• |
  • |
  • Blessings And Beatings - Truck Modifications

Blessings And Beatings - Truck Modifications

Customization

Dan Ward
Jul 21, 2013
Photographers: Dan Ward
Car audio isn't just a step in the process of customizing your truck—it's an absolute must. Buying a new truck and listening to what the factory calls "premium sound" is like watching a VHS tape on an HDTV. Every truck I've ever owned has had at least two 10-inch subs, two amps, and a deck that met all of my audiophile needs. Good audio is so much more than just being loud. Clarity in the higher frequencies and midtones is vital to experiencing music in all of its soul-stirring glory. In this month's issue, we provide you with several how-to stories that will help you make your truck a rolling sound stage. The feature and cover trucks are also packed with high-quality audio systems that will inspire you to take your own rig to the next level. In addition to the tech and features, you'll also find a mobile audio buyer's guide with cool products like portable Bluetooth speakers, which are perfect for truck shows, outdoor detailing sessions, or tailgating.
One request we frequently receive is showing more truck modifications that can be done at home in your driveway. To prove you don't have to have a big shop or $10,000 worth of tools at home to customize your truck, I set out to transform a 2010 Chevy Tahoe in a driveway. Using basic handtools and some jackstands, my good friend Allan Settles and I spent five days adding a supercharger, exhaust system, bolting on a completely new suspension, swapping out a cloth interior to leather, upgrading the stock brakes, and in our free time, we installed a new grille, emblems, and lights. These are all upgrades you too can do with the proper know-how. Hopefully these homebuilt stories will help answer any questions you may have, and in the process allow you to take pride that you did the work yourself. Just make sure you have the hand cleaner ready.
Photo 2/2

2015 Ford F-250 Specifications

VIEW ALL
Fair Market Price $29,960
MSRP $31,810
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage N/A City / N/A Highway
Engine 6.2L V8
Horse Power 385 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 405 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm
See all Specifications
- OF

MOST POPULAR

Truck Trend Network

TRUCK RESEARCH SNAPSHOT

Ford F 250

Fair Market Price
$29,960
Editors' Overall Rating
Basic Specifications
MSRP: $31,810
Mileage: N/A
Engine: 6.2L V8
get a free quote

Subscribe Today and Save up to 83%!

Subscribe Truck Trend Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truck Trend
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Diesel Power Magazine

Subscribe to:

Diesel Power
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Truckin Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truckin
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBE TO A MAGAZINE
TO TOP