What is the worst aftermarket thing you got for your jeep?

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Thank you. I do have sensors and might have the dealer put the rear bumper on just to avoid the problems I see others talking about.
Honestly, I don't think it's worth dealer rates. It will work most times just sometimes I get a "wipe sensor". A dealer wont have a clue how to set them up regardless. But if you do, send me a picture! Lol.

 

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I'm glad for the robust aftermarket support for our Wranglers. That said, there are a few outliers, like the "Jammock", that seem more parody than functional.
I have an ‘Uplift Desk’ at work and they too keep trying to sell an under desk mounted hammock. For whom is the question! It also looks made for preschoolers. 😂
 

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A shallow storage pocket intended for the space behind the front passenger's grab handle.
Inconsequential and of little use. GONE!
 

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Oh, poo. That brand of mirror appears identical to what I purchased to have on hand for a doorless experience in 2022. They're still new in the box, but of course my return window has long since expired. We'll see how it goes.
My friends all have varying designs, round, square, of the hinge-only mounted mirrors.

Hearing their horror stories, right as I ordered my Hydro, Jeep starting offering their Doors Off Mirror Kit. The weren't cheap @ $200, but they look stock and should be rock solid.

That said, the wife just informed me no doors of riding for her, so now I gotta buy Quadratecs tube doors and their OEM looking mirror kit.
 

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My friends all have varying designs, round, square, of the hinge-only mounted mirrors.

Hearing their horror stories, right as I ordered my Hydro, Jeep starting offering their Doors Off Mirror Kit. The weren't cheap @ $200, but they look stock and should be rock solid.
Ugh. That reminds me of the reindeer games that FCA and now Stellantis continues to play with regards to option offerings during the course of a single model year.

Folks have asked me why I didn't add X or Y to my vehicle order; I have to explain how X and Y were only announced/released a month or 3 (again, during the same model year) after my order was entered and a VIN was generated.

The foregoing didn't bother me that much until factory half doors and soft uppers arrived on the scene, after my Jeep was already home and dry. That particular surprise still grinds my gears. Ah, well. Such is life.
 


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Ugh. That reminds me of the reindeer games that FCA and now Stellantis continues to play with regards to option offerings during the course of a single model year.

Folks have asked me why I didn't add X or Y to my vehicle order; I have to explain how X and Y were only announced/released a month or 3 (again, during the same model year) after my order was entered and a VIN was generated.

The foregoing didn't bother me that much until factory half doors and soft uppers arrived on the scene, after my Jeep was already home and dry. That particular surprise still grinds my gears. Ah, well. Such is life.
Was the same with block heater and AT tires, both unavailable when I ordered 12/16
 

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Was the same with block heater and AT tires, both unavailable when I ordered 12/16
The block heater, which I did add to my order, was available in early Sept. 2020 when my order was input at the dealer.

Given current logistical challenges in many industries, it's not surprising (if indeed a bit unfortunate) to learn that some options may or may not be available at a given point in time.
 

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The block heater, which I did add to my order, was available in early Sept. 2020 when my order was input at the dealer.

Given current logistical challenges in many industries, it's not surprising (if indeed a bit unfortunate) to learn that some options may or may not be available at a given point in time.
I ordered the $85 factory heater on my Hella ordered in June 2021. I'm told it is not longer a factory option, but can be purchased and installed at the dealer. Pretty simple as I'm told it is a pocket type heater, so easy, non-messy install, but it's hell to get to, I hear.
 

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The worst things I have bought for my jeep is the large collection of stuff that I thought I needed or wanted, that there is nothing wrong with, it is just that I have changed my mind a number of times over the last that I have now wasted money on them. Especially applies to how I want to store things in the back.
 

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I ordered the $85 factory heater on my Hella ordered in June 2021. I'm told it is not longer a factory option, but can be purchased and installed at the dealer. Pretty simple as I'm told it is a pocket type heater, so easy, non-messy install, but it's hell to get to, I hear.
If by "pocket type" you mean an engine coolant heater, installation usually isn't fast or clean. A plug on the side of the short block will likely need to be removed to accommodate fitment of the heating element, but only after the coolant is drained so that installation can proceed. The cost will be quite a bit more than $85 to have the work done. You might consider asking the dealer for an estimate before deciding if it's an expense you want to take on. That's why I added the heater to my factory order; it was a screaming deal.

Just an FYI.

block heater example.jpg
 


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I would have to say a stubby antenna.
The cool factor did not out weigh the lack of reception.
I gave it to a coworker, he still uses it years later.
One mans trash is another mans treasure.

I did like the fact I didn't have to remove the short antenna when going through the car wash.
If I don't remove the factory antenna at the drive though car wash I bounces off the windshield.
 

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You should check out the Lange Coyotes! Super solid, can use the thumb screw, and I did a dot using silver sharpie on the mirror and the mount so I know exactly where to put it w/ no adjustment. They work great!
Langs are awesome..
 

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I’m not sure about the worst but the most useless (for me) mod that I have is the dead pedal. I rarely ever use it.
 

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I bought gel arm rest where the base slides into the door where the window is. Not at all ergonomically comfortable, so it was trashed quickly.

 

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