Mike Riehl’s Roseville Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM knows all-too-well that for Michigan Jeep drivers, adventure awaits around every bend. But if you’re new to the off-roading world, where do you start when you want to get your SUV ready for the road less traveled? Here is how to get your Jeep vehicle off-road ready.
Have a Goal in Mind
The initial step in getting your Jeep SUV prepared for rough and tumble road conditions is to figure out what your ultimate goal is. Do you want to create a rock crawling monster or a rugged ride that can tear through sand dunes and underbrush?
Decide What Platform You Will Build From
Now that you know your intentions for your Jeep SUV, you will be able to pick the right platform. For adventurers seeking the ultimate off-roading beast, a new Jeep model that is simple to modify would be ideal.
Prioritize Off-Roading Upgrades
Now that you have gotten the perfect platform to build your off-road ride from, it is time to prioritize upgrades. Key components to take into consideration include ground clearance, wheel articulation, suspension, towing points, tires, and skid plates. There are a LOT of other elements to think about too, but the aforementioned are the simplest to upgrade. On the other hand, items like axles, visibility, differentials, and low-end torque are elements that you should already have been built into your platform.
Get a Good Grip
Chances are that your Jeep® model already has okay-ish tires. However, you need to purchase off-roading tires that can handle any type of terrain. Do your homework before you decide to buy.
Off-roading can be fun, but it can also be difficult to know where to start. Follow this handy advice to get your Jeep® SUV ready for anything!