Whether you’re climbing over sand dunes or tackling the most popular trails in Moab, your custom build is going to need some accessories to ensure your off-roading trip is safe and fun. While some accessories are essential for your rig, others are just to look the part. You can’t do without the former but you’re free to choose which of the latter to get for your off-roader.
We’ve already covered some of the basic custom truck and Jeep mods including beefier tires that match the terrain, a lift kit to give your ride much-needed ground clearance as well as upgraded suspension, winches and lights.
However, there’s still a lot more that you can add to your custom build to boost performance, make your ride stand out or improve your off-roading experience. We decided to highlight some accessories that are easily forgotten but are just as important.
Tire deflators and air compressors
You need to lower your tire pressure before driving over sand or crawling over rocks. This not only increases your traction but also does less damage to the trail. While you can choose to use a tire gauge to let out air from your tires, a tire deflator can get the job done quicker and is better at ensuring all 4 tires are at the same pressure level.
Once you’re done with your adventure, you’ll need to get your tires back to road pressure. You can use a foot pump for this but it might be time-consuming if you have big tires. A better solution would be to use an air compressor to reinflate your tires. Both tire deflators and air compressors come in portable sizes so they don’t take up too much space.
Truck bed caps
If you have a custom truck build, you should pay a little more attention to the bed. By fitting a custom truck bed cap, you can transform the truck bed into a protected space for your cargo or even a dry sleeping area. These caps are tough, and durable and can add to your truck’s aesthetic appeal.
Bull bars and grille guards
After putting in work on your custom 4×4 build, you need to protect the front end as well. Bull bars, brush guards or grille guards allow your vehicle to take a beating without messing up any of the engine compartments. They also provide great mounting points for lights and winches while giving your rig an extra edge of ruggedness.
Add some style and comfort to your cockpit by adding some cool interior accessories. This may include comfortable grab handles, waterproof floor mats, custom seat covers, overhead roof consoles and phone or device holders that don’t topple over when you hit rough terrain.
There are plenty of options out there when you’re looking for the best off-roading accessories for your custom build. If you’re not sure which ones to pick for your ride, contact Dixie 4 Wheel Drive and we’ll help you decide.