Before you start off on your off-road adventures, there are some gear and equipment that you will need to install on your Jeep, e.g. a solid winch, bigger wheel, and tires, etc. There are currently 3 types of warn winches and they are the electric winch, self-recovery winch, and the hydraulic winch.
Self-recovery warns winches are mostly electric powered and they are attached to the Jeep’s battery power. They can recharge or self-recover on their own. Self-recovery winches are designed to help move a vehicle when it gets stuck. A hydraulic winch uses the vehicle’s self-steering pump for its source of energy. A hydraulic winch lasts longer and is more dependable than an electric winch.
Self-recovery winches are great for ATVs, Jeeps and large trucks. Winches and warn winch accessories that are suitable for off-road and leisure use will require a lower line-pull rating, whereas those for industrial use will need a heavy line-pull rating. A mid-range winch model will be suitable for trucks and Jeeps used for off-road uses.
Upgrading your Jeep with larger wheels will provide better performance and durability on off-road adventures. It also provides better handling of off-road activities. Between the steel and alloy Jeep Wrangler wheels, steel is the better choice of the two. Steel wheels are more uniform, heavier, durable, and better priced than the alloy wheels, and they are easily repairable.
Alloy wheels are made of lighter materials and they are ideal for normal driving. These wheels are lighter and enable easier vehicle handling. There is less strain on the Jeep’s suspension components. They are more expensive than steel wheels.
When shopping for bigger tires for your off-road Jeep, there are many choices out there. Big tires increase ground clearance and improve traction over steep terrain. When choosing off-road tires, you will have to consider the tread design. There are street tires, all-terrain tires, mud tires and rock crawlers. For off-road terrain, mud tires and rock crawlers will provide better traction in mud or over rocks due to the chunky, open tread design.
Oversized Jeep tires are taller, chunkier, and also more extensive. Tire width determines the amount of contact the tire has with the road surface to provide better traction. It is not necessary to get new rims for wider tires as long as the tires fit the range of the rim. Different edges can accommodate tires of various widths.