question on the switchbacks and fender lights. Did you have to install a resister? I’m a first time Jeep owner and not particularly handy. I’m working up the confidence to take on more and more little mods. Just did the gas cap and that was fun. Thinking of doing the fender lights, most videos I’ve seen talk about installing a resister and I’m not sure if that’s something I want to tackle just yet. I clicked on the lights you bought and it looks like they call out the fact you don’t need to do a resister, just wanted to confirm if that was the case.Picked up my 2021 Willys in December. I am really happy with it. To me, it is the package with the best overall value. I’ve done some minor modifications that I thought I’d share with this community.
The stereo install was the biggest investment. The stock system was just completely lacking. I also had issues with CarPlay frequently disconnecting. My first upgrade was to the OEM 8.4” Uconnect system. I found a like-new one on eBay for $1,100. That install took about 30 minutes and within a few hours, it had synced up with my Jeep and everything worked great. I did lose the center console USB port, which is a known issue with upgrading to the 8.4”. I was able to sell my 7” for about $500 to offset the cost of the upgrade.
Infinity Reference Tweeters (these are plug and play for the front dash and roll bar tweeters).
Kicker 300W mono amp
JL Audio amp rack (makes it so you can seamlessly mount the amp under the passenger seat)
JL Audio Stealthbox (crazy expensive, but the only subwoofer I could find with great sound that also kept a very clean look)
Kicker Line Input Converter (I tapped into the rear speaker wires in the B Pillar)
Metra speaker wire adapters (these make the swapping out of the tweeters very simple)
Amp install kit
I removed the Willys stickers from the hood and the 4WD sticker from the back. I just wasn’t a fan of the stock badging. I added a fender vent decal I found on Etsy since I’ve always loved Jeep’s patriotic history. I also had the dealer tint the front windows, which they did for $75.
Rough Country Nerf Steps
I took off the factory 3rd brake light that sits above the spare tire and added this:
Raxiom Horizon LED Tail Lights
Diode Dynamics LED sidemarkers
Oracle Switchback Signal/DRL LEDs
Dock lock covers
Center console organizer
Roll bar grab handles
Door sill guards
Grab handle storage
Hard top quick removal bolts
Jeep cargo mat (I didn’t like any of the other options and this offered decent coverage for a low price)