Jeep Lift vs Leveling | D&S Automotive

Jeep Lift vs. Leveling

Choosing The Right Kit

lift vs leveling

When it comes to lifting or leveling your Jeep, there are a lot of factors to consider. That is why it is important to talk to an expert to walk you through the options and help you to choose what will work best for you.


Call 440.946.2178 to speak with an accessory specialist today about which Jeep lift or leveling kit will work best for you.


In the meantime, we will address the most common question about lifting your Jeep Wrangler – What is the difference between a lift kit and a leveling kit?

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Lift Kits

A lift kit lifts your entire Jeep, front and rear, anywhere from a subtle 1” to a more aggressive 6″. Jeep lift kits come in two varieties: body lift kits and suspension lift kits.

Body lifts work by giving you taller spacers and bolts that go between the frame and body of your Wrangler without altering any of the suspension geometry. Body lift kits do not increase your ground clearance but the extra height allows you to run larger wheels and tires.

A suspension lift, on the other hand, typically involves replacing everything from the shocks/struts and leaf springs to the control arms, trailing arms and sometimes even the driveshafts and steering components. By doing so, you will have more suspension articulation, more ground clearance and the ability to run even larger tires. If you want to go off road, a suspension lift kit will work best for you.

Leveling Kits

Leveling kits, also known as budget boosts, provides a small increase in your Jeep’s suspension height and allows slightly larger wheels and tires. The increase in suspension is usually created by installing a set of coil spring isolators that are thicker than the stock isolators. Leveling kits are often installed mostly for looks but are a cheaper alternative to lift kits. If you only want to run slightly larger wheels and tires and don’t plan to ride off road, a leveling kit may be the option right for you.

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