Getting your vehicle customized so as to make it tailor-made for you is just another one of the joys of vehicle ownership. There are some individuals out there that think customization ruins their vehicle’s value, and more importantly its natural character, but the majority disagrees with this statement and will surely fit one or two modifications after they own the vehicle for more than a couple of months.Not all vehicle accessories have some sort of functional value. Some, like vinyl graphics or the fitting of a new headlight and taillight clusters, are purely fitted for cosmetic purposes and have no impact on a vehicle’s performance. When we talk about 4×4 customization, this is not always the case, as most accessories are fitted so as to have an easier time when going out on an adventure with friends. Therefore, you could easily view customization as a way to make your outings more convenient. Among the myriad of accessories available that you can fit on your off-roader or pickup, the following are some of the most worthwhile and useful:
Bull BarBull bars are kind of a symbol of 4×4 off-road trucks, and some vehicle come straight from the factory with one fitted onto their front bumper due to the extra protection it gives. If your vehicle didn’t, you can always fit one yourself. Surely one of the most useful aftermarket parts you can buy for your off-roader, among things like winches and 4×4 body lift kits, due to the fact that you can use your bull bar as an attachment point for the former, as well as additional driving lights.
Aftermarket Suspension SetupAlthough most 4×4 vehicles are advertised as unstoppable forces when it comes to take to the dirt, the actual situation is that most of them are ill-equipped to be taken off-road when taken straight out of the factory. The suspension system of your vehicle is one major area you will want to work on, especially if you won’t be doing a lot of highway cruising.
New TyresYet another area that you should work on before you take your vehicle for some extreme off-roading. Highway tyres just won’t cut for rough terrain, but if you are willing to spend some money on them, you can get some multi-purpose off-road tyres that work great both on and off the road. Remember to get one of those 4×4 body lift kits if you need some extra spacing between the wheels and chassis.
Air CompressorHaving a portable air compressor with you at all times makes deflated tyres a non-issue. Even though you will need to slightly deflate your tyres when driving off-road, you will be able to pump back some air into them until they reach the value recommended by the manufacturer for use on the road anytime you want.