• Go Rhino Truck Bull Bars

    Tough looking trucks are easily appreciated.  When you want to make your truck into something that will scare that little baby blue Prius off the road then you should look into the line of bull bars brought to you by Go Rhino.  These bull bars come in your choice of finishes.  Choose from a black powder coat or stainless steel.  These bumpers have a quality that is timeless but they are still nothing less than ferocious.  Go Rhino is a company that pays strict attention to even the tiniest of details.  The powder coat that they use will not chip either.  Powder coat or stainless steel doesn’t matter because all of the Go Rhino bumpers will give you nothing less than protection that is perfect.

    The Charger RC2 is one of the great bull bars made by Go Rhino.  It is constructed from high quality steel and as such doesn’t tend to attract dents and dings as much as some of the competitors’ offerings do.  It does an outstanding job of making sure that the front end of your truck is protected from debris and frontal impact.  If you have ever taken your truck on an off road adventure then you should be well aware of the important of a great bull bar.  This particular bar also utilizes a new bracket system.  This system gives you an installation that is stronger and less prone to vibration.

    If you are worried about installation…don’t.  There is not any need for things like cutting, drilling or welding and as a result, this installation is a breeze.   Just bolt it on and go.  You can get this bar in a custom fit for most trucks that are on the market. You also have the ability to add auxiliary lighting to it if you wish.  The bar is built to readily accommodate 2 driving lights with a 6 inch diameter.

    For those looking for the ultimate bull bar, your search is over.  This bar made by Go Rhino has the utmost in terms of quality, functionality, protection, style and affordability.  Additionally, it comes with a warranty that differs depending on the finish that you choose.  The powder coat has a 5 year warranty while the steel has a lifetime warranty.

    Features at a Glance

    • Limited lifetime warranty for the stainless steel version
    • 5 year limited warranty for the black powder coat version
    • Your choice of finishes – stainless steel or black powder coat
    • Comes complete with everything that you need for a fast and easy installation (mounting brackets)
    • Installation requires no drilling, cutting or welding
    • Pair of integrated light tabs that will accommodate 6 inch driving lights
    • Includes a removable stainless steel skid plate that guards the vitals parts of your truck while looking great
  • Decked Bed Organizer

    As truck owners, there are times when we need a way to carry things for work while still being able to carry our toys too.  The thing is, when you have the bed of your truck filled with your tools of the trade, yes, you may have room to get some of your toys in there too but how do you keep them organized so that you can lay your hands on what you need right when you need it?

    These are some of the reasons that a man by the name of Lance Meller spent an entire 3 years developing storage solutions with applications in truck beds.  This is how Decked was born.

    Lance figured that is he – as a truck owner – was getting tired of having to deal with homemade solutions and even sub-par purchased solutions for this issue then other truck owners would be too.  These types of ‘solutions’ were really no help at all and if you have ever heard your gear rattling in your truck bed then you will know exactly what we are talking about.

    Lance and his partners worked very hard to be able to bring you a solution that would soon become the best on the market.  Their designs are innovative as well as intuitive and will give you the ability to work smarter and faster so that you will have the time and energy to play harder.

    For Work

    Storing and accessing your work tools and equipment should be something that is easy to do.  Lance and the rest of the Decked team did and as a result, they developed the Decked Bed Organizer.  This organizer basically raises the deck – bottom of the bed – which then gives you room to store tools, hardware and other items securely while you still have the entire truck bed to use for whatever else you may be carrying.  This organizer also serves to protect whatever is under the deck from prying eyes, sticky fingers and harsh elements.

    For Play

    Down time play time can take a great deal of toys sometimes.  When you have a Decked Bed Organizer, you have the ability to carry your camping gear, boards, guns, tents, tailgate party essentials, sleeping bags, skis, fishing equipment and all of the rest of the necessary play items.  No matter if you are just going to the parking lot or heading out into the wilds, with this organizer you have room for everything that you need.  These organizers are even so strong that if you wanted to put your 4 wheeler on top of it, that is entirely feasible.  It is strong enough to take the weight without crushing all of your work gear stored underneath it.

     

  • BedRug Truck Bed Mat

    For those who may be unfamiliar with BedRug, they are the leader of the pack when it comes to high quality and innovation when it comes to truck bed mats and related products.  If you are looking for BedRug itself, you will need to take a trip to Old Hickory, TN where they are located and have been since they first got started in the TPO foam composite manufacturing business.

    Getting their start in that line was actually a good thing because this particular type of foam is has many various attributed when it comes to a wide variety of applications.  This foam is flexible and soft while also being very stable thermally.  This means that regardless of the weather, it will retain its integrity.  Additionally, this foam has what is called a closed cell construction.  In essence, this means that it does not absorb liquids.  This makes it similar to the foam that you will find being used in life jackets.

    This type of foam is also able to be fabricated into various parts that are suitable for use in outdoor applications.  In addition to that, it is also able to be laminated onto other types of substrates like plastic, non-woven 100% polypropylene carpet.  In fact, this is the process that is used in the construction of the BedRug bed mats.

    Many times, people find that they feel better about buying products that are certified in different areas.  If this describes you then you will be pleased to know that BedRug has both the ISO 9001 and the TS 1649 certifications.  These particular certifications mean that you can rest easy about the product specifications.  They must meet very strict standards in order to obtain and retain these certifications.

    Some people care more about ecology than certifications.  If you happen to be of this ilk, be aware that the TPO foam that is used to make all of the BedRug products is in fact 100% recyclable.  In fact, the materials that are unused are turned into pellets that are then used in various other consumer goods.  In addition, BedRug refuses to use any substance found on the Global Automotive Declarable Substances List.

    Bed Mats

    The bed mats that BedRug makes are constructed from the same type of material that the actual BedRug is made with and these mats are constructed to the specific configuration that you request.  Whether your truck is equipped with a bed liner or not, these mats will work to protect the bed of your truck and all of your cargo.

    BedRug Mat

    The difference between this one and the ones described above is that this particular one features a drop in liner.  If you already have one of the plastic liners then the truck bed mat made by BedRug is all that you need.  This particular mat has a backing made from foam that is an entire half inch thick. This will give you a smooth work surface and you won’t need to drill any holes into your truck to get it!

  • Putco Side Bed Rail

    Have you ever noticed that some trucks have rails along the tops of the beds?  These are called side bed rails and they actually can give a truck a look that is more custom and finished.  Here are also other reasons for these rails though.  Some people just like how they look.  Other people get these rails in an effort to make climbing into or out of the bed easier or even just so that they will have extra tie down points.

    Just as there are many reasons for these rails, there are many manufacturers that make them.  However, no manufacturer outshines Putco when it comes to this type of rail.  For example, look at the Locker side bed rails made by Putco.

    With the Locker side bed rails, simply load up all of your gear and then tie it down and you are ready to hit the roads or trails.  Each one of these rails has loops at either end of the rails that are meant specifically for tie down points.  This gives you versatility in your options for securing your gear.

    Aside from the versatility with the tie down points, these rails do add to the custom look of any truck.  The Locker side bed rails come in a stainless steel finish and they have been constructed from tubing that has a diameter of 1 ¾ inch.  This thickness will also make your truck look more aggressive.

    As if all of that were not enough, these rails are a cinch to install.  In fact, installation can be completed in just a few minutes!  Installation requires no drilling, welding or cutting to be completed safely and correctly.  Simply bolt them on using your factory installed stake holes and you are done!

    Granted, some trucks have no factory installed stake holes.  In this instance, you will have to drill two small holes to complete installation.  Putco also makes this easy by including everything that you need to mount the rails.

    The Locker side bed rails that are manufactured by Putco are sold in sets of 2 and include a lifetime warranty.

    Features at a Glance

    • Get a perfect fit every time since these rails are sold for your specific year, make and model
    • Constructed from 1 ¾ inch diameter NeveRust tubing (stainless steel)
    • Rails feature a variety of tie down points
    • Each rail features a loop at each end that is meant for tie down point versatility
    • The NeveRust is exclusive to Putco
    • Material is resistant to corrosion and rust
    • Installation is a breeze with no necessary drilling welding or cutting unless your truck has no factory installed stake holes
    • The Locker side bed rails come with the Putco lifetime warranty
  • aFe Large Bore HD Particulate Filter – Back Exhaust System

    aFe (advanced Flow engineering) makes high performance, high flow intake systems and air filters for the aftermarket automotive industry.  They were founded in April of 1999 and were made in order to fill a need in the industry for providing choices in regards to aftermarket air filters.

    aFe consists of teams of production people, machinists, engineers and even sales people who happen to greatly believe in what they design.  Each person has years of experience in their positions and they all work in tandem to make sure that the products they bring to you are the very best ones on the market.  They didn’t want to just make another run of the mill air filter.  They pay attention to even the tiniest of details and as such are set apart head and shoulders from the competition.

    Even though they did get their start making air filters, they are now known for also making some of the best exhaust systems available.

    Large Bore HD Particulate Filter – Back Exhaust System

    This is actually a turbo back exhaust system.  It works to get rid of your diesel truck’s existing particulate filter.  By doing this, you will achieve an airflow that is dramatically increases so that you get a better performance.  When you purchase this exhaust system you will get a DPF delete pipe, a straight through muffler and mandrel bent tubes with a 4 inch diameter.

    Features at a Glance

    • Made with pride right here in the USA
    • In order for this system to work properly with your truck, you will need to get a performance chip (electronic module) which is sold separately
    • Custom made to fit your specific year, make and model
    • Tailpipe is one piece with the tip sold separately
    • Bayonet style hangers are welded on and in conjunction with the band style clamps, you get and installation that is secure
    • Includes pressure tap bungs and thermocouple bungs
    • Made from aluminized steel
    • Performance sound is low pitch and resonates outside your truck while remaining quiet on the inside
    • Straight through muffler has a core made from perforated stainless steel. There are not any chambers which means that the airflow is not decreased
    • The diesel particulate filter is completely replaced with the delete pipe
    • Decreases exhaust turbulence (back pressure) meaning that an airflow reduction is avoided
    • Tubes are mandrel bent and 4 inches in diameter. They provide airflow that is unrestricted while maintaining their size and shape regardless of the environment
    • By enhancing the airflow, engine performance is improved which leads to gains in torque and horsepower

    When you want a performance that is enhanced in order to maximize your torque, horsepower and even fuel economy, this is the exhaust system you need.

  • BakFlip Tonneau Cover

    BakFlip is actually the manufacturer of quite a few different tonneau covers.  Each one of the tonneau covers that they make are made with pride right here in the USA.  They have not only been meticulously engineered, they have also been constructed using only the best of materials and given designs that are contemporary and use state of the art technology every step of the way.  Each one of these tonneau coves has both a look and a feel that will make your truck have a more custom look.  Each one of the tonneau covers that BakFlip makes comes with a warranty that is quite substantial.  In addition, the customer service at BakFlip is unparalleled.  BakFlip has been making these tonneau covers for over a quarter of a century and when it comes to both tonneau covers and other tonneau related products they are the absolute head of the pack.

    Hard Folding Tonneau Covers

    This is the absolute latest and greatest when it comes to the type of tonneau cover that is hard and consists of multiple panels that fold. These covers provide you with all of the benefits that a hard, locking cover gives you while still giving you the ability to access the whole bed of your truck in an instant. You don’t even have to remove the cover to gain that access.  Just fold the panels up to the rear of the cab and there you go!

    RollBAK

    This cover is crafted from powder coated aluminum that is of an aircraft grade.  It is both retractable and hard and with this cover, you will be able to gain access to the bed of your truck instantly without even having to remove the cover.  As with every single other cover made by BakFlip, this one will not keep you from using your factory stake hole pockets and it will also give you the ability to keep the style of your truck the same.

    BakFlip CS

    The CS in the name of this one is for Contractor Series.  This one is a hard, folding cover that features a sort of rack system that slides, making this the perfect cover for anyone who is looking for a combination tonneau cover, rack.  It doesn’t matter if you are a kayaker, surfer, electrician or plumber, this is the tonneau cover that will give you the security you want with the rack that you need.

    Roll – X

    This is an innovative tonneau cover that is known as a rolling tonneau cover.  It is highly functional and will give you the fusion of features that come with a soft tonneau cover (roll-ability) with the features of a hard tonneau cover that include be resistant to impacts, lock-ability and durability.  This is a sleek, no-profile style cover.

  • Smittybilt Review

    smittybilt truckWhen it comes to off-road products, Smittybilt ranks right at the top. Its automotive skills and expertise is reflected through it administrative and manufacturing staffs that are constantly keeping an eye on the future. Smittybilt prides itself on being years ahead of the competition when it comes to the technological advances of its products and parts. Through careful, deliberate yet efficient research and craftsmanship, Smittybilt has supplied its customers with goods that help to complement, enhance, and sustain the quality of the performance and style of their vehicles. [Read More…]

  • Channing Tatum: A Man’s Man

    Little-Known (though unsurprising) Fact: Channing Tatum is a truck man–and sports both a Chevy Apache and Cadillac Escalade.  It of course comes as no surprise that Hollywood’s  icon of balanced masculinity would be a truck guy.  Really, you can’t expect that the guy who stops rogue North Koreans and saves the President; the modern GI Joe; the man representing one of the greatest Freestyle wrestlers of all time to drive a Prius, right?

    Photos Courtesy of Born Rich

    Channing Tatum Chevy Apache

    Channing Tatum and his Chevy Apache

    Channing Tatum Escalade

    Channing Tatum and his Escalade

  • Get a Big Brake Kit for Your Truck to Stop in the Shortest Time

    If you want to shorten your trucks stopping distance overall, the best gains are made before stepping on the brake pedal, you want to hit the pedal hard and fast from the get-go and without hesitation. Removing this hesitation and going all in can make a substantial difference in overall braking distance. Since you’re reading this blog we assume you are one who hits hard and goes all in, So, how do you improve? That’s when it’s time to upgrade your truck brake to a big brake kit! [Read More…]

  • Truck Tires: A Look at Top Selling Tires

    If you are looking for new truck tires, you should pay attention to the top selling products on the market today. There is often a reason they are so popular, so it is wise to check out the features each tire has.

    BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO Off-Road Tire

    This tire is popular among truck owners because it is inexpensive and works well both on and off paved roads. It has better traction than many other truck tires, and is known for being durable so it will last for years. In addition, the rim protector can keep your rims from being damaged as you drive. [Read More…]