Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but love is still in the air here on the 4wheelonline blog. Sure, we didn’t send you chocolate or take you out to a nice dinner, but bear with us, we didn’t forget about you – things have just been a little crazy around here (work, work, work – you know the story). As a belated token of our appreciation for those of you that share our affections for aftermarket accessories, we would like to present our list of favorites in a “Top Ten Off-Road Accessories for Trucks, Jeeps and SUV’s” blog article. After all, having been in the aftermarket universe for some time, we know how that special relationship with your vehicle can get a little stale. Rest assured though, the items in this list will help to rekindle that spark you once felt for that special truck, Jeep or SUV in your life for a happily-ever-after-market affair.
TOP 10 Aftermarket Accessories for Trucks, Jeeps and SUV’s
#10. Cold Air Intake — It’s no secret that keeping more money in your wallet is a good thing, but in this economy and with the current price of gas, this is becoming an increasingly tougher thing to do. Thankfully, squeezing a bit more out of your engine is not as difficult, or as expensive as you might think. Cold Air Intakes increase the air flow into your engine, helping you get greater horsepower with increasing efficiency, and best of all, they are inexpensive and easy to install.
#9. Roof Rack — Whether you drive a truck, Jeep or SUV, if you love to travel and you don’t have a roof rack installed, then you are seriously missing out on one of the greatest accessories ever invented. Do yourself, and your passengers a favor this year and add one to your vehicle – we are certain you will be surprised at how much space you will save, making for some very comfortable, and happy riders.
#8. Shock Absorbers — If the majority of your relationship with the road has been ‘on the rocks’, then get back on track by adding some stability to your vehicle – replace the shocks! By equipping your vehicle with the best Shock Absorbers possible, you can keep those ‘rough times’ at bay, keeping the partnership between you, your vehicle and the road healthy, happy and at ease for years to come.
#7. Wheels and Tires — You know those things that allow your vehicle to move over the ground? Yeah, they need replacing too! Though they are not the most mechanical, the fact is that wheels and tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle – if one goes bad, then that’s it! For this reason, it’s important to pay close attention to the condition of your tires. When one needs replacing, chances are at least one other does too. To ensure the best possible combination of performance, ride comfort, service life and especially safety, it always a good idea to replace all four simultaneously.
#6. Fender Flares — If you’re going for custom look with ease of installation, then Fender Flares should be your accessory of choice. Available in a range of styles, including OE, Cut-Out, Extended, and Rivet Style, among many others, Fender Flares protect the sides of your vehicle from mud, rocks or other road debris that often gets kicked up by your tires.
#5. Nerf Bars — Nerf Bars are a valuable accessory that started some time ago as a way to protect racing vehicles from the inevitable bump, or ‘Nerf’, that occurred when making a pass. It wasn’t long before the idea caught on in the off roading and street markets, and today it stands as one of the easiest to install and best for providing an extra step, added protection and a little extra style.
#4. Bumpers and Bull Bars — Now that we’ve covered the front and back of your vehicle, as well as under the frame and the hood, it’s time we paid attention to the angle the majority of other drivers see of your vehicle – the front. Offered in a wide variety of sizes and style, both Bumpers and Bull Bars are a fantastic way to protect against brush, wildlife, and minor collisions. We’d guess that with wearing this tough look, you’ll likely have no problems keeping the front end of your truck, Jeep or SUV looking new.
#3. Exhaust Kits — Adding an Exhaust kit to your truck or SUV is a great way increase its’ performance, sound and look. With a wide variety of styles and applications, from the popular Magnaflow Cat Back Systems to the tough and durable systems of RBP, swapping out your existing exhaust for one of these systems is sure to get your engine going.
#2. Suspension Lift Kits — The value of installing a Suspension Lift Kit on your vehicle is nearly limitless – from a creating a smoother, more comfortable ride with improved straight line performance, adding load carrying capabilities, improving road holding and braking, and even increasing your gas mileage, these are the aftermarket option of choice for the enthusiast that not only loves their truck, but the attention and respect that comes along with it.
#1. Tonneau Covers — These days, having ‘coverage’ in just about every area of life is not only important – it’s a necessity. While we’re not authorized to give you advice regarding life insurance or anything related, we can confidently declare that having a Tonneau Cover on your truck is a must. Not only do Tonneau Covers provide well-needed protection for the valuables in your truck bed, but also a streamlined look, and a bit of fuel efficiency as well. For good looking security that will assuredly save you money, Tonneau Covers, well, cover it all.