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Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Stranger to Off-roading




 by Hanna Serrano

 Being a fan of Range Rovers and Land Rovers has made me quite interested and curious about the sport, Off-roading. Though I have never once tried it myself I find myself planning to save enough money to pursue the hobby.

I have done numerous researches and have discovered cheaper truck models other than the luxury Rover vehicles. One of the best off-road vehicles according to an online article I have read is the all-new 2016 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X.

What impressed me about it, besides its tough look it is also equipped with a powerful 4-Liter, 24-valve V6 Engine and it also comes with vital features such as a Bilstein shock absorbers and electronic locking rear differential. It can be bought for $32,340 USD.

Another off-road vehicle that I found interesting is the all-new 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Besides being a popular vehicle choice for adventurers, you may be happy to know that it is equipped with robust 285 horsepower, 3.6-Liter V6 engine. The Wrangler boasts of a patented Rock-Track, Four wheel Drive system that promises to make it easier to trek over harsh terrains such as large rocks and steep land inclines. The basic model is priced at $36,995.

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is also included in the list of the best off-road vehicles for this year. The Japanese contender showcases a 381 horsepower, 5.7-Liter V8 Engine. It is made for different riding conditions and features multiple safety features like 10 airbags, found all over the vehicle and a Multi-terrain Monitor that makes it possible for the driver to check out the location's terrain for potential hazards. It is a navigation screen that displays, front, back and side camera views.

Besides considering the model of an off-roading vehicle that we should purchase, new off-roaders may find it interesting to join clubs that they can take part off. Offroaders is a website that offers a directory of different off-roading clubs and parks located in different cities all over the United States of America.

It is also very vital for drivers to know how to properly maintain an off-roading vehicle. Since it undergoes more wear and tear compared to ordinary cars, we should also know the best type of tires perfect for different types of vehicles and terrains. Many online stores like 4 Wheel Online, selling parts specializing for off-roading enthusiasts.

Since off-roading is an expensive hobby, be prepared to shelve out enough money for it. As I have previously mentioned, this type of vehicles are a lot more expensive than your regular car models. It is also important for us to have a trusty mechanic or service centers we can rely on to check out our vehicles before or after you go an adventure.

Besides being financially capable for it, you should have the heart for it. You must be prepared to encounter wild animals, cross bodies of water such as streams and lakes, encounter rocky and steep terrains and most of all, experience a flat tire and get lost in the middle of nowhere.



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