4 Functional Upgrades For Your Jeep

off-road extreme expedition on black jeep wrangler, in mountain terrain

Whether you have a brand-new or a used Jeep Wrangler, there’s no denying that you’ve made an excellent choice. A Jeep is among the best off-road type vehicles you can purchase these days. And once you own one, you’ll find that it’s absolutely worth every penny.

But what comes after that?

Once you’ve used your Jeep for a while, perhaps you’ll discover that there are numerous modifications you can make in order to boost the functionality of your vehicle. However, there may be so many options to choose from that you end up overwhelmed, and it would be impractical to go for all the upgrades available on the market.

If you’re looking to improve your Jeep and elevate your driving experience, here are some of the most functional upgrades you can get for your Jeep:

  1. Bike Rack

If you’re the type who loves going on outdoor biking adventures, a bike rack is one of the best upgrades you can install on your Jeep. Yes, your bike can get you from point A to point B on a biking trail, but you’ll need to transport it to the starting point of the trail using your Jeep. Otherwise, you might use up most of your energy to reach the trail and feel tired more quickly during your bike ride. A bike rack also comes in handy if you frequently join duathlons or triathlons, especially those that are out of town.

This type of equipment is an investment, so you’ll want to ensure that you’re making the right choice. Here are some important parameters to have in mind when choosing a bike rack for Jeep Wrangler:

  • What you need to carry apart from the bike, or how many bikes you have to bring
  • The size and width of your Jeep so that the bike rack fits seamlessly and doesn’t become a nuisance to other drivers
  • The weight of your bike
  1. Bumpers 

Your Jeep may already have front and rear bumpers as part of the model you chose. Still, it doesn’t hurt to switch to more heavy-duty parts. This is particularly true if you intend to use your Jeep regularly on off-road adventures.

When you install stronger bumpers, you’re not just improving the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle but also shielding the Jeep itself and the driver as well as the passengers inside. And if you intend on using the vehicle often, it needs to have corrosion resistance, which is something bumpers can provide.

  1. Entry Guards

A Jeep looks great from any angle. But like any other vehicle, it will eventually undergo wear and tear. Given that this is a vehicle you can take with you to extreme outdoor activities, it’s only proper for you to protect the parts that will get likely get trampled on the most. You can do just that with the help of entry guards.

An entry guard is located on the lower door area where you place your foot in order to get inside. Over time, this will look worn out if you don’t give it some TLC. An entry guard is one of the simplest and cheapest upgrades you can opt for, so there’s no reason not to get it. 

  1. Floor Liners

Although a Jeep comes with its own set of floor carpets, you wouldn’t want to step on them directly. It helps to have a second layer of protection you can easily remove, wash, and even replace once it’s worn out. Part of owning a Jeep and any other vehicle is keeping it in good condition, so it would help to look for ways to make auto maintenance tasks more efficient.

A floor liner enables you to protect your Jeep’s interior, and this can be purchased from any car shop or hardware store. There are also different kinds of floor liners you can choose from, such as the following:

  • Molded polyethylene liners, which have a tire type tread pattern to protect from almost anything, including grease and mud
  • Carpeted mats, which guard against everyday wear and tear
  • All-weather heavy-duty liners, which can withstand exposure to snow and other weather-related elements your shoes may bring with them


With these ideas on what you can do for your Jeep, you’ll know where to begin when it comes to new modifications. Although it’s already functional as is, this doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to upgrade it and allow it to do so much more for you. 

It’s important to be guided on what you should and shouldn’t add to your Jeep. This is because at the end of the day, apart from improving functionality, your chosen modifications should keep your Jeep’s value intact.


Will Hopstetter
Will is an automotive market enthusiast living in the United Kingdom. He holds a diverse background in automotive and enjoys utilizing that to produce insights into the inner workings of the industry.