For off-roading enthusiasts across the nation, Summer is one of the best times of year to play. During the summer months, many people are more likely to have an annual or semi-annual off-roading adventure to break up the monotony of day to day life. And if you’re really lucky, you may be able to take your off-road ride out every weekend! But before you pack the cooler and hit the open road, it’s probably a good idea to outfit your truck, Jeep or SUV with some essential off-road accessories.
From Tampa nerf bars and bumpers to tires and light bars, this guide will help you to discover some of the most basic off-road accessories you need to get your vehicle off-road ready.
The first and one of the most important (if not the most important) modifications you can make to your off-road vehicle is getting the right set of off-road tires. Off-road tires are more aggressive and tougher than highway tires and will help your vehicle perform better no matter what the terrain. Depending on the type of terrain you’ll be exploring will determine which type of tire tread you need to choose. Additionally, you’ll need to think about if you’re using your off-road vehicle for highway driving as well, as that will factor into the type of tire you get. All-terrain tires like these from BFGoodrich are the most common for general off-roading excursions, while mud-terrain tires are specifically designed for more extreme off-roading adventures and do not perform well on paved roads. Contact LINE-X of South Tampa for assistance in finding the right off-road tires in Tampa for your vehicle.
Even if you don’t plan on taking your truck off-roading, a bedliner is an essential accessory to add to your truck. A quality bed liner like LINE-X spray on bedliners can increase the value of your truck, protect your truck bed and your cargo in every and any situation. Spray-on bedliner can also be applied to a variety of surfaces to protect it from the scratches and dents that can occur when tackling a trail with a particular “tricky” terrain. Off-roaders have taken to spraying their bumpers, fenders, and even floorboards with spray on bedliners like LINE-X in Tampa. This allows for a skid-resistant surface on all fronts with optimal protection against damage. LINE-X ULTRA is the ideal custom coating option for rocker panels, fender flares, Jeeps, complete exteriors (LINE-X Body Armour) and other automotive uses. If you just want your spray-on bedliner to be used as a bedliner and nothing more, you have many options from standard to platinum with custom color options to choose from. LINE-X offers the protection your truck deserves.
Continuing on with the “protection” theme, bumpers are also another essential, yet underrated off-road accessory that is often looked over. Bumpers provide your vehicle with character, winch and towing options in addition to protecting the front and rear end of your Jeep, truck or SUV. LINE-X of South Tampa can help you choose which bumper you need from industry leaders like, Road Armor, and Fab Fours. Choose between standard, roll pan, tube and deep drop bumpers for your truck or if you drive a Jeep you have the options of stinger, recovery, stubby “stubbies”, and tubular bumpers to outfit your ride with. You can find out more information about the types of Tampa bumpers available, here.
Nerf Bars or Running Boards
This practical and affordable off-road accessory is a great addition to any vehicle, both for on and off-road use. Tampa nerf bars add personal style and a functional accessory for getting in and out of your lifted truck or Jeep. Just like with many off-road accessories determining whether a running board or a nerf bar in Tampa is the better choice comes down to personal style and what you intend on using your vehicle for. Running boards that run from wheel to wheel may be a better option if you use your truck for work and need to get tools and other gear from the bed of your truck. On the flip side, if you’re using your 4×4 for off-roading all year long, you may want to opt for a rocker panel step bar in Tampa. LINE-X of South Tampa offers some of the highest rated step bars, nerf bars and running boards in Tampa from top brands like Westin and N-Fab. If you’d like to add this off-road accessory to your ride before hitting the trails, contact LINE-X of South Tampa today.
Using the back roads or trails far away from civilization means less illumination from street lights, other cars, buildings, etc. Because of this, off-road lighting is key to keeping you safe when your travels take you out past nightfall. Even if your off-road vehicle was engineered to be used on off-road trails and the like, more often then not the OEM lights aren’t as good as lights that were created to light up the area around you. To avoid potholes, cliffs, wild animals and who knows what else it’s in your best interest to invest in off-road lighting in Tampa for your vehicle. LED or HID light bars and spotlights can brighten even the darkest nights and flood lights, or long range lights help to give you a view of the ground in front and all around you.