Selecting a jeep lift suspension kit

It’s likely that if you look through performance Jeep components before, you have seen a series of beefed-up jeeps that have large-scale lifts on them. Jeep suspension kits can make a small Jeep look instantly more aggressive and at a number of performance improvements. If you are considering the idea of a lift suspension kit for your Jeep, here are some top questions you should ask first.

What Are You Trying to Do With Your Jeep?

If you’re trying to keep your Jeep as a part-time cruiser or as a regular camper, it’s somewhat unlikely that you will need to consider adding a lift kit or new suspension kit to your Jeep. If you’re planning on regularly taking your vehicle off-road and using it as a rock crawler, a new performance suspension kit is what you may be after. There are some lift kits for jeeps that are simply designed to help you enjoy a more aggressive look whereas others are designed for pure performance. 

The Advantages of a Lift

Adding in a lifted suspension can improve your suspension travel and deliver increased clearance. Wiki added lift you’ll also be able to fit larger off-road tires which can improve your overall capability for off-roading. The only sacrifice that you may need to make by installing new tires and accessing one of these lift kits is the compromise of poor on-road performance. 

Your Budget

Most new suspension kits for Jeep will cost a minimum of $1000 and if you plan on lifting your Jeep over 3 inches it’s likely that you might have to replace the fenders and driveshaft as well as install a long arm kit. 

Tire Mods

If you’re planning on installing larger tires than the manufacturer standard you should consider that a 35-inch tire will likely require a 2.5 to 3.5-inch lift on most standard Jeep models. If you’re planning on going for an extreme off-road tire of 37 inches or more you’ll be expected to add a least 4 inches of lift to your suspension. 

If you’d like to learn more about Jeep lift suspension kits contact us today. 

This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry custom wheels in Tampa for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.

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