If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you’re ready to mod out your Jeep Wrangler but don’t quite know where to start. Don’t worry — you’ve come to the right place! Not only do you need the best mods, you also need top-notch service to match. We can provide both. Below is just a short list of the most popular modifications we offer for your Jeep Wrangler; don’t hesitate to ask us about others.
Although laws have been passed to require backup cameras on Jeep Wranglers made in 2018 and later, older models don’t have this feature built in. The good news is that there are plenty of options available when it comes to after-market backup cameras, and at plenty of different price points and resolutions. While rear view mirrors have been around for decades, accidents due to blind spots sometimes still happen.
Backup cameras are a great feature for new drivers or those who are new to driving a Wrangler, especially if it’s modified to be larger, longer, or taller than the factory model. They allow drivers a clear view of what’s behind them and come in handy during inclement weather. Wiring can be tricky for this modification and it should be done by professionals with plenty of experience.
Custom hoods and latches
Jeep owners are as unique as their Wranglers, and their hoods should reflect those style and performance preferences. You have plenty of hood options, with choices ranging from sleek, plain steel or more intricate fiberglass designs. Make sure you settle on a hood that fits the make, model, sub-model and year of your Wrangler.
On that note, you’ll want to upgrade hood latches as well. Factory latches are generally made out of stretchy rubber, and while it’s unlikely that your hood will fly off on the highway, the movement at faster speeds may seem worrisome. Upgrading your latches will give you peace of mind and even more security to protect any expensive aftermarket upgrades under the hood.
Okay, so your Jeep Wrangler already has bumpers, we get it. But those factory options probably won’t stand up to a collision or the wear and tear of offroading. Heavy duty bumper modifications are arguably one of the first mods you should invest in when you get your new Jeep. Bumpers also come in various sizes and designs; these are just a few options:
- Stubby – a shorter bumper, grill-width in length
- Tubular – a simple two-tube design that runs across the front
- Modular – a stubby-type bumper that has various customizable components
Work with your professional install team to decide which style fits your Jeep best and which looks most aesthetically pleasing with your current and future modifications.
Recovery winch and gear
If you only choose one modification, let it be a recovery winch — especially if you’re interested in using your Jeep Wrangler for offroading. Winches are really the only way to get your Jeep out of a ditch or other tough spot Having one can be particularly handy if you’re off-roading with friends and they get stuck. .
Along with a winch make sure you pick up extra gear like gloves, d-rings, and recovery straps that stretch and provide kinetic energy to pull cars from snow, mud, and sand. Bumper tow hooks, first-aid kits, and heavy duty jacks can also be incredibly useful.
Think beyond size and width when it comes to choosing something different than the factory tires that came with your Jeep Wrangler. Unless you plan on using your vehicle strictly for road driving, it’s a smart idea to choose a set of all-terrain (A/T) tires that adapt traction to the surface you’re driving on. These tires are made of softer rubber than your factory set, so they can wear out faster; just beware of this fact when making your choice.
Mud-terrain (M/T) tires are even softer than A/T tires and have tread that help spit out mud and gravel for aggressive traction on off-road trails. The downside to these tires is faster-than-normal tread wear and plenty of tire noise on pavement. Bias-ply tires are a third option to talk to your installer about; while they grip extremely well, they don’t perform well at all on pavement.
There are countless other interior and exterior mods to choose from, including new audio systems, lift kits, Jeep armor, racks, side steps… The list goes on and on! At Axleboy, we want every client to get the best customizations for their vehicle. We’re not your average shop. Instead of selling you anything and everything, we’ll make sure you only get upgrades that are truly important to you. Let’s get started modding out your new Jeep Wrangler!