Tips for Choosing a Lift Kit for Your Jeep Wrangler
A lift kit is a necessary piece of equipment if you ever plan on taking your Jeep Wrangler off-roading. Installing a lift kit will improve your Jeeps off-roading performance on mud, rocks and other difficult types of terrain and will also provide you with enough space to install larger tires and other accessories that could not fit on a stock Wrangler.
Before installing a lift kit it is important that you thoroughly research the different types and styles to determine if it is something you want to do. Improved off-road performance is the main benefit of installing a lift kit on a Jeep Wrangler. There are some cons as well such as installing kit will decrease the fuel mileage, provide your Wrangler with a higher center of gravity and put more strain on the motor and drive train. With all of the risks involved with installing a lift on your Wrangler, it is important that you take them into consideration and are completely sure that it is something you want to do.
If, after considering all the risks you still decide a lift kit is something you want to do, the next step is to determine what size lift you want. Jeep lift kits come in an array of sizes that can range from two inches to a foot. The smaller lift will provide you with enough space to install larger size tires and a slight improvement in ground clearance. Larger kits tend to be more expensive and often require that other parts of the Jeep are modified and they can affect how your Jeep Wrangler handles on pavement and off. The larger the lift you install the more of a strain that will be put on the vehicle. Larger lifts provide you ample clearance for off-roading but they also present a higher risk of your Jeep rolling over.
Before settling on one specific type, you should research all of the different brands and types of lifts that are available. Keep in mind your primary reason for installing it and try not to buy one that is too high for your needs. Different lifts are designed with specific tasks in mind; there are different styles of lift kits for mudding and rock crawling. Depending on the model of Jeep you own there are also different suspension options available. There are many different manufacturers of lift kits, in order to choose the best kit for your Wrangler you should take some time and thoroughly research the different options and benefits that each has to offer.
If you are an avid off-roader you probably have an idea in mind as to what size and style of lift kit you are interested in. If you are a beginner, you may want to ask some of the more experienced off-roaders what they would recommend for your basic needs. When in doubt always ask a more experienced off-roader, they have been where you are and can recommend a lift kit that will suit your needs.
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