We’ve all seen them. Most of us that don’t it on our Jeeps yet… drool over them. Those of us with them on our Jeeps know how wonderful they are. Yes, you guessed it…
the Jeep Lift System. With the body of the Jeep raised several inches higher than usual, the Jeep is given more space between the body and the ground and more room for larger, thicker off-roading tires. The lift ends up giving the extra edge when it comes to off-roading and just looking cool.
If you want to do this to your Jeep, however, be prepared – it is a time consuming venture. Lift kits can consist of simple measures such as extended shocks, lift blocks, and strut spacers, or they can be as complex and inventive as you desire. Be careful when you do a lift for your Jeep though, as some places have laws against a vehicle being above a certain height or how high the lights are from the ground.
Here is a great video on installing a Skyjacker kit on a '68 Jeep CJ5:
You are able to find many varieties of Jeep lifts online, but the Skyjacker, MORE, and Superlift brands are among the more popular Jeep lift kits. Prices for these lifts start at just over $150.00 for a 2” lift, and can quickly rise to be thousands of dollars for a lift, depending on the brand, the size of the lift, the complexity, and so forth. Another thing to take into consideration is that of gas mileage. Just like driving a Jeep right off the lot, it depends on how you drive. However, many Jeep owners that have added a lift kit to their Jeep have found that they do end up with a lower mpg with the lifts than they had gotten before they added the lift.