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Weekend JK Makeover: How to Transform a Wrangler JK with Simple Bolt-Ons

The Jeep Wrangler JK is highly popular.

That’s good and bad news for JK owners. The 2007-2013 Wrangler’s popularity is both a blessing and a curse because its easy for your JK to blend in with all the others on the road. Fortunately, aftermarket companies are offering an ever-growing selection of bolt-on parts and accessories to help customize Wrangler JKs.

To illustrate, we present this 2010 Wrangler JK, which was transformed from stock to nicely modified at Summit Racing’s Super Summit show. The Jeep features products from some of the top aftermarket manufacturers, including Pro Comp, Daystar, Rigid Industries, Rolling Big Power, and Bushwacker.

If you’re planning┬áto hold on┬áto your JK for a while, summer’s the perfect time to freshen things with new parts and accessories. Click on the slide show and then peruse the parts list below to get ideas for your own JK upgrade.

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Here's the before shot of the stock Wrangler Sport.

The Daystar polyurethane bumpstops, installed on either side of the bumper swing arm, will keep your tailgate damage free.

The stock flares were replaced with Bushwacker pocket-style fender flares for a more rugged look. The flares install easily using the factory mounting holes.

Again, Bushwacker made it easy to install a better set of fender flares. The pocket-style flares go on with no drilling or cutting.

Airaid's SynthaMax MXP intake kit is designed to give the Wrangler a kick in the pants. A high-flow design and ability to breathe in colder, denser air make it an easy power bolt-on.

A look at some of the parts to be installed on the Sport.

Many of the parts were installed at the Super Summit show in mid-June, proving that the upgrades could be made in an easy weekend.

A look at the completed Airaid cold air intake install.

The air intake was matched with a Dynomax Super Turbo exhaust to allow the JK's engine to breathe freely. The axle-back exhaust will keep your Jeep emissions-legal, even as its mandrel-bent design helps foster more power.

The frameless soft top from Rampage installs around the Jeep's roll bar--no frame to fuss with! There are no additional bows or hardware either. Plus, it provides improved visibility courtesy of larger windows.

The Rampage grab handles give you something to grab on to when you hit the trails.

Parts List

Rampage Frameless Soft Top
Rampage Rear Bumper
Rampage Front Bumper
Rampage Headlight Guard
Rampage Cramp Killer Sport Handles
Rampage Fuel Door
Daystar Hood Latches
Daystar Polyurethane Bump Stops
Rolling Big Power RX-3 Series Side Steps
Rolling Big Power 94R Wheels
Daystar Electrical Switch Panels
Daystar Rocker Kill Switches
T-Max Off-Road Series Winch
Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares
Anzo LED Taillights
Anzo Turn Signals
Rigid D-Series Dually Spotlights
Rigid D-Series Mounting Brackets
Rigid Hood Mounts
Rigid Auxiliary Lights
Airaid Synthamax MXP Air Intake Kit
Dynomax Super Turbo Exhaust Kit

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2 Comments

  1. Nice feature on the JK. How about a similar one for older (CJ, YJ, TJ) Jeeps? YJ Owner

  2. Pingback: Jeep Wrangler Aftermarket Parts – New Car Image Gallery

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