Best Off-Road Builds At SEMA 2018Last Updated February 5, 2020
Some of the most off-road capable vehicles were at SEMA 2018. Once a year, the titans of the automotive aftermarket industry gather in the Las-Vegas convention center to show off the most exciting and inventive car parts. Since off-roading is a big reason many car owners modify their vehicles, it’s only logical that some of the most exciting rock crawlers, trailblazers, and mudders would all be in attendance at this year’s SEMA show.
At SEMA 2018, CJ Pony Parts was proud to collaborate with Ford to build the heavily customized Mustang GT Supercharged Smokeshow. Even though our suped up drifter isn’t an off-road vehicle, it still represents some of the core tenants of customization that SEMA exemplifies. Whether your car kicks up clouds of mud or smoke, a whole slew of aftermarket parts will surely amplify your experience.
In the off-roading world, the Jeep Wrangler still reigns supreme. That being said, there are plenty of new off-roading vehicles to contend with. The new Ford Raptor for example specifically has off-roading centric driving modes built into the vehicle. The Toyota Tacoma as well has been a truck with an increasing amount of off-roading focus put into it. Our team at SEMA 2018 took some time out of their hectic schedule to spotlight some of the best off-road vehicles at SEMA 2018! While there were hundreds of impressive off-roading vehicles at SEMA 2018, here are some of our favorites.
In case you get lost in the woods, there’s a map on the side of this outdoor equipped F-250. Just don’t get it too muddy.
With a truck like this, there are no trails that you could not conquer.
For once, the name Ford Expedition makes complete sense. This car could easily handle an expedition or two.
Similarly, this car’s name seems logical as well. This vehicle is equipped to explore anything and everything.
Where this truck is going, it doesn’t need roads!
Someone call Bruce Springsteen and tell him that there’s a new boss in town.
There isn’t too much to say about this stunning blue Bronco besides that it’s a beautiful vehicle.
While this Ford Ranger does look like a tube of toothpaste, it’s clear that it’ll shine off-road.
This Ranger looks quite modest until you notice that there’s practically a football field between the front wheel and the wheel well.
You can see how this Jeep would own the trails by the way it claims that boulder.
This F150 paints an image of a wonderful day, kayaking by the light of the sun and sitting by the campfire under the stars.
Does anyone else hear the Lion King theme?
So many options. Not only are there two powerful and rugged vehicles, but there are also a whole slew of extra tires there in the back.
Mattracks like these are the coolest! There’s almost nothing they can’t tread on.
These Broncos are all fantastic. Those tires are unbelievably shiny as well.
While the paint job screams fast, those wheels scream rugged.
Forget about wood paneling, how about a wood covered F-250? Be sure not to park this in the woods, you may not be able to find it.
These off-roading vehicles represent the peak of all-terrain vehicles. At the yearly SEMA show in the Las Vegas Convention Center, some of the most rugged cars, trucks, and SUVs come down from the trails and display their impressive array of aftermarket parts. 2018 was an especially good year for off-road vehicles, and here are our best picks.
Going off-roading for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re planning your first trailblazing trip, then be sure to check out these tips on off-roading for beginners. Always be prepared for anything and everything, stay with a group, and have fun! Don’t forget recovery gear in case you get stuck. Pack extra snacks and water in case of an emergency, as well as blankets.
Finding the best off-road tires can be challenging — but CJ’s is here to help! Depending on what tires you have equipped on your rig, they can make a huge impact on ride quality and off-road performance. Whether you are a serious rock crawler, casual trailblazer, or a desert racer, tires are going to be one of the most important aspects of your entire build. There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes equipping your rig with the proper tires. Find the best off-road tires and wheels at CJ’s!
The Jeep Wrangler is regarded as one of the best off-road vehicles of all time. But there are plenty of other tough competitors that have no problem keeping up with the king of off-roaders. From newer vehicles to the tried-and-true classics that have been around for decades, the trucks and SUVs we’ve included on our list can handle just about anything and everything you put in their path.