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One stop to trick out your truck

Left, Bruce Tegge, owner of Line-X, stands with the store example of a truck bed with Line-X spray-on bedliner.  Right, Gene Tucker, owner of Bayview 4x4, with Sadie, the store’s greeter, offers several truck accessories and services as seen on this truck. - Photo by Kassie Korich
Left, Bruce Tegge, owner of Line-X, stands with the store example of a truck bed with Line-X spray-on bedliner. Right, Gene Tucker, owner of Bayview 4x4, with Sadie, the store’s greeter, offers several truck accessories and services as seen on this truck.
— image credit: Photo by Kassie Korich

Bruce Tegge and Gene Tucker knew if they joined forces they could offer customers the convenience of a one-stop truck shop.

The business duo recently settled into their new location behind Legend Harley-Davidson on Provost Road in Silverdale and offer an array of services and accessories for truck enthusiasts.

Tegge, the owner of Line-X, and Tucker, who owns Bayview 4x4, thought it was only natural to bring the two businesses into one location.

“The businesses kind of complement each other,” Tegge said.

When they first ventured out in search of a location, it was behind Legend Harley-Davidson that the pair found a prime opportunity to open shop.

“We thought it was a complement to have Harley-Davidson right there,” Tucker said, adding there are many Harley owners who also own trucks.

Although Line-X, which moved from Randall Way in Silverdale, and Bayview 4x4, which moved from Arsenal Way in Bremerton, were initially a large distance from each other, they often would send business back and forth.

“We both work in the truck industry, we can feed off each other,” Tegge said. “We knew it would benefit both of us.”

Line-X, which Tegge purchased as a franchise nearly 10 years ago, offers custom spray-on bedliners, undercoating and truck accessories.

Tegge says customers opt for the bedlining because it stops the bed from rusting, denting and scratching.

As for the undercoating, he says it’s also a good choice due to the conditions of the area.

“In the Northwest it’s really good because it protects the truck from rusting,” he said.

A Line-x bedliner includes a nationwide lifetime warranty.

The sprayed-on polyurethane - polyurea elastomer bonds to metal, fiberglass and wood surfaces as well.

“We can spray wood, trailers, you name it, we can spray it,” Tegge said.

It dries to the touch in 10 seconds and can handle full, unrestricted use in 24 hours or less, according to the Line-X company. Installation takes about two hours.

Customers visiting Line-X don’t have to go far to continue to customize their trucks with parts and accessories at Bayview 4x4.

“We have just about anything you can bolt on a truck,” Tucker said. “We can lift, lower and accessorize. We also do quite a bit of differential work and exchanges.”

It was about 13 years ago Tucker purchased the 4x4 shop Olympic Off-Road and renamed it.

Tucker says there are many popular accessories that customers are getting put on their trucks, but some of the most common are steps and side step bars.

“I sell wants, not needs,” he said. “Same with Line-X. The truck is unique and looks different than everyone else driving down the road.”

Both stores are offering current specials. Through August, Silverdale Line-X customers will receive $75 off.

Tucker also is offering a deal at Bayview 4x4. Customers who mention this article will receive 15 percent off installation as well as a free door prize, he said.

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