If you’re looking to take your Holden Colorado Trailblazer off the beaten trail, then having the right setup will ensure there aren’t many places it can’t go. But with the popularity of off-road driving increasing, the demand for quality accessories and add-ons has increased as well. This, in turn, has contributed to the oversaturation of the market with all kinds of accessories, making it difficult to decide which ones are essential and which ones are just a waste of money. With that said, here’s a list of the essential Holden Trailblazer accessories you shouldn’t venture off the beaten trail without.
The bull bar is the ultimate off-roading accessory as it protects your Trailblazer’s front end from direct impact. After all, all of the important parts, including the engine, are located at the front. The ideal bull bar should allow for high ground clearance while still being low enough to reduce reflection and provide an unrestricted view from the driver’s seat. It should be made of durable materials like stainless or aluminised steel (both of which are rust resistant), and it should comply with the Australian standards.
This is one of the more optional Holden Trailblazer accessories, but it becomes very important if you’re traveling through any kind of water. Every engine needs air to work properly, which in 4WD vehicles is on the inner guard or front grille. That being said, when traveling through rivers, beaches or creeks, water can get to the engine and damage it. A snorkel replaces the air intake point and raises it above water level to prevent any water from entering the engine. Further, a snorkel allows for cleaner and cooler air to get to the engine, as there are fewer contaminants at roof-level.
There’s probably going to be a time when you find yourself out in the middle of nowhere, alone, and stuck. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen too often, or it doesn’t happen at all, but if it does, you’ll need a winch to get yourself unstuck. Generally, the winch can be fitted to the bull bar, and the most popular types of winches are hydraulic or electric. When shopping for a winch, you need to make sure the model you go for has the capacity to pull your Trailblazer’s weight. The weight should include fuel, passengers, extra gear and accessories, which is why you need to go for a winch with 1.5 times the capacity of your vehicle’s starting weight.