Should You Modify Your Truck?
March 18, 2020
If you're a truck guy and have been riding stock for a while, chances are that you've become bored. You may love your truck but after a while, you may feel that it's missing something. You know there's aftermarket parts out there but you're not sure if it's a good idea to buy them or not. Well today, let's talk about whether or not you should modify your truck!
1. The Simple Answer
Yes. Bet you didn't see that one coming.
Jokes aside, we definitely think it's worth it to modify your truck and that's not only because of the business we're in. Not only can modifying your truck make you feel like the coolest person out on the road but it can also be one of the best ways to express yourself. At the end of the day, the way you build your truck is an extension of who you are. The wheels, colors, exhaust, lights, and all of the other endless parts that you put into your truck all resemble your tastes and preferences and it's what makes the truck community so great!
Wheels are arguably the mod that will make the biggest difference. There is an absolutely insane amount of wheels to choose from in just about any size and finish you can imagine. Whether you like a show truck look or an off-road beast look, there are wheels out there to suit your style and budget. After you buy wheels, you're going to need some tires.
Obviously, tires are going to have a HUGE impact on the way your truck performs. There are a few different types of tires you need to be aware of:
- MT - Mud Terrain - Suitable for heavy offroad use and harsh terrain. These tires typically have the most road noise and most aggressive tread.
- AT - All Terrain - These are designed primarily for road/daily use. These typically have the least amount of road noise and the least aggressive tread.
- XT - Hybrid - Hybrid tires are a mixture of MT and AT tires. They can be used on asphalt or on the trails. Think of it as the jack of all trades but the master of none.
Tires can also play into how your truck looks so be sure to take a look at the tread pattern and sidewall to make sure that you like the styling that goes along with the performance. Plus, if you pair your new wheels and tires together with us, chances are you'll end up saving some money and you'll get free mounting, balancing, and shipping right to your door!
Finally, suspension can add both looks and functionality depending on the application. We're sure you've seen the SEMA builds that have huge, powder-coated lifts. These trucks show that lift kits aren't just for off-road use. Though we definitely don't mind seeing you guys put your lift kits to the test! Lift kits can provide better response, higher ground clearance, and sometimes even a better ride than OEM!
Not into lifts? Maybe you'd be good with a leveling kit instead. A leveling kit will lift the front of your truck to match the rear. From the factory, most trucks have the front ends slightly lower that way the truck sits level when under load.
In the end, the way you build your truck is part of who you are. These are crazy times and a lot of us have more time at home than normal. Use this time to your advantage and build the truck you've always dreamed of! Build something you're proud of and go have some fun!