I see a lot of hate (much deserved) for bro-trucks on this website. This is all fine and dandy, and I believe we can all agree that bro-truck must die like donks and Snookie (the mutant offspring of jabba the hutt and an oompa loompa). I also see a lot of misplaced hate for built vehicles being called bro-trucks.
So lets settle the score. Where does a bro-truck end and a true, built, off-road vehicle begin? The pavement (or rather lack there of).
Lets start with Bro-trucks: The term bro-truck is used to describe a bro who wants to look like a bad ass in his big lifted truck. He has big, usually chrome (not to be confused with polished) wheels. These wheels are usually accompanied by a mud tire between 35" and 37" in diameter. These same mud tires will never actually see mud. Or dirt, dust, water (other than the occasional small puddle), or any other substance other than tire shine. In fact, a bro truck is easily spotted by the inch thick coating of tire shine.
Bro trucks are always lifted to an absurd amount. Bros can be heard proclaiming statements like "Bro guy yo, I just bumped up the lift to 10" yo, and I be compin some 6" body lift next week! gone be tight". A lift of that size would be pointless off road as a slight wind or the breeze created by a passing sparrow may cause the truck to tip as it is now very top heavy.
Finally, a bro-truck can always be spotted by its meticulous detailing. an off road truck can get washed, but you will never, ever, get all the dirt and mud off from the underside. If the frame is clean (this is easy to spot, see above paragraph) its a bro truck.
Off Road Vehicles, however, are a much different story. While the two may share some commonalities, a true off road vehicle has a few major tell-alls.
To start, true off road vehicles are proud to show off their dirt. While they may sometimes be cleaned, the dirt hides the bumps, bruises, and scars much better.
Where bro-trucks have large, flashy wheels, off road trucks will have smaller wheels (15" -17") and none of the flashy crap. They may share tire sizes (35" - 37"), but the tires will almost always show signs of true use.
Lifts on an off road vehicle are usually consistent of small bumps in height (3-6" overall), to provide better ground clearance and/or axle articulation.
Finally, where in a bro truck, a bro can be found, in a true off-road vehicle, a person, who can have a real conversation can be found.
I hope this clears things up for future reference.