Without question the Jeep Wrangler is one of the most frequently modified off-road vehicles ever manufactured. Why? Well, it’s not because the base ride needs improvement. It’s because Jeep Wrangler owners have so many affinities for different off-road adventures.
There are rock crawlers, hill climbers, crazy Baja Bomber race fanatics, adult beverage swigging mudders, and a host of free spirits that simply want to go where nobody else can.
The Wrangler is overwhelmingly popular among a huge off-road enthusiast market that has diverse “hot button” activities they use their Jeep for. Because Wrangler doesn’t come in a Swiss Army knife trim, aftermarket manufacturers have created Wrangler specific accessories ranging from major mechanical modifications to goofy graphics to satisfy every possible need a Wrangler owner might have to customize their ride.
With hundreds of aftermarket companies offering thousands of different accessories, it’s helpful to know which brands have the most experience and best reputations providing Wrangler customization components so let’s take a look at a few.
Customize your Jeep Wrangler with Proven Brands
To be clear, if you have average skills and a modest tool kit, you can do a lot of Wrangler customization yourself. That’s what makes these accessories so attractive. Other modifications are likely going to need a pro with a garage.
In 1956, a small machine shop owned by Basil Smith (Smitty) an early off-road enthusiast, focused on accessories designed for trucks and Jeeps. When his son Tom entered the business, it took a more aggressive and innovative tack investing in engineering talent, high-tech production facilities, and carefully tracking trends in the off-road lifestyle. The net result, Smittybilt now offers over 2000 products specifically designed for Jeep Wranglers armor, bumpers, winches, light-bars, seats and seat covers, tube doors, and so much more. Here’s a quick example: