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Body Lifts vs. Suspension Lifts for Your Northeast Ohio Jeep


Jeep Wrangler Lift Kits

Northeast Ohio Jeep enthusiasts are serious about customizations. D&S Automotive has all of the most popular accessories for your Jeep: wheels and tires, lighting, fender flares, running boards, and more. But the “granddaddy of them all” when it comes to Jeep accessories would be the lift kit. Nothing makes a Jeep stand out like jacking it up and putting it high above the road. The Jeep lift kit obviously looks great, but it has a practical application as well. The big question is: What type of kit you need for your ride? The decision lies between two main options: suspension kits and body lift kits. Let’s take a look at the differences and advantages to see which one makes more sense for you!

Jeep Suspension Kits

If you want drama, you are probably thinking about a suspension kit. Suspension kits are actually modifications to the suspension system of your vehicle to give it additional space or clearance under the body. A suspension kit gives you extra clearance over the tires and the ground itself and enables you to put oversized tires on your Jeep. A suspension lift kit is a little bit more complicated to install. They also give you the most off-road capability because of the additional ground clearance, and they can increase the quality of your ride.

Benefits of a Jeep Suspension Kit:

  • More clearance
  • Ability to add larger tires
  • Off-road capabilities enhanced

Disadvantages of a Jeep Suspension Kit:

  • Price
  • Difficult to install

Jeep Body Lift Kits

The body lift, as the name would suggest, manipulates and raises the body of the vehicle without changes to the suspension system. Spacers are placed under the body of the Jeep, and that enables the body of the vehicle to be adjusted to various heights. You can actually use a body kit in addition to the suspension lift to gain additional clearance. When the body is lifted without the suspension being adjusted, it can affect the ride, and the higher you lift with a body kit, the more likely you are to have drivability issues. If not installed properly, it can lead to a wobbly ride.

Advantages of a Jeep Body Lift Kit

  • Less expensive than a suspension lift
  • Easier installation process
  • Customization to different heights is easily achieved

Disadvantages of a Jeep Body Lift Kit

  • Higher lifts can impact drivability
  • Won’t lift at maximum height without suspension kit

Let’s Talk About It

Not sure which lift system will work for your needs and your Jeep? D&S Automotive is Northeast Ohio’s Jeep lift kit superstore, with brands like BDS Suspension, Rough Country, Zone Offroad, and Superlift Suspension. When you want your Jeep to be the talk of the town, you need the experts at D&S Automotive!


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