The biggest, and probably most dynamic modification you can do to your Jeep Wrangler is modify the suspension making way for larger and more off road capable whee/tire combos. On my previous JKU, I decided to go with the Rough Country 3.5″ suspension lift with their v2.0 shocks. It was a nice lift with a smooth ride, but this time around, I really had my eyes on the Rancho kit. This kit comes with quite a bit of gear to properly lift your JK 3″ to make way for larger tires while maintaining a street element that is easy to handle as a daily driver. The kit comes with the following:
-Front & Rear Coil Springs
-Front Adjustable Track Bar
-Extended Length Front Sway Bar End Link
-Upgraded Front & Rear Bump Stop Spacers
-Front & Rear Adjustable Upper Control Arms
-Front Extended Length Brake Lines
-Rear Track Bar Bracket
-Rear Brake Line Drop Brackets
Since the kit did not come with shocks, I decided to upgrade and get the top-of-the-line Rancho RS9000XL fully adjustable shocks. These have an adjustment knob to adjust the ride from extremely firm on 9 down to super soft & smooth on 1. I have mine currently set at 3 all the way around for an excellent on road ride, and can easily adjust when hitting the trail if needed.
I would highly recommend this lift kit to anyone owning a JKU! Although there aren’t many reviews out there on Rancho Jeep lifts (since Rancho is mainly known in the truck industry), I am here to tell you, this kit is SOLID, and a great value!