It’s no secret that people have long been customizing their cars to make them look better or go faster. But, what you may not know is that there is a growing demand for pickup truck modifications too! In fact, there is an increasing following of truck owners looking to “pimp” their rides!
Most people think of pickup trucks as utility vehicles, ones that can haul heavy loads around and offer plenty of space in the back for cargo. Still, despite that fact, they have plenty of customization potential. You may be asking yourself why anyone should bother doing that when pickup trucks are just fine in stock form? Well, ask any auto enthusiast the same question about cars, and you’ll get the same answers!
Some people customize their vehicles to make them unique, while others want to improve on an already excellent standard setup. As you’re still reading this, I will assume that you want to know more about how you can modify your pickup truck! Here is what you need to know:
Are you someone that enjoys driving vehicles with a simple exterior look to them? If so, you might have a problem with the handle on your tailgate spoiling an otherwise clean rear end. Obviously, you need to have a handle to open the back to load and unload any cargo. So, what can you do about it?
Well, it turns out one of the most popular modifications to any pickup truck is to “de-handle” the tailgate! Put simply, the handle gets fitted to the inside of the tailgate rather than the exterior. The hole now left where the handle used to be will get filled in or welded and then painted, giving a smoother and sleeker rear end.
Of course, you may not want to have a handle on your tailgate at all! The good news is you don’t need one! In its place, you can fit a locking and unlocking mechanism operated by a remote key fob. Electric tailgate latch kits are popular customizations and are readily available.
When you’re hauling a lot of cargo in the back of your pickup truck, you want to minimize damage to the bed as much as possible. For that reason, a practical and cool cosmetic mod you can do is to have a spray-on bedliner applied to your vehicle!
Spray-on bedliners are common truck accessories and are available in a range of different colors. Having said that, many people opt for a charcoal gray finish, but that’s down to personal choice.
For boosting engine performance, a cost-effective modification you can make to your pickup truck is to fit a low-lag turbocharger. You can have one fitted regardless of whether your truck has a turbo bolted on the motor or not, and it’ll increase power and fuel efficiency.
Consider opting for a “hybrid” low-lag turbo to improve the performance and longevity over stock and typical aftermarket replacements.
Now that you’ve got some inspiration, it’s time to get out there and start modifying your truck!