What to do if you want to drive far away, but you don’t want to turn an SUV into a real mud crocodile? Is it possible to make a car that is not too different from the stock one, and will perform well in off-road conditions? The company’s specialists 4x4TRAVEL will help you to understand this question.
The SUV is stuck
Let’s try to figure out what should be installed on the car to conquer easy off-road.
To begin with, to conquer new places, you should get a rack and pinion Jack. This useful thing can solve a lot of problems that can be encountered in the off-road world. Raise the stuck car to a sufficient height, which can not do the usual diamond-shaped Jack, help to change the wheel, which fell into disrepair at the most inopportune moment, you can even use it as a winch! And in combination with the rise of the wheel, this off-road miracle becomes an indispensable and versatile assistant.
The second aspect that people usually pay attention to is the presence of a dynamic sling. Agree that when you are already stuck, but there is another car next to you-it will be faster and easier to stretch the “help line”. The dynamic sling makes it possible to pull the car with a jerk and not be afraid of blows that do not affect your car very well. Because of its ability to stretch, it extinguishes the energy of the jerk, and you almost do not feel it.
Then a new era begins for off-road enthusiasts-the desire not to be able to rescue their car, but to immediately overcome a difficult section so that they do not have to stop and waste time. Here you need to start considering installing more toothy wheels, or locking the differential. Many hunters, fishermen, and travelers use the same car for both daily driving and outdoor activities, so it is important for them that the car does not pass into the status of harsh rogues at the expense of daily comfort in the city. In this case, it makes sense to install a screw lock that will automatically trigger when one wheel starts to outrun the other. This option will significantly increase the passability of the car and in urban operation will not bring any discomfort. The second option is to set a one-hundred-percent forced lock. This lock guarantees a complete lock at the touch of just one button. Drove up to the mud-turned on the lock-drove a difficult place-turned off the lock. In urban use, you can simply disable it, and it will not interfere with you in any way. But for such joy, you will have to fork out a little, because the cost of such a lock exceeds the version with a screw by about 5 times. Further, if desired, you can install larger diameter wheels, which will allow you to make your car even more passable, because the bridge of the SUV will hang higher than it was before the wheels were installed. There are also two options here:
install a reinforced suspension;
Elevator set of spacers.
Both options have a place to be, it is more correct, of course, to change the springs and shock absorbers to longer ones, since this will help you not only lift the car over the road, but also increase the suspension moves themselves. However, the so-called kits for civil elevators are also widely used. This is usually a set of spacers and transfers of fasteners of various elements, which will help to transfer the entire geometry of the suspension below, which creates the effect of raising the car. You can immediately install larger wheels and start using them with your own springs and shock absorbers.
That’s actually the necessary minimum of tuning, which will significantly increase the passability in contrast to the stock capabilities of your car.