Pimp Your Ford

Back in the 1960s, Galpin Ford sold just two 4x4 trucks a year, one at the beginning of hunting season and the other during year-end clearance, according to Bert Boeck-mann, owner of the Southern California dealership. Looking to move the needle somehow, Boeckmann agreed when an employee asked if he could "fix up some of the trucks like the kids are doing." The dealership started adding wild paint jobs, lift kits, big tires, light bars, and moreā€”and sales exploded to more than 25 trucks per month.

Now Galpin is back in the truck-building business. You can buy a Ford truck with a 6-inch Pro Comp suspension lift right off the showroom floor, or you can walk next door to Galpin Auto Sports (one-time home of MTV's Pimp My R ide) and fully customize a rig with everything from a supercharger under the hood to nav, audio, and video inside. Find out more at www.galpin.com.

The new Mickey Thompson SideBiter is made with high-strength, low-pressure casting, giving up to a 3,400-pound load capacity. It also has an easy-to-clean, high-gloss finish and styling aimed at Jeep, truck, and SUV owners.

The M/T Signature Series comes in the YJ/TJ bolt pattern in 15x8 and 15x10 sizes with up to a 2,500-pound load capacity. A 640-set production run is scheduled of this blacked-out Classic II, "the world's best-selling wheel for Jeeps," according to the Mickey Thompson company.

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