Soup Up a Truck and We’ll Tell You the Best Time to Buy One

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By: NIkki Weed

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Are you a fan of the "Carolina Squat," or are you more of a "Slammed and Jamming" style? When you think about going to the tire store, are you thinking about the tread depth and off-road capabilities or exactly how low-profile you can go? These little decisions can say a lot about your wants and needs for a truck, especially when you should buy one. 

Souping up, by definition, means to alter a vehicle in such a way to upgrade output, performance, efficiency, or make more exciting overall. For trucks, this can mean something as simple as adding an LED light bar over the bed or doing a complete engine swap and all things in between. Every modification that is done to a truck should have a purpose. To you, is it to navigate through the barren wastelands of the Mohave Desert or to look cool in the parking lot on Saturday night at Sonic? Are you the one to roll coal at intersections and make hybrid drivers weep, or are you just trying to haul your lumber in the most efficient way possible? Trucks are so much more than practical vehicles nowadays; they can be works of art. 

Take our quiz to find out what your souping up style says about when you should be looking for a truck. Who knows, you might end up shopping for a Sonata instead!

Let's talk about where the rubber meets the road. After ditching the tires that came on the truck from the dealership, what are you wrapping around your wheels?

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What cold air intake system would you add to your truck?

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When you want to be in total control of what your truck is doing under the hood, what tuner are you fond of and why?

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What non-performance aftermarket accessory is going to be the first item in your Amazon shopping cart after you buy your truck?

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What is your honest opinion on aftermarket strut braces?

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If you were shopping around to upgrade your wheels from the boring factory set, which brand and style would you lean toward?

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Instead of allowing your truck to sound stock, what sort of exhaust modification would you do first?

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What's the most extreme fuel system modification you're willing to make?

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Trucks are meant to be tough-looking, and no truck looks meaner than one with a big brush bar. What brush bar are you going to select?

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Nothing makes your your truck sound cooler than a turbo whistle! What's your approach?

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In order to obtain the smoothest ride possible in your truck, how do you plan on souping up the suspension?

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A good looking truck on the outside needs to be equally impressive on the inside. How are you going to soup up your interior?

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If someone asked you if you wanted to do an engine swap, what would your response be?

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There are dozens of bolt-and-go body kits for trucks. What part of the truck body are you going to start with and why?

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You can't talk about performance enhancing modifications with mentioning upgrading your headers. What set are you upgrading to?

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Paint is important! How are you going to soup up the appearance of your truck through the paint?

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If you were to install a track timer in your truck, what would its primary purpose be?

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If you were going to soup up your light performance, what would your aftermarket light addition of choice be?

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To get maximum fuel efficiency and power, trucks should be as light as possible. What would be the first step you would take to lower weight?

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Trucks are incredibly versatile vehicles and can go from the highway to off-road relatively easily. What would your first modification be to make going off-road more enjoyable?

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With what sort of shocks are you planning on equipping your truck?

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If you're lucky enough to find a manual transmission truck, how are you going to soup up the shift knob?

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If you were to soup up the appearance of your grille from ordinary to extraordinary, how would you do it?

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Factory brake setups can be lacking in performance at times, so how are you going to amp up your braking power?

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If you're going to cruise around looking cool in your souped up truck, what is the darkest tint you're willing to go with?

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If you're going to have a truck that goes fast, you might as well have an accelerator pedal that looks like it means business. What pedal kit would you select for your truck?

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The word cool doesn't just pertain to how you feel while driving your truck, it can pertain to parts of your truck! What "cool"-ing part are you souping your truck up with first?

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Once you've obtained optimum power and coolness, you'll be ready to get towing! What tow hitch are you installing on your truck?

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Engine power all starts with one tiny spark. What spark plugs are you going to use to make sure your other souped-up accessories perform at maximum potential?

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You've successfully souped-up a truck and are about to find out when you should buy one, but first, you need to select a name for your ride! Which name would fit the personality of your truck the best?

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