Off-roading can be a whole lot of fun, but only if you’re using the right equipment. In this case, the equipment is your truck. Just as certain pots are used for certain recipes, certain trucks are used for off-roading, which is why considering several important factors before settling on a used truck from Orlando is very important. Here are the biggest things you should make note of when purchasing a Gibson Truck World truck for off-roading.
It’s going to be your first obstacle; not having enough clearance from the floor to the bottom of the truck will result in almost immediate damage and getting stuck. Consider adding steel skid plates in order to protect important parts.
You’ll want to be able to get as much control from your wheel as possible in order to traverse through difficult spots. Many enthusiasts prefer a solid axle which allows more articulation as compared to an independent suspension, which is better for racing through the desert.
Tires Are Key
When it comes to finding the perfect tire, a bigger tire is always better for off-roading. That’s because it will allow for more contact with the surface, thus greater traction. You’ll want a wheel that has deep treads. When you’re ready to go off-road, release some air pressure from the tires to allow them to flatten some, thus increasing surface contact even more.
High Air Intake
Your truck’s air intake is a crucial part of running, which is why it is essential that nothing gets in there, especially water. Hydrolocking is a condition where water enters the air intake and prevents the engine from performing correctly, causing a lot of damage. To prevent this, ensure your intake is high, potentially adding a snorkel if you intend on going through deep water.
These are but a few of the very important factors you should consider when purchasing a used truck in Orlando for off-roading purposes. If you need help deciding which Gibson Truck World truck is right for you and your needs, visit us in person at 3455 South Orlando Drive, or give us a ring at 407-321-0660 any day of the week.