I learned a lot researching this article but what I learned the most is that Chevy guys are much different then Ford guys. Chevy truck owners tend to have a lot of pride when it comes to their trucks (maybe that is because so many come from Texas). Anyhow with this in mind they are very careful when choosing accessories. So with all of this in mind we have narrowed down what we feel are the top five Chevy truck accessories.
Accessory #1 – Louvered flow through tailgate. I was kind of surprised at how popular a flow through louvered tailgate really is. It seems that Chevy guys are concerned about gas mileage as much as anything? Nah I think they just like the looks of the tailgate on a Chevy. Either way this tailgate does indeed help on gas mileage.
Accessory # 2 – Putco chrome trim. I agree this simple to install addition does really help the looks of the truck. We are talking about the Putco Chrome trim accessories such as door handle trim, mirror covers latch covers and even the cool third brake addition. It literally takes minutes to add these cool chrome pieces to your truck and it does really change the appearance. Just be sure to clean everything with alcohol first before installing.
Accessory # 3 – Aggressive wheels and tires. Chevy owners are not bling oriented guys from what I see. These guys are looking for something that makes their trucks look more like a truck and less like an oversized pimped out car so generally they stick to near stock sizes most commonly being 17 inch rims. From what I see some of the popular rims include Mickey Thompson and American Racing. Tires are usually all terrain or mild mud terrains. A polar pick is the Nitto Terra Grappler or the BFGoodrich All Terrain KO. The design of the wheels is generally simple but aggressive and many times is polished aluminum instead of chrome.
Accessory # 4 – Leveling Kits. These are very popular accessories for Chevy owners. Generally they are installed to level the truck in the front to help the appearance of the wheels look the same in all the wheel wells. Just a note on front bumpers guys they can be adjusted forward to help accommodate a slightly lager tire. The biggest downfall with a Chevy truck is the small wheel wells and this limits tire size and this si where the bumper adjustment and leveling kit will help.
Accessory # 5 – Putco Chrome grills. A little different then Ford owners who lean toward the louvered look, Chevy owners ten to lead toward the chrome grills such as the Putco grill. These grills often have round holes and really add to the other chrome that these guys add to their trucks. I have to admit a Putco grill does look nice on a Chevy or GMC.
So there you have it. Those are my top 5 Chevy truck accessories I see being sold. Each person is different but based on my observations the above accessories are very popular among Chevy owners. Watch for my post coming soon on Extreme Chevy truck accessories.