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Old 08-28-2012
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How to make your truck more off-road capable!

I know there's a bunch of bits and pieces out there of what gives you better articulation and what not. I was hoping to condense it all into one place. So post all your thoughts and ideas and what you have done to make your truck more off-road capable. First I actually have a few questions on this topic myself...
Of course removing the front and rear (if equipped) sway bar help you articulate more but does it make the vehicle unsafe on roads? What are some ways to gain some axle clearance without SAS, if there are any?
Hopefully this thread will help gather some information and its not just one of my dumb ideas, but please I am very interested on this topic!


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Only way to get more axle clearance is with bigger tires.

I'd say the two things that help make a truck the most capable off road would be lockers, and a good winch. Then it's all just up to careful driving and knowing how to get unstuck.
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Old 08-29-2012
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More capable offroad is too broad in my opinion. It depends what you want to do, mud bogs, rock crawl, jump it at the dunes.

If you want more clearance you need bigger tires, to get bigger tires you need lift or to cut it up. Other then that it is winches, lockers, knowledge of the trail and how to wheel, knowledge of what your rig can and can't do and what your willing to do.
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Make your truck a 6x6... jk

Lockers, bigger off road tires, winch, lift...
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