How Much Does It Cost to Lift a Jeep Wrangler?

Wouldn't it look awesome with a 3-4 inch lift on your Jeep? Well, it's no an easy task and certainly not cheap. Let's take a look at the price of lifting a Jeep Wrangler.

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It would take a bunch of people to be able to lift a Jeep Wrangler off of the ground and the cost to do so would be the total cost of whatever you’re paying your helpers. Wait…that’s what goes into lifting a Jeep Wrangler, right?

Alright, we’re just having a little bit of fun here. As most Jeep owners know, the idea of lifting a vehicle is basically the idea of modifying the vehicle to lift it higher off of the ground. A process of this nature isn’t an easy one and it’s also not a cheap one.

Well, in fairness, you’ll be the final decider of whether or not you think the cost will be expensive or not based on several factors (even including what you consider expensive, in the first place). So, enough talk, right? How much does it cost to lift a Jeep Wrangler?

Some things to consider beforehand

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Ah, we got you, didn’t we? Don’t worry, we’re going to answer that question before you know it. However, there’s information we want to discuss that’s going to lead up to answering that question. First of which are some important factors to keep in mind before you even consider lifting your Wrangler.

For starters, are you an experienced mechanic or do you at least have a friend or family member that’s planning to help that has a keen insight into the mechanical side of vehicles? We bring this up because the process of lifting is not exactly as trivial as replenishing the washer fluid in your Jeep.

Someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing should not attempt to lift their own Wrangler. To ensure it’s done correctly and safely to prevent any potential problems from arising, professional installation is always a good option to go with. However, if you have the tools and the know-how, go for it!

Speaking of which, what tools would you realistically need if you were going to lift your Wrangler in your own garage or workshop? A lift kit is going to be the best option. The thing about lift kits, though, is that there are several different options on the market. When it comes to price, a lot of it will come down to the lift kit that you choose.

Now, some additional tools to consider if you want to DIY this thing are:

  • Air tools
  • A heavy-duty floor jack
  • Jack stands
  • Socket wrenches
  • Electrical tools
  • Impact guns

Let’s just say, and this is true for pretty much anything, the better the tools you have, the easier it’s going to be to lift your Wrangler.

How much does it cost to lift a Jeep Wrangler?

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Yes, it’s finally time for the main event. It’s finally time for us to answer the question of how much it costs to lift a Wrangler. As expected, the price is going to vary based on several factors. However, on average, don’t be surprised if the process costs upward of $1000.

Okay, then, what exactly causes the price to drastically alter one way or the other. It mostly comes down to the kit that you choose, as the different lift kits can lift your vehicle higher than others. Even 1 to 3.75-inch lift kits, though, can get kind of expensive. If you want to go for a higher-end, adjustable kit, you could end up paying a couple of thousand dollars.

If you want to really lift your Wrangler off of the ground, you can opt for kits that offer 4 to 4.5 inches of lift. Just know that springs and shocks won’t be the only components that will need to be replaced if you want this type of lift. As such, you can find the price getting pretty hefty.

If you really want a lift, you can go for 5-inch lift kits. Let’s just say that the average person is probably not going to want to spend the money for this type of lift. It’s not uncommon to see kits of this nature have price tags around $3000.

So…that’s it, right? How much does it cost to lift a Jeep Wrangler? It just depends on the price of the kit. Well, while that plays a role, if you have it professionally installed, the cost of labor will also massively increase the overall cost. This cost will vary from shop to shop and will also vary based on where you are.

Why should you get a lift, in the first place?

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All this talk about the price of a lift, but why would someone even want to go through with the process, in the first place? There are actually a plethora of reasons why you’ll see Wrangler owners get a lift.

  • Probably the main reason is for better performance while off-roading.
  • Getting a lift can account for larger tires that will be better for rougher terrain, enhanced suspension, and also increased ground clearance while off-roading.
  • Quite frankly, some people just like the look of a Wrangler that’s farther off the ground. It seems kind of insane to spend so much for the reasons of aesthetics, but people love to look cool when they’re riding, right?

Final thoughts

There’s a lot that goes into it, isn’t there? Not only that but you should also be 100 percent sure you want a lift because if you get the process done and don’t like the results, you’ll have to revert back and lower your Wrangler.

Let’s just say if you’re going to go through the price and hassle (if you do it yourself), you better know that you want the lift. How much does it cost to lift a Jeep Wrangler? It can very easily get into the four digits when you factor everything in. It’s a process that you may have to save up for financially.

Now, speaking of Wranglers, here are some other posts that you may like. Check out the type of oil you should use for your Wrangler and also how to store a hardtop for it. You know…if you want to!