There comes a time during almost everyone's Jeep ownership lifespan when they will need to haul something that is too large to fit inside the vehicle. That's just the way things are. It may be as simple as carrying luggage, bicycles or kayaks. Or perhaps something larger like towing a trailer. And it is why Jeep hitches and racks, as well as accessories for each, should all be an important part of anyone's modification schedule.
So when it comes to deciding on your exterior cargo-carrying options, things like roof, bike, or hitch-mounted racks can make for great solutions. For most cargo racks, it won't matter what type of top you have and many even bolt into place with no drilling which makes for easy installation. Hitch-mounted racks, of course, do need a hitch and if your Jeep does not have one, then bolt-on options are available in several different class levels, as well as ones that come with certain replacement bumpers.
Of course, along with adding that new rack or hitch, will come the need for plenty of accessories. Stuff like drop mounts, hitch balls, tow bars, wiring harnesses and brake controllers to help with towing. Or nets, bags, adapters and cable locks for bike and cargo racks. That way, you are sure to have just what you need whether you are moving stuff across town, or carrying items to the trail for a weekend of off-road driving with your new lift kit and tires.Related Articles & Videos