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Our Six Pieces Of Must-Have Recovery Gear

The Recovery Gear That We Always Carry

There are a gazillion reasons why you should have a bug deflector on your truck. The simple reason is you spent a buttload of money on your truck and want to protect it. Nothing feels worse than getting that first ding in the door or chip in the hood. You can’t always prevent door dings do to other people who are idiots and couldn’t care less if they damage your truck.

Lots of things can cause paint damage to the front of your truck, especially the hood. Here are the top 5 reasons to put a bug deflector on your truck or SUV:

1. Bug deflectors block pebbles and small rocks from pelting the front of your hood when thrown by tires of other cars, trucks and 18-wheelers while driving on the highway.

2. Bug shields minimize damage from sleet and hail.

3. Bug shields protect against small road debris Hood shields minimize damage from salt on winter roads hitting your hood.

4. Bug shields divert air OVER your cab and minimize the number of bugs and small debris that hit your windshield.

5. Almost any of these things can be hurled at your shiny new truck while driving. Throw in a windy day and highway speeds and the force of the impact is amplified. 

Once the paint is chipped, you now have the potential for rust, not to mention it looks like someone took a BB gun to your hood. Repainting your hood is one option. 4 Wheel Parts sells custom hoods so we know what it costs to paint one. Most reputable shops charge between $325 - $450 to repaint the hood of a full size truck. That’s a pretty expensive repair for some tiny little chips. Even if you get the chips, repaint your hood, you’re right back in the same boat. No protection!

However, you can control the dents and dings on your hood and some chips in the windshield. There are 2 ways to protect your nose without damaging your ride. A bug shield (or bug deflector / hood deflector as some people call them), or a clear bra (clear Mylar tape that is custom cut so your vehicle) are easy fixes for this problem all vehicles face.

Bug shields sold by 4 Wheel Parts protect your truck or SUV in several ways:

99% of them install with no drilling
Ours are high quality and are car wash safe.
Most wrap around the front corners of the vehicle to protect the front of the fenders
Depending on the design, most redirect the air flow upward to direct small pebbles, bugs, etc. up and OVER the cab (hence the name “bug deflector”). This protects both your hood and windshield from expensive dings
Bug deflectors from 4 Wheel Parts are very cost effective, costing well under the $100 or more that dealerships charge
Bug shields at 4 Wheel Parts carry a lifetime warranty. Even if a rock cracks it, 4 Wheel Parts will replace it.

Paint protection film (PPF) is another option for protecting the front of your truck or SUV. PPF is made of an industrial mylar tape that is custom cut to the shape of your year, make and model of vehicle. These nearly invisible paint protection films apply directly to your paint without glues or any damaging chemicals.

Paint protection films look awesome and have been used in the high end market for nearly a decade (think Porsche, Mercedes, Ferarri, etc.) But they are now available to us blue collar types at an affordable price.

4 Wheel Parts invested in the equipment, supplies and materials to do this in house for our loyal customers.

 

 

A kinetic strap should be the first item you add to your recovery gear. The Bubba Rope Renegade, shown here, is twenty feet long, giving you plenty of room to get a running start for dynamic recoveries. The 3/4-inch diameter provides a breaking strength of 19,000 pounds and is still small enough to fit within standard shackles. All you need is a friend to pull you out of your predicament. And you never go wheeling alone, right?

There are a gazillion reasons why you should have a bug deflector on your truck. The simple reason is you spent a buttload of money on your truck and want to protect it. Nothing feels worse than getting that first ding in the door or chip in the hood. You can’t always prevent door dings do to other people who are idiots and couldn’t care less if they damage your truck.

Lots of things can cause paint damage to the front of your truck, especially the hood. Here are the top 5 reasons to put a bug deflector on your truck or SUV:

1. Bug deflectors block pebbles and small rocks from pelting the front of your hood when thrown by tires of other cars, trucks and 18-wheelers while driving on the highway.

2. Bug shields minimize damage from sleet and hail.

3. Bug shields protect against small road debris Hood shields minimize damage from salt on winter roads hitting your hood.

4. Bug shields divert air OVER your cab and minimize the number of bugs and small debris that hit your windshield.

5. Almost any of these things can be hurled at your shiny new truck while driving. Throw in a windy day and highway speeds and the force of the impact is amplified. 

Once the paint is chipped, you now have the potential for rust, not to mention it looks like someone took a BB gun to your hood. Repainting your hood is one option. 4 Wheel Parts sells custom hoods so we know what it costs to paint one. Most reputable shops charge between $325 - $450 to repaint the hood of a full size truck. That’s a pretty expensive repair for some tiny little chips. Even if you get the chips, repaint your hood, you’re right back in the same boat. No protection!

However, you can control the dents and dings on your hood and some chips in the windshield. There are 2 ways to protect your nose without damaging your ride. A bug shield (or bug deflector / hood deflector as some people call them), or a clear bra (clear Mylar tape that is custom cut so your vehicle) are easy fixes for this problem all vehicles face.

Bug shields sold by 4 Wheel Parts protect your truck or SUV in several ways:

99% of them install with no drilling
Ours are high quality and are car wash safe.
Most wrap around the front corners of the vehicle to protect the front of the fenders
Depending on the design, most redirect the air flow upward to direct small pebbles, bugs, etc. up and OVER the cab (hence the name “bug deflector”). This protects both your hood and windshield from expensive dings
Bug deflectors from 4 Wheel Parts are very cost effective, costing well under the $100 or more that dealerships charge
Bug shields at 4 Wheel Parts carry a lifetime warranty. Even if a rock cracks it, 4 Wheel Parts will replace it.

Paint protection film (PPF) is another option for protecting the front of your truck or SUV. PPF is made of an industrial mylar tape that is custom cut to the shape of your year, make and model of vehicle. These nearly invisible paint protection films apply directly to your paint without glues or any damaging chemicals.

Paint protection films look awesome and have been used in the high end market for nearly a decade (think Porsche, Mercedes, Ferarri, etc.) But they are now available to us blue collar types at an affordable price.

4 Wheel Parts invested in the equipment, supplies and materials to do this in house for our loyal customers.

 

 

The closed recovery points on this bumper require a shackle to attach a strap or winch cable. Once attached though, we don’t have to worry about the strap coming off. When wheeling in the snow, sand, or mud, we often attached a strap ahead of time so it is easy to recover someone when (not if) someone gets stuck and needs a tug.

There are a gazillion reasons why you should have a bug deflector on your truck. The simple reason is you spent a buttload of money on your truck and want to protect it. Nothing feels worse than getting that first ding in the door or chip in the hood. You can’t always prevent door dings do to other people who are idiots and couldn’t care less if they damage your truck.

Lots of things can cause paint damage to the front of your truck, especially the hood. Here are the top 5 reasons to put a bug deflector on your truck or SUV:

1. Bug deflectors block pebbles and small rocks from pelting the front of your hood when thrown by tires of other cars, trucks and 18-wheelers while driving on the highway.

2. Bug shields minimize damage from sleet and hail.

3. Bug shields protect against small road debris Hood shields minimize damage from salt on winter roads hitting your hood.

4. Bug shields divert air OVER your cab and minimize the number of bugs and small debris that hit your windshield.

5. Almost any of these things can be hurled at your shiny new truck while driving. Throw in a windy day and highway speeds and the force of the impact is amplified. 

Once the paint is chipped, you now have the potential for rust, not to mention it looks like someone took a BB gun to your hood. Repainting your hood is one option. 4 Wheel Parts sells custom hoods so we know what it costs to paint one. Most reputable shops charge between $325 - $450 to repaint the hood of a full size truck. That’s a pretty expensive repair for some tiny little chips. Even if you get the chips, repaint your hood, you’re right back in the same boat. No protection!

However, you can control the dents and dings on your hood and some chips in the windshield. There are 2 ways to protect your nose without damaging your ride. A bug shield (or bug deflector / hood deflector as some people call them), or a clear bra (clear Mylar tape that is custom cut so your vehicle) are easy fixes for this problem all vehicles face.

Bug shields sold by 4 Wheel Parts protect your truck or SUV in several ways:

99% of them install with no drilling
Ours are high quality and are car wash safe.
Most wrap around the front corners of the vehicle to protect the front of the fenders
Depending on the design, most redirect the air flow upward to direct small pebbles, bugs, etc. up and OVER the cab (hence the name “bug deflector”). This protects both your hood and windshield from expensive dings
Bug deflectors from 4 Wheel Parts are very cost effective, costing well under the $100 or more that dealerships charge
Bug shields at 4 Wheel Parts carry a lifetime warranty. Even if a rock cracks it, 4 Wheel Parts will replace it.

Paint protection film (PPF) is another option for protecting the front of your truck or SUV. PPF is made of an industrial mylar tape that is custom cut to the shape of your year, make and model of vehicle. These nearly invisible paint protection films apply directly to your paint without glues or any damaging chemicals.

Paint protection films look awesome and have been used in the high end market for nearly a decade (think Porsche, Mercedes, Ferarri, etc.) But they are now available to us blue collar types at an affordable price.

4 Wheel Parts invested in the equipment, supplies and materials to do this in house for our loyal customers.

 

 

The new Bubba Rope Gator Jaw Pro shackle differs from other soft shackles in that it uses a slider to close the loop over the knot rather than the typical spliced loop. Bubba Rope found that the splice was the weakest point on the shackle, and the new Pro shackles are both stronger and easier to use. Note how tight the ball is on the Gator Jaw shackle. This knot will never come loose, unlike some other soft shackles on the market.

There are a gazillion reasons why you should have a bug deflector on your truck. The simple reason is you spent a buttload of money on your truck and want to protect it. Nothing feels worse than getting that first ding in the door or chip in the hood. You can’t always prevent door dings do to other people who are idiots and couldn’t care less if they damage your truck.

Lots of things can cause paint damage to the front of your truck, especially the hood. Here are the top 5 reasons to put a bug deflector on your truck or SUV:

1. Bug deflectors block pebbles and small rocks from pelting the front of your hood when thrown by tires of other cars, trucks and 18-wheelers while driving on the highway.

2. Bug shields minimize damage from sleet and hail.

3. Bug shields protect against small road debris Hood shields minimize damage from salt on winter roads hitting your hood.

4. Bug shields divert air OVER your cab and minimize the number of bugs and small debris that hit your windshield.

5. Almost any of these things can be hurled at your shiny new truck while driving. Throw in a windy day and highway speeds and the force of the impact is amplified. 

Once the paint is chipped, you now have the potential for rust, not to mention it looks like someone took a BB gun to your hood. Repainting your hood is one option. 4 Wheel Parts sells custom hoods so we know what it costs to paint one. Most reputable shops charge between $325 - $450 to repaint the hood of a full size truck. That’s a pretty expensive repair for some tiny little chips. Even if you get the chips, repaint your hood, you’re right back in the same boat. No protection!

However, you can control the dents and dings on your hood and some chips in the windshield. There are 2 ways to protect your nose without damaging your ride. A bug shield (or bug deflector / hood deflector as some people call them), or a clear bra (clear Mylar tape that is custom cut so your vehicle) are easy fixes for this problem all vehicles face.

Bug shields sold by 4 Wheel Parts protect your truck or SUV in several ways:

99% of them install with no drilling
Ours are high quality and are car wash safe.
Most wrap around the front corners of the vehicle to protect the front of the fenders
Depending on the design, most redirect the air flow upward to direct small pebbles, bugs, etc. up and OVER the cab (hence the name “bug deflector”). This protects both your hood and windshield from expensive dings
Bug deflectors from 4 Wheel Parts are very cost effective, costing well under the $100 or more that dealerships charge
Bug shields at 4 Wheel Parts carry a lifetime warranty. Even if a rock cracks it, 4 Wheel Parts will replace it.

Paint protection film (PPF) is another option for protecting the front of your truck or SUV. PPF is made of an industrial mylar tape that is custom cut to the shape of your year, make and model of vehicle. These nearly invisible paint protection films apply directly to your paint without glues or any damaging chemicals.

Paint protection films look awesome and have been used in the high end market for nearly a decade (think Porsche, Mercedes, Ferarri, etc.) But they are now available to us blue collar types at an affordable price.

4 Wheel Parts invested in the equipment, supplies and materials to do this in house for our loyal customers.

 

 

ARB’s TRED traction boards are engineered and manufactured in Australia from the highest quality materials to handle intense levels of torque, flex, weight, and impact. They are asymmetric, with one side ramped and the other flat, allowing the flat end to double as a shovel. While sold in pairs, the stackable nature of TREDs mean that they hardly take up any space. We recommend carrying four so you can put one under each tire.

There are a gazillion reasons why you should have a bug deflector on your truck. The simple reason is you spent a buttload of money on your truck and want to protect it. Nothing feels worse than getting that first ding in the door or chip in the hood. You can’t always prevent door dings do to other people who are idiots and couldn’t care less if they damage your truck.

Lots of things can cause paint damage to the front of your truck, especially the hood. Here are the top 5 reasons to put a bug deflector on your truck or SUV:

1. Bug deflectors block pebbles and small rocks from pelting the front of your hood when thrown by tires of other cars, trucks and 18-wheelers while driving on the highway.

2. Bug shields minimize damage from sleet and hail.

3. Bug shields protect against small road debris Hood shields minimize damage from salt on winter roads hitting your hood.

4. Bug shields divert air OVER your cab and minimize the number of bugs and small debris that hit your windshield.

5. Almost any of these things can be hurled at your shiny new truck while driving. Throw in a windy day and highway speeds and the force of the impact is amplified. 

Once the paint is chipped, you now have the potential for rust, not to mention it looks like someone took a BB gun to your hood. Repainting your hood is one option. 4 Wheel Parts sells custom hoods so we know what it costs to paint one. Most reputable shops charge between $325 - $450 to repaint the hood of a full size truck. That’s a pretty expensive repair for some tiny little chips. Even if you get the chips, repaint your hood, you’re right back in the same boat. No protection!

However, you can control the dents and dings on your hood and some chips in the windshield. There are 2 ways to protect your nose without damaging your ride. A bug shield (or bug deflector / hood deflector as some people call them), or a clear bra (clear Mylar tape that is custom cut so your vehicle) are easy fixes for this problem all vehicles face.

Bug shields sold by 4 Wheel Parts protect your truck or SUV in several ways:

99% of them install with no drilling
Ours are high quality and are car wash safe.
Most wrap around the front corners of the vehicle to protect the front of the fenders
Depending on the design, most redirect the air flow upward to direct small pebbles, bugs, etc. up and OVER the cab (hence the name “bug deflector”). This protects both your hood and windshield from expensive dings
Bug deflectors from 4 Wheel Parts are very cost effective, costing well under the $100 or more that dealerships charge
Bug shields at 4 Wheel Parts carry a lifetime warranty. Even if a rock cracks it, 4 Wheel Parts will replace it.

Paint protection film (PPF) is another option for protecting the front of your truck or SUV. PPF is made of an industrial mylar tape that is custom cut to the shape of your year, make and model of vehicle. These nearly invisible paint protection films apply directly to your paint without glues or any damaging chemicals.

Paint protection films look awesome and have been used in the high end market for nearly a decade (think Porsche, Mercedes, Ferarri, etc.) But they are now available to us blue collar types at an affordable price.

4 Wheel Parts invested in the equipment, supplies and materials to do this in house for our loyal customers.

 

 

Sometimes a shovel is all you need to get moving again. They are handy for removing sand, dirt, or snow that can build up in front of your tires when you sink in soft terrain. If the shovel isn’t enough to get you unstuck, they still do an excellent job supplementing a strap or traction boards during recovery. The Smittybilt Recovery Utility Tool (RUT) is foldable so it hardly takes up any space. The carbon steel blade can move a lot of material when you need it.

There are a gazillion reasons why you should have a bug deflector on your truck. The simple reason is you spent a buttload of money on your truck and want to protect it. Nothing feels worse than getting that first ding in the door or chip in the hood. You can’t always prevent door dings do to other people who are idiots and couldn’t care less if they damage your truck.

Lots of things can cause paint damage to the front of your truck, especially the hood. Here are the top 5 reasons to put a bug deflector on your truck or SUV:

1. Bug deflectors block pebbles and small rocks from pelting the front of your hood when thrown by tires of other cars, trucks and 18-wheelers while driving on the highway.

2. Bug shields minimize damage from sleet and hail.

3. Bug shields protect against small road debris Hood shields minimize damage from salt on winter roads hitting your hood.

4. Bug shields divert air OVER your cab and minimize the number of bugs and small debris that hit your windshield.

5. Almost any of these things can be hurled at your shiny new truck while driving. Throw in a windy day and highway speeds and the force of the impact is amplified. 

Once the paint is chipped, you now have the potential for rust, not to mention it looks like someone took a BB gun to your hood. Repainting your hood is one option. 4 Wheel Parts sells custom hoods so we know what it costs to paint one. Most reputable shops charge between $325 - $450 to repaint the hood of a full size truck. That’s a pretty expensive repair for some tiny little chips. Even if you get the chips, repaint your hood, you’re right back in the same boat. No protection!

However, you can control the dents and dings on your hood and some chips in the windshield. There are 2 ways to protect your nose without damaging your ride. A bug shield (or bug deflector / hood deflector as some people call them), or a clear bra (clear Mylar tape that is custom cut so your vehicle) are easy fixes for this problem all vehicles face.

Bug shields sold by 4 Wheel Parts protect your truck or SUV in several ways:

99% of them install with no drilling
Ours are high quality and are car wash safe.
Most wrap around the front corners of the vehicle to protect the front of the fenders
Depending on the design, most redirect the air flow upward to direct small pebbles, bugs, etc. up and OVER the cab (hence the name “bug deflector”). This protects both your hood and windshield from expensive dings
Bug deflectors from 4 Wheel Parts are very cost effective, costing well under the $100 or more that dealerships charge
Bug shields at 4 Wheel Parts carry a lifetime warranty. Even if a rock cracks it, 4 Wheel Parts will replace it.

Paint protection film (PPF) is another option for protecting the front of your truck or SUV. PPF is made of an industrial mylar tape that is custom cut to the shape of your year, make and model of vehicle. These nearly invisible paint protection films apply directly to your paint without glues or any damaging chemicals.

Paint protection films look awesome and have been used in the high end market for nearly a decade (think Porsche, Mercedes, Ferarri, etc.) But they are now available to us blue collar types at an affordable price.

4 Wheel Parts invested in the equipment, supplies and materials to do this in house for our loyal customers.

 

 

We often think of jacks as a tool for changing tires, but they can be useful for recovery as well. If you want to get the tires in the air to fill holes, strap the suspension to the frame to prevent it from extending as you lift the vehicle. This will limit how high you need to jack the vehicle and increase the safety and stability of the operation.

There are a gazillion reasons why you should have a bug deflector on your truck. The simple reason is you spent a buttload of money on your truck and want to protect it. Nothing feels worse than getting that first ding in the door or chip in the hood. You can’t always prevent door dings do to other people who are idiots and couldn’t care less if they damage your truck.

Lots of things can cause paint damage to the front of your truck, especially the hood. Here are the top 5 reasons to put a bug deflector on your truck or SUV:

1. Bug deflectors block pebbles and small rocks from pelting the front of your hood when thrown by tires of other cars, trucks and 18-wheelers while driving on the highway.

2. Bug shields minimize damage from sleet and hail.

3. Bug shields protect against small road debris Hood shields minimize damage from salt on winter roads hitting your hood.

4. Bug shields divert air OVER your cab and minimize the number of bugs and small debris that hit your windshield.

5. Almost any of these things can be hurled at your shiny new truck while driving. Throw in a windy day and highway speeds and the force of the impact is amplified. 

Once the paint is chipped, you now have the potential for rust, not to mention it looks like someone took a BB gun to your hood. Repainting your hood is one option. 4 Wheel Parts sells custom hoods so we know what it costs to paint one. Most reputable shops charge between $325 - $450 to repaint the hood of a full size truck. That’s a pretty expensive repair for some tiny little chips. Even if you get the chips, repaint your hood, you’re right back in the same boat. No protection!

However, you can control the dents and dings on your hood and some chips in the windshield. There are 2 ways to protect your nose without damaging your ride. A bug shield (or bug deflector / hood deflector as some people call them), or a clear bra (clear Mylar tape that is custom cut so your vehicle) are easy fixes for this problem all vehicles face.

Bug shields sold by 4 Wheel Parts protect your truck or SUV in several ways:

99% of them install with no drilling
Ours are high quality and are car wash safe.
Most wrap around the front corners of the vehicle to protect the front of the fenders
Depending on the design, most redirect the air flow upward to direct small pebbles, bugs, etc. up and OVER the cab (hence the name “bug deflector”). This protects both your hood and windshield from expensive dings
Bug deflectors from 4 Wheel Parts are very cost effective, costing well under the $100 or more that dealerships charge
Bug shields at 4 Wheel Parts carry a lifetime warranty. Even if a rock cracks it, 4 Wheel Parts will replace it.

Paint protection film (PPF) is another option for protecting the front of your truck or SUV. PPF is made of an industrial mylar tape that is custom cut to the shape of your year, make and model of vehicle. These nearly invisible paint protection films apply directly to your paint without glues or any damaging chemicals.

Paint protection films look awesome and have been used in the high end market for nearly a decade (think Porsche, Mercedes, Ferarri, etc.) But they are now available to us blue collar types at an affordable price.

4 Wheel Parts invested in the equipment, supplies and materials to do this in house for our loyal customers.

 

 

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There are a gazillion reasons why you should have a bug deflector on your truck. The simple reason is you spent a buttload of money on your truck and want to protect it. Nothing feels worse than getting that first ding in the door or chip in the hood. You can’t always prevent door dings do to other people who are idiots and couldn’t care less if they damage your truck.

Lots of things can cause paint damage to the front of your truck, especially the hood. Here are the top 5 reasons to put a bug deflector on your truck or SUV:

1. Bug deflectors block pebbles and small rocks from pelting the front of your hood when thrown by tires of other cars, trucks and 18-wheelers while driving on the highway.

2. Bug shields minimize damage from sleet and hail.

3. Bug shields protect against small road debris Hood shields minimize damage from salt on winter roads hitting your hood.

4. Bug shields divert air OVER your cab and minimize the number of bugs and small debris that hit your windshield.

5. Almost any of these things can be hurled at your shiny new truck while driving. Throw in a windy day and highway speeds and the force of the impact is amplified. 

Once the paint is chipped, you now have the potential for rust, not to mention it looks like someone took a BB gun to your hood. Repainting your hood is one option. 4 Wheel Parts sells custom hoods so we know what it costs to paint one. Most reputable shops charge between $325 - $450 to repaint the hood of a full size truck. That’s a pretty expensive repair for some tiny little chips. Even if you get the chips, repaint your hood, you’re right back in the same boat. No protection!

However, you can control the dents and dings on your hood and some chips in the windshield. There are 2 ways to protect your nose without damaging your ride. A bug shield (or bug deflector / hood deflector as some people call them), or a clear bra (clear Mylar tape that is custom cut so your vehicle) are easy fixes for this problem all vehicles face.

Bug shields sold by 4 Wheel Parts protect your truck or SUV in several ways:

99% of them install with no drilling
Ours are high quality and are car wash safe.
Most wrap around the front corners of the vehicle to protect the front of the fenders
Depending on the design, most redirect the air flow upward to direct small pebbles, bugs, etc. up and OVER the cab (hence the name “bug deflector”). This protects both your hood and windshield from expensive dings
Bug deflectors from 4 Wheel Parts are very cost effective, costing well under the $100 or more that dealerships charge
Bug shields at 4 Wheel Parts carry a lifetime warranty. Even if a rock cracks it, 4 Wheel Parts will replace it.

Paint protection film (PPF) is another option for protecting the front of your truck or SUV. PPF is made of an industrial mylar tape that is custom cut to the shape of your year, make and model of vehicle. These nearly invisible paint protection films apply directly to your paint without glues or any damaging chemicals.

Paint protection films look awesome and have been used in the high end market for nearly a decade (think Porsche, Mercedes, Ferarri, etc.) But they are now available to us blue collar types at an affordable price.

4 Wheel Parts invested in the equipment, supplies and materials to do this in house for our loyal customers.