The majority of car products are usable on most trucks but there are additional truck accessories that are not suitable for cars. Such accessories for trucks include all-terrain tires for those who drive on a range of different terrains and require the extra traction. However, the obvious difference is the truck bed, which allows for accessories such as tonneau covers that protect your personal belongings.
The bed of the truck provides a range of additional extras and most truck owners make use of it in some way or another. Below are just some of the different products that are suitable for trucks and trucks only.
Truck and Off Road Lighting
The chunky tires and 4×4 drivetrain make off road adventures in a truck far easier with a range of additional accessories. Off road lights are a great addition to any truck as they can be installed in various locations such as the grill to the top of the truck.
Lights that are suitable for off roading comes in a wide range of types that include pods, light bars and even aftermarket fog lights.
The most popular off road lights that are suitable for trucks, UTV, ATV and other off road vehicles is a LED light bar. They come in various sizes that start from as small as 6 inches and as large as 50 inches. Many brands even offer a tailgate light bar that will improve your rear view vision too.
When it comes to LED lighting, its important to avoid the cheap alternatives. They will not last as long as you wish due to poor materials used within the housing (plastic instead of aluminum) and terrible mounting hardware.
Installing the best winch to your truck will also not only help yourself but others when off roading. Getting stuck in sticky situations is fairly common and a winch can be a lifesaver in certain situations.
Over the years we have seen many improvements to the way winching works. One of the most popular changes was the introduction of the synthetic winch rope. Compared against the steel cable alternative, they are far more safer because they do not whip back and they provide additional breaking strength.
We highly recommend checking these out if you have not already because they are very popular among the off road community.
The Truck Bed
The defining characteristic of any truck is the truck bed, which poses so many opportunities. As mentioned above, many choose to install a retractable tonneau cover for security or other purposes but there are many accessories.
- Truck tool box with mounting
- Truck bed lights
- Truck bed extender
- Truck mattress
- Truck bed bike rack
- .. and much more
Depending upon the usage of the truck bed, many improve the appearance with a spray on bedliner because they do become scratched fairly easily.
Although many of the reviews that our team produce are aimed for all vehicles, there are certain accessories that are designed only for trucks. You can browse all of our truck articles to find what you are looking for.