There are many different modifications you can make to your truck. However, some are better than others, whether improving the performance or working life of your vehicle. Here are six great mods every pickup owner should consider. We’ll also explain why each of these mods is so valuable.
An upgraded cold air intake system brings cooler air into the engine. You want this if you can make it work because it boosts the power and torque of the engine. This also reduces how much fuel you need. In short, it adds horsepower to your engine.
Custom exhausts are a popular way to make your truck louder and prouder. According to an article on blacksmokemedia.com, cat stacks give the truck a great sound while providing distinctive back exhaust. These are actually performance enhancers if your truck is pulling sleds or you have a tractor trailer. You need to be careful with the installation, though, because problems with the install or design could cause your vehicle to fail its emissions check. Done right, they improve your truck’s performance off-road and on the highway, by improving the vehicle’s torque.
Your truck’s computer is programmed with the factory defaults. These tend to focus on maximizing fuel efficiency with the OEM parts that came with the vehicle. A performance chip lets you alter these settings, gaining more power and the ability to customize your car’s performance. Note that not all chips will work in all vehicles and putting one in your truck may void its warranty.
While we’ve listed a few upgrades that affect the performance of your vehicle or its look, bed liners stand out as a practical enhancement everyone can appreciate. By putting a liner in the back of the truck, you prevent the metal from being damaged by the loads you throw into it. You protect it from the rain, sunlight that fades the paint, chemicals you’re hauling that may stain it. You have the choice of advanced spray-on liners and plastic liners.
Tailgate protectors are another mod you should consider an investment since it protects your truck. They’re especially useful when you work out of your truck. They protect the tailgate from scratches, dings, rust, and chemicals. You can find tailgate protectors that offer no-slip tread since they’re made from high-tech diamond plate. In short, you won’t damage the tailgate loading cargo in and out of it. If a full tailgate protector is too much for you, consider a tailgate cap instead.
Heavy-duty hitches let you safely haul the heavy loads. Add a heavy-duty hitch to your truck, and you know you can pull that boat, RV or double-axle utility trailer. If you don’t want the heavy-duty hitch, a bed extender may be enough to take two or three mountain bikes in the back of your truck.
All these mods will not only improve the performance of your pick up but its resale value as well. So, you would be smart to consider them if any of these mods are within your budget.