The Top Off-Road Accessories
If you’re an off-road enthusiast with a jeep or truck, you know that having the top off-road accessories can make all the difference on the trails. From lighting upgrades to recovery gear and roof racks, there are many different options to choose from when it comes to outfitting your off-road jeep or truck for the next trail day adventure. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the top off-road Jeep accessories and the top off-road truck accessories on the market and how they can help you tackle even the toughest trails. Learn more about our services offerings here at Mount Zion Off-Road your off-road Jeep & Truck enthusiasts!
What are common off-road Jeep accessories?
One of the most common off-road upgrades for 4×4, Jeep and truck owners is lighting. When off-road adventures extend into the night, many factory lighting systems leave a lot to be desired. Upgrading your headlights and/or supplementing with additional aftermarket options can provide much needed improved visibility. Supplemental lighting can be broken up into zones based on where you are looking to add night-time visibility. Some of the top off-road Truck accessories are bumper mounted lights are generally great for adding close range visibility. Fog lights or pods can also be mounted in or on the bumper, and come in clear or amber which can greatly improve navigating through dense fog, snow or heavy rain. Cowl, A-pillar, or roof mounted spot lights can significantly improve long range visibility, which is particularly useful for high speed off-road driving. For powering auxiliary lighting and other top off-road accessories, we recommend a controller which provides both a fuse and relay for each circuit as well as a sleek customizable button pad. The two we use most are the MLC from Rough Country and the SPod from Switch Pros.
Is Recovery gear essential?
Recovery gear is another essential top off-road accessory for jeep and truck owners. Winches are an indispensable tool for getting your vehicle out of difficult situations, and there are many different options available depending on your vehicle’s weight and the type of terrain you’ll be tackling. Installing a winch is important, even if you always adventure with people who already have them because you never know when multiple winches will be needed, or someone else’s may fail to operate! A great rule to keep in mind with regard to recovery gear is “expect to self-recover”. Synthetic winch ropes, soft shackles, and recovery straps with loops instead of metal hooks are the safest options, and what we primarily recommend. Factor 55 makes some top-quality winching products as mentioned above, and we install their winch line shackle mounts regularly! Traction boards, such as those made by MaxTrax, are a great recovery tool for sand, snow, or mud and can be used in combination with other recovery efforts to aid in freeing a stuck vehicle.
Best Overlanding setups
Overlanding has become an increasingly popular way to explore the great outdoors leading to the some of the top off-road accessories available and having the right tent can make a huge difference in your comfort and enjoyment.Hard shell and soft shell tents are both popular options for off-road jeep and truck owners, offering different levels of protection and versatility. Some of the best overland sets are with hard shell tents are known for their durability and weather resistance. Many can set up extremely fast, while giving ample room inside to carry bedding ready-to-go! If you roam to a new spot every night, or camp in all kinds of weather, consider a hard shell. Many soft shell tents are significantly larger than their hard shell counterparts, but take a bit longer to set up and take down. If you’re settling for multiple days in the same location, or are looking to sleep a family comfortably in one tent, a soft shell may be for you. Another way to create one of the best overlanding setups is with roof racks, they are another important accessory for off-road jeep and truck owners, providing a secure and convenient way to carry gear and equipment on your vehicle. Full length racks and ¾ length racks are both popular options, giving ample room to carry or mount whatever gear you need to take with you. We can install any of these top off-road accessories you need, even on a Jeep Wrangler with a soft top!
Finally, off-road protection is essential for keeping your vehicle safe on the trails. We couldn’t list the top off-road accessories and leave out bumpers, rock sliders, and metal fender flares can all help to protect your vehicle exterior from damage, while skid plates can help to prevent damage to vulnerable components like your engine, transmission or transfer case. A properly protected rig will give you the confidence to take on the toughest trails and enjoy the experience!