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You might agree with us when we say that off-roading is more of an art than a sport. It is true that while some of us are born with the love for the art of off-roading, others learn to adore it when they buy an off-road capable SUV like the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler is arguably the SUV that started the off-road craze. It has been in production since the early-mid 20th century and has amassed a vast loyal following over the years.
The off-road SUV is ready to conquer any and every surface, so it’s only natural that you want to take it to the mountains for your next adventure. We have compiled some tips you need to consider before making your adventurous trip to the mountains and muddy forests. To be honest, that’s where the fun begins and you realize the true potential of the Jeep Wrangler.


1. Preparation Is Key

Offroading is fun but equally perilous. There is no need to rush into an adventure. You need to make sure the SUV is physically ready for the strenuous exercise and that you have all the essential materials with you. Don’t forget to pack food, gloves, flashlights, water and a basic first-aid kit for yourself. With a new Wrangler, you don’t have to worry about much. However, if it is old, you have to make a detailed inspection. Walk around the vehicle and check for any fluid leakages or signs of wear and tear. If you find anything, get it fixed before heading out. Furthermore, check your battery and add coolant to the radiator if needed. Off-roading is demanding and it can put a lot of stress on your engine, which makes the engine prone to overheating. Check engine, brake and gear oil as well.


2. 4X4 Accessories Are Your Friend

These kinds of upgrades are not necessary because the Wrangler is highly capable of conquering most off-road surfaces, however, there are terrains, such as mountains, that require some extra additions. For instance, you could upgrade your all-terrain wheels to special wheels or mount some extra lights for night-time fun. For this purpose, you can opt for Oedro Jeep Wrangler LED headlights for superior lighting performance. Furthermore, they are easy to install and have a 2-year warranty.


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Additionally, we recommend off-market front and rear Oedro Jeep Wrangler bumpers with towing hooks that are rust proof and have two extra lights for illumination.


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Since your Wrangler will go in muddy areas and you are bound to get off sometimes and mount the vehicle again, you should get Oedro floor mats. They are built using 3d scanning technology, are easy to clean and guard against water and mud.


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Select the tires according to the terrain you are thinking of conquering. Choose among Mud tires, Snow tires or hybrid terrain tires depending on your adventure. It is highly advisable to get large 33” or above tires for the best all-terrain experience. This will give your Wrangler extra breathing room below the deck and allow you to climb impossible rocks. It doesn’t matter what type of off-roading adventure you are going for, you should mount skid plates. Skid plates protect the Wrangler’s underside and save you money on a damaged chassis.
Finally, you need to take care of your attire. Don the proper clothing, comfortable hiking boots, keep raincoats or jackets handy, and you’re good to go.


3. A Friend in Need Is A Friend Indeed

After taking care of your Wrangler and yourself, you might think it is time to start your adventure. Not really, since there is a list of some other significant things to worry about. Foremost in that list is calling your friend. You may be wondering for what reason? Well, you cannot completely enjoy your off-roading adventure without a friend. Who will be there to revel when you expertly cope with a tough trail? Of course, your friend(s)! However, friends are not needed just for fun and games, they can come in handy in times of need. That’s why you need more than one of them hanging out with you on the trail in another SUV. 4X4 trails are challenging and dangerous, therefore, you require a trusty companion to help you out in difficult situations. If your Wrangler gets stuck in the mud (which is highly likely in a rainy weather), your friends can tow you out. Furthermore, your companion can help you with your driving. How exactly? While you are focused on the trail ahead, your co-pilot looks at the surrounding terrain for you and he/she will make sure you have no problems.


4. Ride or Die

Even with all the help, your success comes down to your driving skills. That’s why it is important to drive your SUV in your comfort zone. Do not try to overcome obstacles you are not comfortable with, no matter how new and jacked your Wrangler is. If you are new to off-roading, it is better to be a driver’s co-pilot first, gain some experience, and then get behind your Wrangler’s wheel. Most often, the experience is what can save your life on off-roading trails. Start slow and cover short distances at first. When you get confident, you can go for an all-day trailing adventure or even an all-night camping trip to the mountains.


5. Patience is a Virtue

Patience is your best friend when you are off-roading in your Jeep Wrangler. Remember that going offroad vastly differs from traveling on the road. While you need a split second to make decisions on the road, the trail demands your focus and your patience. On a 4X4 trail, you can think of more than one way to tackle a demanding situation. So, we advise to take the advice of your friends and try again and again.


6. Success Demands Sacrifice

Keep in mind that no matter how new or strong your Wrangler is, something can break or snap. Just like every other machine, your Jeep Wrangler has its limits, so you need to be ready mentally for any kind of damage. Accidents can happen and they are valuable in a way because they teach you a new thing, so you should not think about them twice. After you make a mistake, you learn from it making sure you do not repeat it. That is the beauty of off-roading! Remember, even the most experienced veterans started from somewhere. It is true that Rome wasn’t built in a day!


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