Whether you want to increase your ability to tackle tough terrain beyond Houston or want to exhibit a more commanding presence on Pasadena roads, a lifted Jeep Wrangler is just what you need. You may be wondering, “what the difference between a new Jeep Wrangler vs. a lifted Wrangler?” Here a few reasons why some drivers get a Wrangler lift:
- A Jeep Wrangler lift kit will raise your vehicle’s body or suspension, and oftentimes this done either for off-roading purposes, or purely for aesthetics.
- When your Wrangler’s body is lifted, there’s more distance between the frame and body, whereas the distance between the axles and frames increases with a suspension lift.
In this guide, we’ll go more in-depth about why drivers opt for a Wrangler lift and the various types of Jeep Wrangler lift kits available to you. Read on below!
Why Choose A Lifted Wrangler?
As mentioned above, there are multiple reasons a Jeep owner may want to opt for a Jeep Wrangler lift kit. Here are some of the motives for getting a lifted Jeep Wrangler model:
- Increased off-roading performance via higher ground clearance, heavier-duty springs, and better departure angle to tackling alternate terrain.
- More space to add bigger tires, whether for off-roading prowess or a more aesthetically aggressive road posture.
- Higher vantage point for the driver and greater visibility in heavy Pearland traffic.
- Lift kits, along with larger off-road tires, change the center of gravity.
Jeep Wrangler Lift Kits
There are a few types of Jeep Wrangler lift kits for you to choose from depending on what it is you want from your lifted Wrangler. Here are the common Wrangler lift options and what their primary function or affect is:
- A body lift provides a couple inches of lift with spacers and bolts. This lift is cost-effective and simple, but gives an aesthetically pleasing effect more so than any off-road performance enhancements. For 1-3 inches lift to add bigger tires, opt for a body lift.
- A spacer lift is similar to a body lift in that it allows you to add bigger tires thanks to a couple inches of boost, but it won’t enhance off-roading capability. It adds Wrangler lift by placing polyurethane coil spacers on top of your stock Wrangler coil springs.
- A suspension lift or coil spring lift is what you want to increase off-road performance and capability. This is the most integrated lift. A short arm Jeep Wrangler lift kit can increase your height by 1.5-3.5 inches by completely replacing your stock coils with longer, stiffer coil springs. Cranking things up to the maximum lift with a long arm lift kit could increase your height up to 6.5 inches!
Jeep Wrangler Lift Kit Sizes
Knowing the type of Jeep Wrangler lift you’d like makes it even easier to determine what size lift kit you’ll need. Check out these available lift kit options:
- Small Wrangler Lift Kits (1 – 2 inches): These are costlier, but easier to install. The extra clearance with a small kit allows for 31-inch tires, for a stronger ride.
- Bigger Wrangler Lift Kits (2+ Inches) are generally more expensive and meant for Webster drivers who enjoy off-roading adventures.
- If you primarily use your Jeep Wrangler for towing large objects, it’s important to keep in mind that lifting your Wrangler and installing larger tires can affect your towing capacity.
Get Your Jeep Wrangler Lifted at Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
Here at Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we’re proud to offer many lifted Jeep Wrangler models as well as install your desired Jeep Wrangler lift kit in our state-of-the-art service center. Contact us today about our available lifted Jeep Wrangler models for sale, or to schedule your Wrangler lift. Soon, you’ll be traversing Baytown roads bolder and higher than before!