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There are a number of modifications that many people want to make to their Jeep, either because they think it looks cool or because they heard someone else got one and it worked for them. However, there are just five modifications that every off roader needs on their Jeep before they take it to do some serious off roading.

  1. Winch. The winch is the single most important upgrade you will ever make to your Jeep. If you plan on going off roading with friends, a winch can keep them out of the ditch and on the road (or lack thereof). Everyone who goes off roading should have a winch to help out buddies on the same terrain. There are some situations that only a winch can get you out of. If a Jeep rolls a winch is the only way to salvage it. A winch could get you home, or get a buddy home, or tow a stranger home in the snow. You never know when it will come in handy.
  2. Choose appropriate Jeep tires for the type of off roading you will be doing. Keep in mind that if you get a tire much bigger than your stock tires you will have to retool the gear differential. This is not as expensive or difficult as it sounds, so don’t be worried. Also keep in mind that if you are getting a lift, you will need bigger tires for certain, so plan accordingly.
  3. The jeep lift is one of the first things all off roaders think to do to their Jeep, and rightly so. A lift increases clearance. This means you can drive over bigger stuff without getting stuck. It also means you can drive through some water sources without getting wet, such as a small creek. The type of lift you get will depend on the type of off roading you want to do. Choose carefully, as this is an expensive modification that you only want to do once.
  4. Rock rails come standard on the Rubicon model of Wrangler, but for any other Jeep you plan on taking off road this is a must have upgrade. It protects your vehicle from so many things, not just rocks. Heck, it will even protect your Jeep from people who open their door too wide. It also acts as an extra step, which is good if you got a lift and aren’t that tall.
  5. Differential lockers are also an important upgrade that comes standard on the Rubicon model. Lockers cause both wheels to spin identically, improving traction in low traction settings, such as snow, ice, or mud.

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The funny thing is; a lot of Jeep owners tend to spend a lot of time, energy, and money on things for under the hood or for the exterior of the car.  However, when it comes to the inside they forget to gussy it up.     Below are a few ideas on how to make the interior of an older Jeep look like new again.

Black Neoprene Center Console Armrest Pad for Jeep Wrangler JK 2011-2012 by Rugged Ridge

Black Neoprene Center Console Armrest Pad for Jeep Wrangler JK 2011-2012 by Rugged Ridge

New or Add a Center Console

One of the easiest things to do inside a Jeep is to replace or install a new Jeep center console.  A lot of the older jeeps never had these, so there isn’t any place to lock up your valuables or (if you get the right one) hold your beverages.    Rugged Ridge makes a great one for 1976-1995 Jeep CJs that comes with a nice one made in black vinyl with a nice padded armrest, two cup holders, and a lock.

Front Trailmax High-Back Fixed Position Bucket Seat for Jeep 1976-02 CJ & Wrangler

Front Trailmax High-Back Fixed Position Bucket Seat for Jeep 1976-02 CJ & Wrangler

New Seats

A lot of the older Jeeps come with seats that are about as comfortable as sitting on a bumpy log all day.   Not only are they not comfortable they are not safe, especially for people who spend a good deal of time off-roading.   Jeep replacement seats can usually be had for less than a $150 per seat and are very simple to install in the comfort of your own garage.

MasterCraft 2" Dual Series Seat Harness

MasterCraft 2″ Dual Series Seat Harness

New Seat Belts

Seat belts are a very important piece of equipment no matter if you spend all your time on the highways or in the wilderness.  Old seat belts can easily get stuck or not function properly leading to some very dangerous situation.  Jeep replacement seat belts can be easily found in either the standard shoulder belt or in a variety of safety harness.

GRAB HANDLE PAIR NEOPRENE REAR COVER RED 07-10

GRAB HANDLE PAIR NEOPRENE REAR COVER RED 07-10

   Grab Handles

Of course any good Jeep off-road enthusiast knows that if you are going to have any fun out in the wilderness you need to install sturdy Jeep grab handles for your passengers.   Now we are not talking about your standard issue grab handles here.   We are talking about sturdy pieces of steel wrapped with a little padding.

High-Back Bucket Seat Covers For Jeep 1997-02 Wrangler

High-Back Bucket Seat Covers For Jeep 1997-02 Wrangler

Seat Covers with Storage

Once you get your new seats installed you will want to dress them up with removable/washable Jeep seat covers with a little storage in the back.  We love the Smitty Built G.E.A.R covers made of 600 Denier polyester and seven different pouches to store everything from a first aid kit to extra bottles of water.  The true genius about these kits is that they are easy to access while sitting in any seat and they will hold all loose objects in place.

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ARB Snorkel, TJ ( 6 cyl) Built From Sept 1999-06

ARB Snorkel, TJ ( 6 cyl) Built From Sept 1999-06

There is little worse for a Jeep owner then getting deep into a trail run and coming up to an uncross able body of water that you were not prepared for.  For most Jeep owners there are two choices:  attempt to make it across and pray you don’t get stuck or turn around and go home.

The first idea may sound like the only real option for most Jeep owners, but the truth is that attempting to cross a body of water without the proper equipment is a recipe for disaster.  Of course, we all think we have the skill to make it, we truly never know what lurks below the water.  What may seem like a foot and a half of water may actually be three or four feet of water.  Most of our Jeeps would make the former, but most of us would get stuck and ruin our Jeep if the later were true.

And of course there are very few Jeep trail riders who will ever just turn around and go back.  So that is not really an option.   But there is a third option: install a snorkel!

New Jeep snorkels will run just under 500 bucks and the install is time consuming, but most people even remotely handy can take care of the installation themselves.  Most of the good snorkels will have very easy to understand instructions in the packaging.

Before you start the install yourself you will want to make sure you have all the tools you need to complete the job properly as it is not suggested that you cut any corners when installing this particular part on your Jeep.  One little mistake or corner cut can lead to a flooded and completely destroyed engine.

Once you have the snorkel properly installed it is suggested that you find a small body of water to test our tour work.  It is best to test it in a place that will allow the engine to be submerged, but not for a long time, pretty much just an in and out of water experience.  Once the short test is completed check all the seals to make sure they survived and check to make sure water did not get into the engine.

While you may not use the snorkel on everyone of your off-road adventures it is a very useful piece of equipment to have because it will mean you have the freedom to go wherever you want when ever your want!

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Grey Overhead 6 Speaker Soundbar for 1987-2002 Wrangler YJ and TJ by Rugged Ridge

Grey Overhead 6 Speaker Soundbar for 1987-2002 Wrangler YJ and TJ by Rugged Ridge

One of the biggest challenges for Jeep owners is keeping the music soundtrack from their stereo inside the car when the soft top is on or the top is off all together.  Some drivers solve the problem with ear buds, but that leaves your passenger tuneless.  Other drivers just crank up the music, but that often distorts the sound and keeps you from truly enjoying the carefully selected trail tunes.

Luckily, those two options are not the only two options.  The final and best option for Jeep lovers across the world is to install a relatively inexpensive soundbar.  While soundbars can be used in any type of vehicle they are perfect for Jeep Wranglers.

One of the reasons they are great for Wranglers is because they can be easily installed on one of the roll bars.  If they are installed properly the sound is much closer to the driver and passenger’s ears.  Being closer to the ears means the driver doesn’t have to crank it up too far, thus allowing the music to play in the purest of forms.

Another great reason to grab a soundbar for a Jeep Wrangler is that they are super easy to install yourself because there are several companies that make soundbars especially for the Wrangler.  A couple of the styles even come in two or three matching colors so they look like they belong with the Jeep.

Installing a soundbar is as easy as drilling a few holes into the roll cage, screwing in a couple of screws, and then running the speaker wire to the stereo.  Most people will run the wiring down the side of the roll cage and underneath the padding so the wire will be mostly hidden.    The wiring can also be run underneath the floor and then connected directly to the stereo by running it behind the front console.

If you don’t want to drill holes in the roll cage in order to install your soundbar you can also use brackets or Velcro.  While both are great options it may not be the wisest option to use Velcro if you plan on hitting some serious bumps.

To install using a bracket you will want to attach the brackets to the roll bar and then attach the soundbar to the brackets.  You will then run the wiring the same way as you would if you had attached it directly to the cage.

If you choose to use Velcro make sure you get a good quality one with lots of strength.  To attach it to the Jeep you simply lift the soundbar place with the Velcro securely fastened to the soundbar and then tightly wrap the Velcro around the roll bar.

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Textured Black Windshield Frame Light Bar for 2007-Up Wrangler JK by Rugged Ridge

Textured Black Windshield Frame Light Bar for 2007-Up Wrangler JK by Rugged Ridge

Installing lights on the windshield of your Jeep will provide you with additional lighting that will not be exposed to trail debris.  Jeep Wranglers are equipped with a folding windshield which allows for a lighting system to be easily installed using a simple bracket system which can be bolted using the factory hinges as secure mounting points.  Adding lights to the windshield of your Jeep will provide you with an extra sense of safety while driving on trails, they can help you spot debris in the road and large rocks that you may have missed before.

The process of adding lights to your windshield brackets is not extremely difficult.  The first thing you should do is park your Jeep in a level spot, this will make working easier.  Next you need to disconnect the negative battery terminal.  After you have securely parked your parked and disconnected the negative terminal your next step will be to install the windshield light brackets.  You will need to remove two bolts that are located on the factory bracket in order to place the light bracket over it.

Next you install the lights onto the brackets; the brackets are equipped with large holes on the top that are capable of holding different sizes of lighting systems.  The lighting system that you purchased should come with mounting hardware; this hardware should include a large locking nut or large nut with a locking washer.  When you’re ready you can insert the light through the top of the bracket and tighten the nut from under the light.

After you have secured the lights to the windshield using the bolts and nuts you will need to connect the wiring harness to the lights and place the wiring harness for each light behind the front hood by the windshield.  Once you have secured the wires for the lights you will now need to connect them with the fuse block supplied in the wiring kit that came with your lights.  You will need to run the wiring from the fuse block to the battery where you will connect for power.  Once your wires are at the battery you will now need to connect the ground wire, after you have done that you will now need to take the power wires and run them into the cabin of your Jeep where they will be connected to an on-off switch.  Now that you have properly wired your lights you are ready to hit the trails.

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Rear Sway Bar Links for 2007-Up Wrangler JK with 4" Lift by Zone Offroad

Rear Sway Bar Links for 2007-Up Wrangler JK with 4" Lift by Zone Offroad

The sway bar on a Jeep Wrangler was designed to prevent the body of the Jeep from swaying when cornering.  While this may be a good thing for drivers who never take their Wrangler off-road, it can inhibit the performance when off-roading.  When off-roading the sway bar doesn’t allow the suspension to fully compress and extend as it was designed to; this can cause the tires of your Wrangler to come up off the ground making for a dangerous situation.  If you regularly take your vehicle off-roading you can easily remove the sway bar links to provide better traction and control while on the trails.

To begin you will need to locate the sway bar in the front of your Jeep, it runs parallel with the front axle and can be located directly under the plastic cover on the front bumper.  When you have located the sway bar you will need to find the sway bar end links that are used to connect the sway bar to the axle.  After you have successfully located the sway bar and links, your next step will be to find the mounting bolts and remove them.  If you discover that the bolts are stuck and will not budge, you can spray them with penetrating fluid to help loosen them up and make them easier to work with.

Now that you have located the mounting bolts and have prepared them for removal by spraying with a penetrating fluid you are now ready to begin removing the bolts.  To properly and safely remove the mounting bolts you will need to use a ratchet and socket wrench.  Remember there is one bolt on each side, so be sure you remove them all.  Next you should remove the nuts that are on the top of the link using the ratchet and socket wrenches and then pull the links away from your Jeep.

After you have safely removed the sway bar links from under your Wrangler you should tie the sway bar using wire ties in order to keep the sway bar from bouncing under the vehicle while you are driving.  To properly secure the sway bar you should place a wire tie on each end of the sway bar.  Doing this will help keep the sway bar safely secured at all times.  Once you removed the sway bar links and secured the sway bar properly you will notice an improvement in how your vehicle handles the next time you go out on the trails.

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4" Foundation Series Kit for 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ by Iron Rock Off Road

4" Foundation Series Kit for 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ by Iron Rock Off Road

When people think of off-roading one of the first vehicles that come to mind is the Jeep Wrangler.  Modifying and upgrading your Wrangler can be an ongoing process in making it perform better while also becoming the ultimate off-road vehicle.  There are many different aspects that can be modified and improved in order to create the best off-roading vehicle possible, there are so many that beginners may begin to feel overwhelmed by all of the options available to them.  To help make the process easier on you, we are going to offer you some of the most common upgrades that should be made first.

The first thing you should do is to lift your Jeep, this can be done either by taking it to a mechanic who has experience working with off-road vehicles, or if you are mechanically inclined you can perform the lift on your own.  There are two types of lift kits to choose from, suspension lifts or body lifts.  A body lift is used to raise the body of your Jeep while leaving the suspension in its original position.  A suspension lift is used to add a higher suspension system to your Jeep.  Jeep lift kits are designed to provide your Jeep with more ground clearance and to make your vehicle more manageable on the off-road trails.

After you have chosen and installed a lift kit, the next modification you should make is to your tires.  In order for your vehicle to perform at its best while off-roading you should choose a set of tires that will provide you with the traction and performance necessary to enjoy your time on the trails.  Once you lift your Jeep the stock tires will look a little out of place, this is why you should purchase a set of larger tires that will improve your stability on the trails as well as making your vehicle look even better.

The next modification that many off-roaders add is a winch.  If you are planning to spend a lot of time on the trails it is likely that you may become stuck.  Installing a winch on your Jeep will allow you to pull yourself out of tricky situation.  A winch also comes in handy if any of your friends should become stuck, you will be able to help them.  Having your own winch can save you hours of waiting for someone else to come along and help you.  These are only a few of the most common upgrades that off-roaders make to their vehicles; if you are a beginner these are great places to begin your modifications.

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