Best Lift Kit For a Jeep Wrangler

Best Lift Kit For a Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most capable off-road vehicles on the market today, but just because you have four wheel drive doesn’t mean you won’t get stuck. The installation of a suspension lift kit will allow for taller tires thus preventing your frame from getting hung up on obstacles when venturing off-road.

There are many lift kits available but I will just focus on the most popular kits for the money. Most of these kits are completely bolt-on and can be installed in less than a day with basic tools.

Let’s take a look at some of the best lift kits for Jeep Wrangler models that are available although many more are available online.

 

Rough Country (620N2) 4″ Suspension Lift Kit for Jeep Wrangler YJ

Rough Country – 620N2 – 4-inch Suspension Lift System w/ Premium N2.0 Shocks

This is the most popular 4 inch suspension lift kit for the 1987 – 1995 model Jeep Wrangler YJ. This kit utilizes new front and rear leaf springs to create an additional 4 inches of lift.

This kit was designed for smooth performance on the street as well as off the road. Four nitrogen charged N2.0 shock absorbers are specifically tuned for YJ applications. Transfer case drop brackets are included to minimize drive shaft angles. This is definitely one of the best lift kits for the Jeep Wrangler YJ out there.

Install time per Rough Country is 6-8 hours. This kit allows fitment of a 33X12.5 tire on a 15-22 inch wheel with backspacing of 3.75″.

Rough Country 609S 3.5″ Suspension Lift Kit for Jeep Wrangler JK

Rough Country 609S 3.5″ Suspension Lift Kit for Jeep Wrangler

If you own a 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited (4 door) or 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK (2 door) (see Rough Country 608S) then this is the most popular lift kit available from Rough Country.

Suspension is increased 3.5 inches with the use of new factory tuned coil springs. Tubular front lower control arms maintain proper front axle angle and are beefier by design. Four nitrogen charged N3 series shocks are tuned to give the best ride on or off road. Rear coil correction plates are included to maintain proper angle for rear suspension.

Install time per Rough Country is 4-6 hours. This kit allows for the fitment of a 35X12.5 tire on a 17-22 inch wheel with 4.5″ backspacing. But if you are running a stock wheel and tire, you will need this spacer

Teraflex Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Dr Unlimited 2.5″ Suspension Lift With FREE Steering Stabilizer

Teraflex Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Dr Unlimited 2.5″ Suspension Lift With FREE Steering Stabilizer

This is an excellent kit (see full specs) from Teraflex that comes with new coil springs and 9550 VSS shocks.

Properly developed suspension geometry, roll center and load tuning ensure that all factory stability controls remain functional. The kit even features Teraflex’s custom over-sized steering stabilizer to keep bump steer to a minimum.

Install time should be 4-6 hours and this kit will allow fitment of 35 inch tires with minor trimming and a 33X12.5 tire nicely. If using stock wheels you will need to purchase wheel spacers separately or the sway bar links will rub, you can find spacers here. 17-22 inch wheels with a 4.5″ backspacing are recommended.

Rough Country (65730) 2.5″ Suspension Lift Kit for Jeep Wrangler JK

Rough Country – 65730 – 2.5-inch Premium Suspension Lift Kit w/ Premium N3 Shocks

The simplest kit to add ground clearance for your 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK (2 door) and Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited (4 door) from Rough Country.

This kit retains your factory coil springs and adds lift by installing spacers for a total of 2.5 inches. Four nitrogen charged N3 series shocks are included and are designed specifically for the Jeep Wrangler JK. Front track bar relocation bracket keeps the front axle centered. All necessary hardware included. No cutting or welding required.

Installation time per Rough Country is 2-3 hours. This kit will allow the fitment of a 35 inch tire with some trimming. Will need wheel spacers if running stock wheels or else the sway bar links will rub, you can find spacers here.  33X12.5 tires fit best with this kit!

Rough Country 3.25-inch (PERF644) Suspension Lift Kit for Jeep Wrangler TJ

Rough Country – PERF644 – 3.25-inch Suspension Lift System w/ Performance 2.2 Shocks

My favorite 3.25″ suspension lift kit for the 2003-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ.

This kit utilizes new coil springs to achieve 3.25 inches of added lift. Performance 2.2 shocks are specifically designed for smooth ride on the Jeep Wrangler TJ. Easy installation with no cutting or welding. High quality components. All necessary hardware included. Install time per Rough Country 3-5 hours. This kit allows fitment of  33 inch tires.

Rough Country Steering Stabilizer for 2-6-inch Lifts w/ Performance 2.2 Shock

Rough Country – 87319 – Steering Stabilizer for 2-6-inch Lifts w/ Performance 2.2 Shock

Try to avoid the dreaded death wobble on the front end with a steering stabilizer. This is a great addition to the lift kit when building your lifted Jeep Wrangler. We use them every time we build a lifted jeep. It will minimize bump steer on your Jeep when installing a steering stabilizer. Improves control and handling. Reduces wear on steering components. Easy installation. Also comes with 2.2 performance shock.

 

IMPORTANT LIFT KIT INSTALLATION TIPS

1. After you purchase the kit go through the package and make sure you have all the parts.

2. Do not attempt to start the procedure until you have thoroughly read over the installation instructions and are confident you have everything you need to do the job properly.

3. Make sure you are installing your lift kit with your vehicle on a flat solid surface such as concrete or asphalt.

4. Make sure that once you support vehicle with jack stands and DO NOT attempt to work with floor jacks only.

5. Make sure you keep steering wheel as close to center as possible.  This will help you make important adjustments as you work.

6. When you are finished with the kit installation make sure to center steering wheel and adjust toe-in. Have a vehicle alignment shop perform the procedure.

 

Hope this helped you decide on the best Lift Kit option to use on your Jeep Wrangler JK. If you are not up to the challenge then book your appointment with a qualified installation shop such as Ultimate Rides. These are all very good lift kits that are sure to meet your clearance needs and to accommodate larger size tires, and we hope you’ve found, for your needs, the best lift kits for Jeep JK in this article. Good luck!