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Product Glossary

Product Glossary

Tires by National Tire and Wheel

Truck and Jeep Off-Road Tires

Jeep and 4x4 truck tires can be purely functional, or make some sort of personal statement about your own style. Tires are one of the easiest things to modify on your Jeep or 4x4 Truck, and that's often the first place people start. The sheer variety of Jeep and 4x4 Truck tires can be a little daunting, and the more time you spend researching tires, the more overwhelmed you may become. There are many brands like Super Swamper Tires by Interco, Mickey Thompson Tires, Pro Comp Tires, Nitto and many other Tire manufacturers. You must weigh the cost of the tires against their off-road features  and factor in the way they look and fit if that's a big concern of yours. You also have to consider the different types of off-roading you can do. Somebody who takes their Jeep in very rugged terrain might need more heavy duty tires with deeper treads and more traction. If you do not take your Jeep or 4x4 Truck in rugged or snowy terrain, you might consider a different type of tread, side wall strength or profile.


Jeep Soft Top

Jeep Soft Tops and Replacement Jeep Soft Tops

Jeep Soft Tops are an important feature for any Jeep Wrangler, CJ or other Jeep vehicle. Some use full steel doors, while others use half steel doors with a soft upper with a zip out window.  Most use a bow system to suspend the top over the sport bars while others use a bowless system that uses the sport bar as the frame work.  There are other options from just a duster cover, a bikini style top or even a complete half cab look.  Many tops are a factory option, while other Jeeps came with only the hard top that requires a complete soft top replacement with hardware.  The hardware normally bolts into factory locations but some of the Jeep Soft Tops require drilling if there was no top on the Jeep from the factory.  Many of the Jeeps require a channel on the windshield to mount the top to when its up and to also attach bikini and other soft top accessories to.  Many companies make Jeep Soft Tops and Jeep Soft Top Accessories.  Companies like Rampage Products, Rugged Ridge, Bestop, Smittybilt and also the factory tops from Mopar.


Jeep and 4x4 Truck Suspension Lift Kits

A Suspension Lift Kit is an important part to fitting larger tires on your Jeep or 4x4 Truck.  You can use spacer lifts, or complete suspension replacement lift kits, or even lift the body off of the frame if its not a unibody vehicle. 

 


Off Road Wheels by National Tire and Wheel

Truck and Jeep Off-Road Wheels

Jeep and 4x4 truck wheels can be purely functional, or make some sort of personal statement about your own style. Tires are one of the easiest things to modify on your Jeep or 4x4 Truck, and that's often the first place people start. The sheer variety of Jeep and 4x4 Truck wheels can be a little daunting, and the more time you spend researching wheels, the more overwhelmed you may become. There are many brands like American Racing, American Eagle, KMC, XD Brand, Pro Comp and many other wheel manufacturers. You must weigh the cost of the wheels against their features and factor in the way they look and fit if that's a big concern of yours. You also have to consider the different types of off-roading you can do. Somebody who takes their Jeep or 4x4 Truck in very rugged terrain might need more heavy duty wheel with a different finish than one that will be kept on the street.


Leveling kits by National Tire and Wheel

4x4 Truck and Jeep Suspension Front End Leveling Kits

Leveling Kits are designed for the driver that doesn't want to go with a full blown suspension kit but wants to install a slightly larger tire on their truck. These leveling kits will raise front end of your vehicle 1.5-3 inches depending on the vehicle and the kit that you choose.  Most trucks come from the factory with what is called 'rake' and that is where the rear is higher than the front. This is to accomodate weight in the bed so that when the truck is loaded the tail end of the truck is not sagging and pointing the head lights up into the air.


Jeep Wrangler Parts and Accessories by National Tire and Wheel

Jeep Wrangler Parts and Accessories

There are several different Jeep Wrangler Parts and Accessories. Many Jeep Accessories have different functions that can help your Jeeps performance, enhance your Jeeps appearance and comfort of your Jeep vehicle, add helpful features to your off road Jeep. Since Jeep Wranglers are used the most in off road recreational driving and trail riding, there are a gread deal of parts and accessories available for them. Jeep accessories include Jeep winches, Jeep tube doors, Jeep utility racks, Jeep vehicle covers, Jeep bug screens, Jeep Wrangler hood locks, Replacement Jeep Wrangler seats, Jeep seat accessories, Jeep Wrangler floor and cargo mats, and replacement Jeep Carpeting. Those are only just a few of the many parts and accessories available for Jeep Wrangler YJ, Jeep Wrangler TJ and the new Jeep Wrangler JK and Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited. There are also many accessories available for Jeep replacement bumpers.  You can get a Winch Bumper for your Jeep or an external intigrated spare tire carrier for your Jeep that lets you put the Spare Tire of your Jeep on the bumper and off the Jeep body.

 


Jeep Mods at National Tire and Wheel

Jeep Mods

Jeep mods are jeep wrangler modifications, accessories or alterations. There are a number of jeep mods that you can have done to the interior and exterior of your Jeep Wrangler. You can have major modifications done, like converting your stock door hinges into stainless hinges, adding of bumpers and other Jeep Parts and Accessories, and minor modifications, like moving your mirrors from your Jeep doors to the side of the Jeep windshield. If you plan on doing major jeep mods, like adding a Jeep Suspension lift kit or new Jeep Tires and Wheels, then you have to do your Jeep homework. You have to know what Jeep Parts will work with your specific jeep model, how much your Jeep modifications will cost, and whether or not you should have a professional do the installation of the parts on your Jeep for you. You can do most of your research online on our site at www.ntwonline.com.

 


Jeep Stuff at National Tire and Wheel

Jeep Stuff

Jeeps are popular little SUVs, or sports utility vehicles, based off of the military war machine. Jeep Wranglers and Jeep 4X4s are useful for off-road trail riding, either as a sport, a means to reach hiking, camping, or fishing locations or just to have fun. Jeeps need to be properly maintained and cared for to stay in the best driving condition. You should also keep your Jeep prepared with the proper parts and accessories in case of an emergency. Some important jeep stuff, or jeep accessories, include Jeep spare tires, tools, camping equipment, and Jeep winch and recovery equipment. Your Jeep Wranglercan also be equipped with offroad lights to help you see at night on the dark trail. A properly stocked Jeep can let you have fun without endangering your safety or putting you in a difficult or dangerous situation.