Hi, I am new to the forum and actually stumbled upon this site looking for information about taking a road trip out west to run trails in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. The information here is fantastic, but right now I am getting overwhelmed. I have a 2011 Ford raptor with a lot of non-performance mods and the following off road mods done:
35" Goodyear MT/R tires
Method race wheels 18"
Engine tune 5-star
Fox Racing 2.5″ Air Bumps
National rear leaf springs
Front fox racing shocks adjusted to middle perch increases height by 1.5 "
RPG steering Tie rods
Rigid 40 " LED light
Fair Trails Enterprises Tuff Jug TJ1R 5 gallon gas can
TREE SAVER WINCH STRAP 10'
American Power Pull 3 Ton Power Puller
VIAIR 450P Automatic Function Portable Compressor
Hi-Lift Jack XT605 60" Hi-Lift X-TREME Jack
Hi-Lift Jack ORB Off-Road Base
2 of Smittybilt 3/4" Black D-Ring
Rubbermaid Action Packer Cargo Box, 48-Gallon
Bubba rope 7/8" x 30' recovery rope
Neiko 2-Inch X 20-Feet recovery strap
M40 Wilderness Survival Kit
M40's 4 Person Survival Kit
Back-country first aid kit (with extensive knowledge how to use it)
Any additional advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I am looking to purchase a tent in the future, most of the my trips will be with two people. The truck is already heavy and I have been hesitant to add any more skid plates, the payload is also an issue at roughly 900 pounds.