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THE HOTTEST PARTS FOR OLD-SCHOOL DOMESTIC LIGHT TRUCKS

What constituted a light truck 15 or 20 years ago might qualify as an ultra-light truck today. Little haulers like the '80–'86 Nissan 720 (and the Hardbody successor) seem positively featherweight compared to the Rams and Silverados of today. As the definition of light truck continues to shift, we wanted to look at the specialty parts market for some of the quintessentially American “light” trucks, the ones that gave rise to the name and category.

THE HOTTEST CHRYSLER PARTS

Even if Chrysler faces an uncertain future with its new owner, the market for Chrysler specialty-equipment parts is plenty healthy.

Between April 19-May 18, Chrysler enthusiasts spent $1,017,530 on specialty parts via online auction, according to data from Terapeak, a developer of market-focused research software that monitors online sales and auctions.

Exterior goods, lighting and lamps, and interior components (in that order) proved the most popular categories

THE HOTTEST PARTS FOR THE NISSAN 350Z AND INFINITI G35

With a new high-performance Nissan 350Z on the way, offered through the automaker’s NISMO performance division, we take a look at the most popular parts for the standard 350Z and its upmarket sibling, the Infiniti G35.

Between April 11-May 10, 350Z enthusiasts spent $601,282 on parts and accessories while their G35 counterparts shelled out $484,894 via online auction, according to data from Terapeak, a developer of market-focused research software that monitors online sales and auctions.

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