When you first purchased your truck, you probably couldn’t wait to take it off-roading and see what it could do. But when you drive the truck off the lot, it’s generally been designed for highway driving and isn’t fully-equipped for the hardcore off-road adventures you want to take. Your off-roading experience can only improve by upgrading certain stock truck parts. With this truck parts guide, we’re showcasing some of our best-selling truck parts & accessories to get maximum performance out of your truck. If you don’t want to take it from us, then take it from the thousands of people who have been completely satisfied when they purchased these products.
Product: N-FAB Nerf Steps
Models: Wheel-2-Wheel and Cab Length
Applications: Chevy, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Hummer, Jeep, Nissan, Toyota
The key qualities of truck side steps are support, functionality, and aesthetics. You can count on these N-FAB Nerf Steps to support you thanks to their all welded, solid, one-piece construction that uses .084 wall corrosion. This guarantees that they won’t bend or flex under pressure. When we talk about functionality, we mean the side steps won’t get in the way when they’re not in use, but are also easily accessible to the user. This truck side step is installed high and close to the vehicle, servicing both needs. Plus, this also covers up any exposed frames under the truck, enhancing the aesthetic appeal along with the high gloss black finish that will look sleek on any truck. This zinc base coat and finish will also help it outlast competing side steps.
Product: Various Xenon & GTS Accessories
Applications: Hummer H2
When we started compiling this truck accessories guide, we couldn’t pass up the chance to include a few products for the Hummer H2 because they were just so darn good. Take the Xenon kit for the H2, which has an array of amazing accessories including a grill guard cover, universal roof light pod, hood light pod, and even side steps. Xenon’s body styling kits are at the top of the industry because they allow you to truly personalize your H2. But that’s not all. Don’t forget the great accessories offered by GTS, including taillight covers, headlight covers, Ventgards, and Buggards. Call 1-800-284-9840 to order.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-install truck part, it doesn’t get any easier than this. The Extang Trifecta tonneau cover comes fully assembled and you don’t need any tools at all. The key lies in Extang’s clamping system, which allows you to secure the tonneau cover to the truck bed with quick, spring-loaded clamps with no drilling or tools required. Everything can be tightened using just your hands. Additional strength and style comes from the commercial-grade bedrails, I-beam style bows, and steel corner brackets. With the Extang Trifecta, you get everything you’re looking for in a tonneau cover: strength, accessibility, and stylish looks.
Product: MBRP 5″ Stainless Performance Exhaust System
Configurations: Turbo Back, Cat Back, & Filter Back
Applications: Chevy, Dodge, Ford, & GMC Diesel Pick-Up Trucks
When you’re pealing out of somewhere, you want to hear that roar of the engine that lets everyone know what a powerful machine you’re driving. With the MBRP 5″ performance exhaust system, you can get that distinctive sound while simultaneously reducing the EGTs. Each exhaust is constructed out of 7409 stainless steel, which will last a lifetime. If you think that seems like an empty promise, every MBRP XP Series exhaust comes with a lifetime warranty, so you’ll have a material guarantee.
At this point, you may be wondering why we’re featuring two different tonneau covers in this truck parts guide. Simple: the two tonneau covers are designed very differently, plus the truck bed is the key component of any truck, so it’s important to get a cover for it that will serve your needs. What sets the Pace Edwards Full Metal JackRabbit apart from other tonneau covers is that it’s retractable, making it incredibly low maintenance for you. Pace Edwards built upon their original design by creating an all-metal deck that uses black powder-coated aluminum panels and patented silicon weather hinges to seal out any moisture. What makes the operation so easy is their exclusive Continuous Tension Spring, which makes it incredibly simple to extend and retract the tonneau cover. When open, the tonneau cover ends up completely in its canister, allowing for almost full access to the truck bed. Or if you just want to open it partially, that’s now an option too thanks to the Latch n’ Lok operating system, which allows the tonneau cover to lock into place every 12 inches. Installation only takes an hour, and no drilling is required!
Product: Skyjacker 6″ Lift Kit
Applications: ’07-’09 GM K1500
To really get over those off-road obstacles, you’re going to need to boost up your truck from the stock lift. The great thing about the Skyjacker 6″ lift kit is that it does everything you would expect from a lift kit, delivering comfort, stability, and performance, but it does it without cutting the upper differential mount. Basically everything you need is provided, including heavy-duty rear & front crossmembers, differential drop brackets, and front metal strut spacers. Plus, as a bonus, you won’t need to modify the factory steering assembly thanks to iron steering knuckles that are designed to fix the steering geometry. You even have the option of minimizing the front axle pinion wrap with Skyjacker’s anti-torque rod.
Product: N-FAB Pre-Runner Bumpers
Applications: Chevy, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Hummer, Jeep, Nissan, Toyota
For their second appearance on this truck accessories guide, N-FAB brings their pre-runner bumpers to the field. Each Pre-Runner is inspired by the light patterns of wide off-road races. To replicate this, N-FAB Pre-Runners can each house up to three 9″ front racing lights. Their unique ability to install with no brackets means they can actually be applied to the factory OEM bumper, rather than having to upgrade the bumper simultaneously. And because it’s made of .095 wall race car tubing, there will be minimal corrosion over the years. As with any other truck part, you want it to add to the style of your rig, and these Pre-Runners do that by standing 2 inches or less from the front bumper, maintaining a clean, put-together look.
Product: DynoMax ® New Stainless Steel Performance Exhaust System
Applications: ’07-’09 Jeep Wrangler JK, ’05-’09 Tacoma, ’05-’09 F-150, ’07-’09 Silverado/GMC Sierra, ’07-’09 Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited, ’07-’09 Silverado, ’07-’09 Tundra, ’07-’09 Patriot, ’09 Ram
DynoMax ® is just improving upon their already fantastic exhaust systems by implementing stainless steel construction. You’ll be able to see the difference, as the 304-grade stainless steel will protect the exhaust from becoming corroded or discolored. Lucky for anyone with a newer model vehicle, DynoMax decided to release a great selection of brand new stainless steel exhaust systems for some of the most popular late-model vehicles, while also upgrading their older systems. They’ve even upgraded the OE-grade hardware to stainless steel, so the exhaust system will be completely uniform in its appearance and performance.
Product: N-FAB Polished Stainless Steel Nerf Steps
If you haven’t noticed thus far in the truck accessories guide, stainless steel is a huge factor these days. Everyone wants it because it’s heavy-duty, won’t corrode or deteriorate, and will stand up to the knocks of everyday off-roading. Now you can even get N-FAB nerf steps made out of it. For something that you plan to be stepping on every single day, it’s probably a good idea to get the stainless steel version because you know it can take the abuse. But the heavy-duty construction doesn’t stop there; these steps also use weld seams, which creates a one-piece transition from the hoop steps to the main tube and back again. Strength is further enhanced by its unique mounting system, minimizing any flexing. Call 1-800-284-9840 to order.
Product: Air Lift RideControl
Applications: 07′-’09 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 & GMC Sierra 1500 long box pickups
The new Chevy Silverados and GMCs have an extended bed length that necessitates a different type of truck part. Air Lift took this into consideration when they designed their new RideControl air suspension kit, which they made to fit this new body style. And they made the installation as easy as possible; not only does it slip right between the rear leaf spring suspension and the vehicle frame, but it uses the pre-drilled factory holes to bolt onto the truck – no more drilling is required. They created a single sleeve design specifically with these 1/2-ton pickups in mind to provide the best load support and ride quality. And, get the customization you want with adjustable air springs that range from 10-100 psi and can provide up to 2,000 lbs. of load-leveling capacity.
We’ve highlighted just a few key products in this truck parts guide, but hopefully that can now provide you with the stepping stones to really take your truck to the next level. You can find these truck parts at www.Performance4Trucks.com or call 1-800-578-8132 to order.