It always amazes me that there are people out there who would completely cheap out and buy a set of $180 coil spacers and shock extensions to lift a $30,000 to $50,000 Jeep JL Wrangler. I mean, I get that these people might be on a budget especially after making an expensive purchase like that but to spend that much money on a Jeep and then ruin its ride just to get a bit of lift – it just makes no sense to me.
Also known as a “budget boost”, coil spacers will get your JL Wrangler sitting higher off the ground but they’ll do so at the cost of your ride. Ultimately, you’re still working with a set of really soft factory coils, ones that were never designed to carry the kind of weight you’d get from something like a heavy steel bumper and winch or a ton of gear packed in the back and with all of that weight sitting higher off the ground. Of course, shock extensions will allow you to keep your factory shocks but then, those shocks were designed to manage the weight of stock wheels and tires – NOT the significantly heavier weight of big off road tires and/or beadlock wheels and I would assume, that’s the reason why most people are wanting to lift their JL in the first place.
The Rancho 2″ Sport Lift is a $640 lift kit… you hear that? Just SIX HUNDRED and FORTY DOLLARS and it comes complete with new progressive rate coils, new RS5000X shocks with DRS and a host of other components that’ll not only help you lift your JL Wrangler but do so in a way that will offer a much better ride, both on and off road. Heck, if you’re lucky enough to buy it while Rancho is running one of their great rebate programs, you’ll even be able to save an additional $100! Sure, this kit costs a bit more but really, it’s just a bit and if you ask me, it’s a much better way to give your JL Wrangler a bit of a boost and on a budget.
In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you’ll see all that you’ll get with the Rancho Sport Lift and just how easy it is to install on a Jeep JL Wrangler. You’ll also get to see our initial testing of it and hear our impressions of it. We hope you enjoy.