- Jul 2015

Off-Roading never looked so cool: Modifying a Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is a car that has been around for decades, for good reasons too. The car is best known for it’s exceptional off-roading capabilities and has won many awards as a result. Interestingly the Jeep Wrangler is known to hold very good trade-in value, a quality rare in SUV cars. The shape of the Jeep Wrangler has remained very similar throughout the model changes over the years. That has worked very well for Jeep because with time the car has gained a retro appeal that is unique to the Wrangler.

Nowadays, the trend has been to go back to what is “old-school” and reinvent it in a cool, new and exciting way. This trend has been seen in fashion, music and of course cars. The Jeep Wrangler is one of those cars that has received this treatment over the last few years. When the Jeep Wrangler is modified with certain “bits and bobs”, one cannot deny that it looks pretty hardcore, gaining you automatic street cred. So for this week we have listed a few modifications you can do to your Jeep Wrangler to turn it from good to great. The best part of these modifications is that there are functional and will enhance your off-roading experience, whether you’re climbing mountains in Lesotho or climbing pavements in Sandton

Suspension and Tyres

The first step to making your Jeep Wrangler stand out, is to lift the suspension. This can be done through a kit that upgrades your springs and shock absorbers, creating lift in your car and improving your ground clearance. So when you’re facing boulders in your travels, your Jeep will have no problems. The kit also gives your Jeep Wrangler more height as you roll down 4th avenue in Parkhurst which will help you locate parking easier on a Friday night. One more thing, your tyres. You can’t off-road properly without the right tyres, so a set of all terrain chunky tyres will help you do just that. There are many brands to choose from, these tyres will further enhance your mountain climbing and hardcore appeal on the streets.

Lighting

The Jeep Wrangler has excellent lighting capabilities as standard. Who knows though, perhaps in your travels you may need some lighting assistance or a taxi driver may cut you off and you may need to blind him. Either way, getting some extra lighting will always be beneficial in your Jeep Wrangler.

Wrapping 

The thing about off-roading is that it can be tricky business. You may need to go through some tight spots and that may involve a thorn-bush or two. City off-roading is very tricky too, car parks are known for “haters” who may want to key your beloved Wrangler. These two scenarios may cause scratches on your paint and no one wants any scratches on their Jeep Wrangler. That is why we suggest you apply a wrap on your car since it will protect the original paint on your vehicle, it may also enhance the cool image your car already portrays-just saying. You can get whatever colour wrap on your Wrangler nowadays, matte black is a classic favourite amongst many, it is elusive and most importantly very hardcore looking.

Results

As mentioned earlier, doing certain modifications to your Jeep Wrangler can be very beneficial to your off-roading experience. By just applying the three modifications listed above, your Jeep Wrangler is ready for anything. Roadtrips, civil wars and even coffee runs will never be the same. If you want you can even remove the rear roof from your car, making it a semi-convertible. If you’re an extreme off-roader you can even remove the doors off your Jeep Wrangler. So if you own a Jeep Wrangler and do these modifications, when people see you they will think, “that person is all about adventure” even though you will be on your way to the gym. Happy Modded Monday!

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photos courtesy of www.starwoodmotors.com

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