Make sure you have enough cash left in the budget for a recovery kit.
The chances are if you're shopping for aftermarket off road accessories, that means you're into off roading. And if you're into off roading, you need a recovery kit... because once you're off the beaten track, the possibility of you getting stuck or in some degree of trouble increases dramatically.
When off roaders say recovery kits are 'life savers', they are not exaggerating.
Your off road recovery kit could, literally, be a life saver. If you get stuck, sink in a bog, wedged or stranded somewhere, if you have a decent recovery kit there will be something inside that can help you out. There are different recovery kits for different purposes, but here is a basic checklist
Off road recovery kits - the basics...
This little beauty will fix the vast majority of your issues off road.
And when you've got snatch traps, you need bow shackles to secure them to your vehicle.
Heavy duty gloves
The list of all the things you that can pinch, burn or catch your hands is a long one - make sure your recovery kit includes heavy duty gloves!
Winch extension strap
Of course it's very likely that when you get stuck, it'll be in the most inconvenient place possible - and winch extension straps are designed for just such an occasion.
Tree trunk protector
When you need a tree recovery, tree trunk protectors help a lot - spreading the load and getting you out quicker. So if you like to drive in the company of trees, make sure your recovery kit includes a tree trunk protector.
Snatch blocks have a dual purpose. They will double the power of your winch, or increase the angle at which you can use it. It's basically just a huge pulley which you can attach to a tree trunk to enable dragging your own vehicle with a line back. The speed of recovery will halve, but the load bearing will double... plus if you're at an awkward angle for a tow, the snatch block will come to the rescue here too by enabling a pivot point with a tree trunk.