How To Lift A Jeep Wrangler And What Not To Do

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Jeep Lift Kit Install

We lifted our Jeep Wrangler by four inches and dropped the transfer case to fix the driveshaft alignment. In combination with the 3 inch body lift, this was almost too high for our garage. In the end, we installed a 1-inch body lift that is sufficient for 33-inch tires. Below you’ll find our timestamp index that you can use to search for specific topics within our video.

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How To Lift A Jeep Wrangler And What Not To Do

Front Suspension Lift, Jeep Gets Squatted

First, we lifted the front end of the Jeep Wrangler. Knowing this was the hardest part of the job due to the steering, we were eager to get it out of the way. Our toughest challenge was removing the pitman arm. After that, the rest of the lift was relatively straightforward. Drilling is necessary to mount the trackbar, but it pales in comparison to removing the pitman arm. Hopefully this won’t be an issue for you, but we lubed, hammered, and ground until we got it off.

Jeep Gets Squatted

Nice Looking Rear, Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter

With the front done, we were tempted to just leave it as a squatted Jeep. The rear suspension is easy, plus squatted Jeeps look ridiculous. The hardest part of the lift on the rear was the shock bolt bolt, which was our screwup. At the end of the video, in the blooper section, you’ll find that.

Nice Looking Rear

Fixing Shaft Angle Of Dangle, The Drive Shaft

Once the suspension had been lifted, we had to align the drive shaft. If the rear dive shaft is left at a steep angle, the drive shaft may end up on the road. As I learned, after dumping all the transmission oil out you won’t just drive your car home in 4WD. If you don’t get your angle right, you’ll likely break a universal joint.

Fixing Shaft Angle Of Dangle, The Drive Shaft

Start Crying, There May Be Grinding

In some cases, you may not be able to shift in all gears after changing the angle of your transmission, either with a transfer case drop, or a body lift. In our Jeep, we had to fix this issue. The process will be fraught with cussing, whining, and crying, but not impossible. Be aware you are going to be grinding on the floor of your Jeep.

Start Crying, There May Be Grinding

We hope this helped, or the bloopers at the end showed you some things not to do when lifting your Jeep. I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments.

Topics In Video

  • 00:00 How To Lift A Jeep Wrangler
  • 01:55 Rancho Lift Kit, What’s In The Box
  • 02:32 Install Lift Kit, Front Suspension Of Jeep Wrangler YJ
  • 22:55 Install Lift Kit, Rear Suspension Of Jeep Wrangler YJ
  • 31:45 Install Transfer Case Drop For Lifted Jeep Wrangler
  • 34:28 Fix Sifter For Body Lift Or Transfer Case Drop
  • 43:03 Our Opinion Of Rancho 4-inch Lift Kit For Jeep Wrangler YJ
  • 46:17 What Not To Do, Mechanic Fails, Bloopers, Outtakes

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I was never a writer, constantly failing English in school, I felt that writing was not for me. Over 20 years later Danielle and I started a blog, weird right. Danielle loves to write and supports me in my own writing as she creates her own content on this blog. We got our start on YouTube "ChrisDoesWhat" to improve ourselves, we continue to help others. Then we expanded our YouTube Channel with this blog, it seemed like a logical next step. We continual are looking for ways to improve ourselves, who knows where the journey will take us, what our next steps will be. We met in Washington State at Fort Lewis Army base and got married 3 months later in 1997. We have traveled the world at first only because of the Army, later we traveled on our own cause we loved it. We have two adult size boys, one in the AirForce, the other in HighSchool and taking college classes.