Since our recent trip to the Tillamook State Forest OHV area with the Jolly Jeepers, a suspension lift for my Jeep has been on my mind. Wednesday of this week, I dropped it off at Leonard’s Off-Road and got it back later that evening. Here’s a picture of what it used to look like (from the back):
…and here is what it looks like now:
I didn’t have a good side-front picture of the before, but you should be able to get an idea of the change. Leonard did the following:
- Installed a Rubicon Express RE7000 4.5″ suspension lift
- Mounted BF Goodrich LT305/70R16 M/T KM2 tires on AEV 16″ Bridger wheels
- Installed a custom-made CV rear driveshaft
- Installed a spare tire relocation mount
The Jeep is significantly higher now, but handles surprisingly well given the change. You can definitely tell the difference when you hit a bump at road speeds, but it’s much more rigid than I would have expected. Hopefully we’ll have time this weekend to go try it out in the dirt!