When people talk about Jeep accessories, they want to cover a new top, or some pretty thing-a-ma-jig for the interior. Real Jeep enthusiasts want to talk about getting themselves or others out of sticky situations and improving their Jeep’s performance; hence the title, winches, suspension, and Superchips.
Should you be so bold as to take your Jeep off the asphalt, you may find yourself in a jam. Just driving in the winter, you could come across someone in a ditch. When that happens you are going to want a winch around to tackle the situation. Warn has been producing top of the line winch systems for over 50 years. You are going to want to buy a winch that is rated to pull in the 8,000 to 10,000 pound range to insure you have enough capacity for whatever comes your way.
Every Jeep comes with a decent amount of clearance. That doesn’t mean that it is enough for certain conditions or attitudes. In many off-road situations, the more clearance your Jeep offers the better your chances of not bottoming out. Then there is the added factor of just lifting a Jeep purely for the sake of lifting it. The average kit will offer you an additional 2.5 inches of clearance and you can put a 16 inch tire underneath it. Why stop there? Move up to the 4 inch kit. That will allow you to travel over some seriously rutted terrain and plenty of room to add 35×12.5 tires.
Now we come to performance enhancement. Superchips has been working on a product called the Flashpaq Programmer for years; tweaking this, changing that until the unit now works with a wide variety of Jeep models. Using a convenient hand held remote, you can change engine and drivetrain settings to enhance the way your Jeep performs in changing situations. Want better fuel efficiency, press a button. Want to shave a little time in the quarter, press another button. The unit offers such a wide spectrum of features that you may wonder how your Jeep ever performed without it.
If you want to talk about Jeep accessories, you have to start with performance enhancement first. Changing your top or adding seat covers is nice, when your Jeep is tuned correctly, but what good will they do you if you are stuck in mud or sand? Performance over pretty always makes sense.