Most Popular Jeep Wrangler Customizations
However much it might seem like a toy, the Jeep Wrangler is a tried and tested, powerful off-roading machine. It’s got enough power to surmount nearly any obstacle and the passenger comforts to get you there and back not only in one piece, but in style as well. Able to hold its value for decades and keep on trucking through years of experience, the Wrangler has firmly secured its place at the top of the SUV rankings among consumers.
That’s not to say, however, that a used Jeep Wrangler doesn’t allow its owner to have a little fun along the way. This is especially true when considering all of the amazing customizations, modifications, and upgrades available to this truly versatile SUV.
These are the most popular Jeep Wrangler upgrades chosen by Jeep drivers that have helped make the Wrangler one of the most customizable, easy to drive models in recent history.
The Soft Top Cover – Your Door to the Outside World
Perhaps the most popular – and most immediately recognizable – modification available and widely celebrated among Wrangler owners is the famed soft top cover, which makes switching to convertible-style roofless driving as simple as a few quick folds. For many, this is the way a Wrangler is meant to be driven – with the roof down, the doors off, and the open road dead ahead.
The soft top cover is one of the most recognizable aspects of the Wrangler, and comes in a variety of styles and colors to protect you from the elements without inspiring claustrophobia.
Bumpers and Winches – For The Roughest of the Rough
Having your Wrangler outfitted with a mounted bumper or a heavy duty winch says either one of two things about you as a driver: 1) you plan on getting into some seriously tough situations and will need to pull out all of the stops to get through, or 2) that you’re the person all your friends call for rescue from the mud and the snow.
With a high-strength bumper attached to your Wrangler, you can stop worrying about bumper damage in the event of a collision or over the course of rough off-roading as these tough mods can take just about any beating you can throw at them. And, with a powerful winch there to help pull you out of sticky situations, you can take on even the toughest, muddiest routes without fear.
Exterior rock rails and skid plates also help to protect your Wrangler from the tough elements through all of your favorite rough off-road trails, and available tool kits help you stay secure and able to face just about any minor repair job that might arise on the trail.
Performance Tuners – To Supercharge Your Already Amazing Engine
Although the 2016 Wrangler already features a best-in-class 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine capable of 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, those looking for even more raw engine power can opt for an additional performance tuner to instantly supercharge an already excellent engine.
These tuners plug into your powertrain directly through the engine’s computer and promise to improve your performance by up to 25 horsepower by giving the driver greater tuning control over the engine’s operation. While the immediate effects of this technology might not be easily noticeable, the long term benefits can be much greater, and many Wrangler lovers looking for that extra dose of performance power tend to opt for additions like these.
Exterior Design Customizations – Make A Jeep That’s Uniquely Yours
Although we all seem to have a clear image in our minds as to what a standard Jeep Wrangler looks like, it’s actually not so easy to find just the basic model on the road – and there’s a good reason for that.
This is partially because Jeep offers a dizzying amount of personalizations and customizations available to the Wrangler owner who wishes to upgrade and modify their vehicle – even if those modifications are only aesthetic. With these so readily available, a majority of Wrangler drivers end up opting for some kind of exterior modification – and produce plenty of uniquely personal Wranglers as a result.
Want chrome accents on everything from the exterior mirrors to the door handles and every latch and trim in between? You got it. Need to have chrome or black tubular bumper guards, door sill guards, or molded splash guards? All available. And, with each piece independently available and modular to almost every Wrangler trim, you won’t be limited at all for options.
Perhaps most recognizable for other drivers is the spare tire cover emblazoned for all to see on the back. Available in a variety of Jeep-centric or custom third-party designs, the spare tire is one of the most recognizable features on the Wrangler – and the spare tire cover is your most visible way of declaring your Wrangler to be yours for everyone to see.
Available graphics and appliques give your selected paint job a custom flair, while hood covers and scopes offer protection and improved performance with simple exterior modifications. Available locking fuel doors and hoods offer security, while plenty of available Jeep badges help you show off your Jeep pride.
Those looking for passenger-friendly modifications can also opt for the available side rails, offered in a variety of colors and finishes to make your Wrangler not only easy to get into, but also easy to look at. Exterior lighting options, like additional hood-mounted off-road lights and an available front light bar help illuminate the way ahead no matter what time of day, while additional fog lamps can shine through even the thickest clouds.
A Clean and Organized Interior
While many of the mods and customizations available on the Wrangler help others see how amazing your car is, others are specifically for the driver, and help to reaffirm the Wrangler’s place as a highly-dependable SUV.
These include many of the interior modifications, like the various options available for cargo organization. These can include anything from organized cargo totes and a cargo management system to lockable compartments to keep your cargo safe and secure.
Available grab handles and coat hangers offer increased space for clothes or other hanging cargo, while available interior lighting makes getting what you need as easy as ever no matter the light conditions outside.
All-weather slush mats help keep your interior clean on even those long, muddy trips into the backwoods – especially helpful when you’re riding on one of the available leather or premium cloth finished seats. With this kind of ultra-luxurious interior available to every Wrangler driver, you might just find that no two Wranglers are quite alike – a reflection on their pilots.
Suspension Systems For That Extra Spring In Your Step
If you’re planning on pushing the Wrangler to the very limits of its off-roading capabilities, it’s probably a good idea to look into one of the high-performance suspension systems available on the Wrangler. These can not only improve your vehicle’s handling but can even grant you access to trails that may have otherwise been unpassable without it.
With so many customizations and performance upgrades available to every Wrangler owner, it’s no wonder that no two Wranglers on the road tend to look alike. Because Jeep offers a plethora of options to make each Wrangler a little more than just a basic SUV, it’s tempting for every driver to make their mark on the brand through a custom Wrangler. So if you’re in the market for an excellent new vehicle, go ahead and check out the Wrangler – you’ll practically be able to build your own.