuse, they are completely legal and safe as long as used properly.
Fog lights direct beam downwards so that you’re able to make the road visible, and the light doesn’t attempt to penetrate the water droplets in the air. If you’re trying to make as safe a ride as possible, installing some fog lights is a great customization option.
Like most of the items on this list, rain guards can give your truck an aggressive look and feel that you’re going for. They also prevent rain from entering the window when you have it down (hence the name). Rain guards can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you have a huge range of options to find something that appeals to your tastes. They’re also a far more inexpensive addition, when compared to the other items for customization.
Truck Bed Liner
Your truck is your baby, and just because you’re carrying a load in the back does not mean you want to see it damaged. Not having a truck bed liner can give the impression that you’re not interested in maintaining your vehicle and you never want that to be the case.
Bed liners can either be sprayed on or a physical liner can be placed inside. The sprayed options are permanent and they’re a nice touch, but they can require a host of materials, and you may need to have a professional get it done. Physical bed liners are subject to wear and tear but are far more convenient for the average owner.
Window tints are just a great option overall, and they do more than most people think. The film from tints can actually hold the glass in position in the event of a minor accident, and while it may crack it’s going to be less dangerous.
They are also far better at repelling UV rays from the sun than traditional windows, and that means any upholstery won’t become bleached or faded over time. You won’t need to worry about always needing to carry a pair of shades when you’re driving on a sunny day, because tinted windows reduce glare and make for easy driving. Plus, tinted windows just look plain cool.
Bigger wheels and bigger tires aren’t just for looks. They can actually make your off-roading experience that much better. If you have gotten a suspension lift kit installed onto your truck, you might want to go the extra mile and get bigger tires. They’re great for off-roading because you’ll have a higher clearance from the terrain, and more tires will be in contact with the ground. If you are increasing the thickness of your sidewall, you might need to have your odometer recalibrated, and be prepared for an extra cost on gas. Even with a few downsides, sometimes the look that comes with bigger tires is just plain worth it.
The great thing about customizing your truck is that you’re going to add to its resale value. However, remember that things like lift kits might void any warranty you have, so read the fine print before committing. If the warranty is still included in resale value this may have a small impact on the financial return you’ll see if you do end up selling your truck. Even with a few small modifications, you’re going to feel like you’re in a brand new ride. If you include some of these awesome customization options you’ll enhance your driving experience, and get more out of your vehicle.