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Many would argue that nothing goes off-road better than a Jeep, and nothing gives you that capability along with pickup-truck utility like a Jeep Gladiator. The highly anticipated pickup from Jeep was quickly embraced by the aftermarket, and it’s no wonder the practical off-roader based on the award-winning (and war-winning) Jeep is so popular, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are always things to improve, right?
Because factory fresh is rarely enough, especially for off-road enthusiasts, we’ve lined up our picks of the best Jeep Gladiator accessories that can make living with your off-roader easier every single day. Our picks cover a wide range of applications, depending on what you want to enhance with your accessories. From trail-cam views to door storage to increased visibility, to room for larger tires, we think that these are some of the best ways to add utility, functionality, and just plain more fun to your Jeep pickup.
For more information on the best Jeep Gladiator accessories, refer to our table of contents.
Table of contents
- 1. Editor's Pick: Mopar 2" Jeep Gladiator Lift Kit
- 2. Lumenix Door Hanger Brackets
- 3. HARKEN Hardtop Overhead Garage Storage Hoist
- 4. Extang Solid Fold 2.0 Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
- 5. Nilight LED Rock Lighting Kit
- 6. Undercover SwingCase Truck Bed Storage Box
- 7. Cherocar Jeep Dash Phone Mount
- 8. Seven Sparta Jeep Door Off Mirrors
- 9. EWAY Forward-Facing Camera
- 10. WeatherTech FloorLiners
1. Editor's Pick: Mopar 2" Jeep Gladiator Lift Kit
What’s a Jeep without a mild lift? Nothing, right? But changing your Jeep’s suspension can have loads of consequences for ride, handling, capability, and safety, so unless you’re reaching for the sky, an OEM-developed kit like this one from Mopar is a great choice. It comes from the company’s Jeep Performance Parts lineup and adds longer springs for a taller ride height and more clearance. It also has 2.5-inch diameter Fox Shocks that run cooler and are more capable of handling the tougher demands of going off-road.
To make sure your Jeep has the suspension articulation to go with the clearance, longer front control arms are included as are new sway bar brackets and everything else you need to install this lift. It fits all V6 Jeep Gladiator variants, it works with your factory stability control system, and it even comes with alignment specs to make sure everything drives the way it should. Plus, being designed to factory spec means it has been through loads of testing including durability and corrosion.
2. Lumenix Door Hanger Brackets
The freedom of pulling the doors off of your Jeep Gladiator is amazing, but what do you do with them after? They’re heavy and they’re made of expensive paint and fragile glass, so you don’t want to just leave them on the floor. You need storage for your doors, like these heavy duty door hangers from Lumenix. They’re made from stainless steel for strength and longevity, then powder coated for a tough and durable finish.
The places where your doors touch are padded, making sure that you don’t scratch your paint when you hang your doors up to drive. Attach the hangers to the studs in your garage and you’re ready to go. They can handle your stock doors for an off-roading day, or if you have a set of tubular doors for warmer weather, you can store those on the hangers for the winter. They even come with an angry Jeep nose cut into the hanger because it looks cool.
3. HARKEN Hardtop Overhead Garage Storage Hoist
Taking the hard top off of your Jeep Gladiator isn’t easy, especially if you’re doing it solo. This overhead hoist is designed specifically for picking up your Jeep’s top and storing it in your garage or carport without you having to lift a thing. A pulley system attaches to the roof joists in your garage and lowers four connecting wires that attach to the corners of your hard top.
The system is designed to balance the weight automatically to keep the top level while it lifts, and thanks to use of pulleys, the amount of force needed to lift and lower the top is only around 20 lbs. To help make top removal easier, this hoist can be ordered with thumb screws that replace the factory top bolts and don’t need tools. A self-locking system makes sure that you don’t drop your top if your hand slips and locks the top in place for storage up and out of sight.
4. Extang Solid Fold 2.0 Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
Having that big bed for storage is great, but sometimes you need a place to put cargo that will stay dry and out of sight. A folding hard tonneau cover like this for your Jeep Gladiator is a great way to blend pickup utility and SUV safe storage. This is a three-part hard folding cover made from UV-, dent-, and scratch-resistant plastics. It comes fully assembled, and installation needs just two cab clamps at the front and then locks in place at the tailgate.
Watertight seals keep out the elements while the hard cover deters thieves and keeps your stuff in the box even on the toughest trails. Easy install means easy removal when you need to put larger items in the box, and the folding cover means you can access the box from the tail or either side when something has slid up to the front. The cover also has a three-year warranty.
5. Nilight LED Rock Lighting Kit
A pickup bed is great, but not if you can’t see what’s in there. This is an LED lighting kit from Nilight that’s meant to light up your Jeep Gladiator’s bed, but can do much more. With 24 LED lights in eight pods, you can install these in your Gladiator’s box to help you find what’s in there after dark. The lights can also work to illuminate your campsite, or you can use them under your Jeep as rock lights, letting you better see the trail underneath of and around you making nighttime off-roading safer and less stressful.
Durable and weatherproof, the lights are installed using double-sided adhesive so you don’t need to drill holes in your new Jeep. A total of 21 feet of wire per strand gives you loads of length to install the switch in the cab or in the box, letting you control the lights from wherever you want.
6. Undercover SwingCase Truck Bed Storage Box
Undercover’s SwingCase is a unique way to add locking storage to the box of your Gladiator without the awkwardness and space-taking of a conventional tool box. This product is designed to tuck into the space in the side of the truck box between tailgate and wheel well, giving you full use of the box between the wheel arches while still giving you that locking storage.
For access, the case is designed to swing rearward on a hinge attached near the tailgate, making it easier to load and unload. The SwingCase can hold up to 75 pounds of stuff and has an internal organizing tray, while moisture seals keep your cargo safe and dry. No special tools are required to install the case, and for even more storage you can add one to both the left and right sides of your truck bed. Pull handles on all sides let you release the storage case from all sides of your truck.
7. Cherocar Jeep Dash Phone Mount
Looking for a spot to hold your phone that will keep it safe and secure while keeping it in your eyeline, especially if you’re using off-road trail maps or other specialized phone apps? This phone holder is designed to fit into the storage tray on the dashboard of your Jeep Gladiator, keeping your phone high up and in your eyeline so you can see it at all time or to use the camera as a dashcam or trailcam.
The non-skid phone holder should keep your device secure, while at the same time expanding the functionality of your dash-top pocket. No drilling, cutting, or tape is needed, it just fits into the pocket that’s already there once you pop out the factory part. It’s temperature-resistant so it can safely sit on your dash in the sun. The phone holder is expandable to fit nearly any device, even ones in a case. User reviews say it’s well made and holds your phone securely.
8. Seven Sparta Jeep Door Off Mirrors
What’s the one thing missing when you take the doors off of your Jeep? Mirrors. The rear-view mirrors are attached to the doors, so you can’t see behind when you’re doorless. These accessory mirrors are designed to fit the Jeep Gladiator as well as nearly all Wranglers built since 1986. They are held on with a triangular frame for stability and to avoid view-distorting shaking even on the highway.
The design is meant to be aerodynamic to reduce wind noise and howling at high speeds for better drivability. Best of all, they’re easy to install with no drilling needed; the arms are meant to attach to the existing points on your vehicle. They also don’t need to be fully removed when you have your doors back on, only one nut needs to be loosened. Steel, ABS metal, and plastic offer a secure and durable part, while omni-directional joints let you adjust the mirror angle as needed.
9. EWAY Forward-Facing Camera
Cresting a steep hill on the trail? Looking out for the best line to get around rocks and logs? Tired of accidentally driving over smaller, weaker cars when you’re parking downtown? You need a forward-facing camera like this one. Designed to install into your Jeep Gladiator, the kit is 100-percent waterproof and has a 24-month replacement warranty to back it up.
The camera has a 150-degree viewing range to let you see what’s on the other side of that hill, exactly where that large rock is sitting, or where the bumper of that Prius is parked. The camera hides cleverly in your front grille and uses your factory Uconnect screen to display, instead of requiring an add-on screen that clutters your dash. Installation is simple, then a trip to the dealer or other garage to turn on the camera input is all that’s needed to get you seeing a whole new world on the trail.
10. WeatherTech FloorLiners
Heading out for a day in the mud? Sure you can hose out your interior, but isn’t it easier to have a set of floor mats that will keep the carpet clean and make your wash job easier? These custom-fit floor mats from WeatherTech are laser-measured to fit your Gladiator perfectly. They cover the first and second row, and are made with a high lip to trap water, mud, snow, and salt, keeping the off-road off of your floorboards.
WeatherTech’s HDTE material offers a friction surface to grip the floor as well as helping keep your feet steady on the wet mat surface. The liners are also designed to stay flexible at extreme low temperatures, meaning they’ll help keep your winter fun clean as well. All that’s needed to clean the liners is warm water and a bristle brush, getting the worst of the trail back outside quickly, easily, and for years of use.
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