TRUCK Trends That DIED 2019…

TRUCK Trends That DIED 2019…


– What’s going on, guys? Fuller here with Custom Offsets, Custom Offsets TV on the YouTube, and… – Junior. – We got Junior here. And so, today, we’re gonna go over some of the top truck trends from 2019 that should not have made it to 2020. – And if you are still
doing some of these things or have some of these
things on your truck, we’re not trying to offend anybody, we’re just trying to kinda give
you some rational reasoning behind why they should
have stayed in 2019. Maybe you should change
up your build for 2020. – Yeah, ’cause there’s obviously tons of different modifications and things you can do to your vehicle but as the years go on,
style choices change, preferences change, fads
come in, fads go out. So, the first thing we’re
gonna kick it off with is light bars. Now, are light bars a bad thing? No.
– No, they actually help. Like, not gonna lie, if you’re
driving down country roads and you’re like, man, I just
wish I had some extra light, but do you need two stacked
50 inches on the roof, three behind your grille,
one on your bumper, and a bunch of cubes? – That you probably don’t need and that’s where we’re coming from when we talk about the light bars because last year, I think it actually started to die off a little
bit, but it’s still out there. The guys that are running
the double stack 50s on top of the windshield. You got these big giant
bricks of light bars on top that just kinda isn’t going
with the whole clean look that most people are going for in 2020 and moving forward with the
show builds that we’re seeing. A lot more people still running
behind-the-grille light bars or putting them in the bumpers. That’s an easy way to make it look clean but the roof mounted light bars probably shouldn’t make it to 2020. – And a lot of people do theme builds and someone’s gonna
have an overlining build with a giant roof basket and they’re gonna be like,
well, what about mine? And like, sure, that’s
fine if that’s the style and the look you’re going for, but a lot of dudes are running these and they probably don’t flip that switch more than once a year, you know. They don’t use the light bars– – Well, you gotta turn it
on for the photo shoot. – Oh, absolutely, but that’s about it. – And then at the same time, we’re actually seeing a lot of people move towards the large,
round off-road lights. I’ve seen people do a
couple baja-style things but the actual straight
or curved light bars that are mounted on the roofs that were ever so popular
just a couple years back, those have slowly started to die and I don’t think we’re gonna see it at the end of this year.
– Correct. – While we’re still on
the topic of lights, we’re gonna talk about halos. – [Junior] Halos in your light bars. – Halos in your light bars.
– Light bars in your halos. – [Fuller] Halos in your fog lights. Halos in your headlights. Halos in the cubes that you
put into your headlights. Halos on all the things. I’ve even seen halos in mirror lights. – [Junior] Really? – Mm hmm. – Yikes.
– It’s just too much. I think, again, this has to do with people moving towards a
simpler, more clean build and just not running all
those RGB colored halos. – Yeah, and in my opinion,
I’ve always liked demon eyes because it looks like it’s
part of the projector, part of the headlight. It doesn’t have this
big, crazy bright halo that just kinda sticks out,
compared to everything else. A demon eye just kinda hides back there, versus having halos which like, if you have halos for your
halos, they’re everywhere and I don’t know, Johnny Huey
was big in 2012 for a reason. – Exactly. Before we jump into the next one, I want to explain that XD does make some very nice looking wheels. However, the Rockstar, the Rockstar III, I don’t know–
– And two and one. – I don’t know that we need them anymore. Now, they definitely
pioneered a new wave of wheels by making wheels that had removable pieces so you could paint it to match
the body color of your truck or make it an accent color and do whatever you want with it to easily customize your wheels, but it’s been the same
style now since 1923. – Yeah, I think there’s a reason that they haven’t come up with a new one in the last two or three
years, I think it is now, and like, they don’t
have the traction anymore but if you’re running them, great. However, there are other
options out there, as well, that kinda fit today’s truck scene versus the truck scene a couple years ago. – And like, the XD844 Pike, brand new wheel from
those guys, looks awesome. Available in this brushed titanium finish and a red finish, which is super cool. They’ve got the 820 Grenade, that’s been really popular
for a whole bunch of years. Banker has those. It has a nice, huge lip on it if you get it in the 20×12 sizes. They have got options out there. The XD brand makes great wheels, we’re just saying the Rockstar name– – It’s been played out. – Might need to go away. – Yeah, the other crazy
thing that XDs doing, they pioneered the way,
right, with these new wheels, these bigger diameters, all of this stuff, and like, look at the
Arkon wheels for example. The Crown series took
a lot of styling cues almost from the XDs IIs and IIIs that had the removable spoke faces or the removable spokes themselves and Arkon’s got the
removable Ks and the logos and the removable ring and stuff like that and a lot of companies I think
are getting towards that, so there are options out there if you wanna still do
those customizable things, but maybe not necessarily pick a style that is more up to date than prior. – That looks like it’s not from 2003. – Yeah. – The next one, too,
jumping into suspension, I think makes some people upset but you’ve heard us say it before that we’re not huge fans of body lifts and especially with the new
trucks that are coming out. It’s just, when you spend
$70, 80,000 on a pickup truck, I don’t know that you should
buy a $200 hockey puck and use it to lift the body of your truck ’cause you’re really not benefiting, other than, sure, you
can put larger wheels and tires on there, but all the suspension
– You can already fit– – clearance and stuff – Pretty decent wheels and tires. And even if you have an older truck, I still wouldn’t recommend it, personally, to get a body lift. I wouldn’t run one just because– – I just don’t like the way that it looks. Some people will argue a safety standpoint and some people will argue
an installation standpoint, it can be more difficult. You can stretch out cables and wiring and all that kind of stuff and in the modern
trucks, there’s obviously so much more wiring than
there ever used to be, which just makes it even more difficult but at the end of the day, I just don’t like seeing
a big gap in your frame and you’ve taken your body of your truck and lifting it off the frame and now supporting it with
a couple plastic pieces. Are we still gonna have them for sale for the die-hard people that
really want that body lift? Yes. Is it an option for you if you already have a
six inch suspension lift and you want to add three inches more without adding more suspension because you already paid for the lift? Sure. But, when it comes down to it, I’d rather see you buy a
three inch suspension lift than a three inch body
lift, any day of the week. – And no, you can’t stack a
three inch suspension lift on top of a six inch
suspension lift. (laughs) – It doesn’t go like that. Squat. – Keep it in 2019. – Jared can say that because his Bronco is squatted and everybody wants to
know how much it’s squatted but he says only two inches but because of the short wheel base, it looks like you’ve got
four plus inches of squat. – It’s okay because I’m
putting airbags in there. There’s no functionality to squat. The only reason I did it
was just to make people mad but I’m putting airbags in so I could drive it like that.
– Well, you did that. – I’d made everybody mad
and now I’m making it level, but then I can also air
it out when I want to but there’s no point to squat. There’s no reason for it. It doesn’t make your truck
look more aggressive. It doesn’t do anything
other than make people mad. – Which, if that’s your
goal, more power to you. If you’re trying to be
cool on the internet and you want the Instagram clout, then go ahead and do that. – There’s also like, if
you’re gonna squat it, go two inches like I did. Don’t have it so your rear wheel well is sitting this far above your tire. That, I can’t get behind it. I don’t understand. I can’t. – So, circling back,
all the way to lighting, we do have one more
thing to talk about there and that’s the 10K and the 12K HIDs. You know, new, modern trucks
come with these LED headlights that look very, very nice. They’re super white, super bright, but if your truck doesn’t have those and you want to upgrade
your stock halogen housings, that doesn’t mean that you
should put in a 10K HID. – And guess what, all those trucks you see that have the bright white lights, they’re not 8K, they’re
not 10K, they’re not 12K. They’re like 6,500K. Five to 6,500K is what they are. So putting blue or purple headlights in is not gonna help you make you’re truck look newer or cooler. – And we’re going into 2020
with more education now because we know that the 10K has nothing to do with the brightness, it’s all about color temperature. So, 10K headlights are not any more bright than 5K headlights, it just has to do with
the color temperature. You wanna pay attention to
wattage and things like that and how the conversion works
from LED to standard headlights and HID headlights and
there’s a whole bunch of stuff that goes into it. But, if you wanna learn more about that, you can check out probably
a headlight channel. We are wheel, tire,
– Not us. – and suspension guys and that’s what you can
find at CustomOffsets.com. Peace. – Damn, that was smooth. (mellow music)