You like the look of your truck. It doesn’t look bad. In fact, it actually looks pretty good.
However, it could look a lot better, and you know it. Because, while your truck looks good, it doesn’t look great. It still pales in comparison to the trucks owned by some of your close friends.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to improve the aesthetic of your truck. Namely, you can customize it, making it stand out from all of the other trucks in your neighborhood.
Tips for Creating the Best Looking Truck Around
There are tons of cool things to do to a truck. If you’re wondering how to trick out your truck, the following tips are for you.
Swap In Some Side Rails
The vast majority of trucks come with step-down platforms. However, the stock step-down platforms on most trucks are aesthetically unremarkable and functionally weak. It’s for this reason that, if you want to improve your truck, you should swap in some strong side rails.
Tubed side rails not only look great, but they’re also much stronger than stock step-down platforms as well. Available for between $100 and $500, these rails are typically made out of either aluminum or stainless steel. Easy to install, they will add an instant flair to your truck.
There’s nothing wrong with a plain red, plain black, or plain blue truck. However, when compared to enhanced paint jobs, these solid paint jobs tend to come across as pale and boring.
Fortunately, you can enhance your paint job on the cheap with the addition of decals. Truck decals can be added to both the body of your truck and the back window of your truck, instantly giving it some charm and personality.
Whether you’re looking to make your truck funny, cool, or otherwise, there is a decal available to help you do so.
Replace the Rims
Do you want your truck to stand out instantly among other trucks? If so, all you have to do is replace its rims. There are a variety of different styles of rims available, sporting a number of different designs and materials.
Want a shiny, metallic look? There are rims that will accommodate you.
Want a deep, titanium look? Again, such rims are available.
While you’re at it, you might even consider installing some bigger tires. Adding bigger tires can make your truck look like an absolute monster.
Lift It with a Lift Kit
If you’re going to install new tires and turn your truck into a monster, you’re going to have to first install a lift kit. Lift kits enhance the look of trucks by adding an extra 1 to 4 inches to their height.
You should know, however, that installing a lift kit can be expensive. Generally, they cost somewhere between $500 and $1,000 for parts only. Paying a professional to install a lift kit will increase that price by at least 500 more dollars.
And it should be mentioned: you’ll typically need your truck’s manufacturer to install the kit. If you have someone else install it for you, you can void the warranty on your truck.
Another way you can enhance the look of your truck is by updating its grille. While stock grilles don’t necessarily look bad, they pale in comparison to some of the grille options that you have available to you on the open market.
Depending on the style and type of grille you choose, you’re going to be paying anywhere between $100 and $1,500. This is a small price to pay for making your truck look awesome.
Enhance the Lighting
When you buy a truck, its lighting is typically nothing more than sufficient. Sure, it gets the job done, but it doesn’t help your truck to stand out in any remarkable way.
Fortunately, there are plenty of lighting kits available to help you transform your truck’s lighting capabilities. Not only can you switch from halogen to HID lights, but you can also add light bars, under dash lighting, and much, much more.
Truck lighting kits are relatively inexpensive, typically available for between $25 and $150. This makes lighting enhancement one of the best truck mods for those working on a small budget.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having chrome hardware on your truck. In fact, to many, chrome hardware looks great. However, you should know that it’s not the only option.
If you’re going for a different look, you might consider dipping the hardware on your truck. Dipping chrome gives it a deep, black, plastic-y look which is instantly appealing to the human eye.
To dip your truck, you will need a substance called Plasti Dip. This is a very cheap substance, typically available for between $5 and $20. It is fairly easy to apply.
Update the Bed
The bed of your truck is essentially a blank canvas. It’s just waiting for you to make enhancements to it. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways that you can do this.
One of the most popular ways of updating your truck bed is by installing storage boxes. However, this is far from the only enhancement option available. You can also add covers, nets, and bed liners.
Rework the Windows
The last of our truck customization ideas is to rework your windows. There are a number of different ways to give a fresh aesthetic to your windows, from tinting them, to sun-proofing them, to adorning them with stickers, and more.
While tinting your windows will set you back around $150 to $400, applying window stickers will only cost you around $10 to $50. Both are terrific solutions for creating a great looking truck.
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