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!
Cat-Back ExhaustPhoto: Warwick Patterson / FlickrEven if you don't buy a full-in performance exhaust, a cat-back system that replaces all the tubing from the catalytic converter to the tailpipe can add some more power. More importantly though, it sounds good. And that's the really important part.Agree or disagree?
Bull BarsPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseCall 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.Agree or disagree?
Rims!Photo: jpellgen / FlickrAll right, the one in the pic is kind of a joke. But the fact is that rims are one of the first major customization purchases a lot of truck owners make. Because, well... who rides on stock rims anymore?Agree or disagree?
Aftermarket Headlights/Tail LightsPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BYEyes 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.Agree or disagree?