10 Ways to Set Your Truck Apart from the Crowd in 2017

At Magnum Manufacturing, we understand the importance of tricking out your truck so it stands out from the crowd. In fact, it’s this premise that drove us to create the coolest headache rack on the market; no one else in the truck rack industry was doing it, so we had to. The great news? Through truck accessories, the right level of care, and a little bit of research, there are a hundred different ways to set your truck apart from everyone else. To help you get started, we’ve outlined 10 ways to trick out your truck in 2017:

1. To Lift or Not to Lift? Explore Lift Kit Options

Whether your idea of fun is hitting some serious dirt roads on the weekend, or you’re simply trying to give your truck a badass look, a lift kit is a great place to start. There are a ton of awesome kits on the market, specifically designed for the make and model of your pickup truck. Here are a few to consider:

Chevrolet Silverado: ReadyLift 6.5-inch Lift Kit for 2014-2016 Silverado
This kit is made in the USA, and “specifically designed to give you a quality lift and rugged off road strength while maintaining the factory ride on the street.”
Ford: Rize Industries Lift System 05-12 for Super Duty
Ford drivers, this kit is for you. “Front coil springs are specifically designed to offer good ride quality as well as increased wheel travel. A forged drop pitman arm as well as all other necessary bracketry is included to make this kit a straight forward bolt on installation.”
Dodge: Ram 2500 Superlift 4-Inch Lift Kit
Backed by their Limited Lifetime Warranty and Satisfaction Guarantee, Superlift’s 4″ lift kit contains “new front coil springs and a dropped pitman arm that works in conjunction with our track bar relocation bracket to ensure proper steering geometry and track bar phasing.”

2. Choose the Magnum Rack that Best Fits Your Truck’s Look

It goes without saying that the ultimate truck accessory is the truck rack. Lucky for you, Magnum has a big variety of racks to choose from; from our Low Pro Rack with Lights, to our EC Series Racks, we’ve got you covered.

Explore our blog post where we compare some of our rack styles, or head directly to the headache rack section »

3. Invest in an Awesome Pair of Tires

Aside from the Magnum rack on your truck, among the first things, someone notices about your truck are your tires and wheels. If you’re trying to stand out, this is where you can seriously upgrade your pickup.

First, let’s tackle tires. Some of the major players in the truck tire industry include Toyo, Nitto, BFGoodrich, and Atturo. Not sure where to begin? Check out our overview and comparison on the perfect tires for your truck. This should help steer you in the right direction.

4. Step it Up a Notch with The Right Rims

Now that you’ve chosen the perfect tires, it’s time to pick a complimentary set of wheels to outfit your truck. The wheels’ market can be overwhelming; there are an insane number of different type of rims to choose from when decking out your truck. Here are a few of our favorite companies that stand out from the rest:

American Force
SOTA Offroad
Fuel Off-Road
Moto Metal

Again, we’ve outlined an overview of each company and why they may be a good match for your truck in a previous blog post. Happy reading, and good luck finding the perfect fit.

5. Add Bed Rails to Enhance Your Look

Secure your load and add another dynamic to your trucks appearance with our Bed Rails. The interior Glide Track works with sliding D-Rings (optional) to secure your cargo, and the Bed Rails comes complete with absolutely everything you need to install it. Better yet? There is no drilling required. Explore our Bed Rails »

6. Keep It Clean: Detail Your Truck Like A Pro

Although it may sound simple, one of the best things you can do to help your truck stand out, is to keep it clean and in great condition. Investing in constant professional detailing can get expensive, so do your research and learn the tricks to maintaining your truck’s look like a pro. Check out some of the resources below to get started:

“10 Car Cleaning Tips From a Professional Detail Specialist”
“10 Tips to Clean Your Car Like a Pro”
“How to Detail Your Car”
“Everything You Need To Know About How To Wash A Car: 2017 Edition”

EFILive7. Consider Modifications for Added Power

Where are all our diesel drivers? This step is for you. We understand how key it is for your truck to show off your personality and style; as we’ve said before, our customers want to drive the coolest trucks around, and sometimes that means after they’ve gotten one of our headache racks, the next step is tuning it.

If you’re just beginning to consider tuning your pickup truck, then get to know EFILive. They’re the leader in the tuning industry, and a great place to start. Check out what we have to say about EFILive »

8. Start Following Truck Trends to Stay in the Loop

The best way to stand out from the crowd? Start following the latest developments and updates in the truck world to stay in the loop. Dedicate time every week to check out the hottest truck forums for your make and model, catch up on Diesel Power Magazine and hit YouTube for the biggest truck videos. You’ll be in-the-know in no time.

Need help getting started? Check out our article 5 Influencers to Follow in the Truck World today »

9. Give Your Truck Some Serious Light

Now that you’ve got your wheels and rims, and your truck is fitted with one of our headache racks, it’s time to add some light power. If you’re looking for serious light capabilities for your Magnum Rack Glide Track, check out our 50″ LED Double Row Light Bar. This heavy-duty light bar provides 20,000 raw and 13,489 effective lumens while drawing a meager 17.6 amps from your system. Check it out »

10. Understand that Your Tuck is a Constant Work in Progress

When trying to set your truck apart from the crowd, try not to get frustrated! The biggest piece of advice we can offer is to know that there will always be additional modifications to make, more accessories to add, and new systems to install. Have fun it, and don’t try to upgrade everything at once. Stay tuned to our blog for the latest tips, tricks and innovations in the truck world, and we’ll keep you up-to-date.

 

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