Once you own a Jeep, you've entered into a different world, and there's no turning back.
There's just something about driving a Jeep Wrangler that is unlike anything else. No top, no doors, —total freedom. It's an entire culture, and it even has it's own version of a secret handshake: The Jeep wave.
And what could be better than driving a Jeep Wrangler? —All of the coolest Jeep accessories available that allow you to modify your ride. There's a lot out there, so to save you some time, we've wrangled up some of the best Jeep accessories for your Wrangler.
The Best Jeep Accessories
Jeeps are unlike other vehicles in that they can be modified to fit your personal tastes to reflect your individual style. But beware —once you begin modifying your Jeep, you won't be able to stop.
Suspension Lift Kits
One of the most popular Jeep accessories hands down is a suspension lift kit. What could be more fun than being taller than the rest of the cars on the road?
A suspension lift kit allows you to boost your Jeep Wrangler's height anywhere from 1.5 inches to 6 inches. There are all types of kits from budget-friendly to heavy duty for serious off-roading. The Rough Country Zone Offroad, and Sky Jacker are good budget-friendly options for your first lift if you're driving a JK Wrangler.
Lift kits and bigger tires go hand in hand. The higher you lift for your Jeep, the bigger the tires you'll be needing.
Bigger tires are considered a top Jeep accessory even if you don't plan to lift it. Something as simple as a set of Aggressive All Terrain or Mud Terrain tires can beef up the look of your Wrangler. If you don't plan to do much off-roading, but still want the look don't fret! Nitto’s Terra Grappler G2’s tires are a sturdy versatile option for both off and on the road.
Of course, the size of your tire is entirely up to you, although for a 3.5" lift, we suggest 31-inch tires. It's the biggest you can go without having to cut into your fender wall to prevent rubbing.
Of course, fender flares make for very popular Jeep accessory. Once you have bigger wheels and tires you'll want to keep some of the mud or rocks off of the body of your Jeep. With Fender flares, there are a whole lot of options in terms of style and trim. Going with an open fender flare can actually increase the overall wheel/tire height that your jeep can accommodate for a no-rub set up.
For off-roading, flat fender flares are a popular option. If you're looking for something with more meat on them, the Bushwacker Trail Armor fender flares are even better both and off the road.
For added protection and a unique look, many Jeep owners opt for off-road bumpers
Whether you're crawling over rocks or just need a buffer between your ride and loose shopping carts, an off-road may be more of a necessity than an accessory. You can add anything from a simple bumper to a full-on bumpers with stinger and integrated winch with headlight protection.
For an even more dynamic look, grille inserts like the aftermarket Opar Gladiator Vader Grille are one of the most aggressive looking grilles out there. It's also referred to as the "angry grille" because it has slits that convert your headlights into fierce eyes, and a gaping grating which makes it look like it has teeth.
LED Light Bars
If you do a lot of night driving or off-roading, a light bar is an awesome addition. Rigid Is a stainless steel component that allows you to mount a 50" LED Light Bar offers great value and is rated at 50,000 hours of light.
A light bar can literally turn night into day, which comes in handy if you're camping or driving on darker roads in the middle of the night.
If light bars aren't your thing, there's always a headlight upgrade to consider.
Stock Jeep Wranglers come with Halogen lighting but those tend to give a lackluster output of light, which is why the majority of Jeepers opt to upgrade. Because of this, there is a whole market for light upgrades. These are one of the best Jeep accessories on the market. Even if you aren't using your high beams, these lights still produce 3200 LMs of light. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.
The popular Halo look puts out 3000 Lumens of light and remote control allows you to change the color of the Halo.
Factory Jeep bumpers tend to be on the flimsy side because they are a combination of steel and plastic. Don't get us wrong, they can hold their own on the road, but what about off-road? Or, what if your bumper has hit its limit when it comes to fender benders?
Having extra protection both on and off the road is pretty important, which is why bumpers should be somewhere on your upgrade list. Most aftermarket bumpers are made of heavy steel —not plastic, and they over much more protection upon impact with rocks, trees, and other cars.
You can't go wrong with a Smittybuilt 76807 XRC or the Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper. These will offer not only an upgrade in protection but an upgrade in style.
If you're a trail enthusiast or even just an outdoor enthusiast, then you know the importance of having back up. You never know when you're going to get stuck in the mud or have to help someone else out in a bind.
This is where a Jeep winch comes in handy. They're also invaluable for moving large obstacles out of the way due to their large towing capacity. Most front bumper upgrades come with winch mounts so the option will be there.
The Smittybuilt 97495 XRC Winch has a 9500 pound capacity for towing and it's also budget friendly. A winch is absolutely something to consider if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, even if you aren't taking your Wranlger offroad.
Go Jeep or Go Home
These are just a few of the best Jeep accessories on the market today, but the possibilities are endless. From floor liners to tires, to the different styles of soft tops, you'll never be done modifying your ride.
You're also not alone —if you find yourself confused or having a hard time making decisions on the what and the how of Jeep accessories, get in touch with our team of experts.
We're more than happy to help you customize everything and anything on your Jeep.