Softroading Vehicle Mods

Some softroading excursions may be feasible in a basic two-wheel-drive sedan. That said, if you're making a habit of exploring the unpaved and often unmaintained backroads of our public lands, you're probably going to go farther and experience fewer mishaps in a vehicle which comes stock with increased ground clearance and 4-wheel or all-wheel drive. Here is what I've done to my Subaru Forester to optimize my wilderness exploration and camping experience.

My 2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5x

LIFT
1" (front) / 1.375" (rear) by Anderson Design & Fabrication

WHEELS
Black Rhino Boxer  15x7  5x100  +15 offset

TIRES
BFGoodrich T/A KO2 215/75R15

LIGHTING
Rally Light Bar by Rally Innovations 
Hella Black Magic lights
Inexpensive no-name LED offroad lights
(which I tinted yellow)


ROOF
Thule Summit roof box
DIY roof rack ( video overview here )
X-Bull traction boards
Fuelpax by Rotopax 3.5 gallon
DIY camp awning system (see a brief overview about halfway through my Cascade Lakes-to-Waldo Lake Backcountry Route video)

CAMPING
DIY sleeping platform (see build walkthrough video)
DIY "kitchen" (see build walkthrough video)

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