How to Pick Out the Coolest Unique Jeep Accessories
Are you tired of coming across the same old boring Jeep trinkets and accessories over and over again? If so, it looks like you’re in luck, as we’ve put together this review and buying guide for you to find the best unique Jeep accessories! Here at Ultimate Rides, we are bonafide Jeep experts. Our team has a ton of experience both building and modifying Jeeps day in and day out, so it’s safe to say we’ve seen our fair share of accessories. The bottom line is that not all accessories are made equal, and some will serve you better than others.
We’re going to begin with a list featuring more than 10 of our favorite unique Jeep accessories, ranging from visual to functional, interior to exterior. This list is in no particular order, so it’s not as though we ranked them from best to worst. It’s simply a collection of some of our personal favorite items. After that, we’re going to share with you a brief buying guide that should help you make the right decisions while you’re shopping. Finally, we’ll finish up with a quick FAQ to wrap up any last minute questions you might have. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Iceboxx Body Mounted Bottle Opener Jeep Accessory (ASIN – B07HGBZF6T)
The perfect and one of the most unique Jeep accessories we’ve come across is this mounted bottle opener that fits into the space in front of your driver side mirror. This product is made specifically for the Wrangler JK and JKU, though you should be able to find other options that may fit your vehicle as well. If you’re the kind of person who likes to drive out to the beach or the woods on the weekends and crack open a cold one, this is an excellent accessory for you. It also works great as a gift for the Wrangler driver in your life, as long as they are fans of having the occasional drink! It should go without saying, but despite its convenient location, never drink and drive.
RT-TCZ Black Stainless Steel Latch Locking Hood Catch Kit (ASIN – B07CVWD4YB)
Another set of unique Jeep accessories is this latch locking hood kit made for 2007 through 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models. This latch is sturdy and durable, east to install and it’s even adjustable to fit your ride just right. These hood latches reduce or even prevent hood flutter, and look as sharp as can be. The latches are made from scratch-resistant stainless steel and aluminum alloy, and offer both increased security and performance for your Wrangler. Whenever you need to pop open your hood, simply go through the standard procedure and then unlatch and you’ll have quick and easy access to your engine. Pick up a set of these awesome accessories for yourself today.
JeCar Custom Black Gas Cap (ASIN – B0742K48KZ)
Are you sick of the current exposed gas cap on your Jeep Wrangler? Go for something a little more elegant with this standard black custom gas cap for Jeep Wrangler JK models. This non-locking gas cap is easy to install, and it should snap right into place and stay there. Its plain black styling goes with any color and style of Wrangler, allowing you to cover up the (what some would consider to be) ugly factory standard look. This accessory certainly isn’t extravagant or highly stylized, but it’s something that not every Jeep driver may think about, but would likely serve them great use.
MFC 5.7″ Red Heavy Gauge Billet Aluminum Antenna Replacement (ASIN – B07VWLXWWP)
Want an antenna that stands out a little more than your standard option? Check out this heavy gauge bullet-shaped antenna replacement! Available in red (our personal favorite), blue and black, this replacement antenna will be able to simultaneously provide you with excellent radio pickup and a stylish look that’s great for hunters and anyone who wants to look tough as nails. The antenna screws right on, taking the place of your old one with no issues. It even comes with mounting bolts just in case!
Xprite Metal Steel Front Door Foot Pegs (ASIN – B01M3083E4)
Do you like to drive your Jeep around with no doors? You’re certainly not alone in that regard, and we have a feeling you’ll enjoy these unique Jeep accessories. These metal foot pegs let you rest your foot outside the vehicle without any danger, and can also be helpful for stepping in and out of your ride. These foot pegs fit right into the hinge of the front door, so there’s no drilling or bolting necessary. If you’re the owner of a Jeep Wrangler JK, you owe it to yourself to give this accessory a try. There’s just so much enjoyment to be had.
Kei Project Eject Button Car Cigarette Lighter Replacement (ASIN – B01GFB2WZS)
If you have a slightly wicked sense of humor, you ought to get a kick out of this (non-functional) eject button for your ride. Like the cliche of old airplanes, you can use this accessory as a small gag to make your friends and family laugh, or it serves as an excellent gag gift for someone you love. This accessory fits right into a vehicle’s cigarette lighter outlet, and it doesn’t use any power so it will work even if the plug is not functional. We assure you this button won’t eject you out of your Jeep, but we do hope that it’s able to get you a good laugh from time to time.
ICARS Front Grill Matte Black Shark Grille with Mesh (ASIN – B07GXBJGS5)
Want to make your Jeep stand out in a crowd? Check out this awesome mesh shark teeth grille that will give your ride one hell of an angry demeanor. This grille, available for just over $100, is made for Jeep Wrangler JK and JKU models, offering an aggressive look that goes great with lift kits and larger tire sizes, as well as on its own. We’re incredibly impressed in the quality of the materials for this grille, made using high-quality ABS. The grille looks amazing, is easy to install and protects your front end from debris and other harmful materials. If you’re a fan of the look this grille provides, we highly recommend installing one on your Wrangler.
GPCA GP-Grip PRO Grab Handle for Jeep Wrangler (ASIN – B077R9GL9G)
Next up we have our favorite set of grab handles for the Jeep Wrangler, with these tactical heavy-duty style grips from GPCA. Made with high-grade materials, you can always rely on the patented design of these handles to support you while driving and getting inside and out of your Wrangler. The handles are easy to put on and take off, and include useful pockets on the inside for storing small goods. There’s even a quick-access utility pouch perfect for flashlights and other emergency items. If you like to take the top and doors off of your Jeep, you will certainly enjoy the utility that these handles offer in their absence.
Snailax Heating and Cooling Seat Cushion (ASIN – B071DN282D)
Are you disappointed that your Jeep doesn’t feature heating and cooling seats? Well, why not go for the next best thing with these heating and cooling seat cushions! It is our belief that you should always be as comfortable as possible when behind the wheel of your Jeep, and with this accessory you can take your comfort level up a few notches. Never again will you have to freeze your butt off during harsh winters or sweat through your clothes during the warmer months. This seat cushion works great, plugging into a variety of different 12V and 24V outlets in the care and inside your home. Pick up your own cushion right now!
ICARS Front Roll Bar Grab Handles (ASIN – B01M1SX4P0)
For the next entry on our list today, we’ve included an alternative style of grab handles compared to our last recommendation. Instead of the traditional shape and style, these handles utilize a unique shape and high-durability steel to give you an assist getting in and out of your Jeep. The handles will easily screw right into the holes on the upper edge of the vehicle’s frame near the doors, and with their high-quality material they will last you as long as the vehicle does. We truly appreciate how these bars effect entering and exiting the vehicle, and if you or any of your regular passengers have trouble with that, these should be a great help.
Bestop PowerBoard Electric Retractable Running Board Set (ASIN – B01CACTNE4)
If you have room in your budget, nothing accompanies a lift kit better than a set of retractable running boards. These accessories will be there to help you inside when you need them. Then, once you’re safely in, they’ll get out of the way. This has numerous benefits, keeping the look of your vehicle sleek and helping keep out of the way in off-road situations. These accessories aren’t quite easy to install, but once you get them on you’ll be sure to love it. They are especially useful if you opt for a tall suspension lift on your vehicle, which is something that we specialize in at Ultimate Rides.
Hooke Road Windshield Frame Cover (ASIN – B08NXF1NSN)
Another accessory that we are big fans of is this windshield frame cover from Hooke Road. It adds a tough and durable look to any Jeep, and at the same time provides useful lighting that can help at night. This accessory doesn’t come cheap, but it’s a very high-quality choice. Altogether the item weighs about 70 lbs., and we recommend opting for professional installation unless you’re quite sure you know what you’re doing. Once you successfully get this frame cover installed, you’ll not only be met with a whole new look, but you’ll be able to confidently venture out into the dark with some extra lighting on your side.
HARKEN Hardtop Overhead Garage Storage Hoist (ASIN – B07BKV1VTN)
If you have a garage and want an easy way to remove and store your Jeep hard top, this setup would work perfect for you. The system is available is a variety of different configurations to suit different garages. Additionally, the product includes a five-year warranty so you know you can trust it. Once you get it installed, you’ll be able to easily remove your hard top all alone, without the help of others to lift and take it off. The design is safe, and the item is surprisingly affordable. Just make sure to account for the process of installation if you’re paying for that, or set aside enough time to do it on your own.
JWWY Update Gear Tray (ASIN – B08XYPFHXK)
Always find yourself losing your wallet or other small items in your Jeep? Check out this easily affordable and super helpful accessory. It’s easily affordable, fits right into the front console on compatible models, and makes it easier to store and organize small items while you’re on the go. It’s something you might not think about needing, but it can be hard to go without one once you’re used to having it around. Pick one up for your Jeep and you won’t have to worry about searching around for your phone or wallet as you exit the vehicle. Instead they’ll be right there for you!
Xprite Replacement Hood with Functional Air Vents (ASIN – B08Q86FB4J)
Last but not least, we want to share this awesome replacement hood with our readers. It features working air vents, a unique new style, and should be easy to replace your standard hood with. Just make sure to double check that this hood is the right fit for your specific model. If not, you should be able to find an option that suits you! The product is made from a high-quality steel alloy, and is built to last. On top of all that, it’ll add a whole new layer to the look of your Jeep Wrangler.
Unique Jeep Accessories Buying Guide
Now that you’ve gotten a taste of some of the amazing accessories out there, we hope you at least have some ideas even if you didn’t see anything that may have been right for you. Now is the part where we arm you with the knowledge you need to go out and navigate the marketplace on your own. First, whenever you are shopping for vehicle accessories for yourself, try to get really in tune with your personal taste. Buy colors you feel match your personality, or useful accessories that line up with some of your regular activities.
Once you’ve taken your own taste into consideration, you should start paying attention to the quality of the materials used for each product. After all, you don’t want to wind up with a cheap piece of plastic that will barely be able to last a week before breaking. Instead, stay on the look out for products made from high-quality plastic, aluminum and other material. The two best ways to get a better idea of the material qualities are by checking out the product descriptions and the customer reviews. Product descriptions should provide you with an in-depth breakdown of the materials used, while reviews are a great place to find out how well the product stands up to time.
Lastly, before you buy, it’s always important when shopping for Jeep accessories that you ensure the product is the right fit for your ride. What fits on a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee may not find on a 2001 Jeep Wrangler, for example. Once again, take a look at the product description and you should be able to find the information that lets you know what vehicles the product is suited for.
Using those factors as your guiding force, you should have no problem picking out unique Jeep accessories for your ride, especially with the list of awesome products we’ve provided today. If you happen to reside in the greater Chicago area, you are right in our own backyard! The next time you need repairs, maintenance or custom work done on your vehicle, or you’re interested in purchasing a new vehicle altogether, be sure to let us know! With us, you’ll find excellent quality and fair pricing, making us the best option in town.
Ultimate Rides is located at 38 W. Division St., Coal City, IL 60416, just about an hour south of Chicago. You can also reach us over the phone by calling 815-634-3900.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is expert assembly required for most Jeep accessories?
A: Thankfully, in most cases the answer here is no. Jeep models are manufactured to be able to be customized by their drivers, and that means there are a ton of Jeep accessories out there that simply fit on the vehicle without any assembly. Other times, some light assembly may be requiring, such as twisting on an antenna or screwing grab bars into place. Rarely will you find an accessory that requires professional help, but if you do, remember that you can always give us a call!
Q: How do I find out the warranty information on my Jeep accessories?
A: We recommend checking out the product description on the page you bought the item from, or consult the included instructions or packaging to find out more. If that all fails and you’re still unable to find out warranty information, go ahead and give the manufacturer a call and they should be able to provide you with what you need to know.
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