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August 17, 2018 10:26 pm

If you’re looking for power in your next vehicle then look no further than diesel performance trucks. We gathered a list of the top 5 best diesel performance trucks on the market. Check them out!

Getting a new truck? We’ll customize it.

2018 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

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Starting off this list is the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. The 1500 can tow a solid 9,200 pounds with 420 lb-ft. While that may seem underpowered compared to other trucks on this list, the EcoDiesel excels in offering an upscaled interior, a smoother ride than most competitors, and good gas mileage to boot.

Overall, this truck is perfect if you’re transitioning to diesel-powered trucks because you want to, but don’t necessarily need to.

 

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel

ford diesel 2018Not surprisingly, the F-150 secures a spot on this truck list. In this case, the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel nabs the spot with its impressive tow capacity and sheer number of options. The 2018 F-150 has six engine options available, including the 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V6.

When equipped with the new diesel V6 engine, your F-150 will be able to tow up to 11,400 pounds with 440 lb-ft of torque. Along with towing power, the F-150 Diesel exhibits a nice 22 mpg in the city and 30 for the highway.

 

2018 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD

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With stronger diesel performance comes a larger price tag. And while the 2018 GMC 3500 HD may be very powerful, you’ll need to be ready to commit to the cost.

Adding a diesel engine bumps the price of the regular gas-powered Sierra 2500 up an additional $9,390 from the starting tag of $38,800. With that cost, you’ll be able to reel nearly 23,300 pounds with 910 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, 4-wheel drive is going to cost you extra as well.

 

2018 Ram 2500/3500 HD

We’ve moved to business from pleasure. You aren’t going to spend time hauling campers and boats with the Ram 3500. No, this is for the big league projects.

The 2018 Ram 3500 HD has an insane max towing of 30,000 pounds with 800 lb-ft. If you aren’t hauling construction machines and equipment then you aren’t using this truck to its fullest.

 

2018 Ford Super Duty

Here we are at the top. The Ford Super Duty is America’s ultimate diesel performance vehicle. This is the sandbox of truck customization.

To fully unlock the Super Duty’s power, you’ll need to shell out an extra $9,120 on top of $42,000 base price for a 6.7- liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine. A whopping 840 horsepower lets you push out an incredible 925 lb-ft of torque. And the towing capacity? A staggering 34,000 pounds.

 

March 9, 2018 8:19 pm

In Reno, we pride ourself on our trucks. Whether you need your truck to be decked out for hauling tools and supplies, or fitted for conquering the muddy trails of the Sierra outback. Here is a list of the top 8 custom truck accessories you should have for your truck.

At TSA Custom Car & Truck, we have all the accessories to make your car your dream car a reality.

CALL US TODAY: 775-883-0477

 

Paint Protection

If you use your truck to the fullest, then you probably get more than a little mud on it. Paint protection is the perfect Reno truck accessory for someone who wants to wear their work without it leaving a mark.

Air Intake

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Increase the performance of your truck with cold air intakes. This accessory allows dense, cold air to enter the engine. Because cold air is dense, the combustions it makes is larger and more powerful. A more powerful combustion means a more powerful truck.

Exhausts Systems

Just like cold air intakes, performance exhausts provide the power.  Normal factory exhausts are bent, meaning air and gas have a harder time escaping. Many aftermarket truck accessories are better constructed to allow much more air and gas to escape. Your truck will run better than ever before.

Running Boards

Your truck isn’t complete without a pair of running boards. TSA Custom Car and Truck has a large inventory of running boards, including nerf, steps, and automatic folding boards. Make your life easier with the perfect running boards for you.

Driving/Fog Lamps

Keep those dark nights bright when traveling through Reno and the Sierras with driving/fog lamps. We’ll install them and make sure they will brighten up your drive.

Splash Guards

Your truck isn’t ready for mudding without some splash guards. Keep your paint protected from rocks and gravel as you tear through the mud, and look good doing it too.

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Custom Wheels

Half the fun about upgrading your truck is making it feel like your own. Custom wheels are undoubtedly the first accessory all truck owners will upgrade. At TSA Custom Car and Truck, we carry a wide range of brands from American Eagle Wheel Corporation, Mickey Thompson, Large Rim Group, Fuel, ProComp, and Wheel Pros.

Custom Tires

You can’t just have custom wheels without our custom tires. Some of our premier brands include Toyo, Nitto, Firestone, Dunlop, and BF Goodrich, just to name a few. Once you have your tires picked out we’ll mount and balance them too.

See our full list of custom truck accessories. Or, give us a call and we’ll help you get the part you want.

CALL US TODAY: 775-883-0477

January 19, 2018 6:15 pm

car paint protection

When you love your car, every knick hurts. Whether it’s your dream car or fresh off the lot, we understand that you would want your car to stay in perfect condition. You may have looked into the many ways to protect the paint job on your car. Luckily, there is one option that stands above the rest: car paint protection film.

What is Car Paint Protection?

Sometimes referred to as a clear bra, clear film, or PPF, paint protection film is a clear or colored polyurethane film that is applied directly onto a vehicle by a trained professional. In what was originally only used for military purposes, paint protection film has been adopted throughout the world from commercial cars to professional Nascar race car teams.

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1. Protects Damage to Your Car

So what does paint protection actually protect against? When applied to a car, the film absorbs a wide range of damages. These include

  • Knicks
  • Rock scratches
  • Sand
  • Hail
  • Chemicals
  • Winter Salt
  • Bugs
  • UV Rays

Paint protection film is essentially a shield for your car.

2. Preserves Your Car’s Paint

As mentioned on the list, paint protection film preserves you car’s paint job. Everyday your car is hit with UV Rays that slowly wither away the paint on your car. Clear bras absorb those harmful rays that would be otherwise be causing discoloration on your car.

3. Enhances the Appearance of Your Car

Not only does protection film protect you car’s paint job, but it also enhances the look of your car. Paint protection film adds a polished and sleek-look combined with a high-gloss finish that will make your car look better than when it was on the lot.

4. Saves You Money

When you are passionate about your car, you want to keep it in tip-top shape all the time. Unfortunately, the costs for constant upkeep can really add up. Paint protection film, or “clear bras” keep your car from ever needing upkeep in the first place. That extra saved money can be used to further upgrade your car even more.

5. Increases the Value of Your Car

The moment you drive your car off the lot, your car significantly depreciates in value. Unless you are willing to spend money towards upkeep, every scratch and knick on your car decreases your re-sale value.

Ready to protect? TSA Custom Car and Truck is certified to apply two major paint film brands.

December 15, 2017 8:16 pm

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The Right Truck Parts for the Right Tow Job

It doesn’t take a truck enthusiast to know that towing is a huge deal. Whether you consider yourself a truck expert, or just a towing novice, knowing what you’ll need streamlines the task at hand. TSA has the ultimate selection of truck parts Reno and Carson City area. We have made a list comprising of all the towing products you’ll need, novice or not.

Cabover Tie Downs – Security and Stability

If you are looking to haul a camper, securing it with a cabover tie down will keep your camper steady and secure. There are two kinds of tie downs that can achieve this, bed-mounted and frame-mounted. Bed-mounted tie downs are cheaper, but over time their mediocre durability will wear down and even damage your truck bed. On the other hand, frame-mounted tie downs are both durable and strong, giving your truck the most stable foundation.

TSA carries a wide variety of camper tie downs including popular products such as TRUE Frame-mounted tie downs and FastGun turnbuckles. 

Hitches – Something you should get attached to

When it comes to towing, a good hitch is vital to the success of your job. Whether it be towing your ATVs or motorbikes out to the desert, your RV up to the Sierras, your boat out to the lake, or just hauling some building materials back home for a project, you’ll need a hitch that can pull its weight (literally!)

TSA Custom Car and Truck has a full selection of hitches ranging from Super Hitch to B&W Trailer Hitches. Ready to get hitched? Get your’s here!

Tow Bars should be on the front of your mind, and your truck

While a hitch is attached to the back of the car for towing, a tow bar is attached to the front of the vehicle or trailer being towed. And just like a hitch, a tow bar is just as important. TSA is the premier stop for all truck parts Reno.

Find something you need to check off your list? TSA will help you find the right truck part with our knowledgeable employees and extensive database. Call us today: 775.883.0477

December 1, 2017 10:52 pm

While your car or truck may be great, there is always something about it that can be upgraded to make your vehicle even greater.

Trying to find a car accessory in particular? Give us a call at 775.883.0477

 

Paint Protection – Keep Your Car Looking Good

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Of all the car accessories, the easiest and most effective way you can upgrade your car is with paint protection. Paint protection film is an invisible shield that prevents your car’s paint job from degrading. Brands like Llumar and XPEL provide incredible paint protection films that protect against:

-abrasions

-scratches

-small road debris

-bugs and insects

-winter sand and salts

Not only do paint protection films keep your car looking great, but they also enhance your car’s resale value!

 

Cold Air Intakes – Better Air, Better Performance

Many engine modifications are expensive, time-consuming, and not really worth it. Cold air intake may just be the most undervalued car accessory you can put on your engine. Fairly inexpensive and easy to install, cold air intakes make your engine more powerful. Cold air intakes move the air filter outside the engine so that cooler air can enter the engine to combust. Colder air is more dense, which means better combustion, which means more power coming out of your engine. Sounds pretty good, right?

 

Performance Exhausts -Making Your Car Breath Better

Where cold air intakes improve your vehicle’s “inhale”, performance exhausts improve your vehicle’s “exhale”. Factory exhaust systems, typically referred to as “crush-bend” systems, contain a crinkled area of the pipe that slows down the escape of gas. Less gas that can escape means that your car won’t be able to perform as well as it should. One solution comes in the form of an aftermarket exhaust product referred to as a “mandrel bend”. A mandrel bend keeps the diameter of the pipe consistent throughout the whole pipe. This consistency allows for more air and gas to exit the pipe. Performance exhausts make some of the perfect car accessories.

 

Performance Suspension

When you think of suspension, you probably automatically think of off-roading. However, your car can benefit from a suspension upgrade even if your car is just used for cruising. Car accessories that upgrade suspension with sway bars and coil springs will make your car more grounded and stable. A more grounded car will have an easier time accelerating and turning.

Of course, if you live in Nevada, then off-roading is probably why you are looking for suspension. According to TSA Custom Truck and Cart, replacing your shocks, struts, sleeves, springs, and mounts will make your car ready for the dirt trails. Your shocks and struts will make your car capable of taking on rocky and uneven roads. Upgraded sleeves make your car’s struts rebound better when taking a hit while also reducing the nose dive your car does when braking. Lastly, new motor mounts will lessen engine rocking and give it more pull when you accelerate.

 

Wheels and Tires

Nothing improves the look and feel of your car like a new set of wheels. Whether it be for performance, luxury, or just to raise your truck even higher, TSA’s has the perfect aftermarket tire and wheel packages to satisfy your needs. TSA’s selection ranges from classic brands such as Firestone and Bridgestone to more advanced products from the likes of American Eagle Wheel and Mickey Thompson.

See our selection of over 20 tire and wheel brands

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Got any great ideas for your next upgrade? Give us a call at 775.883.0477 or check out our products page to see what we have.