Any Jeep enthusiast can tell you that aftermarket upgrades are one of the best parts of the Jeep life. You take pride in caring for your Jeep, keeping it in great shape, and investing in the best parts to optimize its performance. As spring approaches, it’s time to take the Jeep out of the garage and invest in a few upgrades while you’re at it. One of the hottest aftermarket options available right now is the Smittybilt X20 10K. This wireless winch makes it safer than ever to enjoy off-road adventures. You can venture into the most remote areas with confidence, knowing that you have a winch to haul your Jeep if it becomes necessary.
Another hot upgrade for springtime is a new roof. Soft tops certainly offer many benefits, but if you’re looking for security and protection, investing in a Jeep TJ hardtop is the way to go. Nothing is worse than getting unexpectedly caught in a storm on a rainy day. With a hardtop to protect you, the weather is never a worry, and you can cruise with confidence no matter what the forecast may include. This is particularly beneficial during springtime when rain can come at a moment’s notice and the weather is notoriously unpredictable.
In addition to better protection, hardtops indisputably offer superior durability, so you’ll have to replace and repair them less often than you would with a soft top. You can also enjoy better insulation from the outside world, so it’s easier to control the climate of your Jeep’s cab with your vehicle’s HVAC system. If you appreciate peace and quiet, a hard top is also likely to be attractive because of its ability to reduce ambient noise while you’re on the road. This is ideal for off-road conditions that may have lots of bumps and potholes that create unpleasant noise.
Yet another popular springtime upgrade is the collection of Fox suspension kits. Tuning your suspension is practically a rite of passage for a Jeep owner, but if you’re ready to take the next step and customize it completely, one of these kits is your best bet. Suspension kits come in many varieties, so you should do some research to ensure you’re choosing the right one. If you only want to upgrade part of your suspension, for example, you can buy single shocks to improve your overall control and offer a smoother ride.
If you want to go all-out and upgrade your entire suspension system, however, you can opt for a lift kit. As the name implies, a lift kit will lift your Jeep by providing a few extra inches to its height. The results can be as subtle as a single inch of lift or as drastic as three or four inches. The higher you lift your Jeep, the better its off-road performance is likely to be. This is because of the fact that a bigger clearance between your Jeep and the road may minimize the risk posed by obstacles.