We might be a little biased, but becoming a Jeep owner is a pretty exciting event to be celebrated. Whether your Jeep is brand new or just new to you, there are a lot of top mods for Jeeps you should consider adding to your new vehicle. There’s a long list of modifications you can choose, and it can get overwhelming to understand which are best for beginners. Luckily, our team of experts can help guide you through the process of customizing your new ride.
The first step to deciding what mods to invest in is deciding how much time you’ll spend off-roading or if your Jeep will be a daily driver — or a little of both. This is important information to share with us; it will let us know what mods to suggest. If any of these mods are already a part of your new Jeep, you’ll need to let us inspect them for any damage and replace them if necessary.
Simply put, you’re going to be spending a lot of time inside your Jeep rolling through the great outdoors. You’ll want to keep things clean, and factory floor liners won’t cut it. You’ll need some custom liners that stand out to elements that you bring in when you’re done exploring outside of your Jeep.
Carpeted mats are great for resisting stains and preventing damage from everyday use. Up your game with rubber mats that have grooves to trap mud, snow, and moisture from rain. Opt for the heavy-duty versions with an outer “lip” to contain what you bring in, whether it’s in the front seat or the back, or the cargo area. Bonus — these are the liners that can be easily cleaned with a simple hose-down.
Along with protecting the floors in your Jeep, you’ll also want to protect the seats. Remember that you won’t always have a roof to cover up from elements like UV rays, wind, and the surprise rain shower. Over time, this can wreak havoc on your seats and covers can prevent you from having to replace the entire seat altogether.
Another great advantage of getting seat covers is the ability to add your custom touch with different colors or designs. Covers are commonly made of fabrics like polyester or nylon and can even add storage options to the seats with add-on bags or pockets, something that can come in handy when you’re looking to haul gear for overlapping.
Those plastic factory bumpers that come with your Jeep? They’re essentially just for looks. If you were to get into a collision, they won’t do too much to protect the body of your jeep from further damage. Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, on the other hand, should be one of the first mods you ask our team about — even if your Jeep will be a daily driver. This is also another mod that will give you a chance to customize the look of your Jeep. There are a variety of aftermarket bumper styles that are cost-efficient:
- 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
Your Axleboy expert will help you decide which bumper style is right for your Jeep.
More Mods to Consider
There’s no end to the ways you can modify your new Jeep, and while the above list covers some of the most common, there are also a few smaller mods to think about if you’re just getting started.
- LED Lights: There are plenty of affordable LED headlamps that burn brighter and longer than traditional bulbs, perfect for illuminating the route when you’re offroading well into the night.
- Recovery Gear: Winches, recovery straps, and gloves aren’t expensive and can be a great addition to your Jeep if you’re planning on using it for cruising in the mud or snow.
- Hoods & Latches: Upgrade your hood to show off your style, and add heavy-duty latches to go along with your new look to keep the hood secured on the highway or the trail.
- Tires: Factory tires are good for daily drivers, but they won’t help your new Jeep cut through sand or mud with ease — that’s when you should choose a set that’s terrain-appropriate.
When it comes to choosing modifications for your new Jeep, don’t guess — work with the Axleboy team to make sure you get the experience and expertise needed so the right mods are installed, the first time!