Picking the right off-road gear for your adventures can be difficult. When we first began off-roading we didn’t know what to buy. We invested a lot of time and money trying to figure out what would work best. After spending thousands of dollars and speaking with other owners, we compiled a basic list of some of our favorite products that will hopefully save you from spending as much as we did in the beginning.
A skid plate should be one of the first mods a person adds to their off-road build. Whether you own a Subaru, Toyota, or another car, a skid plate is the best way to make sure the engine is protected against damage. A direct hit from a rock can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage and recovery costs.
While there may be a few options out there, we use Primitive Racing skid plates and have been for over a decade. We've found that they are the best overall value and durability for our cars.
Our Favorite Wheels
Not only is an aftermarket wheel better looking, but sometimes they can be necessary for fitting bigger tires and clearing vital brake components.
A straightforward wheel perfect for Subaru owners.
Black Rhino Boxer
Lightweight, tough wheel with great aesthetics.
Tires We Like
Tire selection is one of the most important choices you will make as you begin your build. They can make or break your vehicle’s capability on the trails.
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Best overall value for all terrain tires
Yokohama Geolandar MT
Premium mud terrain tire to get you through the craziest obstacles
Rear Spare Tire Carrier
Keep your heavy spare tire off your roof. If you have a trailer hitch installed, you can easily fit a rear tire carrier to your Subaru, SUV, or 4×4.
RiGd Supply Ultra Swing
Best quality rear tire carrier. Perfectly engineered for convenience, durability, and utility.
A lift kit isn’t always needed for some folk’s builds. But for many of us, it’s a must-have as we begin to hit the trails.
Primitive Racing Lift Kits
Best lift kits for anyone who loads their car up with extra gear.
Having reliable power for your off-road build is crucial. People have been stranded for days when the ability to power their vehicle failed. This is not only inconvenient, but dangerous. Make sure you have a dependable battery system in your car.
MeLe Battery Mount
Allows you to mount an aftermarket performance battery while offering insulation and protection. We're currently running two of these and love them!
Full Throttle AGM Batteries
These AGM batteries fit perfectly in our MeLe mount and offer a huge power advantage in a small package. These batteries won't fail on bumpy road or harsh trails. They cost less in the long run as they last far longer than traditional batteries. If you're an off-roader of any sort, you need to be running a reliable battery.
Recovery Gear That We Use
If you’re headed off the beaten path, recovery gear is VITAL. Do not leave home without it. Being stuck can be not only inconvenient, but dangerous in some cases.
Viair Air Compressors
Reliable and efficient
Treds GT Recovery Boards
Use these to get out of deep snow and sand much easier
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