Get an Idea of Which Mitsubishi Accessories are Considered Essential, Which Optional

Mitsubishi has become one of the most popular brands of 4×4 vehicles sold in Australia. They’re reliable, perform well enough on and off the road, and you can find a wide range of Mitsubishi accessories to modify them with if you want to further improve their capabilities. No matter if you own a Pajero, Challenger or Triton, you’re bound to find a wide range of 4×4 accessories to equip and make your next trip around the outback or the bush more pleasant. But with so many accessories available nowadays, how do you decide which ones are a must, and which are an unnecessary expense.

Essential Aftermarket Mitsubishi Auto Accessories

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Bull Bars

One 4×4 accessory that no off-roader should venture without is the bull bar. Bull bars provide much-needed protection for the front-end of your Mitsubishi, where most of its important, yet fragile parts are located, including the engine. It’s not uncommon for off-roaders to come across a variety of obstacles or animals that can seriously damage your vehicle. Bull bars minimise the damage from potential impacts, and serve as a mounting platform for other accessories, such as extra driving lights, UHF antennas, flagpoles, fishing rods, winches, etc.

When choosing a bull bar, make sure to consider the material it’s made of. The most common materials used for manufacturing off-road-capable bull bars are aluminium and steel. Both materials provide solid protection, with steel being the more durable, but heavier option. Aluminium is lighter, reducing the amount of negative impact the bull bar will have on your fuel consumption. However, as a result, it’s more expensive.

Bash Plates

Bash plates are also popular Mitsubishi accessories used to protect the undercarriage of your vehicle, where you’ll also find quite a few vital parts that need protection. Just like bull bars, they can be manufactured using steel or aluminium, with steel being the more popular option. Bash plates are more affordable than bull bars, and they’re relatively easy to install. They protect against everything that your vehicle may drive over.

Side Steps

Side steps are multi-functional accessories that provide protection and act as an extra step to get in and out of your Mitsubishi. They provide protection to your door panels, preventing them from getting scratched and dirty. Some side steps models run the entire length of your vehicle, while others are located just under the doors. Regardless, they can be made using aluminium and steel, and they’re typically covered with rubber to provide traction when stepping on them, preventing slips in wet and muddy conditions. Side steps are either bolted on or welded on the chassis.

Recovery Gear

Recovery gear can come in handy in a wide range of situations. Most importantly, it will prepare you to take on any challenge that lies ahead, by ensuring you have a way out of any situation you get yourself stuck in. For instance, recovery tracks are affordable, invaluable pieces of recovery gear, that can provide a traction surface in case you find yourself in mud knees deep. You can use the recovery tracks to dig around your tyres, then place them under the tyres so that your vehicle can drive out. Alternatively, you can get a winch, and just tie a rope around a nearby tree or another off-road vehicle, and pull yourself out with the push of a button. There’s also gear like the high-lift jack that is considered more heavy-duty, and you’ll need rated lift points on your vehicle to take advantage of.

Optional Mitsubishi Car Accessories

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Roof Racks

Roof racks are the most valuable accessories for those who go on trips in large groups and have plenty of things to bring along. Roof racks significantly expand your Mitsubishi’s storage capacity, and it allows you to organise and secure your camping equipment, sports gear and all your luggage. Roof racks are relatively affordable, and they are easy to install and remove, unless you settle for a permanent model. Like most 4×4 gear, roof racks are made of either steel or aluminium. Aluminium roof racks are the preferred option by most travellers, as they’re lighter in weight – an important factor considering roof racks are situated at the top of your head. That being said, you should pay attention to two important numbers: the amount of weight your Mitsubishi’s roof can handle, and the amount of weight the roof rack can handle itself.


A snorkel can come a long way if you ever drive in dusty conditions, or fording rivers or torrential rain. These accessories can significantly prolong the longevity of your engine and filters by ensuring they get cleaner air from higher off the ground. Snorkels are typically made using treated plastic, so they’re durable enough to withstand virtually any environment. Their work method is rather simple – it basically moves the air intake to a higher elevation, ensuring water and dust don’t reach the engine.

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