So you finally bought yourself a brand new Jeep Wrangler. With a ground clearance of 275mm, a water wading capability of up to 760mm, and the Selec-Trac 4x4 system, the Wrangler can technically go anywhere it pleases.
But some want to have even more ground clearance and taller ride height. That's why it's no surprise that most 4x4 enthusiasts give their machines a lift. The Wrangler is no different, and Mopar, the tuning arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has decided to give the Wrangler its own two-inch suspension lift kit.
Made available through the company's Jeep Performance Parts (JPP), the new two-inch lift kit has been specifically-made for the Wrangler, as well as the Gladiator pick-up truck. According to the automaker, the lift kit improved suspension articulation by 18% for better off-road capability. It also has larger 2.5-inch aluminum dampers from Fox, a unique set of springs, longer lower control arms, and heavy-duty bushings for better vehicle control.
Each JPP lift kit will include four springs, four Fox shocks, a set of lower control arms, front and rear stabilizer links, front and rear bump stops for the suspension, various fasteners, and a JPP badge. All of these are then packaged into a unique reusable wooden crate complete with the JPP logo.
Thinking of ordering the $1,495 lift kit ( about PhP 73,405) for your Wrangler or Gladiator soon? Well, there is a catch with this factory lift kit from Mopar. Despite being available for either the pick-up and SUV, this particular upgrade is only available on the EcoDiesel versions.
Jeep mentioned that its springs and other suspension components were all specifically tuned for diesel applications. So if your Wrangler (or Gladiator) happens to have the V6 Pentastar or the 2.0-liter turbo under the hood (just like the ones sold locally), sorry but you can't fit this lift kit onto your vehicle.
Will Mopar make a lift kit for either the V6 or turbocharged models? There is no word yet from Jeep or FCA. If demand for the diesel-tuned lift kit is high, they might just end up making one for the gasoline-powered versions.