Once you become a Jeep owner, you will discover the joy that modifications and upgrades can bring to your life and your Jeep. If you are looking to do any sort of serious off-roading, modifying your 4×4 Jeep can improve its performance, increase the pleasure of the experience, all while making it safer.
We know that the world of modifying your 4×4 Jeep can be a complex one with all the different types of Jeeps and modifications out there, but dealing with pros makes the process a lot simpler. The following are some of the top-rated and popular Jeep modifications that can help get your 4×4 off-road worthy.
If you are looking to do some serious off-roading with your 4×4 Jeep, then the factory standard 8.3-10 inch ground clearance is just not going to cut it when trying to navigate over deep grooves or steep climbs. Because of this, a lift kit and suspension upgrades are highly recommended. More ground clearance will help you be able to do more, while protecting your Jeep’s undercarriage and engine.
While some of the newer 4×4 Jeeps do some with differential lockers pre-installed, there are a lot of models that will require aftermarket lockers to make sure you can handle the rigors of a tough off-road trail. Anyone looking to push their Jeep to the limit will need differential lockers that install on the axle and make the wheels rotate together at the same speed. This will increase your tractions, helping your Jeep’s ability to climb rugged trails. No more hopeless wheel spinning while trying to have fun.
While ground clearance is clutch, it can be wasted if you do not have the proper grip on your 4×4 Jeep. Making sure you have the right grip on your tires can help you from getting stuck. One thing to keep in mind is that not all off-roading conditions are built the same. Make sure you match the tire grip to the environment you’ll be playing in.
No matter the season, or location, a winch is one of the most important 4×4 modifications for any scenario. Perfect for emergencies and mishaps, a winch can help you get out of a jam.
Protect your 4×4 Jeep’s body. While these may not be an absolute must-have modification to improve the performance of your Jeep, rock sliders are great for protecting your Jeep from rocks, growth, and other debris while you’re having fun on the trails. Protecting your Jeep means more rides in the future.
Many of the stock headlamps that 4×4 Jeeps are equipped with leave a lot of room for improvement – especially if you are planning on doing any sort of night-time off-roading. Upgrading to aftermarket-LED lights can improve your adventures by giving you almost two times the output of the stock lights, while using a fraction of the amps.
While some may view switching out your stock bumpers with modified heavy-duty ones as purely cosmetic, this change can actually add a lot of benefits to your Jeep, off-road or in city. While they certainly look cool, heavy duty bumpers come in many different styles and can help improve your approach angle on trails, or carry jerry cans, spare tires, and more.
There is a lot of internal debate among Jeep owners about installing soft tops or not. With the ability to install replacement tops, frameless tops, or anything in between of any shape, or size, soft tops can provide a Jeep ride like no other.