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Posted by on Aug 18, 2013

Bull Bars – What are They Used For

Bull Bars – What are They Used For

Bull bars, the very thing that will protect your truck from a red-hot, charging bull.  Maybe that was the case back when bulls really were a viable cause for vehicle damage, but now it’s doubtful that they are the main concern.  Bull bars, also known as a “nudge bar” or a “push bar,” mainly keep your vehicle front bumpers clear of damage.  But there are other functions that come with these bars, maybe even some you haven’t considered.   Body Protection As stated before, the main function of a bull bar is protection for your front bumper.  If you took your off-road rig out to the dunes or mud pit without a bull bar, you would find your action to be extremely limited.  And what if you ran into an unforeseen rock in that mud?  What would it do to the front of your vehicle?  Bumpers, these days, are quite fragile, so the added protection of a bull bar could be the difference you see when off-roading.   Most...

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2013

Performance Truck Parts and Accessories – Don’t Overdo it

Performance Truck Parts and Accessories – Don’t Overdo it

With so many performance truck parts and custom accessories available on the market today it can be extremely difficult knowing what you need and what you don’t need. There are also so many suppliers and retailers available that it’s sometimes hard to know if you’re getting the real thing. Having just bought a stock truck I realize I need to get a few things. But there are a lot of parts and accessories that I just don’t need. And I think it’s easy to say that other people probably don’t need them either. However, here’s a list of truck accessories that I really think are essential. Cab Rack For my purposes I need a cab rack. Sometimes, and probably most often, they’re called back racks or headache racks. These bolt-on accessories serve the purpose of protecting the back glass of a pickup cab from loads that may shift while driving. They’re easy to install and are readily available. Spyder Industries manufactures a good looking headache rack and even does...

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