Are you someone who loves the great outdoors of Northern Michigan? Do you sometimes feel frustrated you can’t get to where you want to be because your ride is limited to common roads? Do you want to test the limits of offroading adventures?

Let’s talk about offroad modifications.

Changing a vehicle from a road car to an offroad adventure vehicle can be quite complicated. Not all mechanics have experience doing this process, so finding someone who does is important.

We specialize in customizing vehicles to suit the needs of our customers. We’ve been doing this for years and have the experience and expertise to get the job done right.

Whether you’re looking for a new engine, suspension, wheels, and tires—even a complete body kit—we can help turn your dream ride into a reality.


For small changes or full bumper-to-bumper upgrades, we have many options for your choosing.

While we can’t guarantee everything will go perfectly as planned, we can do our best to ensure all modifications are installed properly. Your offroad adventure will be safe and fun with the right preparation and equipment. Follow these steps to make sure your vehicle is ready for Michigan Northern Trails:

Get the right tires.

The first step to preparing your vehicle is getting the right tires. You need tires that are specifically designed for off-road use, and they should have a high number of lugs (the little bumps on a tire) as well as a soft compound and deep treads.

Know where to go.

The first step to getting your vehicle ready for an off-road adventure is knowing where you are going. The terrain, weather conditions, and what kind of vehicles are allowed in the area will all affect how prepared you need to be.

Know Your Terrain:

  • Know how difficult the terrain will be on different types of vehicles (e.g., high clearance vs low clearance).
  • If possible, go with someone who has been there before and can share their experiences with you!

Have a good recovery system.

Have a good recovery system.

You will be out in the wilderness, and if something requires you to get yourself or your vehicle out of trouble, it’s best to have the right tools for the job. A winch is an essential part of any off-road vehicle. If you don’t have access to one or don’t know how to use one, consider renting one from Northern Trails Offroad Adventures before arriving at your destination.

Also, consider having two tow straps: one short (around 3 feet) and one long (around 10 feet). These can come in handy if multiple vehicles are stuck together in deep mud or sand; using both straps will help pull them out together instead of individually!

You can do many things to make your vehicle safer on the trails, but knowing where to go is also important.

It’s important to know where you’re going. The Northern Trails Offroad Adventures website contains a list of the trails and their difficulty ratings, but it’s always best to ask locals and study maps before heading out on the trail.

If you’re unsure what kind of vehicle will work best for your needs, stop by the local ranger station and ask them which trails are appropriate for your car or truck. They’ll be able to tell you which ones have steep inclines, sharp turns, and soft surfaces (which could damage undercarriages). They may also recommend using a GPS system so that no matter where in Michigan Northern Trails Offroad Adventures you end up exploring next time around–whether it be one day or five years from now–you’ll always know exactly where everything is!


We hope that you’ve found this article helpful in your quest to prepare your vehicle for offroading. It can be a lot of fun but also dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Always remember: safety first!

Not a fan of Northern Michigan Offroad Trails? How about the sand dunes? We can help you there too! Contact us today to learn more!