When it comes to deciding exactly what you want to do with your new truck, the options can seem kind of daunting. With all the different lift kits and over 1 million wheel and tire packages, choosing the style that you want for your truck can seem nearly impossible. We talked about the 4 types of truck builds in a previous video, but this is different. We are going to be talking about truck build themes and how you can be best in show.
The first theme we’re going to touch on is the Pop of Color style. With this style you can really take any truck out there, paint to match just about everything on it, throw on some dark tint, pick up some chrome or polished wheels, choose any lift you want, and add just one bright accent color.
We’ve seen this style done on everything from Rangers, to Super Duties and it always looks good. But there is one super important part, to pull it off you want to go with the widest wheel you can. Even if it means sacrificing a little bit of turning radius or having to trim your truck. When you keep it low and wide, it really sets off the look and takes it to the next level and gives you the show truck look you’re going for.
Next, of course, we had to mention the Murdered Out look. This has been around forever and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. As much as people talk sh*t about, “Oh look, another blacked out Silverado”. It really is a simple style that takes the guesswork out of planning what to do with new parts.
Even a lot of the OE manufacturers are offering blackout packages right from the factory. So Chevy has the Midnight Edition trucks that come with black wheels, black bumpers, black grills, and black emblems and it’s good to go right off the bat. 99% of lift kits come black from the factory too, so you don’t have to worry about painting those parts.
When it comes to wheels, it’s actually a bit harder than you might image to find an all black wheel, since so many companies are adding rivets or milling. We actually made a video and blog on this if you wanted to see our picks for all black wheels. So if you’re going to go for a true black out theme, you have to go all black.
On the other end you have the whiteout, which doesn't need much explanation. Basically you paint or wrap everything on the truck white. Keep in mind, if you love this look, you’re going to want to be prepared to put some hours into detailing. White trucks seem to get dirty really fast, and if you take it as far as we did with CO2 (pictured below), you’ll see that the lift, the brake calipers, and everything else underneath the truck can quickly collect noticeable grime.
But if you want to talk about a clean build, whiteout is the definition of it. You’ve got to slap some dark tint on it for that contrast, and then again it’s all about big, shiny wheels either polished or chrome in the biggest size you can fit. All of the chrome and all of the whiteout in the sun reflects like crazy. It’s basically the truck equivalent to that big diamond that someone wears on their finger 4 tables over that your girlfriend goes crazy for.
Lastly, we’ve got the guys that aren’t afraid to go bold. When it comes to running colored wheels, 2019 has been the year that we’ve seen more of this than ever before. In comparison to the price of wheels themselves, you can usually find a local powder coater to do your wheels for cheap, and almost guarantee that literally no one else, anywhere in the world has the same finish.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle, or wait for powder coating to be done, there are becoming more and more companies out there that are actually offering these custom looking colors straight from the factory. You can get the color wheels right from their stock. The stock options aren’t nearly as vast as when you choose to do powder coating, but they’re still out there. If you want orange, purple, or lime green that’s something your local powder coater can definitely get done for you. Some of this has come from the car scene, as those guys with their slanty wheels.
Those are the builds we’ve got for you guys! We hope this helps you in your future building decisions.