TOP 10 JEEP WRANGLER MODS YOU SHOULD BE USING
The wide range of available aftermarket modification options and upgrades are a huge selling point for many Jeep owners. Many say they even have a dream build in mind before buying, so we put together a Jeep-ready mod list with the best options out there.
Whether you’re exploring trails on the weekends or daily driving it to work, we’ve got you covered with the insider info on the best products for your Jeep needs!
1. Seats and Seat Covers
Bouncing around in OEM Jeep seats for long hours can take a toll on your back, so upgrading to some good suspension seats is well worth the investment. Whatever your budget, PRP offers a variety of replacement seat options from fully customizable suspension seats to seat covers that will transform your stock seats.
If you’re just starting out, the PRP Enduro Series seats are a great choice. Designed to replace Jeep’s stock seats, these reclining seats are made from high-quality materials and add comfort when taking that daily driver off-road.
If you’re not ready to replace your OEM seats just yet, PRP’s Jeep Wrangler Seat Covers are a great alternative! These covers have been expertly crafted to fit perfectly over your factory seats supplying an OEM fit and finish.
07-12 JK Seat Covers - Custom
13-18 JK Seat Covers
2018 - 2023 JL Seat Covers - Custom
2. Better Lighting
On-road or off, visibility is key and lighting the way ahead is the first step toward safe travel. From high-intensity light pods to straight and curved light bars, there are many upgrade options that can be mounted in a variety of configurations.
Light up the trails on your night run with the 50″ S8 Straight LED Windshield Lightbar Kit from Baja Designs.
3. Use A Soft-Topper
There’s nothing better than warm weather days with the top and doors off, but when it’s 100 degrees out and the sun is beating down, you’ll want some shade while the breeze blows through your hair.
The Safari Top from Bestop is a great hybrid between fully enclosed and having the top off to enjoy the sunshine. If you are looking to enclose your Jeep with a retractable soft-top, the Super Top Ultra reigns supreme in functionality. Retract when you want some sun and cover up when the elements become too much.
Upgrade your Wrangler Unlimited JL Bestop’s Supertop Ultra full soft top kit.
4. Let’s Talk Tires!
Choosing a tire specific to the conditions you’ll be driving in is a critical step in optimizing performance. Before choosing which tires are ideal for your Jeep, it’s important to consider how you’ll be using it.
Mudding enthusiasts or those living at high altitudes with freezing temps might find mud and snow tires to be their best bet. For weekend warriors or the daily driver, A/T tires are appropriate and economical.
When it comes to rock crawlers, M/Ts and A/T tires are the typical choice but if you like to get down and dirty and stuck in the mud, a swamper tire might be more suitable.
5. Upgrading Wheels
No matter how good your tires are if they slide off the rim due to side-to-side movement and low pressure, you’re going to find yourself in a bad situation. Being stuck in the middle of nowhere with flat tires and no means of fixing them is not fun or safe. Bead lock rims prevent this from happening by mechanically locking the rubber to the rim so that low-pressure sidewall sag won’t drop the bead and leave you stranded. As a bonus, their aggressive look is a major aesthetic upgrade!
Dirty Life Wheels is our choice for top quality Bead lock options for Jeeps and stand out from the rest.
6. Lift Kits
There is no doubt about it, clearance is crucial to off-roading. Drive over larger objects without getting stuck by adding a lift to your Jeep.
What kind of lift you choose depends on your driving style. For desert-running at 60 miles an hour, a coil-over system is ideal. A basic spring lift will be sufficient if you are slowly driving through deep water or boulders. Keep in mind, you may need to adjust your lift size based on the type and size of tires you choose.
7. Rock Sliders
A rocker is an excellent piece of armor for your Jeep that offers protection from road debris and rocks and doubles as a step and a winch recovery point if your Jeep flips or rolls on its side.
Atlas XRC Rock Sliders from Smittybilt look awesome and are built to last.
Jeeps are awesome vehicles, but a common complaint is their stock OEM bumpers. Several steel aftermarket bumpers are available to choose from with a wide range of styles and designs. Pro tip: choose one with a built-in winch mount.
Motobilt products are designed to protect and look amazing. Take your ride from stock to stacked with a huge part selection fitting most Jeep models.
9. Vehicle Winches
Stuck in a tight spot and can’t get your vehicle out? When it comes to wheeling in the toughest conditions, there’s no substitute for an aftermarket winch. A winch is often the only choice, so you’ll want to make sure that someone has one when out exploring with your crew.
There are several moderately priced winch options with good functionality, including the Warn M8000.
10. Recovery Straps
Getting stuck off-road is inevitable, fortunately getting unstuck is all part of the fun! A winch will usually get you out of a muddy situation, but certain situations require a different recovery approach. When you can’t winch to anything, a recovery strap is the right choice over a tow strap. The difference between the two is that a tow strap does not stretch like a recovery strap.
When it comes to recovery straps, Speedstrap makes the best recovery straps on the market.
With these upgrades, your Jeep will be ready to take on any terrain!