When looking for the best mods, modifications or accessories for your Jeep Wrangler JK it’s important to do your research. There are many different brands of products on the market and some will not be compatible with others so you’ll need to find out what will work the best with your vehicle before making a purchase.
We all love Jeeps and Jeep Wrangler JKs in particular. It might be the long arm, short wheelbase, or iconic design that drives their popularity but we can’t deny the appeal of a good old jeep! The more adventurous among us have been known to modify these four-wheeled beasts into light duty rock crawlers with air lockers and suspension systems galore; however this isn’t for everyone as there are some modifications you should avoid when modding your Wrangler. Below is an overview of things not recommended on a Jeep Wrangler:
Fiberglass half doors – Fiberglass panels still weigh more than aluminum ones. Plus they require extra reinforcement which adds weight back onto your suspension system and reduces ground clearance due to how much room these need to attach. If you’re looking for convenience with easy accessibility then this might not be so bad, but if lightness is what’s important then skip out on these.
Engine swaps – There are plenty of engine swaps out there for the JK, but they require a lot of fabrication and modification to work. Plus most are just going to be putting more weight up high on your vehicle which will make it harder on its suspension system, tires and other components that have been engineered with this in mind from the factory.
Studded or oversized tires – These can add some fun looks to your Jeep Wrangler’s exterior but if you want something better performing then get some nice off-road rubber instead! Studded or oversize tires might also not offer enough tread depth as well so unless you’re looking for a tire swap soon anyways don’t go with either of them. Or, at least, do not install anything larger than 33″ tires on your stock suspension or it will affect stability and ride quality drastically.
Never try using different size spacers under your wheels if they don’t fit well with one another because this will likely cause vibrations at high speeds and lower gas mileage. If you want to use spacers make sure they’re designed for each side.
Do not mount tow hooks to outside of frame rails unless they are specifically made to do so. Doing this damages the Jeep Wrangler JKs structural integrity due to unbalanced weight distribution along its perimeter during off roading excursions while also compromising safety features such as side impact protection.
Don’t try anything new without first reading about it online or asking around to see what people think of the mods. (If everyone is saying that 33″ tires are impossible for stability then I know better than to install them) The last thing you want is to be stuck in an off-road situation out in the middle of nowhere because your Jeep Wrangler JK has fallen apart! If something sounds too good to be true, don’t do it.”