Category: Jeeps

September 30, 2016 12:27 am

Red custom Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Fall is a great time to get on four wheels and explore the Sierras with your custom Jeep. What? You are still driving a stock vehicle? If you live in Carson City or Reno, a custom Jeep is the only way to go. Not only can you rock crawl with precision in the hills, you can customize your Jeep to handle mud, snow, or any type of terrain the Sierras and valleys can dish up.



Here are a few our favorite custom Jeep add-ons:

Lift Your Jeep

If your buddy is trying to convince you to lift your Jeep yourself, don’t give in. Do not attempt to lift your Jeep yourself. This is something that only an expert should do. Especially with the terrain in Carson City and Reno, it can ruin your custom Jeep if it’s not done right. Jeeps have unique suspension and if they aren’t lifted properly they can succumb to Death Wobble (yes, it’s as bad as it sounds) and other problems. If you had your Jeep lifted by someone who didn’t know what they were doing, we can fix that. You deserve to drive a custom Jeep, with the right lift and suspension, not a hack job. While you are lifting, be sure you have the right tires for your amount of lift. The right tires will make all the difference in your custom Jeep experience.

Give it More Horsepower

Towing and all-terrain driving is easier when you have a few more horses under the hood. Power up your custom Jeep with more horsepower with turbocharger and exhaust upgrades or an upgraded diesel fuel injector. Even some diesel fuel additives will aid the cause of getting more power for your play time. If you are rocking a diesel, you already have a lot of potential in your custom Jeep. Adding on more horsepower is easy and will add more oomph to your experience. Pair that with custom towing accessories and you’ll be able to haul anything.

Make it Shine

After the dirt, mud, and snow, you may still want to shine up your custom Jeep for a night out in Carson City or Reno. Make that baby show and shine with paint protection. Paint protection will help your vehicle clean up nice. Add some custom lighting to the exterior and interior to make your custom Jeep stand out in a crowd.

Get Comfortable

Aftermarket accessories inside your custom Jeep make for a sweet and comfortable ride. Don’t forget seat warmers, because Winter is on its way! You can outfit your Jeep to be or do just about anything you want. Flip through some catalogs for inspiration or hit our web site. Then, leave all the hard work, and expertise, to us. We’ll make your custom Jeep just the way you want it at TSA Custom Car & Truck.

March 16, 2015 11:30 pm

Wobble, Baby!

Whether you have been a dedicated Jeep owner for years or are new to Jeep ownership, hearing the term “Jeep Death Wobble” probably makes you cringe. As a mechanical issue that is unique to this type of vehicle, Jeep death wobble, also known as Jeep wobble or Jeep shaking, is a common occurrence that causes owners a great deal of concern. Before understanding how to fix the death wobble Jeep issues, it is necessary to know exactly what the Jeep wobble is.

What is Death Wobble?

Jeep death wobble is a common condition that can be caused by a wide range of issues in a light weight, solid front axle truck such like a Jeep, and commonly starts abruptly when a driver hits a hole, bump or other obstruction in the road when speeds are in excess of 40 miles per hour. The Jeep death wobble can be described as the

severe vibration in the front end of the vehicle that can cause the vehicle to shimmy and shake. Jeep wobble is alarming to drivers, and can be the result of a serious problem that needs to be addressed. If a professional does not evaluate Jeep wobble soon after it begins, it may cause long-lasting damage.


How to Fix Death Wobble Jeep

Most drivers who experience Jeep wobble will want to know the cause and how to fix death wobble immediately. Unfortunately, there are a handful of reasons that can cause Jeep death wobble, and each may be difficult to diagnose on your own.

Necessary Alignment

Jeep wobble can be the result of not getting your alignment checked for an extended period of time. It can also be from unbalanced tires. Both of these issues may require a trip to the mechanic to cease the Jeep wobble. Luckily, these are fairly easy to correct with the help of a mechanic. The condition may also be a result of worn ball joints. Bad joints create a situation where the wheel moves laterally and not in tune with the opposite wheel. If these have not been replaced in some time, Jeep death wobble could be the
unfortunate result. Again, a trip to TSA Custom Car and Truck will be a simple fix.

Loose SteeringGrey Custom Jeep.

Finally, a loose steering wheel stabilizer bar can lead to Jeep death wobble as well. Your best will be a mechanic to fix the shaking. These issues may arise, but it’s nothing an experienced mechanic can’t handle. We can determine how to fix wobble in your Jeep and keep you and your passengers safe on the road.

If you are experiencing Jeep wobble and are unsure the cause, let TSA Custom Car & Truck help get your Jeep back to optimal health and driving safely!

June 26, 2014 10:40 pm

Winter is cool and so is this creation we whipped up!

jeep polar edition

White 2014 Jeep Polar Edition

The sovereign of snow. The master of mountains. The winter warrior. We outfitted this 2014 Jeep Wrangler with all the custom fittings to create the ultimate beast of the Sierras. Be one with the snow that you tread upon.

We customized this 4-door, 2014 Jeep Polar Edition with a 3.5” lift kit has 17X9 pro comp wheels, with 35” Dick Cepek FCII tires; which are perfect for Northwest Nevada’s mountainous area. The tires also have a hybrid design which makes them ideal for a variety of terrain, especially mud!

This Jeep has front and rear Atlas Bumpers; and a Smittybilt 9500 lb. heavy duty waterproof winch. The Smittybilt winch has a 6.6 horsepower amphibious motor and a 3-stage Planetary Gear System which offers more torque and pulling power. We’ve also added Smittybilt side armor. With a one-piece design that is fully welded, this design offers plenty of protection no matter where you’re taking it. It also doubles as a step to make it easier to climb inside.

Lastly, we mounted a Westin 15″ L.E.D. light bar to the front. Westin’s light bar housing design keeps the inside temperatures lower which help the LEDs run more efficiently. Combined with the overall ruggedness of the housing unit, and the scratch-resistant lens; this Jeep is ready for anything!

Like this custom-made Jeep Polar Edition? TSA Custom Car and Truck can hook you up with your own custom vehicle. Give us a call or check out our gallery for other custom vehicles.


March 25, 2014 6:06 pm

Blue 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition

blue-jeep-wrangler-for-sale-in-carson-cityThis Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is just that, unlimited. We wanted this Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to have no limits to where it can go. So, we packed this blue beauty from the toes to the top with some of our favorite off-road accessories. Starting from the bottom we have Pro Comp 17×9″ wheels with Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3 35×12.5″ tires and a Pro Comp 3.5″ lift with front and rear adjustable track bars. 

Next we have added Pro Runner monotube shocks, a monotube steering stabilizer and AEV Geometry Correction Brackets. In the front and back we have, Smittybilt Atlas front and rear bumpers and a Smittybilt XRC Comp 8,000 lb. winch. On the sides are Smittybilt SRC side armor with built-in step. Finally this Jeep is topped-off with Rigid Industries LED Dually lights that are mounted to the windshield pillar. 

Our team at TSA has dressed this Jeep to the nines and it is ready to crawl. 

custom jeep wrangler unlimited

November 7, 2013 6:04 pm

What is a grill guard?

Grill guards are a customized aftermarket accessory that protects your vehicle’s grill, headlights, bumper and even the undercarriage.

Are there different types of guards?

There are full guards that protect the entire front-end of your vehicle, mounting to the frame with uprights and brush guards spanning out to the sides. These full guards allow for additional accessories to be attached like headlights and winches.

There are also center guards that only have the main uprights mounted to the frame. Bull guards are smaller, more subtle, bar guard that protects mainly the bumper and some of your grill.

Many of these guards also come with skid plate options. These are mounted to the undercarriage of your vehicle to protect from rocks and debris that pass under your bumper.

Why should you get one?

grill guardsFunctionality: If you use your vehicle in rough terrain guards will protect from scratches, bumps, and impact. These guards also enable those aftermarket spotlights to be mounted front and center for better visibility at night. Whether working construction, farming, or climbing boulders for fun these guards are a necessity to avoid and protect your baby from those everyday encounters.

The Look: Your truck or SUV already has the beefed up tires and rims, suspension-kit, and maybe even exhaust. These guards top of the whole package for an extra mean looking vehicle.

At TSA, we also have custom grills that will add that personalized finishing touch to your vehicle. These allow for the same functionality of any grill but gets rid of that “stock” look. We offer custom accessories for trucks, cars, and any other vehicle. Your vehicle won’t look like anyone else’s!

Give us a call for any questions about customizing a grill or looking into grill guards at 775.883.0477 or shoot us an email:


Or, visit our products page to view our grill guard brands and other car and truck accessories in Reno, Tahoe, and Carson City.