Everybody knows that the first customization you do on a Jeep Wrangler is to jack it up 2, 4, or 6 inches with a lift kit. This not only gets you great clearance, but you’ve got room for those custom wheels wrapped in 33” knobby off-road tires. But hey, once that’s done, what’s next in tricking out the Wrangler for off-road superhero status?
Well here’s a short list of add-ons that not only give your Wrangler a boost in performance but look amazingly cool as well
When you buy those bigger, wider tires, for your custom Jeep Wrangler, you’re going to have to make room for them on your ride. That’s why you installed a lift kit. But you are also going to have to replace the stock fenders on your JK or JY. There just isn’t enough room to turn the wheels left or right without rubbing against the stock fenders.
So, what you need are fender flares, add-ons that replace stock fenders, provide plenty of space for wheel maneuvering even in the toughest off-road conditions, and provide some protection from debris kicked up by the wheels. Fortunately, most of these fenders can be directly bolted to the chassis using predrilled holes. This will be the easiest bodywork you will ever do on your Jeep. The results are both performance enhancing and give your ride a slick, cool looking, appearance.
Maybe your biggest challenge of this upgrade project is selecting the fenders that really float your boat. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors from a bunch of big names in the off-road accessories business. Some of our favorites are RBP, Smittybilt, and Rugged Ridge. Just keep in mind that the keys to finding the perfect fit are durability and compatibility.