Top 10 Jeep Wrangler Mods & Upgrades

Updated on Jan 11, 2024

Looking to make your Jeep Wrangler stand out from the crowd, but unsure of where to start? Read on as RealTruck’s experts showcase the top 10 modifications and upgrades for every Jeep Wrangler. 

RealTruck's Top Picks for Wrangler Mods

This list features the top aesthetic, functionality, convenience, and off-road performance-oriented products to build your Wrangler into a well-rounded rig that’s just as comfortable on the trail as it is on the street.

1. Soft Tops and Hard Tops

Swapping out the top on your Jeep Wrangler is one of the simplest ways to completely alter the character of your ride. Whether you’re looking for a durable, water-tight hard top or an airy, summertime soft top, RealTruck has you covered! We offer a wide selection of tops for Jeep Wranglers, allowing you to customize your driving experience.

2. Seat Covers

There’s nothing worse than the first rip or stain on your Jeep’s fresh upholstery; at that point, you might as well throw the whole rig away, right? Jokes aside, protecting your Jeep’s like-new upholstery is a great way to preserve the interior, as well as the resale value. Because of this, one of the first modifications any Jeeper should invest in is a set of quality seat covers. 

Seat Covers are available in several finishes and materials, offering different levels of protection. For instance, neoprene seat covers are a popular choice amongst avid off-roaders, protecting the seats against moisture and mud. They’re also great for family and pet haulers, guarding against wet dog paws and spilled juice boxes. 

Protection aside, seat covers also look great! Whether featuring a sleek, factory-inspired color or a wild pattern, seat covers are a surefire way to spruce up your Jeep’s interior.

3. Floor Mats and Liners

Keeping with the theme of interior protection, heavy-duty floor mats are a must. Especially if you routinely wheel your Jeep or experience extreme weather conditions throughout the year, floor mats protect your Jeep’s carpeting against unnecessary staining, wear, and tear. 

Most heavy-duty floor mats feature characteristics like form fitment, moisture-locking raised edges, and molded ridges to keep moisture, dirt, and spills off of your shoes. They're also constructed from durable rubber or composite materials, ensuring excellent resistance to moisture, oil, chemicals, and abrasions. 

Besides functionality, premium floor mats significantly improve the appearance of your Jeep’s interior. 3D precision molding makes for a factory-style fitment, far improved from universal parts store mats.

4. Suspension Lift Kits

To improve your Wrangler’s performance off-road, there’s no substitute for a quality suspension setup. Lift kits bring various improvements over the factory suspension setup, including elevated ride height, increased ground clearance, superior articulation, and additional room for oversized tires. All of these features significantly enhance your Wrangler’s off-road prowess, transforming an already competent off-roader into an unstoppable force on the trail! 

Not only does a lift kit bolster your Jeep’s off-road capabilities, but significantly improve your ride’s appearance, especially when paired with the next item on our list–upgraded wheels and tires.

5. Upgraded Wheels and Tires

Whether factory height, leveled, or lifted, nothing sets off your Jeep like a set of upgraded wheels and tires. Aesthetically, upgraded wheels and tires completely change the look of your ride. With several styles available–including simulated beadlock, classic bullet hole, and stylish multi-spoke–aftermarket wheels are the perfect way to inject your unique style into your build. 

While beefy all-terrain and mud-terrain tires improve your Jeep’s rugged appearance, they’re also a crucial factor for performance. Aggressive tread lugs and sidewalls significantly improve your Jeep’s competence over challenging terrain, clawing through mud, sand, rocks, and snow with ease. 

6. Heavy Duty Bumpers

For the ultimate in style and body protection, you can’t beat a set of heavy-duty front and rear bumpers! Manufactured from premium components like plate steel and DOM tubing, aftermarket bumpers better protect your Jeep in the event of a collision or impact with debris on the trail. Not only that, but they typically also include mounts for auxiliary lighting, winches, D-ring shackles, and other essential upgrades.

Besides functionality, aftermarket bumpers are an excellent means to toughen up the appearance of your Jeep’s exterior. With most products featuring sharp lines, integrated push bars, and sleek black finishes, aftermarket bumpers illustrate that your Wrangler means business.

7. Nerf Bars and Running Boards

Especially after installing a lift kit and oversized tires, climbing in and out of your Jeep can be unnecessarily difficult. Instead of struggling to gain entry into the cab, invest in a set of quality nerf bars or running boards!

Manufactured from heavy-duty materials like carbon steel and aluminum, nerf bars and running boards provide your Jeep with a stout, wide step significantly lower than factory. As a result, gaining entry into your Jeep will be easier than ever. 

8. Fender Flares

Aftermarket fender flares are an excellent way to add functionality to your Jeep’s body, providing additional coverage and clearance for oversized tires.

Especially during instances of extreme articulation, it’s common for your oversized tires to make contact with your Jeep’s factory fender flares. However, aftermarket flares are typically engineered with a wider opening and less intrusive design, preventing contact in even the most extreme conditions. 

Like most items on this list, we have to mention aesthetics as well. Aftermarket fender flares make for a sleek yet rugged appearance, featuring simplistic designs, a wide form factor, and a rugged textured finish.

9. Off-Road Lighting

Light up the night with premium off-road lighting, including LED light bars, cubes, and pods. While your Jeep’s factory headlights are acceptable for well-illuminated roadways, a night wheeling session or a quick trip down a dimly-lit backroad will quickly highlight their shortcomings. 

Off-road lighting is an excellent way to increase low-light visibility, better illuminating the trail,  obstacles, and other vehicles. 

10. Winch and Recovery Gear

Especially if you use your Jeep as a wheeling rig, recovery gear is a crucial addition to your ride. From winches to tow and recovery straps, recovery gear ensures that no matter the conditions, and no matter how stuck you are on the trail, you can pull yourself to safety. 

As always, you can source all of these products and more on RealTruck. We offer the widest inventory of parts for your Jeep, truck, or SUV. For order assistance and product inquiries, contact our knowledgeable sales team, available 7 days a week.

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