How To Go On An Off Road Adventure

By: Chrischanning
Just starting out in enjoying an off road experience can be tough, since there are so many things that a beginner will need to know before they embark on their adventure. There are many safety regulations, modifications, and environment details to keep in mind while enjoying the sport of off road driving.

Knowing what vehicle to pick means all the difference in the experience going to be had. Obviously a car or smaller truck isn't going to do very well, since they sit lower to the ground and may get damaged easily. Larger trucks or SUVs are more accustomed to the wear and tear, and will also be able to withstand other forces of nature such as traction control.

The tires that come with most vehicles, even for off road specialty vehicles, are often inadequate. This depends on the conditions in which the driver is going to be undergoing the adventure. If there is a muddy or rocky terrain, special tires that can grip with special textures and techniques will need to be used to prevent getting stuck.

Just like the tires, most factory vehicles will not have the best suspension in the world. The suspension is vital for a smooth ride- even while climbing rocks and scaling cliffs. A subpar suspension will quickly give out and often times "bottom out" the vehicle- which can cause damage in the hundreds or thousands of dollars depending on the accident. As such, obtaining a better suspension is usually necessary.

Off road adventures are also a competitive sport- although it comes in many forms. The most popular is Formula Off Road racing, in which some of the most extreme off road adventures can be had. Vehicles in this competition will need to be highly modified to take all types of abuse- even descending or ascending near vertical cliffs. This sport is very dangerous, and it should be noted that there are strict safety regulations and training instructions to gain entry into this competition.

The off road lifestyle doesnt have to be as extreme as most make it out to be. In many cases just a casual stroll through the forest in an all terrain truck or SUV is enough adrenaline to qualify the act for off road classification. Since there are so many types of off road techniques, it's recommended to talk to a professional who can recommend the best one.

Closing Comments

Getting to know nature a little better by spending all day climbing rocks, plowing through mud, and overall enjoying the scenery is a great way to spend a lazy day. Best yet, one can do it in the comfort of their own vehicle.
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