I recently bought a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4. I really want to start making some mods to this beast. I’m looking for a one–stop shop for bolt-on parts for my truck? I am looking for lights, a grille, intake, exhaust, and possibly a leveling kit. Any help would be appreciated.
You bought a great truck and came to the right place to look for answers. We have worked with a lot of “one-stop” shops when it comes to aftermarket parts and have found great success with Autoanything.com and Stylin.com. A recent one that we dealt with was Andy’s Autosport, andysautosport.com. They helped us get the right parts we needed for our 2008 Toyota Tundra. They sent us taillights, a Pioneer head unit, and a bed extender. The parts arrived in no time and they had everything needed for the installation. We couldn’t have been happier.
I recently picked up a 2005 Ford Expedition 4x4. I really want to lift it and was wondering if you could suggest a lift kit for it. I have basic tools and knowledge, so I am looking for a kit that is relatively easy to install. Thank you in advance and keep up the good work. I love the magazine!
Thank you for reading Truckin magazine. What you have is a case of the new-to-the-scene-blues. With only basic knowledge and tools, you are limited. But there are several things you can do. If you want just a small lift, we would suggest a leveling kit. Most of these lifts involve spacer that fits on top of the front struts. This will bring the front end about 2 inches higher. A lot of the kits also include, or have the option for, upgraded shocks for the front and rear. Check out daystarweb.com, as they make a 2-inch and 2½-inch leveling kit for your Expedition. An install like this will probably take you around four hours in your driveway. Always remember, safety first. If you don’t know what you are doing, ask for help.
Let me start by saying great job! I love the latest “All Black” issue. I’m a truck nut for sure but regret to say I don’t have a truck. Hopefully a little luck will swing my way and I’ll get one. My question is about a truck in Volume 36, No. 9. The blue truck called “The Show”. I noticed something that’s not mentioned in the article. Is the cab a ’90s model C/K?
This is a good question and one we get fairly frequently about this truck. The truck’s build was documented, start to finis, in Truckin. The body article as well as the first feature found in Issue 7 of 2010, we mentioned that the cab is from a 1990 C1500. Thank you for your continued support of the world’s leading truck publication.
Fellow Truck Nuts,
I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. It came with the cloth seats and I have used it every day for the last ten years. Needless to say, they are worn out. Can you point me in the direction of some nice seat covers that will last a while and not get too dirty and grimy?
In issue 13 of 2012, we featured a set of seat covers that were installed on our Work Truck F-150 project. They were from Coverking and were designed to be rugged and protect your original seats. They feature webbing on the back to attach pouches and store all kinds of gear. Check out their website at coverking.com for more information.
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