How to tell what size lift is on my Jeep? Is this one of the questions running around inside your head? Don’t worry! Getting the lift kit size directly from the manufacturer is the quickest and most straightforward way to do it. The logo and serial number printed on the body of the kit make it simple to identify the manufacturer if you do not even know that. Once you’ve found out about the manufacturer, you can call their customer service for all the information that you need to know.
Besides, you can Google right away! Search for the specs of that certain brand, and voila! The giant will take care of the rest for you.
In this article, I’ll try to answer that question and show you how you can figure out the size of your Jeep’s lift.
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Can You Measure the Lift Size Yourself?
What if I want to measure the size of the lift all by myself? Is it possible? If possible, how do I tell what size lift is on my Jeep? – Are these circling in your mind right now?
The answer is – it is quite possible. You can do it yourself, and the process is not that hard.
- First, try to know the size of the stock shocks. Jeep can provide you with this information precisely. Or just Google it with the exact model and serial number.
- Then, measure your current shocks. Now subtract the stock’s measurement from the latter. You’ll know how much your Jeep has been lifted.
- For example, if the stock shock was 3 inches and the current one is 9 inches, then the size of the lift of your Jeep is 5 inches. It’s that simple!
If there is any confusion, I’ll suggest watching this video for a better understanding of how to easily measure the size of a Jeep lift.
Things You Need to Keep in Mind
This method will not give you precise measurements because the weight of the Jeep and the cargo will cause the shocks to sag. You can’t exactly measure how much it is sagging. So, the measurement may vary.
To avoid confusion, try to get the extra weight out of the vehicle. If you have any extra tires kept in the Jeep, take them out as well. It’ll help you get the measurement closer to accuracy.
But if you need an exact measurement, you can remove the shocks and then measure them.
I hope now you know how to easily tell what size lift is on your Jeep.
All the Confusion about Lifting:
My Jeep-lover friends ask me many questions about lifting. Some of them are – Should I lift my Jeep? Is it worth lifting my Jeep? How much should I lift? How much is the cost of lifting? – and many more.
When you’re using a Jeep daily, these questions are quite normal to arise in your mind. And trust me, these are some serious issues because they are related to your overall riding experience and safety. So, I’ve decided to discuss them with you in this article
Let’s jump right into the discussion. Shall we?
Why Should You Lift Your Jeep?
If you’re up for off-roading, you may consider lifting your Jeep. Serious off-roading demands more ground clearance than normal, better suspension, and larger tires. You’ll need to lift your Jeep to have these extra features added. It also gives the Jeep a better look, according to a lot of custom Jeep lovers.
Why You Shouldn’t Lift Your Jeep?
The most important issue is that if you lift your Jeep, the center of gravity will get higher. The higher the center of gravity is, the higher the chances of rolling over are. As a result, if you’re cornering at speed, you’re at risk.
On top of that, lifting your Jeep will cause increased wind resistance. It will have an impact on gas mileage. Your Jeep will consume more gas than before. Also, it decreases your Jeep’s average speed.
How Much Does it Cost to Lift a Jeep?
Jeep lifts generally cost anywhere between $1000 to $20000. It totally depends on you. Different brands offer different prices for their kits. The suspension heights largely impact the price. So, it’s up to you how much of your money you are ready to spend on the kits.
Is it Worth Lifting a Jeep?
You need to determine what you’re going to do with your Jeep before deciding whether to lift it or not. If you are willing to ride only in town and use it as a daily driver, the stock shocks should be just fine for you. It won’t cost you extra money or fuel. The stock kits are well-tested for the best center of gravity and performance that you’ll need from your Jeep. So, it’s safer the way the manufacturer built it than a custom one.
But if you’re an off-road adventurer, lifting your Jeep will certainly benefit you. The most important advantage is that you’ll have greater ground clearance. Ground clearance is very important while off-road driving. Also, you can install larger tires after lifting the Jeep. It’ll give you a better off-road grip. And lastly, a huge plus is the overall extreme look of your Jeep.
Now that you know both the pros and cons of lifting your Jeep, it will certainly help you decide whether you should lift yours.
How Much Should You Lift a Jeep?
Jeep lift kits normally range from 1.5 to 4 inches. You can install any of them according to your preferences. 1.5s are okay, and 4s are more or less a bit dramatic, as you can easily assume only by imagining. On average, 2.5 to 3.5 inches lifting kits are common choices and are believed to be the best choices for Jeeps.
Hopefully, you now have all the information you need regarding measuring the size of the lift on your Jeep. As a Jeep lover, I like to experiment with different kits on mine every now and then. I am a fan of lift kits because I like to go off-roading often. It’s a plus for sure while having some crazy riding experiences.
Now you decide what you want to get out of your motor pet. I believe this article will help you decide.