When it comes to off-roading, the parts you use in your 4×4 vehicle can be the difference between a successful run and an expensive repair job (and the embarrassment of needing to have your vehicle towed). Whether you’re building a new off-road vehicle or adding some custom upgrades to your current vehicle, it’s essential you’re using the right parts and advise if you’re going to get the most out of your off roading experience.

With that in mind, here are a few custom fabrication ideas to help improve your vehicle:

A rugged axle

Breaking your axle can happen to the best of us, even when using the best equipment – but it definitely happens more often when you haven’t put much thought or effort into upgrading your axle or using a heavy-duty truss system.

The key to a robust and resilient axle is to prioritise quality parts and a well-designed structure, which will improve your stability and resilience, and mean there’s less chance of bending or breakage. Using Chromoly components will help with strength and reliability.


One of the key aspects of any off-road vehicle is the suspension. Without heavy-duty and reliable suspension, you run the risk of causing serious damage to your vehicle, and even injuring yourself or your vehicle occupants.

Your suspension is one of the most influential upgrades you can make to your vehicle, and we have customers telling us all the time what a difference high-quality custom suspension can make.

But it’s important that your suspension system is based on the way you use your vehicle. Different types of off-roading and rock crawling will call for different designs and parts.

The appropriate suspension will give you maximum control, better ride quality, and better transfer of power to the ground. It can also increase your suspension travel, which keeps your tires on the obstacle.

Off-road extras

Just because you have a lift and big wheels doesn’t always mean you will be successful on every run. It’s essential to have quality recovery points and recovery gear and have a good understanding on how to use it effectively and safely. It’s a good idea to speak to someone experienced for sound advice if you’re not sure.

And don’t forget all the rest of the essential parts of your rig, including body armour, guards, skid plats and bumpers, which will protect your vehicle where it needs it most and give you the confidence to go hard on every run and protect it from getting too beaten up.

So for all your 4×4 and off-road modifications and custom fabrications, make sure you give the team at Mudmods a call!