You’ve probably heard the rumblings of late, as celebrities around the world jump on the 6×6 craze.
Rappers, pro athletes (or their wives) and at least a Kardashian/Jenner or two are all embracing these high-powered SUVs, originally designed for the Australian armed forces. This six-wheel drive behemoth is even getting its own feature film role. The popularity of the 6×6 stems from how well it transitions from the backroads to the highway to congested city streets.
Now available from various American and European auto manufacturers, this may be the ultimate vehicle for our active northern Utah lifestyle.
If you’re considering one of these mega-off-road vehicles, you know you can’t roll the 6×6 without some carefully selected automotive upgrades. The experts at Pro Audio Pro 4x4in Provo have put together a few recommendations for making your G-Wagon – or whatever it is that you drive – stand out from the rest.
Depending on the make and model, 6x6s come off the line with somewhere between 450 and 550 horsepower. For some drivers, that’s just not enough. After all, these are heavy vehicles that require a heavy-duty power supply to get down the road.
How you eke out the extra horses depends on your vehicle but consider turbos, tweaks to the ECU setup, exhaust modifications or a front-mount intercooler – or all of the above!
If you’re be taking your 6×6 off the road, an LED lighting package will make sure you can see where you’re going. If you want to turn heads as you cruise through town, a colored LED downlighting package is just what you’re looking for.
You don’t invest in a G-Wagon or another 6×6 vehicle to go easy when you’re off the road. Many mega-truck and SUV owners are opting for off-road racing suspension packages, for the ultimate in performance under any conditions.
Back-up Camera System
The 6×6 G-Wagon was the darling of this year’s Barrett Jackson event but did you know it clocks in at a whopping 19 feet long and seven feet wide? Try backing that out of a parking space at Trader Joe’s.
Of course, many new 6×6 trucks and SUVs come from the factor with back-up cameras but, if yours didn’t, you’ll want to add one as soon as possible. In fact, this is a great upgrade for anyone who drives a larger vehicle or who simply wants the convenience and peace-of-mind that comes from having eyes in the back of your G-Wagon.
Other options you may want to consider are upgrades to your bumpers and trim package, upgraded wheels with super wide tires, roll bars and beefed up braking systems.
At Pro Audio Pro 4×4, we know vehicles of all types, even the six-wheel drive variety. Stop by our Provo shop today and meet our team of all-stars. We look forward to helping you choose the auto upgrades that will make anyone look and feel like a celebrity on the road.