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Hey guys I am trying to make my truck more off-road capable and I'm wondering whether to buy a winch, new tires, or a locking differential. I am limited on money so I'd only like to do one. please tell me which would help me have more traction off road and in the mud.
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I feel like while all three is great assets, whAts the point in having somethin to pull u out if u don't even have tires that can get to the swampy stuff in I'd get tires first, then wheel with a buddy until u get a winch...even then go with a buddy.
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Depends on how much you want to spend...

But a winch is usually a must... 12k pound winch with snatch blocks. I would run synthetic line since you will be getting deep. Cables run the risk of snapping although I have never had that happen.

Tires are the most important asset offroad. You can the most bada** offroad truck with A/T and you wont get through the smallest stuff. Get an aggressive M/T such as Pro Comp Xterrain (my personal favorite), Nitto Mud Graps (Not my favorite, but good offroad), or some super swampers.

I would carry a hi-lift. Very useful.

Lockers are always great and so is better gearing such as 4.56 or 4.10..
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I have a hi - lift but I have yet you use it and I will be up north (Michigan) all summer so I will explore the local orv trails alone ( no buddy to get me if the world ends lol) that being said an aggressive mt is what I should go with?
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Tires for sure.
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I would do tires. makes such a difference.
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Depends on how much you want to spend...

But a winch is usually a must... 12k pound winch with snatch blocks. I would run synthetic line since you will be getting deep. Cables run the risk of snapping although I have never had that happen.

Tires are the most important asset offroad. You can the most bada** offroad truck with A/T and you wont get through the smallest stuff. Get an aggressive M/T such as Pro Comp Xterrain (my personal favorite), Nitto Mud Graps (Not my favorite, but good offroad), or some super swampers.

I would carry a hi-lift. Very useful.

Lockers are always great and so is better gearing such as 4.56 or 4.10..
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While all 3 are importain, I'd go for lockers. What's the point in having a "4 wheel drive" truck when only one tire in the front and one tire in the back are spinning? What U have now is a glorified 2WD that looks like a 4 wheel drive. Winch would be the cheapest, followed by tires, then lockers, while more expensive, will give U the best bang for the buck IMO. Spend the $ now on lockers (rear first then front) and then get the others things on your list later.
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any lockers you would suggest ridgerunnerseoinc?
also which tires would anyones suggest?
paying my way through college but i love mud hahs
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My personal favorite mud tire is pro comp XTERRAIN. I've had them in 35" and 37". Fantastic tires. Never did me wrong Offroad.
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