Because there are literally thousands of options, choosing the appropriate upgrades for your vehicle can seem like a daunting task. Some products are functional while others are cosmetic, and it can be difficult to know what to focus on first. Here’s a list of some essential upgrades for your consideration.
If you enjoy off-roading in muddy or extreme environments, a winch may be a necessary add-on — especially for rescue operations. Hopefully, it’s not something you’ll need to use often, but it can be a very effective tool if your rig gets caught between a rock and hard place. Winches mount to the bumper, so make sure you have a good, strong setup before you install it. A winch mount or plate may be necessary and a standard bumper may not accommodate a winch.
They’re available with steel or synthetic rope. Steel rope can rust and it can kink, but it’s less likely to fray. Synthetic rope is lighter and safer to handle, but it can break or hold water. Once you make a decision, be sure to follow proper maintenance and safety techniques.
Once your vehicle’s outfitted with the basics, you should make sure to pack a few common-sense items for the trip — a first-aid kit, some extra drinking water. At that point, there are no more upgrades necessary, so get going and have fun.