One of the easiest and most popular ways to armor up is with bumpers. Companies like ADD, DV8, Body Armor 4x4, and others operate in this market. Bumpers come in a variety of styles, depending on what vehicle you have and what level of protection you want.
Jeeps have access to full-width and stubby bumpers. As the terms imply, these bumpers can either cover the full width from fender to fender, or come stubby to cover only the grille and fascia. Speaking of fenders, Jeeps can run either with or without fenders, the difference being better protection against the elements or greater potential articulation when going over obstacles. If you do decide to run with fenders, you’ll find great options from companies like GenRight and Bestop.
For trucks and SUVs, customers have lots of bumper options. Consider if you want a bumper that has a nerf bar for mounting lights, slim design for better entry angle, or grille guards for headlight and grille protection. Even rear bumpers offer unique options, with some featuring swing tire carriers and locations for pod lights.
Of course, the front and rear aren’t the only danger spots on a vehicle. The sides and undercarriage are at risk too. For these areas, rock sliders and skid plates come into play. Companies including All Pro Off Road, Trail Gear, N-FAB, and others make these kinds of products. Using high-grade steel, these products take the nasty hit, rather than your transmission, transfer case, or fuel tank.
As you’re out there looking around, you might find other products that catch your eye. These might include inner fenders, quarter panel armor, and more. Whatever way you choose to strengthen your vehicle’s protection, Off Road Warehouse will be there to offer expert guidance and great deals on installation, too.