Mudding is probably the dirtiest of all off road types. Obviously when you come home from a muddy day, you or your vehicle should be sprayed in the garage. Mudding doesn’t need anything extravagant or extravagant. All it takes is a large area of wet mud and you’re good to go. Wet clay will also work. The goal is to drive as far as possible without getting stuck. Mud terrain tires are usually recommended, if not required. Competitive mudding is called mud bogging.
If you are lucky enough to live near some dunes, then you should consider dune bashing, or driving over dunes, as an off road option. Some state parks in the US, such as the Imperial Sand Dunes in California, allow dune bashing with off-road vehicles. While you may have seen this fun pastime in the movies, dune bashing is something you can experience for yourself.
Rock crawling is another form of off roading, which is a bit more technical. To participate in this type of sport, your vehicle will need to be modified. Larger than stock tires need to be fitted and the suspension needs to be adjusted. Spotters are often used to provide drivers with information on obstacles that may not be visible to the driver.
One of the least extreme types of off roading is two-tracking, also known as greenlaning. This is considered the least extreme because any four-wheel drive vehicle is suitable for it — even those with built-in tires. The trails are usually older highways, unpaved roads or forest trails. For enthusiasts who follow this type of off road, they are more interested in enjoying the view than how their vehicle performs on the terrain.
The highly advanced off-road version is the off-road formula. It is a competitive form of off road, where the competition takes place over a sand and gravel course. The vehicle is modified with sand drag tires and travel suspension, which allows for better jumping and handling on rough terrain. Due to the rugged track design, the driver is secured with a roll cage.
Jonathan is a freelance writer who likes to “dig” in his truck. Used mud tires are his saving grace as an economical way to keep up with the fun.
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