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Richard Rowe
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Pickup trucks and AR-15s - they're basically Barbie dolls for boys. Oh, come on, don't act like this is the first time you've heard it. It's true, and time has proven it all to easy to go wild in the toy store accessorizing these boys' toys. This is a guide to the best truck accessories out there.

The trick to not turning your truck into a rolling Barbie playhouse is to remember one key concept: functionality. Trucks are by definition (supposed to be) working vehicles. That's what the big box on the back was originally meant for. Granted, that does sometimes conflict with the impulse to stand out, have fun, and just be as badass as possible. Think creatively, think about functionality, and most of all remember that the theme to any truck is supposed to be "hard work."

Or you could just mount a customized AR in the rear window. Admittedly, that would be fabulous, but why do that when you can take a guided tour of truck rims, bed covers, and every other pickup truck accessory? Vote up your favorites below!
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Aftermarket Headlights/Tail Lights

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Eyes are the windows to the soul, and custom headlights are always good for adding some soul to that factory face. Whether you favor high-tech projectors or something more classic, super-bling, or a more sinister set of beams, new head-and-tail-lights can do it. High-end carbon units with the latest laser particle-beam projector setups can be pretty pricey, but a set of decent aftermarket headlights may actually be cheaper than factory replacements. 
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Bull Bars

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Call them bull bars, push bars, brush guards, or bumper guards - a big chunk of welded steel and bent tubing makes the front of any truck look like the baddest thing on the road no matter what you call it. 
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Fender Flares

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Whether you technically need them or not, fender flares add a ton of style to any truck. You don't need those huge flatfender flares. Even a mild more or less cosmetic set will add a few inches to your muscle-truck's shoulders. 
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Grille upgrades are much more important for trucks than cars. First, because truck grilles are usually huge, and second, because trucks ride high and and their grilles are always right in your face. Whether you prefer billet, wire mesh, or welded bars, pretty much any aftermarket grille will help to set your truck apart from the pack.