What do a good set of Jeep fender flares and Jeep soft tops have in common? They perform two important functions: add aesthetic styling to your off road vehicle and provide a stepping platform for safer mounting/dismounting. The difference that these accessories make is more pronounced when off roading in the country. Say you take a break at a great vista for a quick photo op. After getting that perfect shot, you trek over to your truck or Jeep, open the door, mount, get in, and slam the door behind you. This simple, straightforward motion can be made safer and easier by having better gripping (as well as improved surface stepping area). That aside, these custom upgrades make for a better picture. After all, a person hardly heads to the great outdoors and snaps a picture of just some mountains, or other impressive backdrop; people usually enjoy being in the shot, and what’s more, most celebrate their uniqueness with interesting poses and facial expressions. Same principle applies with your off road vehicle. You want your truck or Jeep to stand out from the crowd. When you invest in custom accessories, it is like getting new trendy glasses frames and kicks for your Jeep, truck, or SUV.
There’s a bit of off roading in everyone. From time to time, even the most diehard city slicker needs fresh air and cool mountain air to rejuvenate. There’s something about reconnecting with the great outdoors that refreshes the mind and soul. Off roaders take this to another dimension by crawling through miles and miles of terrain normally accessible by foot. Ask any off road enthusiast: “When you’re out there in your rig outfitted with custom Jeep fender flares and custom lights, what is going through your mind?” The response you’re going to get will be something along the lines of: “Man, this is great.”
So it is with anyone engaging in something they really enjoy. Off roading has become a culture of sorts, similar to motorcycle enthusiasts who gather on weekends and ride together in packs. Unlike pack hunters however, off roadies typically go at it solo, much like big cat hunters such as mountain lions. Of course there’s no rule that says you can’t go off roading with buddies and compare their nerf bars and Jeep soft tops to yours. The main thing always is to enjoy the sport.