A GUIDE TO THE TOP 4x4 ACCESSORIES & UPGRADES 2021/2022
Wanting to customise and upgrade your 4x4 with off-road accessories can be a deeply personal thing. It's often based on the opinion of experts, friends or possibly even your wife or mum(!), but in any case, it can also be highly subjective… and not to mention expensive!
To try and ease your burden, we've put together a list of the top 4x4 accessories and upgrades in 2021/2022.
In our humble opinion, there are four accessory upgrades that every 4x4 owner should be investing in to make both the on and off-road driving experience as good as possible:
- CHOOSING 4X4 PANEL & PAINT PROTECTION
- CHOOSING THE RIGHT 4X4 TYRE
- CHOOSING A 4X4 LIFT KIT
- CHOOSING A 4X4 BULL BAR
2. CHOOSING THE RIGHT 4X4 TYRE
Anyone with a bit of knowledge about four-wheel driving will tell you that a good set of off-road tyres is one of the first purchases you should make and, "oh, what a difference" it can make. But what are the best 4x4 tyres for you? What do you need to think about when choosing off-road tyres? The video below offers some insight into the best 4x4 tyre options. But first, here is a quick rundown of the key points to consider.
The Best 4x4 Tyres Suit Your Situation
The first thing you need to consider when figuring out the best 4x4 tyre for you is what type you'll need - Highway, All-Terrain or Mud-Terrain tyres. This will depend on what kind of driving you're doing, how long you want them to last and what kind of performance you need. Once you know the trade-offs between each one, you can make a better decision.
Difference Between Highway, All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain Tyres
If you're doing any kind of real off-roading, the tyres which come on your brand new 4x4 won't cut the mustard for long. These are highway-terrain tyres designed for the best comfort, economy, and silence on the tarmac. They're likely cheap and under-equipped for actual off-road use.
All-Terrain tyres offer a great mix between highway driving and off-road tyre performance. They're a bit noisier on the road than highway terrain tyres but will stand up to much more abuse on the tracks and have a good grip in mud and sand. Most people who use their car for business, driving around town and off-road, will choose these as their best 4x4 tyre.
Mud-Terrain tyres are for serious off-roading in a 4x4 you don't use a lot for regular driving. They have lots of grips designed for boggy mud but can be pretty noisy and wear quickly on normal roads. Those who spend a lot of time off-road, on unsealed roads, or need the extra traction will choose these.
Next, you'll need to consider whether you want a passenger rated or light truck rated tyre. Watch the video to tell the difference and get extra tips into the best 4x4 tyre size for your situation.