Jeep Lift Kits

April 21st, 2021 by

Red 2021 Jeep Gladiator with muddy tires
No doubt you’ve noticed lifted Jeep vehicles rolling around Suffolk and Smithfield. And there is no denying they look pretty cool. Maybe you’re thinking about lifting yourJeep vehicle. Should you lift your vehicle? What are the benefits of doing that? There are pros and cons to lifting a Jeep. So, before you start shopping for Jeep lift kits, read the handy guide below.

What Do Jeep Lift Kits Do?

More and more Chesapeake drivers are opting to install Jeep lift kits on their vehicles. What can these kits do for your vehicle? Here are some of the benefits:

  • A lifted Wrangler has higher clearance.
  • A vehicle fitted with a Jeep Wrangler lift kit can accommodate bigger tires.
  • Jeep lift kits include heavier-duty springs, which is better for rough terrain.
  • The higher suspension makes it easier to climb steep inclines.

Should You Be Shopping for Jeep Lift Kits?

Should you be shopping for Jeep lift kits? That depends. A lifted Jeep vehicle can be great for off-roading but is not necessarily ideal for towing. Here are some of the pros and cons:

Pros of Installing Jeep Lift Kits

  • Higher clearance is better for climbing over rocks and other obstacles when off-roading.
  • Easier to cross streams and shallow rivers
  • Lifted Jeep vehicles look great!

Cons of Installing Jeep Lift Kits

  • Added weight can negatively impact maximum towing capacity
  • Higher center of gravity can make navigating tight curves on our Franklin roads more dangerous (this can be mitigated by adding bigger tires).

Types of Jeep Lift Kits

There are multiple kinds of Jeep lift kits. Here is a list of them with their differences so you can decide which is right for you:

  • Body Lift Kit – Adds 1-3 inches. Inexpensive. Mostly for cosmetic purposes.
  • Budget Boost / Coil Spring Spacers – 1-5 inches. Mostly for cosmetic purposes. Minimal suspension modification.
  • Coil Lift Kit – 2-3.5 inches. Good for off-roading.
  • Short Arm Lift Kit – 2-6 inches. Major suspension modification. Popular with off-roaders.
  • Long Arm Lift Kit – 3-6.5 inches. High-end. Should be installed by professionals.

No matter the Jeep lift kit best for you, our expert parts department carries a wide array of genuine OEM parts and parts specials to make lifting your Jeep even easier!

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