Pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles in America. They are a uniquely practical vehicle for agricultural workers, off-road enthusiasts, and tradespeople alike. Due to the popularity of pickup trucks, there are several affordable off-the-shelf parts that owners can add to their beloved vehicles with ease. Here are 5 of the best ways to improve your truck without taking it to the garage.

A Mean Grille

One of the simplest and cheapest ways to make your truck look better is to install a new grille. Something like an Empyre Off Road tacoma trd pro grille costs less than 200 dollars, is easy to install, and makes your vehicle stand out from the crowd.

Off-Road Tires

Off-road tires look mean and give your truck a massive performance boost in difficult conditions. It is worth noting that off-road tires are not suitable for every truck user. If you are going to be exclusively driving on paved surfaces, you should not bother fitting off-road tires, due to the dip in fuel economy and speed that they cause.

Additional Lights

If you are looking to do some nighttime off-roading, you are going to need to install a new set of lights. Many farmers and off-road enthusiasts choose to install LED light bars on the top of the cab. These lights, which are connected to the main battery, provide a huge amount of extra light without draining a great deal of power. If you are looking to customize your truck for farm work, you might want to consider adding a movable spotlight to the cab of your truck. This will enable you to park up and illuminate an area, so that you can get down to work regardless of the natural light conditions.

Tonneau Covers

Tonneau covers lie flush on the bed of your pickup truck, protecting the items contained within, and giving the vehicle a very clean appearance. Some covers are lockable and extremely hard to break into. One of the great downsides of storing goods in a pickup truck bed is the vulnerability to thieves. A good tonneau cover should sort this problem right out. As tonneau covers are flush to the bed of the truck, they do reduce the overall carrying capacity of the vehicle.


Mudflaps are a great way to give your truck a mean, practical, off-road look. They also protect your truck’s paintwork from flying mud and rocks – materials that typically get flung from your wheels when traversing rough ground. Mudflaps are cheap and relatively easy to install. A huge range of custom designs is available. They are typically made from a flexible and waterproof material such as rubber. Although rubber is the most common material for mudflaps, there has been a recent resurgence in people using diamond plate, stainless steel, and aluminum to protect their paintwork. Diamond plate flaps look incredible but tend to add a little more weight than necessary to your machine. How you modify your truck will largely depend on how you intend to use it.

By Tom Clark

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