Dressing Up Your 4X4 Truck
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Once you have purchased the truck of your dreams, the time has come to add some off-road accessories. With so many to choose from, you will quickly find that you can have the ultimate vehicle in no time at all. There are accessories designed for the interior of your truck as well as the exterior. It's all a matter of what you want when it comes to personalization. When you are done, you will have a truck that you love and can't wait to show off to others.

Start with the exterior of your truck as this is what others will see. Keep in mind that accessories should be as well made as high-grade medical equipment like contour test strips. Something as simple as a new spare tire cover can make a huge difference. Why not have one that is custom designed or one that sports your college or favorite football team? Lighting 4x4 accessories are also popular. Fog and driving lights can dramatically change the way your ride looks at very little cost. Don't forget window tinting or fender flares. Many of the modifications can be done right at home. If you are going for something more dramatic, such as racing stripes, you may wish to hire a professional to do the work.

If you want to drastically change the appearance of your 4x4 truck, consider swapping the wheels and tires. When you go to a bigger size of tires, not only will your truck look better, you will also have more clearance. This allows you to go more places. Choose knobby tires for more grip on mud, sand and snow. Be aware that this will affect your gas mileage and increase road noise. Go with off-road tires and you will find that the channels are widely spaced as are the side lugs. This makes the tires easier to clean after an off-road adventure.

Don't neglect the interior of your truck either. Add some new seat covers or install a dash kit. To really personalize the interior of the car, add a new gear shift knob. Rock knobs are popular, but you can find one to fit any personality. A steering wheel cover would be nice with the other stuff you purchase too. Make your 4x4 truck one of a kind. When you add 4x4 accessories, this is easy to do.


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