Important Accessories for your Off-Roading Vehicle

Front Tubular Bumper Shiny Black Without Hoop For Jeep CJ And Wrangler
Front Tubular Bumper Shiny Black Without Hoop For Jeep CJ And Wrangler

Many beginner off-roaders think that simply by purchasing a 4 x 4 they are ready to hit the trails and take on some rough terrain. What they don’t know is that without adding the proper off-roading accessories, they may unknowingly cause serious damage to their vehicle. Off-roading accessories have been designed to protect your vehicle while you are off-roading. Installing the proper equipment can make your off-roading experience all the more fun while also keeping you safe.

Many vehicles that come straight off the show room floor were designed for use primarily in cities and not on rough terrain. By adding a suspension lift kit to your vehicle you will be rewarded with improved ground clearance. This will provide you with added height to your vehicle and allow you to easily drive over any larger obstacles that other vehicles couldn’t attempt. A lift kit is designed to give you the extra clearance needed on many trails and prevents any damage from occurring to the underside of your vehicle.

Adding shocks that were designed primarily for off-road use will improve your vehicle’s performance. Shocks are designed to control the motion of your vehicle while keeping it from bouncing all over the place on a particularly bumpy trail. There are some things to take into consideration when choosing the appropriate shocks for your vehicle, you will want to choose a model that provides you with the maximum propelling force applied to the load, the speed at which you will traveling and the conditions of the terrain you will be primarily driving on will help you choose a shock that is suited for those requirements.

Adding an after-market bumper to your vehicle is also recommended. Many stock bumpers do not offer the level of protection that is required by off-roading vehicles. Because of the sometimes dense and rough terrain, having a bumper that offers protection to your radiator and engine is optimal. A proper off-roading bumper will protect your engine from being gorged by a tree limb or an outcropping of rocks. The last thing you want to experience while on the trails is a punctured radiator.
These are only a few of the many accessories that are available to customize your off-roading vehicle. If you are not sure of what parts you will need, explain to an expert the conditions of the areas you will driving in and you will be directed to the proper equipment.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."


  1. I want to change the bumper, but there are so many to choose from and I like them all! My wife told me to do Inky Pinky Ponky. I laughed, but she may have a good idea.


  2. I’m getting ready to go buy a 2011 Jeep. I’m going to look around and start the wheeling and dealing process to include as many features as I can get. The last time I bought a Jeep with no extras because it was cheaper. Then I proceeded to add several features which quickly added up to more than I imagined. If I had added them when I bought the Jeep the extras would have been added and spread over the life of the loan. I won’t make that mistake again.


  3. The wish list is long and every now and then I reprioritize. I’ve been considering a new bumper and after last weekend I’m needing it as I ripped the old one off and it’s in pretty bad shape. Now, I just need to decide which one suits my needs best.


  4. I just had a lift kit installed at the beginning of the summer and I can’t tell you all the ways I’m glad I did because there isn’t enough room here. Suffice it to say, that I’m glad I did. I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner. Just lazy I guess.


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