Since we're stuck at home on lockdown with nowhere to go, we've been looking for projects to keep ourselves busy during all the downtime.
Not all of us are garage gear heads nor do we have all the tools and a proper lift to do some serious work like a suspension upgrade or engine swap (Hellcat anyone?)
Why not check out this List of our Top 10 Jeep Wrangler Mods you can do at home with minimal tools and skills...no shop required!
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1. Jeep Wrangler Phone Mount
First up is something extremely easy to do and is functional on top of being safer!
We all know there's absolutely NO good spot to put your phone in your Jeep.
A proper phone mount solves this problem.
There are a few options on the market that range in pricing from $20 to over $100 but the one we have that is solid, sturdy, high quality and cost effective is the one from Bulletproof Mounting Solutions.
The Bulletproof Jeep Wrangler Phone Mount installs in the top dash using an original screw hole so no modifications are required. This is the case for the Gladiator, Wrangler JL and newer JKs (2011 and up).
It's super sturdy and rock solid thanks to its metal base (if you opt for their Metal Series line), the carbon fiber + kevlar mounting arm and the universal phone holder that securely grabs on to your phone.
Our experience with suction cup mounts hasn't been too great and they can hinder your visibility out of the windshield.
The Bulletproof one sits pretty low in your sightline so it has very little effect on your visibility.
It just so happens to sit in the perfect spot to quickly and safely glance down for navigational directions.
2. Storage Bags
Storage isn't exactly abundant in a Jeep Wrangler.
You have a small glovebox, the center console is pretty decent and some flexible nets for small items in the doors but that's about it.
Our recommendation is looking at a Passenger Grab Handle Bag.
The Grab Handle Pouch is a super easy install on the Passenger Grab Handle and gives you some good storage for a Tire Pressure Gauge, Tire Deflator, your Jeep Tool kit and other similarly-sized items.
Bartact and Warn make some really nice ones. Check them out below.
3. Molle Pouches + Tailgate Organizer
Molle Bags range in size and allow you to further organize and separate your gear like First Aid Equipment, Gauges, D-Ring Shackles, Flashlights, your winch remote, etc.
If you have a Jeep Rubicon (JK, JL or Gladiator), the back of your front seats are equipped with the Molle Grid System and serve as the perfect spot to attach your pouches.
If not, you can always pick up some Molle seat covers that provide a similar grid system in the back.
Lastly, you can mount your pouches on your Tail Gate using a Tailgate Molle Panel. Very handy for the Molle Pouches, Recovery Gear and more!
Below is one by JCR Offroad for the JL.
4. Grab Handles
Mostly for style, but they do serve a purpose as well.
There are typically 2 types of grab handles: Hard and Soft.
The hard ones install with bolts in existing screw holes.
The soft ones often feature a rubber grip or a paracord-style grip.
The paracord ones often have many different color options and patterns available so if you're looking for something with that custom look, this style is your best bet.
The soft handles install with Velcro so they take a few minutes to install.
Our premium paracord recommendation has to be the Bartact Paracord Grab Handles. These are super high quality, feature robust velcro straps and metal hardware vs plastic on other less expensive options.
Another option is the GPCA Jeep Grab Handles which are super popular as well.
5. Jeep Swag
Best part? No installation required!
Just wash and wear.
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6. Recovery Gear
Jeep Recovery Gear is definitely a life saver when you're out on the trails or in an emergency.
There's a wide range of recovery gear out there including tree saver straps, tow straps, snatch straps, d-ring shackles, hitch receiver with shackle, snatch blocks, winches and more.
For the purpose of this article, we're talking about everything listed above with the exception of a winch which does require some tools and know-how to install.
If you opted for the Jeep Trail Rated kit, this is what you would have received: Tow Strap, D-Ring Shackles, Gloves and a Bag.
If you are interested in a winch, we'd have to recommend the Warn ZEON 10S.
7. Half Doors
Perfect for hot, summer days, half doors replace your original doors while providing a bit more style and more protection versus driving completely doorless.
Another benefit with the tube-style half doors is being able to see obstacles under your front tires.
Not to mention, half doors look absolutely wicked.
8. Jeep Wrangler Sunshade
Perfect on those hot, sunny days, going topless always seems like a good idea but a few hours in the sun will almost always result in a painful sunburn.
A sunshade provides a nice compromise between open-air topless Jeeping and UV protection.
Plus, if you opt for a flashier color like red, it can really add some nice style as well.
9. Upgraded Short Antenna
A very simple upgrade that gets rid of the big whip antenna.
Not much else to say. A few minutes of your time and you're done.
Here are a few recommendations.
10. Door Sill Entry Guards
Wranglers don't typically come standard with these scuff plates so if you're fed up of scratching up the paint on your naked door sills, look into grabbing a full set of affordable entry guards.
Mopar makes some but there are plenty of aftermarket ones as well.
Installation of these is pretty easy. Just clean up the area, peel off the double-sided tape and press them into position.
Functional and stylish!
- Mopar Wrangler JK Door Sill Guards
- Mopar Wrangler JL Door Sill Guards
- Rugged Ridge Wrangler JL Door Sill Guards
Did we miss anything?
Leave a comment below with your favorite easy-to-install mod on your Wrangler. We'd love to hear from you!