Talk to any Jeep Wrangler owner, and modifications always dominate the conversation. One of the first modifications most JLU owners make are lifting their rigs to allow more clearance. Here are the five types of lift kits that you should know about.
Economical Lift Kit
If you are on a budget and looking for a JLU lift kit, you may come across economy lifts. These lifts rely on spacers that go at the top of your coil springs. Economy lift are mostly to give your Jeep a tougher stance. Expect to get 0.75 to 2.5 inches of lift.
Lifting the body of your Jeep is another wallet-friendly option. A body lift kit works by replacing the shocks on your JLU. Your Jeep looks great, and you can add some new tires as well.
Long Arm Lift Kit
If you want to go big or go home, a long arm lift kit might be right for your Jeep. You can add 3 to 6.5 inches. These types of lifts kits are challenging to install, so you may want to entrust the job to an experienced Jeep builder.
Short Arm Lift Kit
Ground clearance is the name of the game for JLU lift kits, and a short arm lift kit fits the bill. Expect to get between two and six inches of lift for plenty of flexing and, of course, larger tires.
Coil Spring Lift Kit
If performance off road is all that matters to you, a coil spring JLU lift kit may be the way to go. The install involves replacing your coil springs with ones that are stiffer and longer, giving you between 1.5 and 3.5 inches of lift.