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What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

Many members here have a jeep on order, or recently completed that process. The waiting around is tough, and it's clear that some prospective owners pass the time by scaring each other with the horror stories of unfortunate buyers. I wondered whether others pass the time by shopping for accessories? While waiting impatiently for the birth of your new baby jeep, did you stock up on floor mats, cleaning products, and/or other treats for the new arrival?
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

There isn't much extra needed for the Summit unless you're looking to "delete" the chrome. I like the factory look, but also like it deleted. I'm very particular about the cars we have and how they're optioned/modded, but the chrome really doesn't bother me enough to do something about it.

I bought WeatherTech mats (front/rear) as they're relatively deep to hold the snow, but opted for the Jeep slush mat for the cargo area due to looks. I really like how the cargo area looks without the liner, but haul something a couple times and you'll see that you need a liner. I also ended up with the Jeep front and rear slush mats that are in a box somewhere, but that's a different story altogether. Next I bought LED fog lights to better match the xenons. Finally, I had the front two windows tinted to 20% to closely match the factory rear tinting. Seat back iPad mounts for the kids and I'm done modding for now.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:50 PM
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

I haven't done much so far, my few purchases were mopar slush mats for the front back and cargo area and jeep valve stem caps.

I will be doing a tint on the driver and passenger windows, an exhaust to add a little growl and CAI.

Things I have considered but haven't decided on are an SRT front bumper and hood and powder coating the wheels. I'm on the fence on that stuff though. I've already decided my next jeep is gonna be the SRT so I might just hold off on the hood and bumper. I've seen a few people with those mods and they good tho.






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What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

Other than a full set of husky liners front/back/cargo and a sun shade I got some pretty expensive extras... thule sonic xl cargo box, kuat nv bike rack, and a set of 18" limited/oraii with nokian for the winter months!

I better be done buying stuff for some time now...
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

See here!

Buying Stuff - It's a Disease!
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

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Thanks for the link—great to know I'm not alone in having an urge to splurge!
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Other than a full set of husky liners front/back/cargo and a sun shade I got some pretty expensive extras... thule sonic xl cargo box, kuat nv bike rack, and a set of 18" limited/oraii with nokian for the winter months!

I better be done buying stuff for some time now...
Cool stuff!
  • I am poised to order the Husky liners, but some buyers here seem to prefer the Mopar cargo mat. What do you think of your Husky cargo mat?
  • Do you get much wind noise with your thule rack?
  • I definitely need to get wheels and snow tires. My GC will come with 20" wheels, but for winter I want 18" wheels. Which Nokian model did you get? Incidentally, have you considered also carrying chains?
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

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There isn't much extra needed for the Summit unless you're looking to "delete" the chrome.
I'm not crazy about "Grand Cherokee" on the door, but otherwise the chrome doesn't bother me. I'm getting a CRD, but I might remove the Eco-diesel label.

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I bought LED fog lights to better match the xenons.
nice—were they expensive?
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

If you can afford it, this is probably the best solution:

JW Speaker Model 6145 | 4" Round LED Fog Light

Otherwise, I believe you just need an H11 bulb ("L" shape)...hopefully someone can verify!

http://www.kbcarstuff.com/H11-XenonD...xd-h11-led.htm
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

I've bought WeatherTech floor liners and sunshade. Going to get the windows tinted soon. Then I may look for some type of dash mat. And possibly join the group buy for the Corsa exhaust with the quad tips! lol!
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

Check out my signature...I installed everything myself, except the window tint.

I do have a CAI on order...I'll be doing a write-up on that soon.
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

Since one was not available I built a CAI. See a rapid pull down at WOT and more sound but not much difference at cruise.

Added from Jeep a Cargo Cover and side rails/step. Aftermarket ODB-II dongle & 7" Android tab, back up camera, and stainless sill steps. SilverStar headlamps, "trunk mat", heavy duty foot mats, & various accessories for the factory towing package.

Prefer cloth seats to leather, have used the fold down passenger seat to carry long objects, & prefer the chromeless look of the Laredo. Of course my '12 was not as decontented as later ones.

With the V6 it is the best tow car I have ever had.
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