The jeepfan.com 2022 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe sits about 1″ higher than a non 4xe or XR Rubicon so when we added the new set of the 315/70R17 BFGoodrich KO2 tires it looked real good but in the end we thought it needed just a little more.
Since our approach with this Jeep is more focused on daily driver with occasional weekend trail rides we wanted to stay modest. The Jeep rides extremely nice with the factory suspension and we just didn’t want to change any of that yet. Also…a spacer lift is much more budget friendly.
Teraflex makes a kit for the JL that is a 1/2 inch load leveling kit. It’s somewhat intended to restore the Jeep to its original height after installation of heavy gear and/equipment, but they can be used for standard lift reasons. These spacers are designed to be stacked so we went with two kits to net 1″ of lift. This amount of lift doesn’t require changing shocks or other suspension components and will not alter the ride of the Jeep. The Teraflex Part # is 1155150.
We had the lift installed by 3S Auto & Truck…it was a pleasure to work on the Jeep using a lift but this kit can be installed at home, there’s not a lot of items to take apart really. Follow the Teraflex directions.
With the Jeep supported remove the wheels. Since this spacer lift retains all of the factory suspension components you only need to remove one side of these components: shocks, sway bar links and track bar. With these components disconnected the axle can move far enough away to remove the spring. Also remove the brake line bracket and watch for wire connections that can get tight like lockers and front axle disconnect.
Gently lower the axle to allow the spring to be removed. It is necessary to trim the rubber/plastic locator nub on the factory isolator. Install the spacers, then the isolator, then the spring.
With the springs installed raise the axle to allow the shocks to be reattached as well as the sway bar links and track bar. Reattach the brake line bracket and wiring clips.