For a lot of us, building trucks has been and continues to be a major part of our lives. Customizing trucks is not only our way of life but it is in our blood, which means, we can't leave anything alone.

No matter how hard we try not to, or how many times we hear the words, "You already have one project," followed by, "Why do you need to work on the one you drive everyday?" The simple fact of the matter is, even though we might have a project in our garage that we spend time with every night, we can't drive a stock truck. The only way we are going to be happy is to make our daily driver different from all the others out there.

Changing your truck's appearance is a process that does not need to be time consuming or ridiculously expensive. With a few carefully selected items and a little planning, you can give your ride a makeover in no time. As is the case with most vehicle modifications, you can spend as little or as much as you want on these components. While there are several places where you can buy these components, we chose to go onto Stylin' Trucks website as it has everything that you can think of to dress up your ride. Their online catalog is easily navigated by entering the year, make, and model of your truck. In a few seconds, a list is provided of the products available. In addition, all products are broken down according to categories.

A little exterior makeover can turn your truck into a class act ride. With the wide selection of exterior accessories that are available, you can do just about anything you like, from a subtle change to a radical makeover. Most accessories can be installed in less than two hours, and many can be finished in less than one. For Average Joe we chose to add a billet grille from T-Rex, chrome mirror covers along with door handles and tailgate handle. It took very little time to install and dramatically changed the way Average Joe looked.

The Tech Lowdown
Parts Used: T-Rex center, side vents, and bumper grilles, Putco ABS chrome mirror, door handle and tailgate covers
Company: Stylin' Trucks
Contact Info: Stylin.com or (800) 433-1809
Installation: Devious Customs
Contact info: Deviouscustoms.com or call (909) 947-1800
Approximate Installation Time: Two hours
Skill's Required: General mechanics
Difficulty Level: One wrench
Tools used: Entry level tools and a body saw
Part's Cost: $508.95