Whether you own a Jeep Wrangler JK or JL, a Wrangler Rubicon, a Jeep Cherokee, or any other type, this list will help you give an idea of the best accessories to purchase for your vehicle! We have included options that are functional and useful as well as options that will make your rig stand out from the crowd. Here are the 10 top accessories for your Jeep!
What Are The Best Jeep Accessories?
1. Front bumper
A front bumper is definitely a starting accessory for offroad and on road protection. Aftermarket front bumpers come with a variety of mounting options, such as winch mounts, d-ring shackles, auxiliary lighting, hi-lift jacks, and even front or rear license plates. Our top two favorite front bumper accessories are the two hook and the barricade guard. The tow hook is practical and makes for a good gift for offroaders. The barricade guard helps protect the front of the car.
2. Rear bumper
Jeep rear bumpers not only defend your back end from natural obstacles like rocks, stumps, and road debris, they also can be used to tow trailers, boats, or other vehicles. Bumpers are offered with tow hooks or d-rings as well as other recovery points for easy towing if you get stuck. Consider getting one with powerful lights installed on it, or a light mounting plate so that you can light up the night as you back up. Rear bumpers could also be accessorized with rear backup cameras that you can put on or just above the bumper to help you back your vehicle up more effectively.
Some obsess over outer appearance, while others prefer to experience luxury from inside their car. There are so many interior accessory options for Trucks and SUVs, but our personal favorites are the ones that help make life simpler, like cargo covers and organizers that fit your Jeep to a ‘T’. With these organizers, you can store spare tires, offroading equipment, tools, emergency supplies, and anything else you can think of! You’ll be able to hit the road running with everything conveniently stored away and hidden.
4. Lift kits
You don’t need to drive a heavy-duty vehicle when you have a lift kit to get the job done. A lift kit will raise the ground clearance your Jeep can attain, making it perfect to traverse offroad terrain. It’s helpful on paved roads, too, as a higher clearance can help you see traffic and above other cars better.
5. Soft Top//Hardtop
The malleable nature of soft tops, they're intrinsically more versatile than their harder counterparts. They can easily be removed and then installed again making it easy to go without a top during those nice weather days without much effort. However, driving with a soft top in the winter can make it difficult to keep your Jeep ride warm. A hardtop is naturally more insulating, so you can keep the chilly air out of the cabin. The insulation also allows for a much quieter interior as you drive. Also, hardtops are easily the most durable of the tops. Since they are solid and stronger than soft tops, they will typically last longer. With a hardtop, you also have the option to install a roof rack so you can carry all your outdoor, off-roading necessities.
LED lighting is cheap, fun, and makes your rig really stand out from the rest. You can purchase lighting strips for the outside of your rig as well as the interior. Some ideas of where to put these strips include underneath the seats for a soft glow, bordering the radio and console, or underneath side doors.
7. LED fog lights
A good set of fog lights are helpful in certain weather situations and depending on the state you live in, you may be able to choose from an array of colors. As always, though, make sure to check with your local traffic laws.
8. Fender flares
Fender flares are basically just for show, but boy do they put on a show. Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with having a plain rig that does just what it should. But personalizing your Jeep is what sets your vehicle apart from the crowd. Studded fender flares give your rig that cohesive, polished look.
9. Side steps
If you own a Jeep, most likely it is lifted for a good amount of ground clearance. We recommend a good pair of side steps for lifted vehicles that make it easier and safer to enter and exit through any door. There are a ton of options on what style steps you prefer, so do some shopping around before deciding.
10. Tube doors
Whether you have a soft-top or open-top Jeep, getting a pair of steel tube doors installed on your doorless rig will look cool and act as a safety net for the driver and passengers. The strong steel can protect against large objects that may otherwise go through where the doors would be. And let’s face it: steel tube doors on a doorless Jeep just look awesome.