At BIGTEX Tires & Offroad in Humble, TX, you probably know that we handle a lot of truck accessories along with wheels and tires. These are some of the products and services we’re proud to carry, and we expect to see them become pretty popular in 2017!
Lift kits: Everyone loves seeing a 4 x 4 truck with oversize tires…but if you’re going that route, it really helps to have a lift kit to get plenty of ground clearance for your wheel wells and undercarriage. At BIGTEX Tires & Offroad, we carry lift kits that range from mild to radical, all custom designed for your truck’s make and model. Engineered for per ...[more]
If you’ve got a big 4 x 4 or SUV, new tires are a great upgrade, especially with a lift kit so that you can mount bigger tires and get better ground clearance. If you’re going for new tires, why not get new wheels as well?
Wheels and tires are more than just a cosmetic touch that personalizes your truck. They can also improve performance in significant ways. Consider this: rotational mass and unsprung weight (the weight of the vehicle that isn’t supported by the suspension) have a real impact on handling and braking performance.
Upsized tires and wheels already make your brakes work harder to slow your vehicle down, and can even have an effect on your speedometer reading and transmission shift points. Cutting the unsprung ...[more]
You might remember the days when guys would stuff spacers into their suspensions or between the body and frame and call it a “lift kit”…and then would have no end of problems with handling, braking and drivetrain issues. Well, thankfully, those days are pretty much over.
If you’re considering putting a lift kit on your vehicle, ask yourself what your goal is with it, and what you intend to use the vehicle for. Do you expect a lot of off-road use like rock crawling or mud bogs, or do you just want a little extra clearance for bigger tires and the occasional off-pavement excursion?
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Go with reputable manufacturers for complete lift kits engineered to a specific year/make/model of truck or SUV. The suspension and drivetrain design ...[more]
There are lots of ways to make your ride stand out from the crowd…some subtle and some outrageous…some very cool and some very cheesy. At BIGTEX Tire & Offroad in Humble, TX, we can get you set up with some great accessories for your truck!
--Wheels and tires are a great way to make any truck custom. Whether you’ve got a sports truck that seldom gets off the pavement or a tough 4 x 4 that loves the dirt and mud, we’ve got wheels and tires from top manufacturers, for pretty much any make and model of truck or SUV.
--Light bars have come a long way in the last several years. The advent of LED technology means you can now have a great-looking, aerodynamic light bar for your truck that will light up the night like a flamethrower and last for the lifetime of the truck. ...[more]
by: Cody Wallis
Vehicle customization is the ultimate form of expression and what better way to show an adventurous, fun personality than a lift kit from Bigtex Tires and Offroad. Equipping a vehicle with this type of transformation is a careful process, one technicians of Bigtex Tire and Offroad have perfected to an art form. First you must determine if having a lift kit is a feature that would benefit the vehicle of choosing. There are two primary reasons to obtaining a lift kit: style and performance. Whether you want to show off that daring edge or you need the customization for more functional purposes (off road travel or racing) will greatly affect the type of lift kit you should purchase.
- What are your intentions for your truck? This is the question you need to ask yourself before going any further. If you are just going to use the truck for an occasional off-road foray, but most of the time it’s going to be on the pavement, you do not need a 4” lift kit and oversized tires. The taller the lift kit, the more complicated and expensive things are going to become (we’ll get into that in a second).
by: Cody Wallis
If you own a truck, SUV, or Jeep, you may have looked in to installing a lift kit on your vehicle. Lift kits will lift the body or wheels of a vehicle further off the ground, resulting in more clearance or more maneuverability around obstacles. There are several reasons why people might customize their vehicles with suspension lift kits, as well as quite a bit to know before you get started.
The first thing you need to determine when considering suspension lift kits is what you want to do with it. There are essentially two main purposes for installing vehicle lift kits: style or function. Although the two are somewhat interrelated, it's still important to consider which purpose you most wish to pursue, as it will assist you in making the correct modifications to your vehicle.
Before diving h ...[more]