Most truck lovers would agree that Ford is one of the best manufacturers in the business. It’s certainly one of the best US-based truck producers, with over a century in the car-making business. As a result, millions of people around the world have the pleasure of owning a Ford truck, including the popular F-150 model. However, many Ford truck owners want to know how to really deck out their ride, but don’t know how to go about it. Fortunately, we’ve got a list of the top 5 ways to deck out your Ford truck. So, let’s get started!
Install a Light Bar
Typically, light bars are reserved for off-roading vehicles. However, they can also be useful if you frequently drive at night or use your truck to provide emergency services. In any case, there are literally thousands of after-market light bar kits on the market. While it may be tempting to go with the cheapest option, you may end up spending more if and when your light bar needs to be replaced. Thankfully, the 2017 Ford Raptor Light Bar is durable and reasonably priced.
Replace Your Rims and Tires
Much like a light bar, the type of rims and tires will largely depend on how you use your vehicle. An off-roading Ford truck will generally require 17” rims (or a similar size), but these aren’t quite as flashy as many larger rims. If you really want to show off your truck, consider getting 20” rims or bigger. However, keep in mind that larger rims also require larger tires, which means higher costs on both ends. This means that you will need to spend a lot more money whenever you replace your tires. Nobody ever said that style was cheap!
Add Running Boards
Not only can running boards increase the value and visual appeal of your Ford truck, but they are also highly practical. This is especially true if your truck sits high off the ground. Getting in and out of your vehicle can be a pain without running boards. You could even injure yourself if you try to jump out of your vehicle and don’t have a step in between you and the ground! Runnings boards are also great for Ford truck owners who want to improve their vehicle on a budget. There are plenty of affordable running boards that you can usually install by yourself.
Spice Up Your Truck Bed
There are a million different ways to deck out the bed of a Ford truck. At the risk of sounding repetitive, the exact products or add-ons you get will likely depend on how you use your vehicle. For example, you might want built-in, weather-resistant toolboxes if you frequently use your vehicle as a work truck. Alternatively, you can get bed liners and covers if you frequently move furniture or other items that need to be protected from the elements. Finally, you can even get a bed extender to add an extra foot or two of space. The possibilities are practically endless!