OUTFITTED: Auto Accessories Volume 1
A Roundup of the Latest Auto Accessories
A round up of various auto accessories for your rig. Consider a few of these items to help organize or protect your vehicle.
Mac’s Tie Downs/Jeep Gladiator VersaTie Track Bed Kit
Made for the Jeep Gladiator, these install easily into the factory-threaded inserts found on the JL. Thanks to the no-drill installation, this task requires nothing more than a #3 Phillips screwdriver. They provide adjustability via its 1-inch increments, and tie-down rings are cleaner and easier to adjust than the stock version. The kit includes three pieces of VersaTie, six Single-Stud Tie-Down Rings and stainless steel installation hardware.
Grey Man Tactical/Vehicle Seatback RMP Kit
Keep your important gear close at hand by storing it securely on the back of your vehicle’s seats. Grey Man Tactical’s RMP is a MOLLE-style seatback rig that attaches to the rear side of your vehicle’s seat. It can be customized to hold everything from your pocket electronics, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, shovel or whatever else you might need. The kits are available in several combinations.
MSRP: Starts at $199
Bilstein/B8 Upper Control Arms
A perfect complement to any of Bilstein’s 5100 RHA, 6100 RHA, 6112 and 8112 suspension packages, the B8 UCAs feature 4130 chromoly tubular steel construction and are professionally MIG welded with formed steel bushing gussets for superior strength. Maintaining a full range of motion, these direct-fit upper control arms expand caster angles and improve ball joint pivot angles for more straight-line stability and greater wheel travel when the trail gets rough.
MSRP: Not listed
Timbren/Active Off-Road Bumpstops for Jeep JL
Timbren’s Active Off-Road Bumpstops for 2018–2021 Jeep Gladiator JLs offer greater control over your vehicle’s suspension travel. They use progressive-rate rubber springs, which means that instead of a hard stop at the end of axle travel, the energy will be absorbed, thereby creating a smooth and predictable motion that protects your vehicle’s suspension and keeps you on the trail longer.
Go Rhino/CEROS Low Profile Roof Rack for 2016+ Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
Go Rhino’s CEROS Low Profile Roof Rack brings aerodynamic, cutting-edge style to the Toyota Tacoma. The aluminum frame features Go Rhino’s exclusive 4-CORE, an extruded track system that can accept any ¼-inch, 20-hex bolt or quick-release clamp. It is application-specific to the 2016+ Toyota Tacoma Double Cab and uses factory mounting holes for easy, no-drill installation.
Maxtrax/Kinetic Recovery Ropes
Maxtrax Kinetic Recovery Ropes are designed to be the kinetic element during a vehicle recovery. This auto accessory produces increased kinetic power, compared to flat snatch straps, with up to 30 percent elongation that provides a smoother, safer dynamic recovery. Available in 2-, 3-, 5- and 10-meter lengths.
MSRP: Starts at $100
Armordillo/AR2 Pre-Runner Style Modular Grille Guard
This large, modular system is designed to provide robust protection for the entire front end of your vehicle while emphasizing the slightly aggressive lines of your rig. Made from A36 high-strength steel, it’ll safeguard against the impact of a collision. The Grille Guard comes with two AUX light-mounting options and features removable beams for easy maintenance. All the necessary hardware is included. Protect your front end with this automotive accessory.
WARN/Ascent XP Front Bumper for 2021+ Ford F-150
The WARN Ascent XP bumper provides buyers who don’t need a winch with the option for a one-piece welded bumper solution. The Ascent XP comes equipped with a welded-on Baja-style grille guard for extra frontal protection. It also allows users to install a 30-inch LED light bar, as well as dual ports for up to four 3-inch LED cube lights. It wears a state-of-the-art, powdercoated finish. This product is thoroughly tested and is made in the U.S.A.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the September/October 2021 print issue of Tread Magazine.