Top 5 Cool Jeep Wrangler Accessories

by | Auto Tools, Best Of (Cars)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

One of the best things about being a Jeep owner is all the cool stuff you can do to your ride.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Wrangler or a TJ. You are given unlimited creativity in shaping your 4×4 beast to look just the way you like it.

I take it you want something beyond the stock Jeep experience? Something exciting and awesome?

Nice. I’ve got a list of the best 5 Jeep accessories for people like you who can’t stick to vanilla looks. Let’s hop on it!

#1 A Light Bar for Ultra Night Illumination

Some say night drives can be dreadful, dangerous, dull. You might disagree (I know I do) – driving after dark can be amazing, especially if paired with my favorite playlists.

That said, stock lights can kill that excitement with their lack of lumens. They’re pretty subpar in offroad conditions.

If you want a powerful ray of 27000 lumens offroad shine, Yitamotor’s LED light bar is your best buddy. I’m talking about 52″ of uncompromised performance ready to penetrate any darkness with 6000K light.

Instead of boring images, here’s a video to see the full shine on that MONSTER:

What does offroad driving involve? That’s right, heaps of water or dust. Fear not, as this 300W bright baby is both water and dust resistant. It doesn’t really care about weather conditions that much with its IP67 waterproof rating.

To ease installation and spare you some extra dollars, the light bar comes with mounting brackets and a wiring harness. It’s a relatively simple plug-and-play that should take you no more than an hour or two.

#2 A Grille to Make Things More Aggressive

Let’s get this straight:

Jeep is power.

So for some people out there, it makes sense to express this feeling of power with more aggressive mods. The grille is the single most effective accessory to achieve this effect.

I mean, look at this beast:

Cool Jeep JK accessories or mods? A grille is a must!

There are dozens upon dozens of grilles to shape your Jeep JK’s face. I picked this Xprite beauty for several reasons:

  • Cool-looking matte black made of HQ ABS plastic. Tough as hell.

  • Easy to paint if you need to match it with your Jeep’s colors.

  • Perfect fit with OEMs or even common aftermarket mods.

It’s not that hard to install either!

Now, you might be tired of the Venom or Gladiator or Beast designs to express a badass 4×4 ride. In that case, take a look at this Shark beauty.

And don’t worry, this is yet another good brand for Jeep accessories. Sharks are rarer to come by, so you’ll stand out even more.

#3 Some Hood Catchers for Zero Hood Flutter

Hood catchers are a must have for any Jeep JK owner who wants some cool gadgets around.

Open…close…open…close. Regular use, paired with weather conditions and somewhat flimsy, plastic construction will cause hood catcher degradation. It might happen sooner than you expected!

One of the simplest-to-install Jeep accessories is a hood catcher. It also helps that you have Rugged Ridge in the game – inarguably, one of the leading manufacturers of cool Jeep Wrangler gadgets.

So why go with these?

First of all, unlike the stock plastic mediocrity you get tough aluminum construction. Top it off, the aluminum beauty is reinforced by stainless hardware.

This improved manufacture leads to reason #2: hood flutter. Better durability and fitting means reduced flutter and no more flap-flap-flap when you just want to enjoy driving.

Aesthetics matter too. Silver, Black or Textured Black – Rugged Ridge give you several finishes that simply look way, way better than dull stock hood catchers.

A limited 5-year warranty – quite long in fact, is only a tasty cherry on top of that 4×4 cake.

#4 A Lock Box for Your Ultimate Security

OK, this one is for you open-air Jeep fanatics who are rocking a soft top Wrangler. Yeah, roaming the roads with breeze swirling around you is great.

But you also have to think of security!

This lockbox buddy is a polished solution to any worries related to your valuables. Looks clean and cool, huh?

A simple, secure lockbox - if you're riding a Jeep, that's one of the accessories that matter the most.

Dimensions are 17” length x 7.5” width and a compact 3.75” height. What matters more is that:

  • a) it comes with an intelligently designed pick-resistant cylinder lock and two keys

  • b) it’s manufactured from tough as hell 16 gauge carbon steel

  • c) it simply looks amazing with the well-known textured black powder coat finish all Jeep owners know

In short, this is an affordable way for you to have peace of mind whenever, wherever.

Here’s the tricky part, however: it won’t fit some Jeep Wrangler models.

If you want that extra cool Jeep accessory to work as intended, you have to drive:

  • 2007-2018 Wrangler JK Unlimited (4-door)

  • 2007-2010 Wrangler JK (2-door)

It will not fit 2011-2018 2-door Wranglers, sadly.

Should it fit, though, you’ll be happy to know that there are no drills involved in the installation. Very easy and intuitive as a setup process. Also, it won’t interfere with seat adjustments so don’t worry about that either.

#5 Buffed Headlights for Clearer Vision

I know, we had the light bar going on, but these headlights are something else. First, light bars are boss for offroad driving, but in standard road conditions you’ll blind other drivers.

Second, not everybody wants to have a huge bar on top of their Jeep.

If you’re a fan of more compact, elegant solutions, these LX-Light buddies are more than great. They’ll both illuminate the light or help you navigate yourself through foggy weather.

Improved headlights for clearer vision in fog and rain: these beauties are irreplaceable as a nifty Jeep gadget.

As nobody ever liked flicker, they also come with an anti-flicker module built in. Steady, unwavering lighting that will disperse the darkness on the road.

Oh, and they’re DOT certified.

Anyways, probably you’re wondering about things like construction, lumens, and other viable specifics.

The 7” headlights come in two beam modes. The stronger one packs some 4500LM, while the weaker runs on 3200LM. Power punch is 45W per each bulb for 90W altogether.

The fog lights are smaller at 4” but their IP67 waterproof feature makes up for the smaller radius. 1600 lumens will take care of foggy weather to provide you with a vastly improved vision on what you’d get with stock lights.

As with lumens and size, power consumption is also scaled back at 30W.

All in all, a neat Jeep accessory. In fact, one of the best cheap things to do to a Jeep Wrangler in terms of core functionality.

As far as installation goes, things are easy with some exceptions. For example, Rubicon owners might need an extra bracket depending on their model. Otherwise, the LED lights should be alright, especially with the following Jeep models:

  • 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-door

  • 1997-2006 Jeep TJ

  • 2007-2015 Jeep Wrangler 2-door

Not that sure about the Sahara as I’m not too familiar with them.

Any other cool Jeep Wrangler accessories or upgrades you can recommend?

I’m curious about your own experience as a Jeep owner. What did you add to your ride in order to make it more unique, more functional, more yours?

It can be anything! Weird mods, fundamental Wrangler upgrades or any other accessories you’d say are a must have for Jeep owners.

I’m open to learning more about your own creative ideas on JK or TJ customization!

Founder of ToolingFun. Couldn't even change a lightbulb in my teenage years. Discovered the joy of DIY projects during my 2nd year in college. All about tinkering around, trying fun tools and projects, and giving my opinion on industry brands!