5 Important Chevy C10 Mods That Won’t Break the Bank

5 Important Chevy C10 Mods That Won’t Break the Bank

Last Updated August 8, 2023 | Cory Jones

The Chevy C10 is a classic truck with a dedicated group of enthusiast owners and a strong aftermarket. You can install many different modifications and upgrades to make your C10 stand out from the crowd. Today, we're going to talk about five mods that will improve your build without breaking the bank. Each of these Chevy C10 mods is relatively easy to install and under $500!

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LED taillights are an easy-to-install C10 mod that greatly improves safety and can easily be found for around $100. Aftermarket LED lights are much brighter and easier to see at night than factory lights. This makes driving safer for everyone when you're slowing down or stopping in low-visibility situations. They also help modernize the look of your C10.

For more information on the installation process, check out our article for a step-by-step guide on how to install LED taillights on a Chevy C10.


With some C10s being over 50 years old, there's a good chance that yours has a bit of rust on its bumpers. Luckily, you can pick up a new set of front and rear bumpers for around $500. They come in chrome or black finish and completely change up the look of your C10's front and rear ends.

If you want to learn more about how to install a new set of front and rear bumpers on your C10, check out our installation guide.


A modern radio is a great idea for anyone looking to upgrade their C10's interior. Modern radios still let you listen to your favorite AM and FM stations while offering many more features including Bluetooth, LED display, equalizers, and more.

You can even find retro-inspired models that look like your original radio from the 60s and 70s. At just around $400, a modern radio is a no-brainer for any C10 owner.


If you're going to upgrade your radio, you should upgrade your speakers as well. The factory dash speaker wasn't a good speaker and wasn't in a great location.

Luckily, there are plenty of aftermarket replacements that give you crisp sound for a reasonable price. If you're looking for a low-cost Chevy C10 mod to really improve the driving experience of your truck, a new set of speakers is a great option.

Bench Seat

Your C10's bench seat is an essential element of your interior that you use every time you drive your truck. If your seat's feeling a bit worn out or the upholstery is ripped, repairs are relatively inexpensive.

If you're just looking to replace the foam in your seat, we sell brand-new foam for your bench seat for under $500. We also sell brand-new bench seat upholstery, but they're normally a little bit more expensive than $500. Either way, repairing your worn-out bench seat is a worthwhile mod for any C10 owner.

Cheap Doesn't Necessarily Mean Bad

You don't need to spend a ton of money to greatly improve the look and driving experience of your Chevy C10. These five C10 mods for under $500 are sure to make your truck look and feel more comfortable.

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