When it comes to making an off-roading vehicle a durable one, one thing that has to be done is to make sure that it is fit for off-roading. But because it looks the part, does not mean that it can act the part. Therefore, you have to make sure that you do the needful so it can act the part as well. There are many ways to go about this as discussed below. Keep in mind that this is only if you want to make sure that your car is a serious off-roader.
One of the first things that you should do is to make sure that you balance the weight of the car. In many cases, cars in its stock form would not be able to go off-roading since the vehicle is not properly balanced to go through rough and uneven terrain. Therefore, you will have to make sure that you strip out whatever that is unnecessary and add in weight wherever necessary. This may require professional help, since every car is unique to each other. In fact, the terrain could also affect how you would balance the weight of the vehicle.
Then comes the components of the car. In this case, components would normally mean the outer shell of the vehicle to make sure that the insides of the vehicle are not being endangered. This requires some serious thought as there are many things to consider, but some of the things that are often considered is the roll cage, guards, spoilers, seat harnesses and so on. This is especially important if you are planning on going on rallies and other off-roading competitions with your car. Once again, this is best done with the help of a professional.
One of the most important things of an off-roader is arguably the suspension. The reason for this is due to the fact that most of the impact of the terrain is felt by the suspension of the vehicle. Suspension here means the coils as well, therefore it has to be something that is durable. In other words, installing king springs on your vehicle will have positive effect on the durability, especially for off-roading events. This is something that is recommended to novice off-roaders and serious off-roaders.
Depending on the terrain you are going on, you have to make sure that the car has the right clearance. Now this can be quite difficult in the beginning since you will have to know the terrain that you are going to drive on. Therefore, it is best to study the area that you are going to, in order to make sure that you will be able to traverse without any mishaps. Again, professional assistance is required for this to make sure everything done safely.
Overall, if you want to make your car a serious off-roader, this can be difficult to do. But if you follow the mentioned steps, things will be slightly easier for you.