The opportunities to modify your 4 wheel drive vehicle are many. For example my local Gold Coast auto electrician helped me install a pimping stereo system. You can also do more advanced modifications such as large lift kit, chassis extensions, huge tires and portal axles among many others.
The most important thing while doing this is to avoid costly mistakes and ensure that making some modifications is not illegal in your area. An employee at a car wash once told me how a newly raised 4WD got stuck in their self serve, drive-in car wash. The driver didn’t realise how high their vehicle was after raising it!
As long as you take precautions you will be fine. Also the good thing about this is there are many ways to modify 4-wheel drive vehicles to make them look and perform better.
- Better Tires
One effective modification that you can make to your 4-wheel drive vehicle is getting tires with light truck construction. They are perfect for remote-area travel, they operate at high pressures, they have a good tread pattern, they carry more weight, and they are less susceptible to damage. This is vital since when driving off-road, the roads have a lot of irregularities which could be damaging.
We have seen vehicles having difficult times while attempting deep water crossings. Some actually cannot even attempt since they will be carried away. Fitting snorkels on your 4-wheel drive comes in handy in such situations. You will cross deep waters easily but keep in mind this is not about large water bodies. Besides this, snorkels help in providing the engine with clean air.
- Suspension Upgrade
When you decide to modify your vehicle, let suspension upgrade be the last modification you make on the list. It makes sense to have it last despite its importance. Suspension upgrade helps in providing better control, ride and more fade-free damping, it compensates for the extra weight after modifications and the altered weight distribution, and helps with extra ground clearance.
- Bull Bars
Bullbars are significant when you are doing more of outback travel and especially steel ones which are stronger. Bullbars help with protection from animal strikes and when you have hit a huge object as well as protecting the cooling system. They are also used in mounting extra lights.
As you get accessories to modify your 4-wheel drive vehicle, ensure that you get the best quality available. This is to ensure safety on the road, comfort and better performance for the vehicle. This includes; suspension upgrade, snorkels, bull bars, better and bigger tires, and dual battery systems among other accessories. Before starting with the modifications, it’s important to be sure of the engineer approved ones that you can make.