Truck Upgrades

3 Truck Upgrades for Going Off-Roading This Spring

3 Truck Upgrades for Going Off-Roading This Spring
You’re going to need a few truck upgrades to make sure your vehicle is tough and rugged enough to survive your next mud run.

If the thought of conquering muddy trails and flying over low hills gets your blood pumping, then you might enjoy going off-roading. But although this hobby is exciting, it can do a number on your truck. So you’re going to need a few truck upgrades to make sure your vehicle is tough and rugged enough to survive your next mud run.

Flared Fenders

The first accessory you could consider is a flared fender. These upgrades are designed to prevent rocks and other large pieces of debris from damaging the vehicle. When you have larger tires, you’ll need to provide more protection, so they aren’t punctured unexpectedly. You don’t want to get a flat tire while you’re out in the woods without any cell signal or reception, after all.

However, if high-profile flared fenders aren’t your style, you can also find them in other configurations. They can also be low-profile, extended, or pocket-style. Most of the flared fenders you find can be repainted so they won’t stick out from the rest of your ride and look like an obvious add-on.

Front Grille Guards

As their name implies, front grille guards protect the front end of your truck. These truck upgrades not only protects the grille of your truck but your headlights as well. For best results, you should choose a full grille guard. You can also equip your new front grille guards with various looks; for example, you could decide you want a black grille powder-coated, or find one decked out in chrome. Front grille guards can be polished, too, which makes it them easier to maintain and remove any possible scratches.


Depending on where you’re planning to go off-roading this spring, you might need some winches. These are truck upgrades that can allow you to rescue fellow drivers if they get stuck in the mud or a creek. Whatever you might need it for, remember that winches attach to your front bumper. As a result, you’ll need to ensure the entire front end of your truck is robust enough to handle it.

Winch mounts and plates will make this upgrade easier to integrate. Another thing to keep in mind when you’re choosing the right winches for you is the type of rope you want: steel or synthetic. Steel ropes are strong but are prone to rust. Synthetic rope is easier to use, not to mention lighter, but the main problem is that they’ll retain water.

Get Your Truck Ready for Spring with Help from Trick Tricks

Does your ride need servicing or some new accessories? Trick Trucks is happy to service your vehicle and make sure your truck is in great shape all year long! With over forty years of experience servicing trucks, we have the expertise and equipment you need. Contact Trick Trucks online or by calling 1-866-60-TRICK. Follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.