Give your Wrangler or Gladiator a 2-inch lift with Jeep’s blessing
Jeep’s in-house aftermarket toy store, Jeep Performance Parts, is adding a new lift kit to its extensive catalog. Owners of any current-generation Wrangler (JL, 2018–current) and Gladiator (JT, 2020–current) models can spring for the new kit, which has Bilstein 46-millimeter monotube shock absorbers with remote reservoirs for the fluid.
The remote reservoir allows each shock to house more oil, which helps dissipate the heat built up from rapid cycling over bumpy terrain. A swivel banjo fitting between the reservoir and the actual shock allows for plenty of hose movement while also sheltering the connection from contact with unwanted rocks or logs. The increased ground clearance will allow for larger tires—nearly mandatory when a hard-core off-roader buys a Wrangler or Gladiator, Rubicon or otherwise.
There’s no drilling required for the new kit, either; Jeep says that it will bolt directly into the stock mounting locations, meaning you could install these Bilsteins in your driveway with a friend and a few hand tools.
“Our Jeep Performance Parts team at Mopar is always looking for innovative ways to improve performance for off-road enthusiasts,” said Mike Koval, head of Mopar North America. “With more than 500 quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories for the Jeep lineup, our customers win with new options to upgrade and personalize their vehicles.”
The kit will cost $2095. For that price, you’ll get four springs, four Bilstein shocks, front lower control arms, front and rear stabilizer bar end links, front and rear bump stops, the necessary fastening hardware, and a JPP (Jeep Performance Parts) badge. The kit comes in a specially packed reusable wooden crate and is on sale now.