Truck Performance Parts
In today's aftermarket, the selection of truck performance parts is wide and varied. Just about any component that you can replace or add to your vehicle that improves power, handling or appearance can be considered a performance part. Performance parts give you a way to personalize a truck to your individual taste. Whether you desire better acceleration, enhanced traction or a stylized appearance, there are many choices.
Performance parts can be loosely divided into three different categories:
- Engine and driveline components. These parts are usually designed to improve power output, acceleration, or durability. They can be mechanical parts, like turbochargers, camshafts, and flywheels, or they can be electrical components, like spark plugs, computer chips, and ignition wires. Things as simple as nuts and bolts are considered performance parts if they reduce weight or have increased strength.
- Chassis components. Most commonly designed to improve cornering, traction, and stopping power, this category of truck performance parts is very broad. Brake pads, shock absorbers, and suspension springs are commonly found in this category. Lightweight wheels and performance tires also fall under this description. Chassis components are almost always mechanical in nature.
- Appearance items. Chrome wheels, fender flares, brush guards, and even paint can be classified in this category. Everything from headlight bulbs to taillight lenses can be included. Even though these parts may not improve any aspect of your truck?s capabilities, they are still thought of as performance parts.
Remember that many high performance truck parts will fit into more than one category, not only improving performance, but also enhancing the look of your vehicle. Whether your goal is a powerful, lifted 4 wheel drive off-road machine or a lowered street cruiser with wide tires and a throaty exhaust note, the parts are readily available.