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Best Summer Truck Builds

July 24, 2020

1. DX4 7S, Falken Wildpeak AT3W, ReadyLIFT Leveling Kit

We'll start off our summer build list with the DX4 7S wrapped in a set of Falken Wildpeak AT3W tires. The DX4 7S offers a very rugged looking design that will pull together any off-road-oriented build. The 7S offers a split 7-spoke design with a simulated bead lock around the wheel. This all pulls together as a simple, yet aggressive looking style that a lot of off-road enthusiasts crave.

The Falken Wildpeak AT3W has stirred up quite a following in the off-road scene. This an all-terrain tire that will give you the capability that you need when hitting the trails without sacrificing a ton of road noise and looks. This is perfect for someone who occasionally goes through some rough terrain that wants a tire that will give the appearance of something much more aggressive while still maintaining daily drivability.

Finally, we paired this wheel and tire combo to a ReadyLIFT leveling kit. This allows the truck to get a slight bump in height at the front to sit level with the rear. If you didn't already know, trucks typically come from the factory with the rear sitting slightly higher than the front. The reason for this is so that when the truck is under load, it will actually sit level. The leveling kit bumps the front up to make it sit even without a load.

2. Moto Metal MO970, Nitto Ridge Grappler, BDS 6 inch Suspension Lift

Arguably the most popular off-road truck wheel, the Moto Metal MO970 has been one of the best selling truck wheels we've ever offered. This is a solid 8 spoke design that comes in a variety of finishes and sizes. The reason this wheel is so popular is thanks to its affordable price and having the styling to compliment both off-road and show truck builds equally. If you need a wheel that can do it all, definitely check out the Moto Metal MO970.

Wrapped around the MO970, we have the Nitto Ridge Grappler. A staple in today's off-road scene, the Nitto Ridge Grappler has proven time and time again to be amongst some of the greatest hybrid tires ever created. The Ridge Grappler combines the off-road performance and extreme styling of a mud tire with the comfort and livability of an all-terrain tire. This allows the Ridge Grappler to dominate both the road and the trails all for a fantastic price. We don't see the Nitto Ridge Grappler popularity slowing down any time soon.

Finally, we chose to run a BDS 6 Inch Suspension Lift with our wheel and tire setup. BDS Suspension has been creating some of the highest quality lift kits on the market. Backed by tons of research and development, the 6-inch lift will give you the aggressive height you desire as well as the performance that you need.

3. Anthem Off-Road Instigator, Atturo Trail Blade XT, Rough Country Leveling Kit

Last but definitely not least, we have the Anthem Off-Road Instigator. If you don't already know, Anthem wheels are designed to withstand all of the outdoor adventures you can throw at them with designs that look just as tough. The Instigator has an 8 spoke windowed design with milled accents that give it an very unique style. The center cap is also a huge styling cue on this wheel as the bright Anthem Off-Road logo demands attention.

These Instigators are wrapped in a set of Atturo Trail Blade XT tires. Atturo has been taking off lately due to its incredible price. They offer a wide range of tires to help you accomplish just about any terrain. Their Trail Blade XT is one of the most popular models they offer. This is a hybrid tire that offers great performance on just about any terrain or in any situation all for one low price.

Finally, we have the Rough Country Leveling Kit. Rough Country has been creating some of the best bang for your buck suspension systems on the market and caught a little slack for having lower quality than other brands a few years ago. However, we're happy to tell you that Rough Country products are now some of the most durable parts available, and you don't have to break the bank to get them!