A recent study by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) identified the most popular aftermarket modifications for trucks. The results were based on a survey of more than 3,000 enthusiasts who subscribe to automotive magazines or online forums.
SEMA has crunched the data even further and identified the 10 most popular modifications for Tundra and Tacoma owners. Here’s that list:
Air intake – performance filter replacement 47%Custom Wheels 41%
Plus-size tires 38%
Suspension lift kit 35%
Exhaust kit 32%
Performance fluids – oils, lubricants 32%
Brake caliper/rotor upgrades 29%
Bedliner – spray-on or drop-in 29%
Suspension – springs, shocks, sway bars 29%
Toyota owners have slightly different tastes than other truck owners….
Here’s a sampling of sought-after items for competitive models in order of popularity:
Chevrolet Silverado: exhaust kit, cold-air intake conversion, polish/wax, plus-size tires and custom wheels
Dodge Ram: exhaust kit, cold-air intake conversion, trailer hitch, polish/wax, bedliner
Ford F-Series: exhaust kit, polish/wax, cold-air intake conversion, performance air-filter replacement, performance fluids
Nissan Titan: window tinting, alarm system, polish/wax, stereo speakers, custom upholstery
In general, exhaust kits were the most popular for truck owners followed by polishes and waxes, air-filter replacement, cold-air intake conversions and performance lubricants. The next five were bedliners, plus-size tires, trailer hitch, window tinting and finally suspension modifications.