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Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by The Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on the car and the consumer takes it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor the warranty unless they can prove that whatever modifications have been added actually caused the problem. Please keep in mind that towing in anything higher than level two and hard driving in levels four and five are not recommended.
While consumers have strong legal protection with regards to their vehicle’s warranty, there is also a practical reality that different automotive manufacturers and dealers have greatly varying views on aftermarket products, in particular those that produce horsepower, such as performance enhancement chips, modified intake manifolds, or aftermarket exhaust systems. There are dealers and manufacturers that will use the presence of a horsepower upgrade to void the vehicle’s warranty, regardless of whose product the customer is using. Any aftermarket company that does not acknowledge this is misleading the consumer.
Bottom line: while the law protects the consumer and provides for enforcement of the warranty, it is very difficult for most people to hire an attorney and fight a voided warranty.
If you have any more questions on this topic, please feel free to contact us.
If you find a lower price at another local store on a new, identical item, show us the lower price at the time of ppurchase in the form of a quote or a call to the competitor and we will match it on the spot. Or show us the lower price within 30 days of your CHUX purchase and we will pay you the difference.
Our price is the final price you pay after any discounts, coupons, instant savings and mail-in savings are applied. We will match the other store's price after deducting their instant rebates and coupons. We will not match the other store's mail-in rebates nor will we deduct the value of any gift with purchase.
We reserve the right to modify or cancel the Best Price Guarantee at any time without prior notice. Any modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Best Price Guarantee Terms and Conditions on chuxtrux.com. We reserve the right to verify the authenticity of any other stores' offer or Competitors' offer.
These terms are effective as of March 1, 2013. Our price guarantee does not apply to installation labor, to the competitor's closeout, discontinued, clearance, liquidation or to damaged items. Limited to reasonable quantities.
* Refunds are paid by the same method as the original payment (credit card, cash, check, etc.). All refunds require original invoice, customer name, address, phone number, driver’s license number and customer signature.
Pro Comp Wheels Roll in Kansas City
We’ve all heard the expression; “Man, that’s a nice set of wheels.” And of course, we know that, in the context most people use it, they are referring to the entire vehicle. But there’s no getting away from the fact that a “nice set of wheels” (or "rims" if you prefer) will have a huge impact on the appearance of any vehicle, whether it is a car or a truck. But in the case of a truck that will see some time off the pavement and out in the woods, a nice set of wheels must also be a strong and durable as well. And when it comes to strong and durable combined with good looks, you can’t beat Pro Comp Wheels.
Pro Comp realized that the off-road market needed to give buyers a line of good looking truck/Jeep wheels that could stand up to the toughest conditions that the off-road could throw at them. So, in 2001 they released their first wheel and have been delivering the strongest steel and alloy wheels you can buy ever since.
Pro Comp offers an amazing selection of styles, finishes, and fitments in their line of alloy wheels that can instantly transform the look of your 4x4. Their state-of-the-art low pressure casting method offers excellent strength and meets tight tolerances that result in a higher quality product for your Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Toyota trucks. They come in 5, 6 and 8 lug versions in various finishes and range in size from 15 to 20 inches.
Pro Comp’s steel rims are made with the best materials, feature thicker welds, and use fitments specifically designed to handle the punishment of hard off-road use. These features are delivered at a reasonable price, making Pro Comp steel rims the best value on the market.
Now, if you really want to make a statement, you should consider Pro Comp’s LRG rims. They do much more than just hold your tires. These wheels are manufactured to be the highest quality rims in sizes up to 24-inches in diameter with cutting edge style guaranteed to make a statement. They are available in 5, 6, and 8 lug configurations, and like the alloy wheels come in a variety of finishes and sizes from 17 to 24 inches.
Of course, you can find the full line of Pro Comp wheels at any of the three Chux Trux locations; Kansas City, Mo., Olathe, KS., Independence, Mo. Just go to which ever one is nearest you and once there the staff at Chux can show you the wheels you need and help you in any way. So, of your Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, or Toyota truck needs new wheels Pro Comp and Chux Trux have you covered.
Pro Comp Tires For On Road or Off Road
So, you’ve installed a lift kit on your truck, added some high-tech shocks, some cool looking fender flares, lights, etc. and you think you’re all ready to do some off-roading. But what about those tires? You certainly can’t expect the truck’s OE tires to give you the kind of performance you’ve built into your truck, now can you? Of course not. Tires are what connects all that high-performance gear to the ground and they need to be up to the task. You need tires that can perform at the same level as all the other equipment on your truck. You need tires from Pro Comp.
Pro Comp realized the need for tires that would complement the performance of their suspension systems and so, in 1998 they began manufacturing what has since become the top-rated tire in the off-road aftermarket. Pro Comp manufactures tires that can easily double as off-road and daily driver tires and those that are more aggressive for when you really want the utmost in performance.
Pro Comp A/T Sport Pro Comp Xtreme A/T Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 Pro Comp Xterrain Rock Crawler
Their all-new Pro Comp A/T Sport can take you anywhere you want to go anyway you want to get there. Whether you are trying to get you and your buddies to that excellent, out of the way, kayaking spot, or you’re out to make the first tracks on fresh powder, or you just want to get away from the city, Pro Comp’s new A/T Sport is the tire that can do all that. The A/T Sport features sweeping groove technology, a staggered design with side holder lugs, multi-pitch variation, and an all-terrain compound. So not only is the A/T Sport capable in any terrain, like most all terrain tires, it can still maintain quiet on-road manners for your daily commute.
Next up is the Xtreme A/T. This specialty tire features larger voids and deeper tread than any other tire on the market yet it will still run relatively quiet on the street. Its real advantage is its sure footedness in adverse conditions. It’s the tire that acts like an all-terrain tire but takes it to extremes. It features a 2-3 ply sidewall that makes it ideal for light trail, sand, and dirt running yet its optimized for a quiet ride on the pavement. It will deliver superior wet weather traction and braking and it comes in 3 sizes ranging from 31” to 37”
If you need maximum traction in extreme off-road conditions then the Xtreme MT2 is for you. Designed for enhanced traction under a variety of conditions, this latest Pro Comp 4x4 tire delivers the perfect combination of an aggressive grip and a comfortable ride. The go anywhere performance of this tire comes from its three-ply sidewall and extra grip rubber compound. Available in sizes from 31” to 40”, this tire is outstanding on rocks or in the mud.
Still not enough tire for you? Then Pro Comp’s most aggressive off-road tire is the Xterrain. The Xterrain is for when you need maximum traction in the mud and dirt. It features a self-cleaning tread design and exclusive Dual-Guard, three ply sidewall construction that makes it an excellent tire for rock crawling. This is a hard core off-road tire that only comes in once size, which is a 305/65R17. For you guys who are into technical specs, this is a 33” tire (32.6 to be exact).
All Pro Comp’s tires are great in lifted Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Ram, or Toyota trucks or Jeeps. Remember that, in general, all terrain tires ride better and are better for trucks that must also be daily drivers. They are also better in the snow since we do get dumped on here in Kansas City by Mother Nature from time to time. Mud tires, obviously, perform better in the mud while also looking very good and giving you that attitude you crave.
You can find the full line of Pro Comp tires and get expert advice on exactly which tire will meet your needs from Chux Trux. Any of Chux’s three locations, Kansas City, Mo., Olathe, KS., Independence, Mo., have the staff and expertise to guide you into making the right purchase that will make your next off-road adventure one to remember.
ProComp Lift Kits vs. BDS Lift Kits
In a previous blog we talked about Pro Comp suspension components and lift kits that are available from Chux Trux. Pro Comp lift kits are really good, but if you’re looking for a premium kit for your Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Ram, Toyota truck or Jeep, then another line of off-road suspension products you should consider are from BDS Suspension. BDS has over 45 years in the industry and offers premium suspension products at affordable prices. And because of this knowledge and experience, and because they are confident in the quality of their products, BDS offers what they call their “No Fine Print Warranty”. What that means is if you are the original purchaser of any BDS product and it breaks, they will give you a new one. No fine print. Period.
All the R&D work is done in house by BDS and test fit by the industry’s leading engineers. This assures you of the best fit and smoothest installation possible. And you can be sure that every kit will contain everything necessary to do the job right. All of the parts in BDS’ lift kits fit and perform as close to original equipment as possible. Along with that OE style fit comes full compliance to the federal VMVSS no. 126 standards.
To reduce the risk of rollover crashes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126 requiring all new passenger vehicles under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight include an electronic stability control (ESC) system as standard equipment. FMVSS No. 126 tests new vehicle ESC systems through a series of evasive lane-change maneuvers at highway speeds to ensure the driver can maintain control in critical driving situations. Compliance with the FMVSS No.126 means that all of BDS’ suspension products and lift kits will not adversely affect your vehicle’s factory installed electronic stability control system.
Another product that sets BDS Suspension apart from other manufacturers are their cold wound coil springs. Many other springs on the market are hot wound but a cold wound spring will provide more accurate rates and ride heights. BDS’s springs are designed to go to full bind/compression and return to their stated ride heights and they have a lifetime warranty against sag. Many of BDS’ kits for leaf spring rear applications have full replacement rear spring options that also have a lifetime warranty against sag and breakage.
The good news is that BDS offers all their products through an exclusive dealer network that includes Chux Trux. All three Chux locations; Kansas City, Mo., Olathe, KS., Independence, Mo. Carry the full line of both Pro Comp and BDS suspension products. You can be confident in your purchase knowing that you have the full factory backing of BDS and the knowledgeable assistance of the staff at all Chux Trux locations.
ProComp Suspension Lift Kits From Kansas City's Most Trusted Accessory Store
Pro Comp USA began manufacturing suspension systems for both off and on-road enthusiasts in 1992. Since then they have branched out into the making of wheels, tires, shocks, and more and creating complete lift kits and long travel kits along with other suspension packages for most of the popular models of Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Toyota trucks.
As an example, their Long Travel Kit for the Toyota Tundra is fully street-able and uses upper and lower extended A-arms that are made from ductile cast iron. The kit comes with maintenance-free, long lasting, oversized OE-style bushings to give you the same levels of noise and vibration of the factory system while increasing strength and durability.
This kit also includes extended length tie rod ends and CV axles to accommodate the 5-inch increase in track width, which provides added high-speed stability. Ride height is also increased by as much as three to four inches. Rear lift height is achieved with longer spring shackles and multi-leaf spring mini packs.
Pro Comp’s complete suspension lift kits are available for a wide range of vehicles like Ford’s F-150 and others, and include such features as cast and CNC-machined knuckles and laser-cut, CNC-formed and robotically welded cross members. But it’s the little details included in the lift kits that indicate the amount of thought that went into the design and add to the ease of installation. Things such as brake line extensions, longer bump stops, and sway bar drop brackets make these the the most complete suspension kits on the market.
You don’t have to shop all over the place to find Pro Comp kits and parts or search the internet and wait weeks for your parts to arrive. Chux Trux carries the full line of Pro Comp lift kits, long travel kits, tires, wheels, and other parts right here in the area. With 3 Chux Trux stores in Kansas City, Mo., Olathe, KS., Independence, Mo., we're sure to be nearby.
You can visit any one of the three stores and see these kits for yourself and take advantage of Chux’s “Best Price Guarantee”, which means we’ll beat any local competitors price on the exact same item. So, if you’re thinking about lifting your Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, or Toyota truck and you’ve been looking at Pro Comp kits or any of their other products, check us out at any of Chux Trux’s three locations and see how easy it is to let our experienced staff help you make the right choice and save you some money too!
2017 Hot Rod Power Tour Kicks Off at Chux Trux in Kansas City!
An event you don’t want to miss is coming up this June 10 – 17. The 23rd annual, seven city, seven-day road trip called the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour. Open to all hot rods, muscle cars, collector cars, trucks, and performance cars, this tour draws thousands of car enthusiasts from all over the country to participate in this unique event.
At each stop along the way there are car shows and parties with food vendors and automotive vendors with product giveaways and just a lot of good fun and friends at every stop.
This year’s 1,400 mile, weeklong adventure powers through the heartland of America and begins right where last year’s tour left off, in Kansas City, MO. Then the tour travels through Newton, IA, Davenport IA, Champaign, IL, Madison, IL, and Indianapolis, IN, before wrapping up in Bowling Green, KY.
The organizers from Hot Rod Magazine expect over 6,000 vehicles to make the trek and possibly 100,00 spectators over the seven stops to see the cars and enjoy the activities.
Participants do have the option of only taking part in one or as few legs of the journey as they want but those who make the entire trip are included in the elite group of “long haulers” that receive special recognition at the end.
And of course, the event receives major coverage, not only in the pages of host Hot Rod Magazine, but also Car Craft, Street Rodder and other enthusiast publications.
The entire event kicks off on Friday, June 9th with a huge pre-Power Tour cruise night and party in the parking lot of Chux Trux northland store right here in Kansas City! Hosted by Laid-Back T-Shirts, this cruise will feature over 1,000 hot rods, muscle cars, and trucks of all kinds from all over the region and the country.
In addition to the all the amazing classic and custom vehicles there will be lots of great BBQ, some corn hole games, and plenty of other things to see and do!
Of course, Chux Trux will be open throughout the entire event so you can check out everything they have for your vehicle and perhaps pick up a few of those last-minute items you may need before heading out on Power Tour.
Other vendors are scheduled to be on hand too, like Pilot Transport, Kicker, and Adams Polishes so you can get what you need to make sure your ride stands out.
Activities begin right around 3:00 p.m. on Friday with a cruise to a local veteran’s hospital to show our appreciation for their sacrifice and give them a little break from the dull hospital routine. Then it’s on to the parking lot at Chux Trux so the party can get started. And you can be sure this will be the best kickoff party that the Hot Rod Power Tour has ever seen!
This won’t be like your typical stuffy car show but it will be much more than a normal cruise night too. They’re calling this the “Laid Back Kickoff Party”, hosted by Laid Back USA (the coolest T-shirt manufacturer anywhere!), and while there might be some other car activities going on around town on Friday, they won’t be anything like this or have anywhere near the variety of cars and trucks that will be at this event at Chux Trux.
You don’t have to be registered for the Power Tour to enjoy the kickoff party either. Everybody is welcome. It doesn't matter if you have a classic car or truck, or a new custom truck, muscle car or performance car, or even an off road Jeep, everyone is welcome to come and meet and hangout with the Road Tour participants, enjoy the food and games, and check out all of the vendor’s wares. Spectators are welcome too and there is no charge for this event.
This could prove to be the biggest automotive event of the year in Kansas City and everybody from the local car scene and beyond will be there.
So once again, the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour begins its 1,400 mile journey right here in Kansas City on June 10 with a pre-Tour kickoff party on Friday, June 9, sponsored by Laid Back T-Shirts and hosted at Chux Trux store in Kansas City's Northland located at 5005 NE Antioch Kansas City, Mo 64119. After a cruise to the veteran’s hospital around midday, everybody will start gathering at Chux Trux for the biggest cruise night in the area. The fun starts at Chux Trux around 3:00 p.m.
So shine up those rides, polish up those classic cars, tune up those muscle and performance cars and get on out to Chux Trux. And if you haven’t registered for all or part of the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour, there’s still time to do so by clicking here: Hot Rod Power Tour Registration. See you there!
A remote start unit is the ultimate convenience accessory for almost any vehicle. Start your car from the remote and have the inside all toasty and the engine warmed up before you leave for work. Start your car as you leave the store and by the time you get across the hot parking lot, the interior is nice and cool.
Definitely a luxury.
But there are a few things you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a remote start unit for your vehicle. For one thing, you should never buy a remote start unit online (buy one at Chux Trux in Kansas City instead!).
Why shouldn't you buy a remote start unit online?
Well, they’re cheap. Yes, cheap as in a low price, but also cheap as in cheap junk. And that’s not all.
Here are several reasons why you should never buy a remote start unit online:
The units themselves are cheap because the labor for installation, which takes around three or four hours, is where the price gets high.
Why does that matter? Thought you’d never ask.
Most reputable shops (like us) won’t install parts that you buy online. We will install some parts bought online, but not remote start unites. Many are cheap, no-name brands that we aren’t familiar with (for good reason). We install top brands that offer quality units and we know them inside and out. If you do happen to find a place that will install your cheap online part, they will probably be second rate at best and will most likely charge a higher price for installation than they would if you’d have bought the unit from them, or a high quality unit from one of our Kansas City stores.
But they definitely won’t warranty any of it. If you need warranty work for parts you bought online, you have to go back to where you bought it, NOT who installed it. So you save a little cash up front on the remote start unit, but you end up paying about the same in the end after installation, minus any kind of warranty.
And with a remote start, you need a warranty on the part and the installation. That second rate shop who installed your cheap unit won’t fix it when the unit stops working a month after the install. Now you are out the cheap part price, the labor and you don’t have remote start.
Don’t think about fixing it yourself.
The wiring on these units looks like spaghetti-gone-wild. You have to be an expert in 12 volt wiring installations to install these correctly. This is not a DIY job or a job for a buddy that has wired in a few speakers. A mistake could end up damaging your wiring on your vehicle. Even your regular mechanic shouldn’t install this thing.
And since you’re dealing with professionals and experts for your installation, they are going to want to see your online-bought, off-brand remote start unit before they agree to install it. That means you make a trip to their shop, let them look it over and then schedule an installation date.
On top of all of this, 99% of remote start kits you buy online won’t come with the bypass module that is absolutely required for 95% of vehicles on the road.
So in the end, buy your remote start unit from you local reputable dealer/installer in Kansas City, like Chux Trux. You end up saving yourself time and money. You also have peace of mind knowing that the kit actually works on your vehicle, and you have a warranty if something goes wrong. Not to mention buying local supports your local economy.
Come and see us at any of our three Chux Trux Kansas City stores for your remote start unit or check them out here. We offer great quality brands and our installers are top-grade professionals.
Things You Didn’t Know About Chux Trux Vinyl Wraps – But Should
When it comes to vinyl wraps, the sky is the limit. Well that, and your imagination. There are so many options when it comes to wrapping vehicles and other things, you can get overwhelmed just thinking about it.
Color Change Wraps
You can have the entire color of your vehicle changed without one drop of paint. Using high quality vinyl, the pros here at Chux can take your white car and make it red, your blue truck and make it matte black, your yellow Corvette and make it cheetah print…you get the idea.
A full color change wrap is the way to go if your paint is already in great shape and you don’t want to damage it. The full color wrap not only changes the color of your vehicle, it actually protects the paint underneath. This is the way to go if you change your mind a lot, like keeping up with new trends or plan on selling your vehicle in the future and want to keep the paint pristine.
Affordable Vinyl Wrap
And if it’s your wallet that’s putting the limit on things, check out a few affordable wraps that can be a huge difference in the look of your vehicle.
You don’t need to wrap your whole vehicle to make it stand out. You can do what’s called a partial wrap. Wrap just the top half or just the bottom half of your vehicle. This gives it a two-tone look, gives you a custom job and doesn’t cost as much as a full wrap.
You can also have the hood, roof and trunk (if it’s a car) wrapped in a color that contrasts with your paint. This gives your vehicle an instant update and it won’t cost near as much as a full wrap. And since you’re saving money on this option, go ahead and get the cool looking stuff like flat black wrap or carbon fiber wrap.
Another way to stand out and look like a custom paint job is to use a solid color like black on the hood and roof, and add a small stripe on the edge, reminiscent of the look muscle cars had. Talk about a custom look with attention to details.
Another way to stand out without the big expense is just getting a vinyl wrap stripe that stands out from your paint. Pick your favorite color or just something that contrasts against your paint and no one will ever mistake your vehicle with anyone else. And those stripes don’t have to be boring. Mix it up and have a thick and a thin stripe, several small stripes or a single wide stripe.
Have a Flat Surface? We Can Vinyl Wrap It
We can change the look of not only your vehicle, but just about anything with a smooth, flat surface. Have an old ugly refrigerator? Have it wrapped and have the coolest looking fridge in town. Want to add some character to your boring Craftsman toolbox in your garage? We can wrap that to be any color or have graphics all over it. You can even have camo vinyl wrap put on and have a toolbox all of your friends want.
We can apply vinyl wrap to any smooth surface. Take a look around you, decide what you want to upgrade and we can make it happen.
Free Vinyl Wraps
Chux will wrap baby helmets for those with positional plagiocephaly or “flat head syndrome.” Some babies with this issue benefit from wearing a specially designed helmet (per doctor’s orders) for a certain amount of time. Chux will gladly wrap these helmets in your design for free. Your baby may not know or care what his or her helmet looks like, but when they look back at those baby pics, they’ll know they had to have the coolest parents to pick out a custom designed and wrapped baby helmet like that.
If you have any questions, design ideas or anything else you want to ask about vinyl wraps or baby helmet wraps, give us a call today at 1-877-375-3915 or stop by one of our Kansas City locations.
BedRug For Jeep VS BedTred Jeep
When you want the best liner for your Jeep’s interior, it comes down to BedRug for Jeep or BedTred Jeep. The only problem is choosing between the two. We’ve made it a little easier for you to decide by breaking down the differences between the two liners and listing them here for you.
What BedRug for Jeep and BedTred Jeep have in common:
- Custom made to fit your Jeep as a direct replacement for your stock carpet.
- Both come in 3-piece kits to fit your Jeep.
- Made in the USA.
- Waterproof and resistant to mold and mildew.
- The material is thick and keeps your interior cooler and more quiet.
- They are easy to install in under 30 minutes.
- Attach with hook and loop fasteners, which are super easy to use.
- Clean up is really easy – just hose them down and put them back in.
- Remove the sections quickly and easily to hose them off.
What BedRug Liner for Jeep has that BedTred Jeep doesn’t:
- It’s made of polypropylene so it’s super tough and durable.
- It looks and feels like carpet, but the material has none of the disadvantages of carpet.
What the BedTred Jeep has that the BedRug Liner doesn’t:
- It’s made from TPO composite, which means it’s non-skid and looks like a spray-in bed liner.
- Feels like a thick, cushiony rubber mat.
And that’s about it. It basically comes down to deciding if you prefer the carpet look or the spray-in bed liner look. They are both made to replace your stock carpet and both offer kits for the cargo area as well. If you need any more help making your decision, please give us a call at 1-877-375-3915.