The new suspension setups are designed to handle the several hundred pounds of extra weight the diesel models carry and provide a 2-inch lift to accommodate larger ties and increase articulation by 18 percent.
The bolt-on packages, which are sold through Mopar and shipped in a nifty Jeep Performance Parts crate, include springs, longer control arms with heavy-duty bushings and a set of 2.5-inch high performance Fox shock absorbers to replace the 2.0-inch standard units.
Both kits are $1,495. Similar packages from aftermarket brands are available, but the Mopar parts come with their own two-year warranty and are also covered under the new vehicles’ 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
According to Jeep, over 90 percent of Wrangler owners buy at least one accessory part for their truck.