Friday, July 12, 2019

5 CHEAP ways to build your truck!

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Coming at you with another one of those five things articles.
So these are gonna be the five ways that you can build your truck for less. I know a lot of people, you know, they go out and they'll buy a truck and then they want to build it up. But not everybody has the budget to build something crazy right off the bat. So we're going to go over some of the ways that you can save some money.

So the first thing on our list today, we're gonna be talking about wheels. So, obviously, that is one
of the first modifications that many people make
when they are going to build their truck. What is hot right now is, clearly,he big, giant, polished forged wheels, however, those things come in at a pretty hefty price.

So one of the ways that you can combat that price is to use a standard cast wheel, however, there is a lot of companies out there now that are making the wheel designs that are, you know, mimicking the
forged wheel patterns. I know one of the ones recently that everybody at the shop is falling in love with is the TIS 544. So, in chrome, that the wheel looks very similar to some of your specialty forged moreover, American Force forged wheels. However, it comes in at a much lower price point, moreover, in my opinion, it's easier to clean. Forged wheels definitely take some time because it's not a chrome finish, contrary to popular belief. It's fully polished, so that means you cannot just go around and wipe them down with a microfiber.

You need to take them in to be polished when they do get filthy. With a chrome wheel, you can use, like, we have our own wheel care kit. You can use Custom Offset shine kit, and it's super easy. You can do that right at home. Spray them down with some water, and then clean them up using our shine kit. The other option, too, is to just stick with the classic, clean Moto Metal 962. Plenty of people hate on the Moto Metals because it's a Moto metal, but there's really nothing wrong with them. And that 962 in a chrome finish is just really simple and clean. And, again, you're gonna get that polished look without having to spend the forged price. Number two on the list is wheel-related also, but in a different aspect. So one of the things that those forged wheel companies do is, because they're custom made to order, they're drilled to your bolt pattern, so they have, usually, exposed lug nuts. Now, in cast wheels, typically you're gonna find a dual drilled wheel, so that means that one single wheel can be used on multiple vehicles. And the reason why wheel companies do that is because it allows them to make one mold for two different vehicles. So that's part of how they can keep some of the pricing down.

But one of our favorite companies out there right now is Hostile, and that's simply because they make some killer looking wheels and they have exposed lug nuts as wellThere's other wheel companies out there, also, that do the same thing. They give you the exposed lug nuts that you can run the spikes. And there's various companies, also, that are starting to really make the cap shallower.
So, moving on to number three, we're gonna talk a little bit about lift kits.

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Now, one of the best ways to save money, two good examples are BDS and Zone. So, it's pretty commonly known in the truck world that BDS is the parent company of Zone.
So, if you're buying a Zone kit, you can save some money,
but you still get the same engineering aspects
that go into the BDS kit. But they're able to produce the Zone kits for a more affordable price point.And a lot of that has to
do with material selection or finishes, and then, as well,
as just the shocks that come with it. So, like on a BDS kit,
most people are getting the Fox shocks. On the Zone kit you can get, like, the Zone adventure series, and that helps, again, keep that cost down when you're
looking to build your truck. Then again, if you don't want to step up to the Zone price point either, and you're literally just looking for the cheapest thing possible, there is nothing wrong with Rough Country.
One of the guys, actually, multiple people at the shop
run Rough Country kits on their trucks, because, if you just want a six inch lift and you do not necessarily care how good it rides, you get the Rough Country. It is not like it is that terrible. They ride pretty decently.

You can check out, we actually did a history of Rough Country video/Check that out. It kind of explains in detail, you know, the history behind Rough Country and what goes into their kits. The fourth way to save some money when you're looking to build your truck is to cheap out on tires.
Now, some people are gonna say that you shouldn't cheap out on tires. I personally agree. I think tires are really important because that's the only thing keeping your vehicle attached to the roadway. Really important in cars, but in trucks, if you're just driving a show vehicle and you're going to and from the meets, you're not taking it off road, you're not doing any high speed driving, if you want to get a cheap tire, that's fine by me.

So a couple companies out there that do make good, cheap tires, we just did a five things video about cheap tires. You want to specifically check that out. But, just off the top of my head, AMP makes a good tire. We run those on our Hummer. Atturo makes a good tire. We've had that on a couple different vehicles. And then Federal with the Couragia M/T, super aggressive mud tireand really affordable. I had a set of those and, I mean, they do what you need a cheap tire to do. So, lastly, number five. If you're looking to save some money on your truck, initially, right off the
bat, there is one thing that you can do that can save you a ton of money, especially if you're
just looking to show up at the Walmart meets and look cool, just bu y a gasser. Not everybody needs a diesel.
But, then again, they are pretty fun.

So Sean, actually, he has a gasser C-O 2, which is our big, giant white 2500.
Probably gonna make some people mad by telling you guys this, but that's a gasser. It's not the diesel. I'm driving a Duramax now, but our white truck is just a gasser.
And people love it, so there's nothing wrong with them.

If you have a suggestion, make sure you drop it
in the comments. I have to figure out how to get back to the shop, because I've just been driving and talking and I have no idea where I am.

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