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Heading Off Road In The Jeep? Make Sure To Make These 4 Modifications First

Although it is true that no two Jeeps or their owners are the same, there are some aftermarket parts that any Jeep off-roading enthusiast needs ot install on their vehicle. Here are three of them: 

1. Get a Lift for Ground Clearance.

When it comes to off-roading, you need to be able to maneuver over any obstacle that you may face. Ultimately, having proper ground clearance is going to help you avoid needing a tow. In other words, you'll be able to finish the trail without worrying about getting stuck. Make sure to choose a quality lift with a long arm system, which is more durable because they attach to the frame of the Jeep. It gives you the same lift that a traditional kit would give you, but it enhances your overall performance so much more by adding traction and strength.  

2. Don't Overlook the Importance of Your Rubber.

If you don't have the grip, your ground clearance is not going to mean a single thing. There are plenty of brands and styles that you can get your hands on that will offer improved performance handling, enhanced puncture resistance and even better towing capacity. However, you need to make sure that you choose wisely. Off-road tires are great on rocky terrain, but they're noisy and harsh when on the road. So, if you plan on using your Jeep as a daily driver as well as an off-road vehicle, you'll need to do plenty of research to find the best brand and style of tire that gives you the best of both worlds.

3. Lock Your Tires in Place with Beadlock Rims.

When you head off-road in your Jeep, especially in the mountains and on rocky terrain, it isn't uncommon to need to let some of the air out of your tires. This is to give you increased traction. Unfortunately, these conditions open up the possibility of the tire unseating itself and coming off of your rim. Beadlock rims will ensure that the tire is held securely in place against both the inner and outer rims. It is important to note that beadlock rims are okay for use off-road, but they are not street legal.  

4. Light Up the Night with LED Bars.

Sure, you may have technology-advanced, high-quality headlights, but they simply won't do the trick when you're out on the tunes or in the mountains late at night. You need a lot of light to make sure obstacles are seen in advance. Since your headlights may not illuminate everything, you should consider lighting up the trail with LED light bars. These lights will make it much easier on your eyes to spot any hurdles in your Jeep's path.

You can find everything that you need to implement the aforementioned modifications at your local auto part store or at an autosalvage yard. Call around and obtain price quotes for the top products before you buy. 

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diagnosing problems with alternators, batteries and starters

Alternators, batteries and starters are in every vehicle and can cause a lot of problems when they don't work right. Your car may not start or it may stop running while you are driving down the road if the alternator is bad. Unfortunately, figuring out which element is causing the problem is not always easy. This blog will teach you all about alternators, batteries and starters so you can learn how to test these elements and diagnose the problems that your vehicle is having before you find yourself stranded along the road in the middle of the night with nobody around to help.