Since 2006, Ali Mansour has been fortunate enough to merge his passion and career into one. As an automotive journalist, he spends his time building, testing, and enjoying a wide variety of trucks and SUVs.
The all-new Ford Bronco is one of the most exciting and off-road capable SUV’s to roll out of the Blue Oval factory in years. While Ford did a great job creating a turn-key off-roader, like most things in life, there’s always room for improvement. In this article, we’re taking a look at ten of the easiest and most worthwhile upgrades to get your 2021 and newer Ford Bronco better suited for adventure.
Preparation is key. From performing a quick bolt check on our ride to making sure we toss in an extra pair of clothes; our pre-trip check list has only grown longer over the years. While we never plan for our trip to go sideways, we’ve experienced enough trail disasters to know that it’s always best to be as prepared as possible. While you can never plan for every scenario, you can equip yourself with core necessities.
For nearly as long as body-on-frame trucks and SUV’s have been around, so has the body lift. Unlike a suspension lift which modifies the vehicles suspension components, a body lift simply raises the body away from the frame. Aside from helping clear room for larger tires, body lifts are often used to make room for powertrain upgrades (hello, V-8). Since body lifts do not alter your suspension system, they also retain the factory ride.
Over the past few years, one aspect of the off-road hobby that has grown tremendously is Overlanding. The combination of camping and trail exploration is one that appeals to all ages and skill levels. Unlike rock crawling, where high clearance and armor plating is a must, Overlanding can be done with a far more conservative build. In this article, we’re highlighting five of the most practical Overlanding platforms currently on the market.
Backspacing and offset are two terms critical to understanding how a wheel fits and will affect the handing of your ride. For Jeep and truck owners, the wrong backspacing and/or offset can equate to tire rub, poor handling, and in some cases, series damage to the vehicle. To help ensure you get the right setup for your ride, Rough Country provides tire and wheel recommendations for each of its suspension lift systems.
The truth of the matter is that there is no one perfect wheeling destination. However, there are five amazing spots that we think should be on every wheeler’s bucket list. Our top picks are ideal off-road locations that can be enjoyed no matter if you are a veteran wheeler or new to the off-road hobby. So, let’s take a look at where your next adventure should be.
Rough Country offers a wide array of suspension and body armor upgrades to make running taller tires extremely easy. However, before you jump up shoe sizes, there’s some important factors to consider. In this article, we’ll focus on two of the most common tire size upgrades, a 35x12.50 and 37x12.50. We’ll dive into the advantages and disadvantages of each and what you need to know before choosing the next tire for your Jeep.
A self-recovery winch is one of the best investments you can make for your Jeep Wrangler. While it’s a tool that you hope to not need frequently, it’s a critical item can keep you (and help others) progressing down the trail. Before equipping your Jeep Wrangler with a winch however, there are a few things you need to consider. While Rough Country offers a variety of winch mounting solutions for every generation of Wrangler, you’ll need to factor in the following before settling on a winch for your Jeep.
It doesn’t take much to unlock the off-road potential of the Jeep Wrangler. This is especially true for the 1997 and newer models as the coil-sprung suspension system makes it easy to not only lift but improve the trail performance drastically. Even better is that all of this off-road performance doesn’t have to come at the cost of on-road handling. In this article, we will go over five of the easiest ways to ensure your Jeep will perform just as outstanding off-road as it does on the tarmac.