Top Jeep Upgrade We Love
We have had a lot of projects with this jeep, today we are going over our top 7 upgrades for trailing. This options may differ for you and your trailing needs. We are not rock crawls, we are in sandy destinations were the trail ends and the party begins.
Illuminating the way
First upgrade we did to our jeep and a must if you trail at night are lights. Nothing like hitting the trail and the only reason your jeep ain’t coming home is because you couldn’t see. You tho ught the trail was okay! Now your in a mess you can’t get out of. Don’t be that person, get some good trail lights.
Our install and review light videos play list: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9…
Second upgrade that not only can make the look of your jeep, but also protect it from the trail is bumpers. We went with barricade bumpers for their solid construction and beefy look. Not only have they protected our jeep from trail damage, but they saved our jeep when a snowbird crossed 3 lanes of traffic knocking our jeep in the turn lane. The car we got pushed into didn’t fair well.
Our install and review bumper videos play list: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9…
Third upgrade was a 9,000 lb. winch. If you trail, you are going to need a winch. It may be to help out others along the trail, or made you make an error and get stuck. Our son, while never getting stuck himself, has used this winch countless times help others out. Knock on wood he never gets stuck, but like a spare tire a winch is not needed, until it is.
Our install and review winch video: https://youtu.be/ldpoCpS9a70
Fourth upgrade was the lift. When we got the jeep it had 3 inch blocks on it which does no look as good, plus it stretches’ thing and shortens your shifters. We changed this to a 4 inch suspension lift with on inch body lift. Lowering the body raised the shifters up and made the visible gaps between the frame much less noticeable. Also with the larger total lift we have we can easily fit 33′ inch tires.
Our install and review lift videos play list: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9…
Fifth upgrade and greatest improvement to performance and fuel economy has been changing our gearing from 4:10 to 4:88. With larger tires you can really hurt torque making your jeep perform poorly. With this gear change it moved us back to what stock tires would perform like when we up our tires to 33′ inch tires. Right now we have 32′ inch tires but our jeeps shoes are getting a bit worn and the change is Imminent.
Our install and review bed liner “boom mat” videos play list: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9…
Sixth upgrade was replacing the carpet with a spray-in floor liner. We choose to go with Boom Mat for ease of use to reduce the tin noise we were getting with the large subwoofer. We also wanted to help prevent road noise and cut down heat, since the carpet was almost ripped apart. For the noise and heat this solution worked great until we added AC. The window would supply enough air that you would not feel the road heat, but now with the AC it just can move enough air. We are going to add insulation and a covering floor covering in the future, but without AC, this is not a bad solution
Our install and review bed liner videos play list: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9…
This jeep has a kick ass stereo, and for the subwoofer size, people are really surprised it is only one 10′ inch. There was more work than throwing a sub box in and calling it a day. We actually spent time planning where the ports vented, the sub pointed, and the box volume to get max bass out of this Skar Sub in little space. We even sealed up everything so that when the tailgate is close, it doesn’t look like this jeep has a system.
All install and review audio videos play list: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9…
If you are interested in all projects that have been done to this jeep see this playlist. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9…
Index Of Video:
- 00:56 Jeep Lighting Upgrades
- 02:57 Jeep Bumper Upgrades
- 04:31 Jeep Winch Upgrade
- 05:39 Jeep Lift Upgrade
- 07:18 Jeep 4.10 To 4.88 Gear Upgrade
- 09:04 Jeep Floor Bed Liner Upgrade
- 10:51 Jeep Stereo System Upgrade
Tools We Love:
- Milwaukee 18-Volt Drill and Impact Driver Kit: https://amzn.to/366BwxM
- Husky Mechanics Tool Set: https://amzn.to/3kuGUzD
- Angle Grinder https://amzn.to/36FaC09
- Forney Easy Weld Welder https://amzn.to/3romDR1
- Welding Helmet https://amzn.to/3wOq58z