If you’re a Mitsubishi owner who wants to take it off the beaten trail for the first time, it’s important to properly equip your vehicle with the necessary protective Mitsubishi accessories. But with the increasing popularity of off-roading and the demand for quality 4×4 accessories, the market is full of add-ons that are marketed as must-haves. However, in reality, you only need a select few to make sure your trip goes as planned.
This is one of the 4×4 accessories that you shouldn’t even consider leaving the concrete without. The purpose of the bull bar is pretty straightforward – to protect your Mitsubishi’s front end from damage in the event of a collision. Australian off-roads can be extremely ruthless, and kangaroos are one of the most dangerous animals you can come across. The bull bar protects the vulnerable engine components and liquids from things like rocks, small trees, logs and as aforementioned, animals. Most bull bars have accessory attachment points that you can install other 4×4 accessories on.
Suspension and Lift Kits
Not everyone fancies installing a suspension and lift kit on their Mitsubishi, as it can drastically change the way it handles and drives. However, these Mitsubishi accessories can be essential to your off-roading experience, especially when driving with heavy-loads like gear, food, fuel, passengers, accessories, etc. Lift kits add to the safety, clearance, and maneuverability of your Mitsubishi, allowing it to go through big rocks, creeks, etc. Additionally, a lift and suspension kit will enable you to install larger tyres on your Mitsubishi.
Winch and Recovery Tracks
Let’s face it, you’ll probably get stuck at least once in the middle of nowhere with no help around. In order for this to be a setback instead of a complete disaster, you’re going to need a winch to pull yourself out. You can use many anchor points in the environment, like a tree, to accomplish that. Winches are typically fitted to the bull bar, and you’ll find hydraulic and electric models. While both types of winches have their own advantages and disadvantages, the most important thing to consider when shopping for one is its pull capacity and the weight of your Mitsubishi. Keep in mind that when taking your Mitsubishi’s weight into consideration, you should also consider the gear, fuel and other gear you’re carrying.
If you don’t want to spend too much money on a winch, you can get MAXTRAX recovery tracks, which provide your stuck vehicle with traction so it can gain momentum out of a slippery surface. MAXTRAX tracks are affordable, can double down as shovels, and require little to no storage space to carry around with you at all times.