Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Zombie Proof Your Truck and Your Life

    The zombie apocalypse is coming. At least, that seems to be the consensus among the masses nowadays. The last thing you want is either to become a zombie or to have your brains eaten out from your skull by a zombie. The zombie apocalypse is coming, and you need to be prepared for it. Zombies are really dumb. All they want is one thing: BRAINS! Your dog's brains, your neighbor's brains, your brains. Zombies will do anything for brains including walking off cliffs, into fire, in front of your truck and into the barrel of your shotgun. You do not have to have great fighting skills or have been in the army your whole life to survive the . All it takes is a little common sense. Unfortunately, that is what most people lack and is why there will be a zombie apocalypse in the first place.

    First of all, you are going to need something tough that can easily run over a shuffling mob of reanimated corpses. You should try to get a good SUV to help you out. Ideally your SUV should be a 4×4. You never know if you are going to have to plow through barricades, roll over fences, or cut across a parking lot filled with the debris of a civilization lost. While you do need as much storage as you can get, a SUV is defiantly the vehicle of choice.

    When it comes to add-ons, you want to spare no expense. A winch will soon become your best friend (besides the fact there might be nobody left alive to fill that role). You should probably mount it on the back so you can have more pulling power. You may also need to use your front for a bulldozer blade. A wench will enable you to clear burned cars and fallen trees out of the road. A trailer hitch will let you pull around more supplies as well.

    If you are going to take out some of these zombies you are going to need plenty of protective armor and some good shotguns. Make sure you get yourself a good roof bag to store all your survival gear in. Remember in a time like this there is no such thing as too much supplies, we are talking about your life.

    Purchase a set of high powered fog lights to mount on the roof your car. This extra light will be handy when trying to scout out a campsite at night or spot shufflers in the dark.

    It is just a matter of time before the apocalypse gets here and you need to be ready. If you do all of this will you survive? Probably not, but having the right vehicle will give you a fighting chance, which is more than most will have.

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    T-Max

  • Weekend Specials: Bring it to the Back

    This weekend (starting today 7/27 and running through Sunday 7/29) get special discounts on select accessories at BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com. This weekend we have special deals on accessories that will bring a little attention to your vehicle’s back end. Shiny bumper guards protect, Dominator steps plug up that empty hitch, and rear spoilers draw the eye like no other.

    Nothing ruins the sleek lines on your vehicle’s rear like a dented bumper. Even though bumpers are meant to bear the brunt of an accident, they really look terrible dented in or crunched up, and even worse, they can cost a lot to repair. Avoid this look with Rear Bumper Guards. These sporty tubes run the length of your rear bumper, offering additional protection and adding visual interest. They are custom designed and have a highly polished finish so they will match any other chrome accessories you may already have.

    Go Rhino’s Dominator Hitch Step also provides visual interest to your truck or SUV’s rear. It fits all standard 2-inch receiver hitches and installs quickly and easily. With this step in place, you can better access truck beds and roof racks, for loading, unpacking, or cleaning. The steps have an extra thick tubular construction for strength and slip-resistant step pads for sure footing. They are available in black and polished stainless finishes, and each step includes an anti-rattle hitch pin and storage bag.

    As I’ve said, the previous two accessories add a little something to the back of your vehicle, but if you want to add a LOT of something, you need Rear Spoilers. This particular spoiler is on a blowout sale this week. It is over 10 inches high, 8.25-inches wide, 52-inches long from tip to tip, and 46-inches from post to post. That is one substantial wing! It is a universal part, so it will fit most domestic and import vehicles, and it can be painted to match the factory color of your vehicle for only $100.

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    MVS

  • Got a headache? Get a headache rack and call us in the morning

    Got a headache? Get a headache rack and call us in the morning.  Headache racks prevent headaches by protecting your truck’s rear window from damage that can be caused by shifting cargo. When you slam on the gas or brake pedal, cargo can move around, and if you’re unlucky, it can go right through your rear window. It can be a headache to deal with a cracked or shattered window, along with your probably damaged cargo. Furthermore, a headache can be the least of your problems if the cargo passes through the window and clocks you or your passengers in the head. To prevent this, install a cab guard or headache rack.

    STK’s Pro Guard Cab Guards are proudly made in the USA. They feature a heavy wire mesh screen that runs across the entire cab window. This design offers more complete coverage and enables cargo to be more easily secured. The frame is made of 2-inch square steel tubing and the screening is made of custom cut 3/16-inch cold rolled steel. Each intersection point, including where the mesh meets the frame, is robotically welded for superior strength. After construction, these racks undergo a nine step powdercoat process for long-lasting durability. Each rack requires a custom mount kit, sold separately, which installs in minutes and requires no drilling (unless otherwise noted).

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    STK

  • Weekend Specials: Towing Accessory Blowout

    This weekend (starting today 7/20 and running through Sunday 7/22) get special discounts on select accessories at BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com. This weekend we are having a blowout sale on towing accessories. These Towing Closeouts include countless accessories like lunette rings, hand winches, cargo locks, hitch balls, and receiver hitches.

    These blowout prices are hard to beat! Valley Trailer Safety Chains and Accessories are among the lowest prices of all accessories with a 5/16-inch class III safety chain clip on sale for only $2.95. This clip supports up to 5,000 lbs. GTW. If you need a safety chain itself, we have a 32-inch class III safety chain also available at a low, low price. We're also selling a specialized safety chain kit specifically designed for gooseneck hitches.

    We also have great deals on Discount Reese Towing Products. We have brake control accessories from $2.95 and chrome hitch balls as low as $4.95. There is also special pricing on circuit breakers (30 Amp.), coupler locks, Hide-A-Goose underbed gooseneck trailer hitch (7,500 lb. Weight Carry - 30,000 lb. Weight Distribution), and tail light converters (converts 3-wire to standard 2-wire). We also have wiring connectors and wiring adaptors for 7-way and 6-way connectors. All of these products are at bargain prices and they’re going fast!

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    Valley

  • Don’t Be A Tool, Get Organized

    There are almost as many types of tool boxes as there are tools. The tool box you choose depends on what you'll be using it for and where you will be using it. Are you looking for a tool box to put in your van, in the back of your pick-up, in your trailer, or maybe even your garage?  Do you have a box type in mind? Choose from crossover, low-profile, stainless steel, dual-lid, single-lid, underbody tow truck storage trays, wheel well, portable or other specialty tool boxes.

    Whatever tool box you have in mind, make sure you follow these simple tips:

    •             Consider your budget. There are a lot of tool boxes available for every type of budget. If you have enough money, consider buying something durable and also something that will last a very long time.

    •             You can choose from the types of truck tool boxes that are mentioned above. Make sure your choice will meet your unique needs.

    •             If you don't want to occupy too much bed space, then choose a truck tool box that gives space saving options. You should take a look at trailer-tongue and hitch-mount truck tool boxes.

    •             Security is very important so this is something that you should also consider before you buy a truck tool box. It should have secure lids and handles. You would also like the ones which allow you to use padlocks.

    •           One thing you should keep in mind is the size of the box and the weight of the tools. Sometimes, it is easier to split up your tools into two smaller boxes then try to fit everything in to one box making it impossible to ever lift out of your truck.

    These are just a few things that you have to put in mind but you could also think of other ways that can help you make a good choice. After all, you can benefit from it in the long run.

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  • Weekend Specials: Bumper, Grilles, & More!

    This weekend (starting today 7/13 and running through Sunday 7/15) get special discounts on select accessories at BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com. This weekend we have special deals for dressing up your vehicle. Bumper replacements, bolt-on grille replacements, and ground effects kits all add extra style, changing up your look without having to buy a new vehicle.

    Fey is an industry leader, known for their reliability and functionality, and the Diamond Plate Replacement Bumper they manufacture definitely lives up to these words. This bumper is made from cold rolled steel for ultimate durability. It has the ever-popular diamond treads along the top of the bumper, for a rugged look that also provides traction. Downsize and compact models are 350 lb. tongue and 3,500 lb. trailer weight certified, so you don’t have to worry about hauling capacity. It is easy to install, with a bolt-on design, and requires a bumper mounting kit to be purchased as well. It is available with a chrome, black, or silver powdercoat finish, so you can match it to your old bumper or try a different look entirely.

    For a different look for the front of your vehicle, CCI ProEFX Grilles are the way to go. These custom replacement grilles are all chrome, giving you the sleekest and shiniest look available. They are all one piece, so you won’t have to worry about missing parts or small pieces falling out. They are easy to install, with a bolt-on design that requires no cutting or drilling. Grilles with an OE look are available, but you can also change it up with vertical bar, mesh, and punch out designs.

    Finally, you can make bumper and grilles look like small potatoes when you invest in Ground Effect Kits. These kits give your entire vehicle a makeover! Each kit includes front and rear air dams and side skirts, as well as select other pieces depending on the make and model of your vehicle. They are made with specially formulated ABS that can be custom painted to match your vehicle’s OE color. Ground effect accessories are also available, including driving light kits, exhaust extension kits, and performance exhaust system. Select products are on blowout sale this weekend, so snap yours up while you can!

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    Fey

  • Get Your Own Hot Wheels.

    There was nothing better than playing with hot wheels cars growing up. Maybe you had one of the play sets or maybe a carpet road mat, no matter what it was; it was always a good time. I always treated my nicer car better, the ones with a nice paint job and shiny wheels.  For me the shiny wheels were the best part of the car. When I got a little older I got my first toy car that came with changing parts, so many different kinds of these shiny wheels that I could put on the car, score! In my teens I came to find out that these shiny wheels were called chrome.  I got my first gas powered car and I was more into changing the wheels than how fast I can make it go.  On my 17th birthday my dad took me out car shopping.  We went to a few car dealers to shop around. I think it was the second stop I found my love my 2010 Chevy Avalanche.  I got my truck home now it was time to make it mine. I didn’t have much money at the time to make it look flashy.  I got a nice set of Chrome wheel skins for that shiny look I wanted. Beautiful chrome wheel skins were the definite way to add class and to set my truck apart from all the rest. Just as wheels all come in various sizes and looks, there are specifically designed wheel skins to fit right over the factory wheels that my truck came with. Wheel skins were less costly than custom wheels, and they add the superior look and are easy to maintain, as well, and very easy to install. I wanted to buy other wheel covers so I can change the look of my truck from time to time. I wanted a collection of covers, different designs, and different looks. What if I was driving and I hit a curb, or a hard bump and one of my covers came off, this way I could go home and put on a new set.  My dad who has a dual wheel diesel work truck likes my collection of wheel skins and wheel covers that he has gotten himself a set of wheel simulators for his truck. He likes how they go right on over the lugs and that he does not have to remove them to put them on.  You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your car or truck look good.

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    Chrome

  • Weekend Specials: Calling All Trucks!

    This weekend (starting today 7/6 and running through Sunday 7/8) get special discounts on select accessories at BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com. This weekend we have special deals for your truck. Trucks have many extra accessories because their beds offer the perfect place to add on and enhance. How can you resist with all of that open space?

    An open truck bed has plenty of room for all kinds of stuff, but it can be difficult to keep that cargo from sliding around. Tie downs help with big boxes, equipment, or furniture, but how do you keep a couple bags of groceries or a pile of sports equipment secure? The answer is a Truck Bed Cargo Gate, which is designed specifically for truck beds. It is made with aluminum and stainless steel components, so it will not rust or corrode, and has unique brackets that allow the gate to be positioned anywhere along the bed. It divides from the bed floor to the top of the bed rails and has a center grid that keeps cargo in place while allowing air to flow through. It’s easy to install and remove with simple locking handles to secure the gate.

    Having a truck bed full of cargo can create certain complications. If you slam on the brakes or get hit by another vehicle, all that cargo can shift, slide, and crash, putting your rear window as well as your own head at risk. That’s why if you do any heavy hauling, you should invest in a Pickup Truck Headache Rack. These STK racks have a 2-inch thick steel frame and all their tubing meets or exceeds North American ASTM A-513 specifications. Their mounting system is custom designed and requires no drilling on most trucks. All necessary brackets and hardware are included, and hardware in zinc-plated for protection against corrosion. They can be installed with bedliners, rail caps, and toolboxes, and adaptors are available to install with certain tonneau covers. These racks use a nine-step powdercoat finish for flawless coverage and durability, and can be custom painted to match your truck.

    And if you don’t want to deal with all of that extra space, get a Tri Fold Tonneau Cover. These tonneaus have a versatile design that can be opened from front or back. They have an aircraft-grade aluminum frame with a honeycomb core, combining strength with a lightweight construction. The entire tonneau weighs only about 50 lbs., which makes it easy to open, fold, and maneuver. It also has numerous special features including SpeedKlamps with spring-action technology for easy opening, WeatherTuff seals to keep out moisture and dust, and nesting clamps that store within the rails. The tonneau installs and removes in seconds and has a black textured finish to guard against UV rays and fading, keeping your tonneau looking good for years to come.

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    STK

  • Add Some Color To Your Ride

    When you hear the word neon what usually comes to mind?  The bright streets of Vegas, New York, Hong Kong or Japan right?  Big buildings with vivid neon signs that make our visualization explode with color.  Nothing like a huge neon sign to catch your attention, something you can see from a mile away.  In the auto industry it pretty much works the same way.  If you like attention, install an under car light kit to your ride and they’ll see you coming from a mile away.  You can admit to being an attention whore, there’s nothing wrong with that.  Come on, I mean why spend all this cash on your ride if you can’t show it off or get noticed right!? !?  You might want to check with your state laws regarding any kind of car lighting kits, attention from the police is one thing you don’t want, along with a nice fine.  With new LED technology, under car light kit kits have become more popular.  With the flick of a switch you can be the center on attention on the road. Attract the right type of attention like, when leaving or entering a club or passing by some ladies, driving up and down that main strip of town.  Neon lights and night life always go hand in hand. Need more color, more lights, give your vehicle something different, something bold, something beautiful. Your ride can look just as good, if not better with LED light strips, which are definitely a nice touch to a good looking vehicle. LED lighting strips are significantly detectable during the day and night. They offer a completely new dramatic look to the car and driver. They can be used as roof lighting, border lighting, round the seats of the car, on the dashboard or to illuminate the footwell. Why not light up your trunk while you are at it. The great thing is that strip lights are both aesthetic and practical, adding much needed illumination to the interior of the car.  So why stop there when thinking about color. There are other ways to bring color to your vehicle.  Why not get rid of that un-flashy bike rack and get one in color, now you will really be the talk of your town. Now your ride can match your desire for attention as well, you and your car can both look fabulous.

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