We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to talk about a few of the most underrated St. George off-road accessories. This unconventional off-road accessory list first appeared in Popular Mechanics “10 most Underrated Off-Road Accessories” back in the summer of 2017. While lift kits, tires, wheels, and winches are the foundation of what we carry at our off-road accessory store in St. George, the following off-road accessories are noteworthy additions to have with you for whatever you may find out on the trail.
You may not consider this your typical off-road accessory, but a folding shovel is your number one tool if you find yourself stuck out in the middle of nowhere. If you need a shovel that will fit in smaller spaces go with a folding shovel, for a shovel that’s heavier duty go with a short D shovel.
Traction ramps are one of the most underrated, yet invaluable off road accessories you can have with you when you’re hitting the trails. These handy little traction mats will help you get unstuck without the help of another vehicle, if for some reason you find yourself on a low traffic off-road trail. Just as the Popular Mechanics article states “ There’s a reason you see traction ramps mounted to the roof racks of expedition vehicles—they work.”
48″ Hi-Lift Black Cast and Steel Jack
Cheap jacks just won’t cut it on the open trails. Not only is the quality steel jack durable, it also has multipurpose uses, It can be used as a hand winch, spreader, or clamper. The Hi-Lift (originally called the Automatic Combination Tool or Handyman Jack) has been one of the most popular tools for 4WD enthusiasts since the hobby began.
Slime 40026 2X Heavy Duty Direct Drive Tire Inflator
Another important St. George off-road accessory to have on hand is an air compressor. Any veteran of off-road trailblazing knows that after a long day on “the roads less traveled”, i.e., rocks and dirt, you’ll need to put some air back into your tires. Keeping an air compressor like this one that is powered by your truck or another 12 volt power source is one of the smartest things you can do.
The more extreme the trail, the more likely things are to loosen, fall off, and in some cases, break. For these reasons, it’s always a good idea to have some type of tool bag readily available. Additionally, it’s essential to pack vehicle and terrain specific gear. It doesn’t hurt to carry engine oil, a multitool, a tire-plug kit, and a container of WD-40. It might also be wise to bring along various sizes of rope, wire and tape.
You can find the complete list of underrated off-road accessories, here.
For additional off road accessories to complete your rig, stop by our off-road accessory store in St. George today. We can get you outfitted with right lift kits, tires, wheels and more!