One of the best things you can do in the world of Jeeps is to add aftermarket accessories to your vehicle. The off-road capabilities of Jeeps, especially Jeep Wranglers, are unmatched, making them well-suited to several modifications that can take the vehicle to the next level, not only in terms of performance but also in looks.
Whether you want to turn your Jeep into one hardcore rock crawler or just want to make a great first impression while driving, here’s how to choose the right parts to improve its overall look:
Choose Off-Road Tires
There are several factors to consider when choosing off-road tires for your Jeep. The best tires must be able to handle at least an overland terrain. More importantly, those tires need to manipulate those great off-road adventures that every Jeep longs to drive.
There are so many manufacturers that make tires for Jeeps, and as many as the models you can see more here. It can be a bit confusing as to what to purchase, but the general rule is that the smaller the wheels, the fewer tires are needed. If you have a stock wheelbase, then it’s best to avoid larger wheels, unless you want to extend the wheelbase. You’ll still be able to drive on highways without any problems, but having a larger wheelbase can provide greater safety in heavy, wet areas. This can make it more difficult, sometimes, to maneuver on dry roads. The size of the wheelbase is determined by the manufacturer of the Jeep vehicle. It’s also determined by the suspension height. The higher the suspension height, the higher the wheelbase, and vice versa.
Another factor to consider is the tread depth of the tire. The higher the tread depth, the more tread there is between the wheel and the road surface, which will aid in increasing traction.
You can read our off-road review here we did with Jeep Italy on Cherokee and Wrangler.
Consider Adding A Slight Lift To Your Jeep
You should consider which lift you want before you go shopping. There are several lift kits available, so you’ll definitely need to take your time when deciding what kind of kit to choose. If you want a top off the lift, then you’ll need to go for the aftermarket model. If you want something more permanent, however, then you should stick to the OEM lift kit.
There’s another great thing about the aftermarket model: they’re made to fit almost any vehicle. This can save you thousands of dollars. All you need to do is make sure that you buy from a reputable dealer, and that you follow all instructions in order to keep your vehicle’s warranty intact.
Add A Well-Built Roof Rack
If you have a Jeep, it’s important to add a roof rack to your vehicle. There are many reasons why you should add this to your vehicle, primarily convenience. A roof rack added to your Jeep makes it easier to carry all of your items when traveling. You don’t have to worry about having to lug things around with you on the floor because the roof rack will keep everything in a nice and organized manner over your head. This is something that many people find extremely beneficial when they’re going to be traveling. Of course, a roof rack also transforms the look of your Jeep.
When looking into the roof rack for your Jeep, you’ll want to look into the several different types of products that are available. If you plan on using it for traveling, then you’ll want to think about a more heavy-duty product that will hold up to a little bit of abuse. If you’re not going to be using it very often, then you’ll want to get a lighter weight option.
Install Well-Built Bumpers
The front and rear bumper packages themselves are generally easy to install. You will basically need to drill holes for the screws and mounting hardware, which can often be found at a local hardware store. Once the holes have been drilled, the bumper itself can be secured to the bottom of the vehicle by using the mounting bracket. Make sure that you follow the instructions that come with your bumper because different companies recommend slightly different methods of installation. Some companies may recommend you to bolt the bumper directly to the vehicle. Others recommend using bolts that will engage the bumper when you tighten them in. Either way, once you’ve tightened the bolts, just tighten the mounting bracket to the underside of the vehicle to secure it.
Modifications for Jeeps aren’t really all that hard to do. It requires a bit of research and some manual labor and a simple How-to guide. However, there are some parts and components that you need to consider first before you do anything else. The work is worth it, though. Modifications to your Jeep can help it perform better as well as make it look terrific. So, have some fun. Rev up the engine, pop on your new modifications, grab your friends and some food, and go for that joy ride!!