Good Little Feature Editor Ali Mansour
What: Rough Country Grab Handles
Why I want it: Because I'm short, and they are great for helping to get in and out of lifted Jeep for both the driver and passenger.
How much: $28.95
Where to get it: Rough Country, 800.222.7023, www.roughcountry.com
What: High Rock 4x4 lower cargo mount and tray
Why I want it: The half-top installed on my TJ makes packing for long off-road outings extra tricky. The High Rock rack is an easy way to store more supplies without hindering the Jeep's performance.
How much: $159.98
Where to get it: Bestop, www.bestop.com
What: Poison Spyder Custom Rocker Knockers with slider
Why I want it: The Rocker Knockers work great as body protection and sliders. These are both things I need since my TJ is relatively low and I like to play in the rocks. I would get them unpainted and spraybomb them so after I drag them over the rough stuff I could easily touch them up.
How much: $338 (bare units)
Where to get it: Poison Spyder Customs, 951.849.5911, www.poisonspyder.com
What: Forward DP-10A two-post lift
Why I want it: It's the ultimate garage helper. No more dealing with creeper wheels falling off, banging your head constantly trying to peak under the frame, or sketchy jackstand combos to hold up your rig. The DP10-A will allow you to safely lift a 10,000-pound truck into the air and work on it while standing up. It would be a tough squeeze in your average home garage, but well worth the investment if you have the extra change.
How much: $2,800
Where to get it: Forward Lift, 800.423.1722, www.forwardmfg.com
Good Little Web Editor Jason Gonderman
What: Craftsman 11-Piece Socket Set
Why I want it: What man doesn't need more tools?
How much: $19.99
Where to get it: Sears, www.craftsman.com
What: Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks
Why I want it: New shocks are a great way improve handling, ride, and performance both on and off road, and Bilstein's are top-notch! Will they fit my truck? If it has four wheels and a bed, Bilstein has a shock that'll fit. Have a lift or leveling kit? No worries! There is a 5100 for zero to 6 inches of lift.
How much: $84 a pair
Where to get it: 4Wheel Parts, 800.284.9905, www.4wheelparts.com
What: AMP Research BedStep
Why I want it: The BedStep makes reaching into deep pickup beds a breeze, stores neatly out of the way, and can be installed in less than 10 minutes. There is no reason every truck shouldn't have one. Will it fit my truck? You can get an AMP BedStep for your F-150, Silverado, Ram, or Tundra; see the website for exact years.
How much: $285
Where to get it: Bestop, www.bestop.com
What: Ford F-150 Raptor SVT
Why I want it: What's not to want? The Ford Raptor is a street-legal, long-travel, high-speed desert off-road truck that can also crawl trails with the best of them. And it comes with a full factory warranty!
How much: Starts at $38,995, a bargain really.
Where to get it: Your local Ford dealer, www.fordvehicles.com, www.f150svtraptor.com
Good Little Art Director Alan Huber
What: Mini Monster Tire Deflators
Why I want it: I'm too old and tired (pun?) to keep waiting for tires to deflate and inflate. These will do it at 1 psi-per-second!
How much: $24.95 (set of 5)
Where to get it: Powertank, 209.366.2163, www.powertank.com
What: Air/fuel ratio monitor
Why I want it: Because I still own a vehicle with a carburetor and this would allow a monkey (meaning me!) to keep it in tune
How much: $190.98 (from Summit Racing)
Where to get it: K&N (Summit Racing), 800.858.3333, www.knfilters.com
What: Go Berserk Grand Cherokee Fender Flares
Why I want it: My 33-inch tires might be able to be replaced with 35s without having to increase my suspension lift!
How much: $465
Where to get it: Icelandoffroad.com, 801.427.5998
What: New Dodge Power Wagon towing a tanker trailer full of gasoline
Why I want it: Because even in this economy, Santa is real, right?
How much: Less than what Bill Gates spent on one of his houses
Where to get it: Dodge and Shell (or Mobil or Texaco or Chevron)
Where to get it: I think their phones don't work since they don't return my calls. Web site www.nicetry.com doesn't work either!