Dodge Forum’s 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is June 16th, and if you’re like most guys, you haven’t even thought about it. But not to fear! We’ve assembled a great list of gifts for the Dodge-loving Dad. From a battery charger to keep his toys ready to rock, to a beyond-serious train horn kit, to a piece of hardware that just might save his life, we’ve got you covered. Check out our picks below!



There’s something to be said for subtlety—but you can’t hear it over a train horn! The HornBlasters site is loaded with descriptions about how its horns will “wake the dead” and are “completely insane.” Come on, a horn that comes with a “hearing protection required” warning? Awesome.


Various Prices

Saying you got Pop a set of tires for Father’s Day sounds a little like saying you got Mom a vacuum cleaner for Mother’s Day. But gearheads know it’s not like that. March the old man over to the computer or out to one of TreadDepot’s locations, and let him pick out a new pair of shoes for his ride. The company is currently running rebates from $50 to $80 bucks on brands like Pirelli, Cooper, Goodyear and Michelin—so get him some sticky rubber. He’ll think of you every time he carves a corner.



If Dad insists on changing his own oil, this is a perfect gift. Honestly, this is such a simple solution it’s surprising we haven’t seen it before—check out the video on the QwikValve site to see how easy it is to install and use. Every 3000 to 5000 miles your Dad will remember how much you care.



There’s nothing fun about a dead battery, so help keep all dad’s toys ready to rock and roll with Optima’s Digital 400 12V Performance Maintainer and Battery Charger. The backlit hybrid LED/LCD display provides easy-to-read info on fill rate and battery health, and top-notch build quality insures it’ll be around for years.


$936 and Up

There’s lots to love about these fiberglass bed covers from Ranch. They give the bed a finished look, and they also keep cargo locked away from prying eyes. One other nice benefit? The aerodynamic qualities increase in MPGs on the freeway, plus they’re available for near every Ford truck.



If Dad always likes his ride spic and span, this kit will be a great addition to his arsenal of cleaning products. The Wax Attack Polisher from Mothers’ insures that putting on a solid coat of wax won’t take all afternoon, so he can more time enjoying his truck and less time dispensing elbow grease.



Whether Dad is hauling gravel home from the quarry, or groceries home from the Costco, a quality bed liner is one of the things he’ll appreciate every time he loads up. DualLiner’s bed protection systems are specifically molded to fit truck beds perfectly, so they’re as good looking as they are functional.


Hitches and Mudflaps from Inventive Products


With a dizzying array of available attachments, Inventive Products make the Swiss Army Knifes of hitches—but these super-cool mudflaps jumped out at us. The Quick Mount attachment allows the flaps to be secured with a single pin, and keep road debris from hitting your trailer. Seems like a winner to us!

Rancho Suspension Lift Kit


Sure. Regular height Rams are great an all… But isn’t it better to tower over traffic and a laugh at the thought of “rough terrain?” That’s the benefit of lifting your truck. Rancho makes shocks and well as other suspension bits for Ram, including this 4″ lift kit. If this one is a little bit much for you…er… your dad’s needs, they have smaller lift kits for less as well.


Has Dad been wanting to make his exhaust note a bit burlier? Because with Dynomax’s current cash back offer, it’s the perfect time to upgrade to an aftermarket system which will provide a few extra ponies without the drone which can make long distance cruising painful. Head over to their site to check out all the killer applications!


Dad may not go for Sunday brunch – a meal made for ladies in hats – but he does go for BRUNCH, a man’s meal, a time for savories, for meat and eggs, and coffee, and butter, and bloody marys, yes please thank you very much. So treat him right and provide him with the tools for the perfect Bloody Mary with Stu’s Sours kit, a handsomely packaged combo of mix, sweet corn rimmer, key lime juice, and ghost pepper extract for a real kick.

Whisky Gift Set


Ice melts, juice glasses irritate the nose, and doesn’t dad’s whisky deserve better? The answer to that is yes. So give him the Teroforma Whisky Lover Gift set, which includes two crystal tumblers and a set of 6 Whisky stones. These soapstone “rocks” are soft against the glass, and when chilled and placed in your beverage, bring down the temperature just enough.

How do you stay in touch with the adventurous Dad? The new SPOT Global Phone will keep any outdoor enthusiast connected when beyond cell coverage. With SPOT in hand, you can stay connected to family, friends and emergency assistance with crystal clear calls and a long-life Lithium-ion battery. It’s the perfect adventure-ready Father’s Day gift when he’s off the grid.

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