What It Is: Bushwacker cut-out Fender Flares
What It does: Provide stylish fender clearance for large-diameter tires; protects the paint from the chips and damage that occur when rocks and mud are thrown from the tread of a spinning tire; provide legal coverage for wide tires.
Why It's Super: basic installation requires only a small amount of sheetmetal cutting and the drilling of holes for the flares' fasteners. Flares are manufactured from near-indestructible plastic.
Where to Get It: Bushwacker Inc., Dept. Or, 6710 N. Catlin, Portland, OR 97203, (503) 283- 3007, www.bushwacker.com.
What It Is: Ramsey RPH 12,000 Winch
What It does: Pulls a Super duty out of a sticky situation without stress-related failure.
Why It's Super: hydraulically powered; spring-applied hydraulic release brake; choice of air-actuated clutch or manual clutch; expandable to operate hydraulic tools; massive winch designed for industrial uses and tow truck applications.
Where to Get It: Ramsey Winch, Dept. Or, 1600 N. Garnett, Tulsa, OK 74116, (918) 438-2760.
What It Is: J&J enterprises custom Grille
What It does: Gives a Super duty's grille cavity a touch of flash.
Why It's Super: Polished 304 stainless steel construction; round, 1/2-inch-diameter tubes; doesn't require cutting or modification of the OE grille; attaches with special hidden fasteners.
Where to Get It: J&J enterprises, Dept. OR, 5498 Mission Blvd., Ontario, CA 91762, (909) 628-5679, (800) 367-4961, www.j-jenta.com.
What It Is: Safari Gard Front bumper
What It does: Strengthens a Super duty's front end and provides a rugged mount for mounting auxiliary lights and a winch.
Why It's Super: Constructed from 3/16-inch mild steel plate topped with 2-inch-diameter, 0.120-inch-thick tube for light protection; four integral light tabs; available with a powdercoat or a chrome-plated finish; optional winch mount/cutout.
Where to Get It: Safari Gard, Dept. or, 41095 Fig St., Murrieta, CA 92562, (909) 698-6114, www.safarigard.com.
What It Is: Optima yellow-Top battery
What It does: Provides gobs of cranking power and electrical energy for winches, lights, high-powered sound systems, or other power-hungry electrical accessories without losing its capacity to be fully charged.
Why It's Super: Special acid paste is used instead of liquid acid, which means the Optima battery can operate in any position without loss of power; durable case and interior components ensure reliable function; 950 cold cranking Amps provide enough juice for V-8, V-10, and diesel-starting requirements; deep-cycle design means the yellow-Top Optima can be fully discharged and completely charged hundreds of times with no loss of capacity.
Where to Get It: Optima Batteries, Dept. Or, 17500 E. 22nd Ave., Aurora, CO 80011, (303) 340-7440, (888) 867-8462, www.optimabatteries.com.
What It Is: Leer 100XL bed cap
What It does: Gives a Super duty the look of an SUV with the versatility of a truck.
Why It's Super: recessed, automotive-style side windows with small, SUV-style flip-out ventilation windows; dual-stage rotary latch system for the rear window; a recessed Led third brake light; dark- tinted safety glass; one-piece molded construction; can be factory color-matched with basecoat/clearcoat paint; limitedlifetime warranty.
Where to Get It: Leer Truck Caps, Dept. or, 1686 Beamer St., Woodland, CA 95776, (800) 444-5337, www.leer.com