Most Jeep accessories, even the inclusion of a functional bike rack, can give you modification bang for your buck. As most Jeep owners know, there’s nothing more satisfying than customizing the look and functionality of their vehicle. If you want to change the look of your Jeep, but have put it off because you are on a budget, you’re in luck.
Accessories can include anything like soft top kits, molded cargo trays (MOPAR makes a good one), off road door handle inserts (Drake), or even offroad appeal with a grill guard (RealWheels looks awesome). Want to take things to the next level? Many Jeep owners take the doors off, then kick it up a notch by adding a foot rest that allows them to rest their foot just outside of the door’s opening. RealWheels makes a nice one, and it’s made of stainless steel, doesn’t require drilling, and installation only takes a few minutes.
If throwing a bike on your Jeep to get to the awesome trails is more your style, then choosing the right bike rack will be essential. When installing, consider the fact that the weight of the bike on the rack is going to add additional weight to your tailgate. Hitch racks, and roof racks work best on all Jeep models, and they offer security and reliability. For lasting power try the Thule rack
. The best thing about this bike rack is that it does not tend to contact the frame, and the bikes hang perfectly so they don’t bang into one another. Bike racks tend to come in two types, hanging and tray styles. Hanging racks can be fastened to the rear spare tire, and easily accommodates a couple of bikes. Platform racks, or tray racks, have a little more durability when porting more than a couple of bikes, and is modifiable if you need to extend it to hold additional cycles. Most bike racks tend to be universal when it comes to working with your Jeep’s make and model, and if you know that you are going to be carrying some heavy bikes, then there are capacity-to-hold racks that are specifically designed to carry a heavier load.