Date Posted:24 December 2015
We continue with our Summer Accessory article, check out the accessories we feel are the best buy's and the most necessary for a 4x4 adventurer
In part 1, we looked at Bull Bars and Hi Lift Jacks, which we all agree are 2 of the best accessories you can have when hitting the track. Now, let's take a look at the rest of the accessories we recommend for the 4x4 adventurer.
No 3 Air Intake Snorkels
Snorkels take third place in our “essentials” list. Their main role is to allow your car to make deep water crossings and stopping the engine from taking on water. There is a secondary advantage here as well which is that by lifting the air intake point higher, you are giving access to clearer air that is also often cooler.
No 4 Diff Breathers
Performing much the same role as the air intake snorkels, the diff breathers are situated under your 4WD, usually at the top of each axle housing.
Diffs typically get warm and as a result tend to build up pressure. The diff breathers job is to ensure the pressure can escape. Without letting water in!
Although you don’t see or (hopefully) hear your suspension, it is an extremely important part of your car.
Vehicles are built to operate under a fairly standard load so if you plan on towing a heavy caravan or carrying a lot of gear for your next trip, you may need to look into a suspension upgrade.
Getting a suspension lift kit, or, adding airbags can improve the handling of your 4x4. It can reduce the risk of bottoming out, decrease tyre wear and improves the overall ride comfort. Good ground clearance in rough terrain is also extremely valuable and just 25mm or 50mm added ground clearance can make a big difference in getting over large obstacles.
An aftermarket lift kit can allow you to get a small but significant amount of extra clearance and improve the ride of your 4x4.
If you have questions regarding suspension or any of the other accessories we've mentioned, please give us a call on (07) 3203 2155. Our staff would be more than happy to help you.