Kitting Out Your Vehicle at Our 4×4 Fitment Centre
Setting up your vehicle for going off-road is very important for any 4×4 enthusiast. For the past decade or so, vehicle manufacturers have been focusing on making their vehicles more efficient and “green”, sometimes sacrificing aspects such as performance, handling, and power output. Not all bakkies and SUVs are equally adept at going off-road, so our fitment centre is geared to bring out the true beast in your off-roader. We have a selection of accessories that can enhance the handling and performance of your vehicle when it goes off the beaten track.
With bakkies being used as daily drivers and SUV sales rising, manufacturers want to make these large vehicles as easy to drive as possible. This is sometimes accomplished by removing some of the off-road features. For example, suspension systems may be set up for road driving, in this way reducing the wheel-travel required to go off-road. Our 4×4 fitment centre can fit the necessary equipment to prepare your vehicle for off-roading.
Bringing Out the Beast
We specialise in almost everything 4×4-related. This includes our fitment centre, which can transform your daily commuting SUV or bakkie into a true off-road performance machine. 4WD is often a necessity for tackling the harsh and challenging terrain of the South African Bushveld but, if you have good driving skills, 2-wheel drive is often all you need, even if you risk getting stuck more often. To enhance the functionality of a 4WD system on a bakkie or SUV, we offer off-road suspension installations. The new configuration will increase the ground clearance and vertical suspension travel of your vehicle, making it more suitable for an off-road environment. We also offer underbody protection to cover your chassis and protect the undercarriage.
Driving a 4×4 vehicle requires a different approach and driving style. Apart from all four wheels offering traction, the ride height and size of the vehicle mean that it is not meant to offer sharp handling on tarmac roads and can in fact be quite ponderous. Therefore, they can be difficult to park and to learn to place accurately on tricky off-road trails. Our fitment centre offers a variety of off-road bumpers and nudge bars to protect your vehicle. Front nudge bars also allow your vehicle to fend off tree branches and flatten tall grass or shrubbery in front of the vehicle more easily. This is a very handy feature to have on an off-road machine.
Storage space is another important aspect of a proper 4×4 vehicle. Since the journey ahead can be long and unpredictable, you need the necessary storage to prepare for it. Our fitment centre offers a selection of canopies to increase storage space for bakkies. We also have roof racks and load bars to utilise the unused space on the roof of your vehicle. To extend your vehicle’s range, we can install long-range fuel tanks that will ensure that you do not run out of fuel. We can also install portable refrigeration units to ensure that the passengers don’t run out of juice either! Other available equipment includes snorkels, winches, and useful recovery equipment for when the terrain gets really challenging. As a result, you will have a fully equipped vehicle that can handle the challenges of the bush.
Echo’s 4×4 fitment centre can transform your SUV or bakkie into an off-roading beast. Our selection of accessories and equipment can make a dramatic difference to how your vehicle handles rough terrain and long journeys. For more information on our available products, please browse our website for specifications. Choose us for your next big journey into the wilderness and equip your vehicle to handle the challenges of the great outdoors.