Mercedes GLA Lift Kit & Off-road Mods: A/T Wheels, Roof Rack & Other

Modified Mercedes GLA with offroad wheels

We don’t often see a Mercedes with off-road modifications, especially in Japan, but when we do – it’s an absolute pleasure. In fact, it’s the first time we see one lifted and fitted with oversized mud-terrain tires.

Modified Mercedes GLA with thule roof basket

The fact that it’s wearing Japanese license plates is much less surprising because the AWD-off-road theme became quite popular in the country of the rising sun. Despite the absence of the wide-open off-road trails, you can see lots of Land Cruisers, Monteros and all sorts of modified AWD crossovers in Japan.

Lifted Mercedes GLA front end

Mercedes GLA offroad wheeld and clearance

Japanese custom car culture is all about diversity and creativity, so seeing a car modified in an unconventional way is surprisingly common. Building something that’s never been seen in this part of the world is a challenge even for an experienced mechanic, but luckily there are many professional shops here that can turn into reality even the craziest ideas of their customers.

Mercedes GLA Offroad capabilities

Lift Kit & Wheels

Turning a Mercedes GLA into a city off-road car is a pretty challenging task, but absolutely possible for a Japanese shop RD Base, which is specialized in European car modifications. One of the most important mods for for every off-road project is the wheels. In order to fit a set of oversized TOYO Open Country R/T tires into the wheel wells of the Benz, it was decided to lift the suspension by +40mm with the help of model-specific AllGround lift springs.

Lifted Mercedes GLA crossover

Specs: Mercedes GLA X156

Wheels: Toyo Open Country R/T
Suspension Lift Kit: All Ground +40 Lift springs AGGLA-001
Gear: Thule Cargo Box

See Also
Lifted Mercedes G-Class offroad bumper with a bush guard

All Ground +40mm lift springs on Mercedes GLA
All Ground +40mm lift springs on Mercedes GLA


Being limited with a low ground clearance from the factory, couldn’t let the owner fully enjoy it’s AWD capabilities, but the new setting successfully resolves this issue!

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Mercedes GLA with overland style mods

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