Cool Ford F-150 Accessories: AutoMod Exterior

2015 Ford F-150 Accessories

It’s been the most popular vehicle in America for decades.  You can’t take a trip to the grocery store without seeing another one.  The Ford F-150 is unquestionably America’s truck.  And this year, Ford made it 700 lbs lighter with aluminum bodywork, improving the gas mileage and making it even more desirable.  But sometimes your F-150 can be like a needle in a bin of needles.  It’s time to make it stand out with some cool aesthetic mods while improving its overall functionality.  Today we’re going to look at a handful of simple, easy to install parts that will transform your 2015 Ford F-150 from America’s truck into your truck. Continue reading “Cool Ford F-150 Accessories: AutoMod Exterior”

AutoModding your Jeep JK: Stage 2

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited | Jeep JK Mods

So we’ve hit the basics.  Last week we covered some of the easiest Jeep JK mods and upgrades.  Stuff that was easy to install and practical for everyday life.  Today we’re going a bit deeper, with Jeep upgrades that are moderately easy to install and provide even more utility.  All of them are great for looks, and some of them will even help your performance the next time you feel like taking your Jeep off road.  Let’s dive in. Continue reading “AutoModding your Jeep JK: Stage 2”

AutoModding your Jeep JK: Stage 1

2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimitied

So you bought a Jeep Wrangler.  Maybe you like how well it does in the snow.  Maybe you hope to do a little off-roading when you get a free Saturday.  Or maybe you just like the looks.  The fact is, you ended up with one of the most capable SUVs on the market, on- or off-road.  The JK, especially the 4-door version, has been extremely successful for the Jeep brand, making it the 6th best selling marque in America.  That’s great for aftermarket support, but it also means there’s a billion other Jeeps just like yours rolling around.  And you’ve seen the pictures.  You know you can do anything with a JK.  but do you want to?  Many of those extreme Jeep JK mods would be useless to you, since you rarely, if ever, take your Jeep off road.  So is there some middle ground?  Is it possible to make your Jeep your own without transforming it into something found in Fury Road?  Absolutely. We’ve put together a short list of some incredibly accessible and easy Jeep JK mods on the market, stuff that will help you enjoy your current Jeeping experience better, without alot of work. Continue reading “AutoModding your Jeep JK: Stage 1”

AutoModding Your Jeep Wrangler JK 101

Jeep JK AutoMods

The Jeep Wrangler JK, that being the ’07-current model, is one of the most capable off-road vehicles you can buy in America today.  Where most SUVs have become glorified crossovers, compromising their mudability for on-road dynamics, the Wrangler has remained consistently trail able while gradually becoming a more capable on-road commuter, as well.  Yes, the meaning of Jeep ownership has broadened beyond the image of the crazed desert hero wearing nothing above the waist but his beard, to include normal people like you who want an SUV for commuting, but still want it to be a real SUV.  But as good as it is stock, and no matter how you use yours, you can still upgrade yours with some simple Jeep JK parts and accessories. Continue reading “AutoModding Your Jeep Wrangler JK 101”

AutoModding Your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel: Part 1

We picked this truck because a reader gave us the idea, and not just because we have alot of 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 accessories.  He dropped it in the comments, and we gave him $100 for his trouble!  Want your own $100?  Just drop your own suggestion in the comments section, and you could win!  More below.

2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel

It’s time for a turbo build.  Yes, after our usual magazine of tuners, exhausts, and cold air intakes, we’re going to force the issue, and the induction.  Okay, so we’re taking a bit of an easy route, because this week’s AutoMods vehicle comes with a turbo in stock form, but we can’t pass up the opportunity to size up the snail, especially when it can buy us so much power.  Reader Brian Hampton’s suggestion of the Dodge Ram was a great one, and we chose a 2005 2500 diesel Quad Cab because turbo. Continue reading “AutoModding Your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel: Part 1”

AutoModding Your 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD: Part 2

Do you have an idea for the next vehicle we should AutoMod? drop it in the comments, and if we choose it, we’ll send you $100! Details below.

2013 Toyota Tacoma

Yesterday we covered some of the mods Danny has added and plans to add to his 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab Long Bed.  Toyota makes some of the toughest trucks on the planet, and Danny wanted tough mods to match, so his Tacoma would be just as good on the trail as it is on the road.  In Part 1, we covered wheels, tires, suspension, brakes, and some performance upgrades.  Today we’re covering appearance, protection, and trail functionality, so strap in.  It’s Part 2 of Danny’s 2013 Toyota Tacoma mods in AutoMods. Continue reading “AutoModding Your 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD: Part 2”

AutoModding Your 2014 Chevy Silverado: Exterior Accessories

Do you have a suggestion for what vehicle we should virtually mod next? What about your own project? Drop your suggestion in the comments, and if we pick it, we’ll send you a $100 StreetsideAuto.com gift card to get the ball rolling…

We’ve added power.  We’ve jacked up the suspension and upgraded brakes.  But unless you’re going for a sleeper, we’re not done with our 2014 Chevy Silverado, because there are plenty of ways to trick it out and beef it up with some easy-to-install exterior accessories.

Chevy Silverado 1500 Exterior Accessories

Exterior mods for trucks are myriad.  It’s the biggest modding category on the map.  So we’re going to keep this simple with seven bolt-on mods, and we’ll pick our favorite selection for each.  Here we go, bumper to bumper. Including bumpers: Continue reading “AutoModding Your 2014 Chevy Silverado: Exterior Accessories”

Automotive Follow Friday Helper: Week 18

You’re digesting a heart-shaped pancake. That, or you’ve already started drinking. And not just mimosas or Irish Coffee or somesuch. Because today is Valentine’s Day, and that could be very good or very bad. We’ll let you figure out which and stick to what we’re good at: who to follow on Twitter. Show these folks some love.
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4 Unbelievable Trucks with Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares

Bushwacker Pocket Style fender flares are a modern classic.  And that makes sense.  They look like they take alot of work to install, but they really don’t.  And as any congressman can tell you, it’s better to look like you’ve put in alot of hours than actually doing so.  Though the pocket-style’s visible bolts look like they go straight through the fenders, that you’ve done a crapton of drilling and zinc-coating and repainting and such, they’re actually snapped on from underneath, using existing hardware holes.
Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares - Tonka T-Rex F-350

But they still work.  We could give you a collection of buzzwords like “MAXIMUM PROTECTION,” but we’d rather just show you, with a bunch of awesome trucks that opted for Pocket Style.  Check it. Continue reading “4 Unbelievable Trucks with Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares”

Top 50 Automotive Twitter Accounts To Follow

Follow Friday: Best of 2013 Automotive Twitter Accounts

With the year coming to an end, we have compiled the ultimate Follow Friday list for all your automotive needs and desires. We have done all the work, so you can sit back, relax, and ring in the new year with the Top 50 Automotive Twitter Accounts of 2013.

Best of Follow Friday: Automotive Twitter Accounts
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