Monster Truck Tires

Monster trucks, an amplified type of jacked up trucks, do everything big. Monster truck tires are part of this. Monster trucks are made to conquer big obstacles and unthinkable terrain so the specialized suspension and tires are a necessity for this style of oversized beast of a truck.

Monster truck tires can handle the biggest challenges put in front of them from mudding, tractor pulling, and car eating with no problem. These capable tires can handle practically anything put in front of them. But with these tires you’ll need a specialized suspension. Your basic truck lift kits may not be equipped to handle these monster tires unless you use a kit that will modify your suspension enough. You may need to make other modifications as well, depending on the type of kit and the size of the tires.
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Truck Lift Kits

Are you wondering what it takes to modify your pick up truck into one of those impressive jacked up trucks with the huge tires? With a little research, you will find you have several different options, and deciding between them can be a bit confusing. There are leveling kits, suspension lift kits and body lift kits, and while they will all increase the height of your vehicle and give your truck the capacity to wear larger tires, they all accomplish this in very different ways.

I prefer to focus on suspension lift kits, but when you’re picking a kit it’s important you understand how leveling kits and body lift kits work and in what situations they might be more appropriate for you than a suspension lift kit. You also need to know what kind of suspension is needed if you choose to add real monster truck tires. To learn all this and more, read on. Continue reading

Jacked Up Truck Tires and Your Transmission

If you’re thinking about putting some nice big tires on your jacked up truck, keep in mind that you need to make serious changes to your transmission. Strangely, most people I’ve known who have installed monster truck tires on their lifted truck don’t make these changes. The result? They keep killing their transmissions and spending a fortune in repairs.

This is also something you should keep in mind when you evaluate used jacked up trucks or any other trucks for sale that you find on the market. If they have larger tires than the manufacturer recommends or than what comes with the original vehicle, you need to find out if they’ve made the appropriate transmission torque ratio adjustments. If not, you’ll just be buying a truck with a dying transmission and even the most premium truck lift kits can’t save it. Continue reading

Custom Truck Bumper

If you’re modifying your truck in any way, you probably are considering a custom truck bumper. This relatively inexpensive modification provides a way to better protect your investment, further personalize the appearance of your jacked up truck, and give it more rugged functionality. Modern trucks are provided far more than just increased collision impact protection from a custom truck bumper.

For people building their own lifted truck, a custom truck bumper, along with the right lift kit, provides ample opportunity to create the ideal aftermarket lifted truck. Aftermarket custom truck bumpers can save you money and improve your truck’s longevity. A steel bumper with aftermarket air dam provides tremendous strength for rugged monster trucking, law enforcement work or for emergency vehicles. Continue reading