Top accessories for your Jeep

“It does everything. It goes everywhere. It’s as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule, and as agile as a goat. It constantly carries twice what it was designed for, and still keeps on going.” – Ernie Pyle, Pulitzer Prize–winning American World War II journalist

From the outset, Jeep has been a vehicle synonymous with customization and utility. During World War II the Jeep earned its stripes and a permanent, proud position in American automotive history.

Outfitted and used to the maximum during the war (well beyond their intended capacity), Jeeps towed trailers, hauled weapons, ammo, water, fuel, and the wounded. As required, Jeeps were fitted with rail wheels to pull boxcars on train tracks. Yes, really. Every once in a while they were even a source of levity for weary allied soldiers.

According to then General Dwight Eisenhower, the Jeep was “indispensable” to the war effort. Front lines journalist Ernie Pyle surmised, “I don’t think that we could continue the war without the Jeep.”

That tradition of customization and almost unlimited versatility lives on to this day. In some locales, it’s hard to travel a day on the roads without passing one or more decked-out Jeeps emulating the original concept. Modern customization purposes aren’t nearly as serious, but the spirit of increasing Jeep utility and creating the perfect all-in-one, go anywhere, do anything transport solution, is much the sam

Thinking about getting in on the Jeep customization action? Whether you want to color coordinate your dash trim to match your seat covers, or light up the trail ahead while towing your other off-road toys, there are ways to make it all happen and look good doing it!

Here are some of the must-have accessories for Jeeps. (Rail wheels not recommended.)

Interior accessories

From the floor to the hard top, everything you could possibly want to customize your Jeep interior is available. Here are some of the favorite accessories and updates in Jeep Nation:

  • Seat covers: Upgrade from cloth or vinyl to leather, or stick with a similar upholstery material and trade out the colors. Seat covers have the added benefit of protecting the stock seats from excessive wear and damage, and they’re affordable to boot.
Jeep seat covers
  • Floor mats & carpet: Beef up your floor mats and/or change the color. Some of the more dedicated off-roaders opt to install a prefabbed waterproof floor liner or a spray on liner.
Jeep floor liners
  • Consoles & lockboxes: These are essential features for any Jeep model that has a removable top or sunroof. A secure console or lockbox will keep your belongings safe while you’re parked at the mall or camped for the night.
  • Trim kits: Trim can change the decorative colors of the dash and console, and in some cases upgrade the materials from plastic to metal.
  • Pet gear: When you want to bring your furry friends along for the adventure, there are specialized seat covers (or slings) and cargo liners that will keep wet, muddy, or dusty paws off of the upholstery.
  • Sound system: As with most vehicles, all models of Jeep stereos and speakers can be upgraded. In Wranglers, it’s common to install speakers mounted to the roll cage.
Speakers mounted to the roll cage

Jeep exterior accessories

Customize according to your taste and budget, and really, the sky is the limit. Here are some of the ways to make your Jeep stand out from the crowd from the exterior:

  • Upgraded soft/hard tops: There are full kits for either hard or soft option, but combinations can include a hardtop with a sunroof or a half top (bikini top). Outfit your soft top with a curtain, windjammer, or a cargo deck dust cover.
Hard or soft top?
  • Cargo racks, bike racks, camping/tent systems: Cargo racks can be used for additional gear storage and transportation. Camping or tent systems come in a wide array of options and are especially popular for off-roaders who want to achieve the all-in-one Jeep vehicle.
Camping Jeep-style
  • Doors (half doors, tube doors): Upgraded doors are a great way to accessorize your Jeep, particularly a Wrangler, but other models can be switched up as well. Door styles are available with hard or soft top compatibility, and half doors offer a certain amount of protection while maintaining an open-air feeling. (This style has the option to insert colored canvas, a sunshade, or solid panels within the frame.) Not sure about going all-in on a door swap? Also consider trim kits for the handles, metal hinges, and fabric straps.
Jeep doors
  • Light kits: Available for most Jeep models include floodlights, driving lights, fog lights, and decorative lights. These can be added for on- or off-road driving assistance, and/or style. (Be aware of local laws when it comes to using additional lights on-road.)
Jeep-style lighting
  • Badges, decal: This category is simply frivolous and fun. Bumper stickers, window clings, and vinyl cuts can reflect your Jeep culture knowledge, as well as pretty much anything else you want. In terms of bang for the buck exterior accessories that can really stand out, decals are legit.
Let your colors fly
  • Wheels & tires: Last but (really) not least, what Jeep upgrade project is complete without a wheel + tire upgrade package? In terms of adding presence and increasing the capability of your Jeep, few modifications can
Big, beefy off-road tires
Big, beefy off-road tires

If you’re content with your current Jeep wheels but want to add some extra capability and upgrade the size and/or look of your tires, check out our wide selections of All Terrain and Mud Terrain tires.

Shop our massive selection of Jeep tires and wheels today. Or don’t hesitate to give us a call at 866-961-8668 if we can help with getting you a new set of tires or wheels!

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