One of the best things about owning a Jeep Wrangler is that you can customize it however you want. In fact, adding aftermarket accessories and modifications is a rite of passage of sorts. Most Jeep Wrangler modifications are for enhancing performance and looks, but everyone has their own opinion of how a Jeep Wrangler should be. However, how you modify or upgrade your Jeep Wrangler should be based on how you intend to use your ride.
You may want to turn your Jeep Wrangler into the best vehicle for overlanding, a hardcore rock crawler, or just a good-looking vehicle to drive around. Whatever you want, here are some of the best Jeep Wrangler modifications and upgrades you should consider.
- Lighting upgrades
There are a lot of options when it comes to lightning upgrades. You can swap almost any of your ride’s lights for better visibility and style. If you have halogen headlights, consider upgrading to LED lighting for your Jeep for better range and brightness. If your Jeep came with LED lights, you should also consider upgrading them with aftermarket LED lights. Most Jeep Wrangler factory lights are severely underpowered, and there are a lot of aftermarket LED lights that can provide twice the power of factory lights.
In addition, if you frequent the trails at night, you should consider installing off-road trail lights. Cube lights, LED light bars, and rock lights can help to light up the trail around your Jeep Wrangler.
Although a Jeep Wrangler comes with front and rear bumpers, these are plastic bumpers, and they don’t offer sufficient protection. Consider replacing them with heavier duty bumpers not just for off-road use but also for everyday protection.
Tires are probably the most popular Jeep Wrangler upgrade. Choose tires that are designed for the type of terrain you encounter regularly. For enhanced protection and traction, consider off-roading tires. All-terrain tires are a great compromise between on-road comfort and off-road capability.
A stock Jeep Wrangler looks great, but adding a slight lift will not only make it better but also improve its clearance and off-road performance. A good lift will allow you to drive over boulders, rocks, and any obstacle on your way when off-roading.
- Entry guards
The door frame suffers a lot of wear and tear as a result of heavy traffic. By installing entry guards on the lower door area where you step to climb into your Jeep Wrangler, you protect the door frame from everyday wear and tear. Entry guards are easy and inexpensive to install.
- Hood latches
Hood flutter is a common issue with most Jeep Wrangler owners. Factory hood latches are not the sturdiest, and driving at high speeds may cause unwanted hood movement. You can replace factory hood latches with stronger aftermarket hood latches, which can keep the hood securely in place.
Owning a Jeep Wrangler is something that only a handful of people can relate to. However, you can take steps to improve its safety, performance, and look. While this is not an exhaustive list, there are some of the best Jeep Wrangler modifications and upgrades you should consider.