Top Off-Road Accessories in 2020

Jeep Wrangler with Superwinch TS 9500 SR Winch
If you own one of the dozens of SUVs with off-road capabilities or a big honking pickup truck, and you are serious about getting off the pavement, then you are going to want to get stuff that will enhance your experience. In fact, if you just want to look like you play in the mud and crawl rocks, there are off-road accessories that can turn your vanilla ride into a vision of adventure.
JUN 10, 2020

Whether you are a true off-roader or you just like the look, there are accessories out there you’ll want. We’ve put together the top Off-Road Accessories in 2020 for your review. Some are buy-and-go, others are more serious and require installation. Whatever your preference, we think you will enjoy these Top Off-Road Accessories in 2020:

Jeep Wrangler with Superwinch TS 9500 SR Winch


Hey, it’s 2020 and if something can go wrong it probably will. And that means you (or a buddy) will most likely get stuck. If you have a winch attached to your bumper, and a conveniently located tree or rock, you can winch yourself out of the problem. These come in hydraulic and electric models and it’s important you get a pro to help you pick the type and strength of the best winch for your ride and making it on our list of top Off-Road Accessories in 2020. Smittybilt, SUPERWINCH, and Warn are the three best manufacturers for 2020.

Exterior Multi Purpose LED from Rigid Industries

Off-Road Lights

Don’t let sundown end your off-road adventure. There are a multitude of LED light bars wrapped in sturdy casings that you can mount on the roof to light up the trail at night. In fact, if you want to show off in the city, you can even get different ambient color rigs that fit under the lifted chassis that create a glow on the pavement. How cool is that. Off-road Lighting is a specialty of KC Hilites and Rigid Industries.

Jeep Gladiator with Westin Automotive HDX Drop Nerf Step Bars

Nerf Bars and Steps

If you are not particularly long legged you are going to want to install bolt-on nerf bars or steps to give you a leg up getting into your ride. Trust us, grabbing the steering wheel and trying to pull yourself in is not a best off-road practice. A nerf bar will make getting in and out for you and your passenger a much more enjoyable event. Thus making it on our list of the Top Off-Road Accessories in 2020. There are a ton of aftermarket makers but look to Smittybilt or Westin Automotive for the best value.

Hi-Lift® Patriot Edition Jack

Hi-Lift Jack

If you have installed a lift kit on your 4x4, your OEM jack is going to be pretty much useless. A Hi-Lift jack (introduced in 1905) is a giant mechanical lever that will not only get your wheel off the ground but has the strength to get it unstuck from a rut. An extra big base plate provides the stability you’ll need on uncertain terrain. These things are powerful and have multiple rescue uses. They are an essential piece of rescue equipment. While there are imitators, stick with the original from Hi-Lift Jack Co.


Fender Flares

Your off-road tires can kick up gravel, stones, and other trail debris scratching your ride’s side panels. One of the best ways to prevent paint damage is the installation of fender flares. Aftermarket manufacturers offer up custom designed fender flares for virtually every SUV, crossover and truck. They can be color coordinated or serve as accents, either way they give your vehicle a unique (and functional) appearance. Check out the offerings from Rugged Ridge and Fab Fours.

Recovery Strap, 2 Inch x 30 feet by Rugged Ridge

Rescue Strap

Remember what we said about 2020? Well this is the year you might be fording a deep stream, driving a muddy trail or crossing a waterlogged field and get stuck. If you are traveling with a buddy, and you have a rescue strap, you have a safe way to get towed out of your predicament. Don’t confuse a rescue strap with a tow strap. Rescue straps have some elasticity and it is that characteristic that allows full use of kinetic energy and also minimizes the slingshot hazard should a hook you attach it to snap off. Look to Smittybilt and Rugged Ridge for the best value in rescue straps.

4IN GM Suspension Lift Kit from Rough Country

Lift Kits

The purpose of suspension lift kits is to create greater ground clearance. This allows the off-roader to take on steeper ascents and descents head on without worrying about ripping up the suspension and chassis. Greater ground clearance means those mud puddles and streams are less of a challenge particularly if you use the lift kit to accommodate bigger wheels and knobby off-road tires. Check out Rough Country, ReadyLift and Pro Comp Suspension for a great selection of kits.

ARB ARB505 E-Z Deflator Kit 10-60 PSI Tire Pressure Gauge Rapid Air Down Offroad Kit (PSI) by ARB

Tire Deflator

Even the best off-road tire will occasionally run up against challenging terrain. You can increase the tire traction by increasing its footprint and the way you do that is let air out of the tire. Deflating a 32” tire can take forever unless you have a handy accessory called a tire deflator. This device allows you to remove the core and quickly vent air and has a pressure gauge attached to show you what psi you have left. These useful tools are made by ARB.


Smittybilt 2781 5.65 CFM Universal Air Compressor

Tire Inflator

If you let air out, at some point you are going to want to pump air back into your tires. A cordless tire inflator is a great tool to keep in any vehicle to eliminate trips to a gas station, but they are essential if you deflate your tires on the trail. A lot of famous brands make these including Smittyblit.

And there you have it. The Top Off-Road Accessories in 2020. We think they will all make your off-road adventures more enjoyable.