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Solid Axle Swap Kits Crossover Steering

Solid Axle Swap

The ORU bolt on kit includes the necessary brackets to convert your independent front suspension to a solid axle system. The solid axle swap uses leaf springs which offer a wider variety of lift height options.

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Crossover Steering

Stock steering components are inadequate for trucks with raised suspension. Severe angles create reduced turning radius and can result in binding and broken rod ends. ORU's Crossover Steering Kits solve this problem.

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Ram Assist Roof Racks

Hydraulic Ram Assist

Having problems turning your oversize tires? Wearing out the steering components? ORU has what you need. With ORU's Ram-Assist, you'll be able to turn 44" tire at a dead stop with ease.

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Off Road Roof Racks

The Flagship of our line, the famous Defender rack, is made from 16 gauge, fully welded, 1" round steel tubing and finished in a durable black textured powder coat. The rack design is a perfect blend of form and function.

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Pro Comp Explorer
Pro Comp Suspension
Pro Comp Suspension Systems are globally recognized as one of the top manufacturers of off-road suspension systems, off road related parts and offroad accessories.
Prices from $175 - $2200
Rubicon Express
Rubicon Express
Rubicon Express designs and manufactures Jeep suspension systems that provide the greatest performance and value to our customers. Their Jeep lift kits provide exceptional
Lifts from $127 & Up
Pro Comp X-treme Alloys
Pro Comp X-treme Alloys
Pro Comp wheel offers head turning styles, light weight, high offset wheels for todays performance trucks and SUVs. State of the art low pressure casting for unsurpassed wheel strength and good looks.
Prices from $85 - $450
Warn Winches
Warn Winch
WARN winches is the king when it comes to recovery winches, their line of winches include the standard recovery winch, ATV winches, and the hand held portable winches.
Prices From $123 - $331
Recovery Straps
Recovery Straps
Recovery straps is one of the most important item to have while off roading. Straps can be used to get you out of a rut or balance your vehicle while rock crawling.
Prices From $96 - $685
Tow Hooks & D-Rings
D-Rings, Tow Hooks, Clevis
All off road recovery bags should have these items in them, these items will allow you to have a solid anchor point when attaching a recover strap or winch cable.
Prices From $127 - $385
Vision X Lighting
Vision X Lighting
Vision X launched Vision X Off Road Lighting, entering new markets and expanding operations with an additional office in Arizona.
Prices from $130 - $810
Hella Off Road Lighting
Hella Lighting
Hella lighting is known for their HD lights that many BAJA racers use on their trucks, buggies, and bike's to help light their way through the tough BAJA peninsula.
Prices from $192 - $660
Lazer Star Off Road Lighting
Lazer Star Lights
Lazer Star runs the sharpest edge of LED technology updating and upgrading their LEDs the moment they become available.
Prices from $140 - $1200

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Defender Van Roof Racks

Defender Van Roof Racks

Defender Roof Racks are available for Vans in both 9.5 and 12 foot applications.
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You've earned it. You deserve it. We have it!

  1. For the past 25 years, Off Road Unlimited has been manufacturing off road parts that set new industry standards. ORU creations have graced the covers of both national and international trade publications, including our custom built solid axle conversions. As recognized Experts in the truck & SUV field, ORU regularly appears in technical and feature articles.

  2. ORU’s employees are avid truck & SUV enthusiasts who regularly field-test the products we build and sell. Their goal is to bring you quality parts and accessories for your truck, SUV, or Jeep, built in the USA at a fair price.

  3. Whether you are looking for a complete lift kit, solid axle swap, tires, wheels, shocks, off road lighting, winch or other off road accessory we have what you need. Remember if you don't see it we can get it and give you the support to get it installed properly. We install everything we sell. So give us a call at 866.365.0244.
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A Note About Straight Axle Conversions:

Why? The question should be why not? Swapping a solid axle underneath your truck is a great way to increase the functional ground clearance of your vehicle, as well as effectively bullet-proofing your front end. A solid Dana 44 or 60 axle is much stronger than the factory independent suspension, is simpler to service, and will provide significantly more articulation due to the fact that as one wheel is pushed upward, the other responds by moving downward, therefore maintaining it's clearance to the ground. This function does not happen with an independent front end. With independent suspension, as one wheel is forced up, the body of the vehicle will attempt to remain in it's original position, putting the weaker hardware in a potentially dangerous situation.

The Off Road Unlimited solid axle conversion kit comes with all the necessary brackets to convert your independent front suspension to a straight axle system. The solid axle conversion uses leaf springs offering you a wider variety of lift height options accommodating larger tires along with significantly more articulation than IFS. The solid axle with manual locking hubs can be equipped with a limited slip or locking differential for greater off-road traction. Off Road Unlimited offers an optional "+6" kit utilizing a 6" longer front leaf spring for a premium factory like ride.

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