Top Jeep Upgrades And Modifications That Can Jazz Up Your Jeep For an Off-Roading Adventure
If you love off-roading, you can do it with the best SUV. And then you can do it with a Jeep.
This is one vehicle that can make driving in even the most inhospitable locations on the planet, fun and exhilarating experience!
Provided you have the confidence and driving skills. However, in addition to the confidence and driving skills, what can help make an off-road experience exceptional are certain upgrades and modifications that can add to the functionality and performance of your Jeep.
Arm your Jeep with these modifications and live your passion for off-road adventures with the perfect vehicle!
13 Modifications and Upgrades for Your Jeep
If you are a Jeep owner, looking forward to some serious off-roading adventures, there are a number of necessary upgrades and modifications that you should consider. These upgrades will ensure your Jeep is properly equipped to handle all kinds of terrain while also ensuring the performance quotient remains intact.
Not to mention, they will help in keeping you and your vehicle safe regardless of where you drive.
At Horizon Auto have the necessary experience and expertise to help you with all your Jeep modifications and upgrades. Because we know how important it is to select an upgrade or modification that is best suited to your vehicle, when you come to us, you can rest assured we will only offer you the best guidance and quality service.
To give you an idea of what kind of modifications and upgrades are necessary to make your Jeep off-road ready, consider the following list of common custom Jeep modifications.
Install Suspension Upgrades and a Lift Kit
On normal city roads, a ground clearance of around 8.3 to 10 inches (standard factory measurement) is fine.
However, if you’re going to be driving over rough terrains that are marked with grooves and sharp ascents, your Jeep will need higher ground clearance. Which is why you need to install suspension upgrades and a lift kit.
With better lift, you will be able to maneuver and control your jeep better while navigating terrain obstacles without damaging the undercarriage.
A better lift is also necessary to navigate terrains with streams or shallow water bodies – the last thing you want is for water flooding your Jeep and engine or for your Jeep to get stuck midstream!
Install Differential Lockers
The reason why you should have differential lockers installed is that they help sync the spinning of corresponding wheels thereby boosting traction. Better traction is what will help your Jeep crawl or climb better. Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about your wheels simply spinning in the air and not being able to move.
While some of the most recent models of Jeep are designed with differential lockers, most Jeeps, however, don’t have differential lockers. If your Jeep is one among them, then we highly recommend you go in for an aftermarket pair.
Upgrade Your Tires
This is one upgrade that hardly needs explanation. Obviously bigger tires will give you better road grip – a critical necessity for rough driving on tough trails since it lowers the risk for your Jeep getting stuck or skidding.
While bigger tires are a notable upgrade to consider, it is also important to be prudent about your choice of tires. You might want to spend some time first understanding the functional advantages of different tires and how they can be useful across different off-road trails.
If you are not very sure which tires you should select from, we can help you make the right choice for your Jeep.
Install a Winch – A “Must-have Trouble Shooter” for Emergencies
One of the most important additions you will need for your Jeep is a winch. When we say it is a “must-have troubleshooter” we are saying it for good reason.
A winch can help you out of tricky situations or make it possible for you to offer towing assistance to someone in need. So never leave for an off-road adventure without installing a winch!
Project the Underbelly of Your Jeep
If rock climbing is something that you will be or want to try during your next off-road adventure, you’ll require rock sliders to protect the underbelly of your Jeep from damage due to protruding or sharp jagged rocks or undergrowth.
Another advantage of having rock sliders is that they can serve as a recovery point for your winch if your Jeep flips over. At the very least they can be used as a step to get into the Jeep!
Even on normal city roads, your shocks are stressed and can sustain damage. The pressure is magnified on off-road trails that are laden with grooves and bumps.
Upgrading your shock is one way to give your Jeep an added layer of protection against any kind of impact or shocks your Jeep might sustain while driving over rough trails so you’re free to enjoy your off-road adventure.
Whether you are on an off-roading adventure or just driving around in the city among heavy traffic, having studier bumpers over the standard front and rear bumpers that your Jeep initially came with, is something you should seriously consider.
In addition to providing an extra layer of protection, studier bumpers do off greater aesthetic appeal. Furthermore, they can serve as a tactical point for mounting a winch.
Lighting Power for Nighttime Driving
Adding lights that can help you see better while you are on an off-road trail in addition to being a safety feature that will also give your Jeep aesthetics a visual bump. You might want to consider aftermarket LED lights, which offer great output at half of the amps both at low and high beams when compared to standard factory LEDs.
Performance Exhaust Systems
Your Jeep’s muffler and exhaust system are critical to the performance of your vehicle as well as to the environment. Which is why you should consider upgrading your current exhaust system to a high-flow muffler. This can help improve both the off-road as well as an on-road performance of your Jeep.
Many Jeep lovers who are into off-roading also like the idea of changing the sound generated by the muffler and exhaust system. However, you might want to first look up your state laws pertaining to exhaust noise while driving within city limits as well as on highways.
A soft top is recommended if you love having the option of simply pulling the top down to let the breeze zip past as you take in the beauty of the trail completely. Of course, this isn’t a necessary modification and in fact, a number of Jeep owners opt against having a soft top. So, at the end of the day, it’s a matter of personal choice. If you decide upon a soft top, make sure you spend some time since variety (both for shape, size, and form) is not a limitation.
You can choose between frameless soft tops or go in for a total replacement – depending of course on what kind of cover you are keen on for your Jeep.
Grab Handles and Entry Guards
You will want to install grab handles since they are extremely useful in two ways – they can help give you a lift up when getting into the Jeep and for your passengers to secure themselves better as you drive through rough trails. Entry guards offer protection to the door frames against damage from scratches and other marks.
These can secure your hood while you zip through at high speeds in rough terrain. In addition to the noise factor (rattling) hood latches will keep you from worrying about the hood simply popping open anytime you go flying over a bump or high stone or rock.
So, hood latches again is an addition you should consider when upgrading your Jeep for some fun power driving on off-roads and with lower taxes this upgrade is not that far out of the question.
While you navigate your way through off-roads, the interior is bound to gather dirt and mud. Floor liners however are a great addition to keep the interior of your Jeep clean.
The above-mentioned upgrades and modifications are some of the most common and necessary components for customizing your jeep for off-road. However, you don’t have to stop with these. There are plenty of other modifications that can help improve your rides such as hitch accessories, a variety of tech gadgets, and recovery gear.
Upgrade Your Jeep with Professionals at Horizon Auto!
We have been helping proud Jeep owners customize their vehicles with upgrades and modifications that are exceptional, visually appealing, and highly functional for a number of years now.
So, when you come to us, we offer the ideal balance between the best-in-class off-road modifications and upgrades while also giving importance to the style quotient.
Our team of specialist Jeep technicians can provide you with expert guidance on what mods suit your Jeep model the best with respect to performance for both on-road and for off-roads. We work with cost-effective and high-quality upgrades that deliver value for money while improving your driving experience and the look of your Jeep.
If you’re looking for upgrades and modifications for your Jeep, call us or visit us at Horizon Auto. We’ll be more than happy to help you with selecting and installing mods and upgrades best suited for your Jeep!
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