Jeep Wranglers are more than just an awesome dream car. They’re versatile, fun, off-roading machines that look as cool as they make you feel.
That versatility is one of the things that makes Wranglers so great. You can modify and change your Wrangler so one day it’s ready for that morning commute and the next it’s ready to take riding on off-roading trails with the wind in your hair.
But which Jeep mods are the best? Which accessories are worth your money, and the time it takes to install them?
These eight are a great place to start.
1. Wheel Spacers
Wheel spacers will give your tires a wider “stance”, so to speak, which gives your overall car a wider, bolder look. Instead of having to shell out big bucks to get different wheels that can drive with a wider track, you can use wheel spacers to get the same result.
Not only does this make your Jeep look cool, but it can also have benefits if you’re planning on going off-roading. The wider track can make it easier to drive over obstacles, traverse different trails, and more.
2. Soft Top
We know that the dream of a Wrangler is to drive with no top at all, feeling the wind blowing in your hair as you drive to the beach with an iced coffee in hand.
So to even talk about a top as a must-have accessory can be seen as a downer. However, not every day is a beach day. You don’t want to have lacking coverage when it’s pouring down rain or when the temperature drops below 40 degrees.
Instead of having to lug out the hard top (which almost always results in frustration and excess sweating as you try and put it back on), invest in a soft top.
These are easy to use covers that will give you insulation and protection without the hassle and rigidity of a hard top. This website goes over different types of Jeep soft tops that can match your needs and aesthetics.
3. Grab Handles
Ready to hit the trails and go off-roading? Well, if you don’t have grab handles, you should also be ready to smack your head against the side of the car and bounce around like you’re in a washing machine.
Most cars come with grab handles built-in. But because of how Wranglers are built, that’s not the case with these cars.
The good news is you can get Jeep specific grab handles that are installed and mounted in your Jeep.
These are useful for grabbing during rowdy off-roading fun or even to heave yourself in and out of the car a bit more easily.
4. Fender Flares
We’ve spoken a few times about off-roading and how fun it is, especially in a Wrangler. Do you know what isn’t fun? When that one time on the trails leaves your beautiful, beloved Jeep covered in scratches, dents, and chipped paint spots.
Fender flares can add a bit of protection to the body of your Jeep by shielding it from debris like rocks, sticks, branches, etc.
Fender flares are easily installed to add protection to your car. They also add a rugged and tough look to the Jeep, especially when you combine that with the wheel spacers we mentioned earlier.
Your Jeep will look and feel ready for a Mad Max: Fury Road showdown.
5. Seat Covers
Wrangler’s open-style design and off-roading abilities mean that it’s more than your average car. But this also means that the interior of the vehicle is more often than not open to the elements, debris, wind, etc.
That can quickly ruin or damage your seats. Add some extra protection with seat covers.
These don’t have to be the tacky cheetah-print seat covers that were in your Aunt Sandy’s Toyota Corolla (unless you love those!)
Go for some sleek, grey ones for a modern interior. Or perhaps you want to go with some racer red covers. Whatever you do, match the covers to your style.
6. Front and Rear Bumpers
You might be thinking, “But Jeeps already come with bumpers! Why should I upgrade them?”
Well, the bumpers that come with Wranglers are, let’s just say, not good. They’re made of weak plastic that is more for show than anything else.
Upgrade both the front and the rear bumpers to ones that are a bit heavier duty. This will protect you in a car accident and make your car more durable if you do want to take your Wrangler off-road.
7. LED Headlights
Unlike the bumper issue we just went over, there’s nothing technically wrong with the headlights that come with your Jeep Wrangler. They’re fine.
However, once you go for LED headlights and see the huge difference in quality and power they have over the built-in ones, you’ll never be able to see those original headlights in the same light (pun intended) again.
Upgrading the headlights to LED headlights will double the power of the lights with half of the energy.
To finish off pimping your Jeep, throw on some Jeep-themed decals to add a personal touch. These could be bumper stickers, windshield decals, door decorations, or mirror stickers.
Show off your support for the troops or your favorite sports team or your alma mater. Whatever you do, keep it personal and match the style to your own!
Jeep Mods for Wrangler Lovers: Wrapping Up
Owning a Jeep is different from owning another type of car. Jeep lovers seem to be a whole separate species of person compared to the general population.
So why not beef up your beloved car with Jeep mods? They’ll improve the look and functionality of your Wrangler so much so that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without the mods in the first place.
Do you want to upgrade your truck as well? Check out these 10 cool truck accessories.