More than just a piece of metal found in the truck bed, a bed bar is a simple yet functional and stylish accessory for your Jeep. If you’re looking to buy a bed bar, there are two main things to consider: your purpose for having a bed bar and its capability to withstand harsh off-road conditions.
Your purpose for using a bed bar
Why are you getting one? Ask yourself this question before you browse for options on online auto parts shops.
- For making your truck bed look more rugged – Go for a bed bar that’s made of black, powder-coated steel.
- For customizing or upgrading your truck bed – Consider the color, design, style, and material of the bed bar and make sure that its look ties up with the rest of your vehicle. Also, look for bed bars that allow for customization. For example, a bed bar that can be installed with a light bar will definitely make your vehicle a standout on the road.
- For a sleeker appearance – A bed bar with a chrome or polished stainless steel finish will do the job perfectly.
- For better functionality – Look for bed bars with angled louver to protect your rear window from cargoes on your truck bed such as toolboxes, bikes, and ladders. Sharp objects or equipment on your truck bed might move and hit the rear window, so an angled louver will be extremely useful. In addition to that, a louver can also protect your vehicle’s interior against fading and heat.
A bed bar’s ability to survive off-road environments
Will your new bed bar hold up against the possible damage caused by off-roading? It should do its job well of being a barrier. Choose a bed bar made of durable and corrosion-resistant materials such as steel or aluminum that can stay strong even when mud, pebbles, and stones are thrown at your vehicle.
The best bed bar for your 4×4 vehicle is one that’s not only stylish and functional but also durable enough to hold up to the rigors of off-road driving.