The Jeep Gladiator is the type of vehicle you either love or hate. I wasn't a fan at first, but eventually I've learned to love the way you can customize them. Check out the top five Jeep Gladiator accessories we've been building here at CPW Truck Stuff.1 - BED COVERS - The Jeep Gladiator brings together the best of a Jeep and a pickup, but with that comes the need to protect and transport your valuables. Your two best options are a camper shell or for much less a tonneau cover. With both you can add a bike rack but a tonneau will be far less weight.
2 - LIFT KITS - A lifted Jeep is a happy Jeep so of course you'll want to add a lift at some point. Your options are slightly limited at this time but a good 1-2 lift or leveling kit seems to be the norm for now. BDS has a 2" inch leveling kit that comes with NX2 gas series or FOX 2.0 performance series IFP shocks. However you can never go wrong keeping it OEM with the Mopar 2" inch lift kit also with FOX shocks.
3 - WHEELS & TIRES - When it comes to wheels and tires everyone's taste is highly unique. However black matte wheels seem to be very popular from 17" up to 22" and Black Rhino is a popular brand. For tires Nitto's are always in high demand, but Fuel Grippers have been big for us too.
4 - LED HEADLIGHTS - LED Lights are seriously a dime a dozen nowadays, but don't cheap out too much. Trying to save $100 could could cost you $1000. I can't say which brands are crap, but two good options you can always trust are Oracle and Rigid. Either way new headlights will definitely make you happy and piss other people off!
5 - BUMPERS - A new off-road bumper with a winch is a smart move if you actually plan on going off-roading in your Gladiator. Besides looking awesome when not in use, they have practical value if you want bigger wheels and tires. When you add an LED lightbar the whole look just scream beast. Rugged Ridge Spartacus and Fab Fours Vengeance front bumpers are two solid options.
6 - SIDE STEPS - After you've added a lift kit and some 20's on 35's you'll definitely want to consider adding some side steps. The best steps available come from AMP Research and Rolling Big Power. The extend and retract when you open the door for a clean look but get functionality. One drawback is in winter with heavy snow and ice you've got to keep them clean or they can jam. If you park indoors it's no issue, but if not be advised.