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The Truth About Owning an Off-Road Rig

March 5, 2020

Today, we're going to list 5 things that you can expect when owning your very own off-road rig.

 

1. Affordability

Ford F250Ford F250

Let's face it. Our hobby is not the cheapest on the planet.

Whether you have a brand new Jeep or an old, beat up truck, all off-road rigs essentially need the same things.

These things can add up over time and cost a bit of money. A good set of wheels and tires will probably run you a couple thousand dollars.

A good axle and suspension set up will cost about the same or even more.

Off-roading is a ton of fun, but it's important to know the affordability of it.

 

2. Maintenance

Jeep Wrangler OffroadJeep Wrangler Offroad

Off-road vehicles can take quite a beating.

It's important to keep up with the maintenance of your off-road vehicle.

Be sure to check for leaks, fill grease fittings, and check your oil.

Believe it or not, a majority of your time spent with your off-road vehicle will be maintaining it.

 

3. Safety

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Safety is without a doubt the MOST important thing.

Make sure that you're using only quality materials when designing anything to ensure your safety.

If you're installing a roll cage, use only grade A bolts and hardware and be sure that the metal you're using is able to hold the weight of the vehicle.

It also never hurts to have a fire extinguisher in your vehicle at all times.

 

4. Upgrades

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You're going to have to come to terms with the fact that you most likely will never stop upgrading your vehicle.

Upgrades typically have a domino effect where after you put something new in, you need to upgrade something else.

This can be good though!

Think about it, every time you upgrade your vehicle, you know it's going to perform better than before!

 

5. Be Prepared to Break Parts

Ford F150 OffroadFord F150 Offroad

Off-roading is tough on your vehicle.

You will break parts. A lot of them.

That's okay! It's part of what makes off-roading so special.

Just make sure that you realize this ahead of time so you can have some money to replace parts when they break!

 

We hope this helped prepare you for owning your own off-road rig! It may be a lot of work, but it is definitely worth it!