8 Cool Must-Have Off-Road Products Under $100Posted in Product Reviews on March 25, 2014
There is plenty of good stuff to be had with your tax return dough, and some of the most useful is under $100. Not everything can carry a wow factor, but sometimes the most practical goods are those that you need the most. From tire repair kits to steering stabilizers, our list covers an array of affordable items. Remember, spending a little now can save you a lot in the long run.
1. Tire Repair Kit
How much: $24.99
Hard facts: Smittybilt’s Tire Repair Kit is packed with nearly everything you need to mend a damaged tire. Each kit includes 30 self-vulcanizing plugs, aluminum hand tools, a folding knife, needle nose pliers, valve stems, a dual-head tire pressure gauge, and sidewall baling wire. Illustrated instructions are included as well.
2. Cam Can Trail Box
How much: $69.99
Hard facts: The Cam Can Trail Box from Daystar is touted as a safe and convenient way to transport gear and tow ropes. The Cam Can system is designed to mount in the center of spare tire or with a universal bracket. Each Trail Box is fitted with a secure opening and locking system, handles, and a lifetime warranty.
Contact: Daystar Products
3. Roller Seat
How much: $19.99 to $26.99
Hard facts: Harbor Freight offers two types of roller seats, both of which are a great value. The less expensive of the two is the fixed-position Mechanics roller seat. For a little more money, you can opt for the Pneumatic roller seat that adjusts from 15 to 20 inches and has a 300-pound max seat capacity. Both are fitted with a covered foam seat and tool tray.
Contact: Harbor Freight Tools
4. E-Z Deflator
How much: $41
Hard facts: ARB’s E-Z Deflator is designed to be a gauge and tire deflator. The E-Z Deflator works by removing the valve core from the stem and capturing it within the brass housing. Once the core is captured, you slide the collar to release air. To check the pressure, you simply slide the collar in the opposite direction. Once you are finished, you thread the core back in place.
Contact: ARB USA
5. WeatherBeater Floor Liner
How much: $90.95
Hard facts: WeatherBeater floor liners from Husky Liners are built with a patented Form-fit Edge design that is meant to protect your rigs carpet more completely than a standard floor mat. The Custom Fit design is crafted to work specifically for each vehicle and the back side of each liner is outfitted with patented nibs to prevent it from shifting under your feet. The rubberized material is said to be resistant to most chemicals and comes with a lifetime guarantee against cracking and breaking.
Contact: Husky Liners
6. CB Monitor
How much: $59.95 to $ 69.95
Hard facts: The CB Monitor from Audio Interrupt is designed to mute your vehicles stereo system when an incoming transmission from a CB or Ham radio is detected. For vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler JK equipped with the Infinity sound system, the CBM-JKINF redirects the CB signal to the stereo’s front speakers. The stereo is intended to resume normal play about two seconds after the CB message has ended. The company also states that the stereo does not need to be on for the CBM-JKINF to work, and there is no need for an external speaker on the two-way radio.
Contact: Audio Interrupt
7. Limit Straps
How much: $26.25 to $30.45
Hard facts: Trail-Gear’s 6-ply nylon-webbed limit straps feature zinc-plated 4130 heat-treated chromoly buckles and are rated to 9,000 pounds. Anti-abrasion clips are also installed in each buckle to minimize wear. The 1.75-inch-wide straps range from 8 to 40 inches in length.
8. Steering Stabilizer
How much: $35.95
Hard facts: Rough Country Suspension’s steering stabilizer for the ’11-’13 GM 2500 trucks (SKU 87311.20) is a bolt-on upgrade designed to restrain bumpsteer and front end vibration. Since most of the late-model GM ¾- and 1-ton trucks did not come with a factory-equipped stabilizer, it is a great addition for stock and modified 4x4 GMC and Chevy pickups. Each stabilizer is fitted with a chrome-hardened 9⁄16-inch piston rod, includes all necessary hardware, and is backed by a lifetime replacement warranty.
Contact: Rough Country Suspension