How to Make Your Jeep Wrangler Quieter
For some people, the noisy interior can ruin the Jeep Wrangler is a deal breaker. It has a higher price tag, meaning some people who buy it for off-roading may also need to use it as their daily driver. Because it’s built for adventuring, it doesn’t have the quietest cab, and that shouldn’t stop you from buying it. However, there are ways to make your Jeep Wrangler quieter on the inside.
How to make your Jeep Wrangler quieter
One quick and convenient way to soundproof your Jeep Wrangler is to get a hardtop. A hardtop provides more insulation to the Jeep Wrangler cab and can quiet down some of the wind and other noises.
However, hard tops are a little more difficult to remove when you want to drive topless. You will need a buddy or three to help, or use a hardtop in your garage to remove it by yourself. But on the positive side, hardtops are safer and hold in more heat/cool air. Also, newer Wrangler models have easier hard tops to remove.
Once you have a hardtop, you can add aftermarket headliners to bulk up the noise-reducing insulation. They come in a variety of styles and colors to match your individual Jeep style too.
Improve your Wrangler’s aerodynamics
Jeep Wrangler models have a boxy shape, which causes it to be less aerodynamic. As a result, the wind is louder. However, you can improve the aerodynamics to reduce wind noise.
Keep the factory mirrors on. They are built to be better against the wind. Wider aftermarket mirrors that are larger can increase noise. Also, keeping the doors on helps keep the wind out.
Remove some of your gear. If you aren’t going off-roading every day, you don’t need all of your equipment every day. Keeping your equipment in your Jeep or the garage until you need it can enhance daily driving.
For example, LED bars across the roof create a 1” space in between the roof and the bottom of the lightbar that can catch wind and create an annoying whistle. Wenches, grilles, and other accessories can catch loud winds too.
Add Jeep Wrangler accessories for daily comfort
You can upgrade your Jeep Wrangler for more daily driving comfort too. For example, if you’re spending a lot more time on the pavement, consider getting a set of tires for the pavement. Larger, all-terrain tires that are knobbier provide a bumpier, louder ride.
Continue interior upgrades with seat covers, floor mats, and more insulation. Pre-cut window insulation seals will help reduce the decibel level inside the cab and help improve acoustics for your music.
However, to silence noise from the road, it may be worth it to consider insulating the floor, which is a trickier project. There are custom sheets for underbody insulation that provide the ultimate defense against unwanted noise.
To install one of these sheets, you will have to remove the seats and upholstery from your Jeep Wrangler. Then once you add your insulated sheet, you will need to put everything back correctly. Even though this method involves the most work, it provides the most noise reduction, making it more than worth it.