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Off-Road Jeep Accessories You Need

Jeeps have become increasingly popular in recent years with the growing interest in outdoor activity participation. This is especially true in regions like the North West United States, in Alaska, or even regions of Canada. When you are out in the wilderness or a cold tundra or climbing in mountainous areas you and your jeep need to be ready for any obstacles you may find yourselves facing.

 

Here’s a list of 9 Jeep accessories that all, Jeep owning, outdoor enthusiast’s should have.

 

Lift kits (It’s a necessity)  

When you are out and you run over some steep bumps and rocks, lift kits are a great help when it comes to going into rough territory. It keeps your undercarriage from getting ruined as well as preserving the lifespan of your skid plate.

If climbing rocks is your main interest then look to “Rough Country X Series” suspension which comes in a 4” and a 6” lift. This lift gives you a ton of clearance and great suspension. Both, to help you handle the toughest of terrains. This suspension also goes well with a set of “ 20” BFGoodrich – KM2” tires which are strong and durable tires that are perfect for off road conditions. These would be a great addition to your list of Jeep Accessories.

 

Spare Tires (Gotta Have it!)Jeep Accessories

This particular accessory is a “no brainer.” A good spare tire is not an option.  All drivers should have a spare tire when owning a vehicle of any kind. You may be out climbing in the back hills over sharp rocks or you may be driving your child to school in your hometown. Either way, if you blow a tire, you should always have a spare in your arsenal of jeep accessories (Jeep et al.). It is recommended that you make sure your spare tire is part of the “set” that is on the car. Really, all cars come with a set of five tires, not four, and with the exception of the ridiculous “donut spare”, they all match and should throughout the lifetime of your Jeep.

When it comes to Jeep tires it comes down to what you are trying to achieve. If you plan on climbing rocks and really getting your Jeep dirty, you’ll more than likely want to have a lift kit between 2”-6” as well as a set of larger tires. It all depends on your preference.

You never know when you will be needing one, this is a great item to have in your pool of Jeep Accessories.

 

LEDs (Perfect for camping.)Jeep Accessories

LEDs are a perfect addition to your Jeep’s accessories. You never know when you’ll end up out in the wild for longer than you anticipated. You’re out having the time of your life, climbing rocks, and the next thing you know it’s dark outside! You suddenly find yourself needing light. Our website offers LEDs for all front sections of your Jeep whether it be headlights, hood mounted lights, grill mounted lights, or even windshield mounted lights.

Note: We also offer both types of LEDs; Projection and Reflection.

 

Jeep Tops (Absolutely Necessary!)

While it’s true that a Jeep owners won’t always have a top on their Jeep, it’s a necessity to have a top for your Jeep when you need it.  If you plan on going out riding during the winter months you’re going to want a top on your jeep in order to stay warm and out of the snow and rain. We offer hard, soft, and even mesh tops for all seasons. Our tops will fit all of your Jeep needs. We offer brands such as Smittybilt, Bestop, Mopar, and more  (“Jeep Parts And Accessories”).

One of the best parts about a Jeep roof top is their storability. They are easy to install and remove and can be stored with ease along side the rest of your Jeep Accessories.

 

Floor Liners (For the “messy” outdoors.)

Floor liners are key when it comes to keeping the inside of your vehicle in tip top shape. Interior vehicle messes come in many different forms. There’s the daily dirt of everyday suburban living, as well as, the dirt and mud covered great outdoors. And, it just so happens, we carry all of the different floor liners you’re going to need for every single situation the interior of your Jeep may encounter. At Red Desert Off-Road you will find many options including carpet floor liners, vinyl floor liners, and all weather floor mats. The brands we carry are Mopar and Lund, both of which are great brands to choose from. Good floor liners will also add years to the interior carpet in your Jeep by keeping all the grit and dirt off the carpet.

 

Winch (Gotta have it!)

A winch is a key tool you can use to get yourself, your less experienced friends, and of course your Jeep out of a rough situation. Winches are available for just about every Jeep on the market. You will have no problem finding exactly what you need here at Red Desert Off-Road. We offer excellent brands such as Mopar, Smittybilt, and WARN. All of our brands have a wide variety of prices that fit any budget.

 

Gas Can

Having an extra gas can for emergencies is crucial for when you are driving far distances into rugged territory. You don’t want to be caught with and empty tank of gas and wish that you had that extra one. This is why having an extra is so important. Luckily, gas cans that are compatible with jeeps can be obtained through brands like Smittybilt and RotopaX.

 

Seat Covers

As well as protecting your seats from the elements and whatever dirty and grime you drag into your Jeep, it also allows for a way to highlight your personality.

We sell a variety of different seat covers that are durable and stylish enough to fit the needs of an urban trendsetter to the rugged outdoor adventurer.

 

Skid Plates (Excellent protection)

Skid plates are a fantastic tool in you set of Jeep Accessories. When you’re out on the trail up in the mountains going over rocks and streams the skid plates will keep your undercarriage safe. We have all types of skid plates depending on which part of the undercarriage you are trying to protect. Our brands we carry are Rancho Suspension and Mopar.

 

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Bedliners Vs. Bed Mats: Which One Should You Get?

If you’ve owned your truck for even a short period of time you know how quickly the bed of a truck can develop scratches, dents, and other damage from the elements, along with hauling any type of cargo. Due to the ease in which truck beds manifest damage, many truck owners buy some sort of protection for their truck bed, either in the form of a bedliner or bed mat. Since all truck bed protection accessories are designed with a durable surface created to protect and dissuade cargo from moving, choosing between a bedliner and a bed mat can sometimes be confusing.

Below, you’ll find relevant information regarding bed mats and bedliners and the advantages and disadvantages that each offer.

Truck Bed Mats

Truck bed mats can be defined as mats that are designed to fit in the bed of your truck constructed from material such as plastic, rubber or carpet. Well executed truck bed mats can offer long lasting protection from the elements and help to reduce cargo from shifting around. Additionally, truck bed mats are easy to clean as they can be removed relatively easily. Generally speaking, since truck bed mats were only created to protect the bed and not the sides of the truck bed, mats are usually more affordable than their truck bedliner counterparts. The simple design of a truck bed mat makes for a hassle-free installation and removal process. No matter the make or model of your truck you can have a truck bed mat customized to fit the specific dimensions of your truck.

Truck Bedlinersbedliner

Truck bedliners are becoming more and more popular as people are beginning to see the numerous benefits of a bedliner. For truck bedliners, you have a couple different options; spray-on bedliner or a drop-in bedliner. Each of these bedliners has its own set of pros and cons as you’ll soon find out.

Spray-On Bedliners

Spray-on bedliners are becoming more popular with the off-roading community, as many truck drivers are seeing the numerous benefits that a spray-on bedliner can offer. One of the biggest reasons for so many choosing to have a spray-on bedliner as opposed to the other options available, is because it is able to protect the bed of the truck while still maintaining and preserving the contours of the truck. Spray-on bedliners are also ridiculously effective in preventing scratches from cargo, oil and other chemical spills, along with elemental damage from harming the metal of the truck. Plus, unlike any other type of bedliner, you never have to worry about rust or water damage impacting the bed of your truck. The only real disadvantage of a spray-on bedliner is the price. However, many people are willing to spend a little extra upfront if it means higher quality protection and value retention for their truck.

Drop-In Bedliners

Just like spray in bedliners, drop-in bedliners offer a truck bed full protection, including the bottom all three sides and usually the tailgate. Drop-in bedliners are typically made with plastic or a thermoplastic/rubber composite blend. These type of bedliners are fitted for specific makes and models. Drop-in bedliners can be drilled in place or installed via adhesive strips, depending on you preference and where you get your bedliner. The main disadvantage with these types of bedliners, as well as mat bedliners is the potential to succumb to water damage, especially if not installed properly. Like truck bed mats, drop-in bedliners are fairly easy to remove.

What Bedliner Is Right For You?bedliner

Knowing the various advantages and disadvantages of each type of liner, can assist you in making the right decision for your needs. Ask yourself the following questions to determine which of these bedliners is the best choice for you.

  • How big is your bedliner budget? Are you on a tight budget?
  • Are you planning on selling your truck in the future?
  • Do you care if your truck bed gets damage from cargo, chemicals, or the elements?
  • Do you need your entire truck protected or just the bottom?

Ordinarily, if you are working with a tight budget and aren’t too concerned about the sides of your truck bed, a truck bed mat is the best route to go. Although, if you don’t mind making an investment up front, you will reap the rewards of an actual bedliner. Spray-on and drop-in bedliners are in about the same price range, so the decision to get a spray-on or drop-in bedliner is usually based on personal preference. Do keep in mind though, if you go with the drop-in bedliner, you do run the risk of potential water damage, rust, and corrosion developing underneath the bedliner, as more often than not they lack a watertight seal.

Why a Quality Spray-On Bedliner is Worth Every Penny

Knowing that the only real disadvantage of a spray-on bedliner is the price, let’s explore why it does demand such a higher price than the alternative truck bed mat. Spray-on bedliners are:

  • Tough and Durable – If we’re talking LINE-X spray-on bedliners (which we are). You’ll be equipping your truck bed with a higher tensile strength that the competition just can’t match. This means you’ll have unsurpassed protections against gouges, rips and tears.
  • No Lost Cargo Space – With no cargo space lost, camper shells, 5th wheel hitches, tie downs, utility boxes, bed lids, etc. still have an excellent fit since LINE-X precisely molds to the contours and design of your truck bed.
  • Sound Dampening and Impact Absorbing – Less road noise? No rattle? Yes, please! Spray-on bedliners offer a sweetly quiet ride compared to an unprotected or even drop-in bedliner protected truck bed. Spray-on bedliners from LINE-X can also protect cargo from shifting about thanks to the optimum thickness and texture impact-absorbing surface provided by the bedliner.
  • Permanent Bond – Spray-on bedliners permanently bond to your truck bed leaving you with a factory-eque finish that contours around every angle and curve to preserve your precious cargo space all the while creating a watertight seal.
  • Value Added – Professionally applied LINE-X Spray-On bedliner contains durable polymers that were engineered to withstand years of heavy duty hauling in the scorching heat or the frigid cold. An added bonus to these bedliners is that they add value to your truck , along with its resale value at trade-in time.

To find out more information about how to get your truck fitted with a top of the line spray-on bedliner from LINE-X contact us today. We’ll discuss what options are best for you rig and get the liner installed for you in no time at all.