ReadyLIFT Suspension Lift Kit SST 2-1/2" With Shock Extensions Sport/Sahara Jeep Wrangler JL 2018-2020



  • 2.5" Spacer Lift Kit
  • Includes Shock Extensions
  • Allows The Use Of 35" Tires
  • Maintains Factory Ride Quality

ReadyLIFT 2-1/2" SST Suspension Lift Kit with Shock Extensions for 2018, 2019 and 2020 Sport and Sahara Jeep JL Wranglers.

Your brand-new 2018-2020 Sport or Sahara edition JL Wrangler deserves some special treatment--consider upgrading the suspension with this high-quality ReadyLIFT 2-1/2" SST Suspension Lift Kit with Shock Extensions (69-6826)! Order yours today from CJ Pony Parts!

- Direct-fit upgrade for 2018-2020 Sport and Sahara edition JL Wranglers
- Provides 2.5" lift to the front end and 2" lift to the rear
- Helps maintain factory shock and spring components to ensure OEM ride and handling
- Minimized added roll center common on taller lift kits
- Delivers enough clearance for upgraded 35" tires
- Allows for correct alignment specifications for the lift height without aftermarket control arms or adapters
- Quick and easy bolt-on installation requires no cutting or bending

ReadyLIFT designed this all-new suspension kit specifically for your JL Sahara or Sport that's fresh off the factory floor! You'll be able to get upgraded, trail-ready tires thanks to the additional 2.5" the lift provides. The complete direct-fit upgraded lift kit will maintain those fantastic springs that Jeep spent so much time engineering, so you'll have the same OEM ride quality and comfort. This premium-quality suspension system includes longer sway bar end links, bump stop extensions and coil spring spacers, all of which will provide your Wrangler with a better suspension for both on and off the street. Don't hesitate and purchase your new lift kit from CJ's today!

2.5" Lift Kit Includes:
- Premium laser-cut 3/16" wall--1/4" plate steel coil spring spacers
- CNC-bent laser cut steel shock extensions
- Longer sway bar end links
- Custom-tailored bump stop extensions

Please Note: Maximum recommended wheel and tire for JL Sport/Sahara with this lift kit is 35"-12.5" tire on 0 offset 9" or 10" wide wheel.

Vehicle Fitment Note: This lift kit was specifically designed for Sport and Sahara edition JL Wranglers.

ReadyLIFT is a widely known and successful manufacturer of leveling, mild and complete big lift kit systems. They provide premium quality products designed and manufactured to give the customer exactly what they want without compromising ride or handling quality. Browse around and pick out some premium-quality ReadyLIFT upgrade kits for your Jeep Wrangler today from CJ's!

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Installation Difficulty


Intermediate skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

We're gonna show you how to lift the JL.

If you're looking to increase the suspension performance of your brand new JL Wrangler, then you're gonna wanna check out this ready lift SST 2 1/2" spacer lift fitting your 2018 JL Sahara and sport models. This ready lift spacer kit comes with everything needed to get it bolted up on your JL Wrangler. It includes shock extensions, cool spring spacers, bump stops, new sway bar links and all the necessary hardware to get it done. This is going to give you an OEM like ride quality while allowing you to run 35" talk tires on your sport or Sahara model. With that being said, let's get it installed in our 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

Tools needed for this installation, a lift or a jack and jack stands, 1/4" ratchet, 10 millimeter socket, 1/2" ratchet, 13 millimeter socket, 18 millimeter socket, 21 millimeter socket, 24 millimeter socket, 1/2" box wrench, 13 millimeter box wrench, 18 millimeter box wrench, 21 millimeter box wrench and a trim remover tool.

We're gonna start at the front end of our JL. As you can see, we already have the suspension removed. We're gonna show you guys a clip on how to do that.

The first step of this installation is get your vehicle supported either by a lift or a jack and jack stands and then we're gonna start with the front end, get our wheel and tires pulled off so we can get to work.

The first step is to get your axle supported. Then remove the lower shock mount bolt.

After you pull your hardware out, I like to keep it in the same spot. We're gonna be reusing this with the new shocks.

The next step's going to be to remove this sway bar link. It's gonna use the same 19 millimeter socket and open box wrench. I'm gonna start by removing this lower link here.

We're gonna keep this hardware in the same place once again. Next step's going to be to remove this upper nut onto the stud. It helps if you use an impact. It gets it off a little bit easier.

Go ahead and pull this nut off the stud and control arm. It holds on the bracket, which attaches to your ABS and brake lines. You're gonna reuse this bracket on the nee control arm. So we'll pull it off now. Make sure you hold onto all the hardware you pull off. After you have the lower shock mount bolt removed, work your way to the top. This is actually an out boarded mount with a single stud. Go ahead and pull that off and you can completely remove your shock. Make sure you keep the hardware, once again. On the passenger side of the vehicle, on the axle tube, you have your vacuum actuated disconnect. There's a little connector on the back here. Pull the red tab out towards you. Push down and pull it out. We're gonna actually remove the lines here by using a trim removal tool. That way, when we sag the axle, it doesn't stretch these out and ruin them. There's a push pin right up here on the upper control arm bracket. We're gonna get that one pulled out. There's another one right here on this little tab we're gonna get out.

We're gonna go ahead and lower our axle. That way, we can get the coil spring out of the way. Push the coil spring up a little bit and it'll pull right out towards you.

After you have your front end disassembled, we're gonna start with the coil spring here. First step is going to be to pull the isolator off. We'll get our new spacer right on there. Put the isolator back up. Then work onto the bump stop. Put the isolator back on top of the coil spring, grab your front coil spring spacer, like so. You'll have the lip down. Place it over the tube. You're gonna slide your spring under it like that with the isolator on. Now before we slide this slower part on, I'm gonna place the bump stop into it with this machined end facing up. That way, we can get the hardware in. Just slide it right up on like that. As you can see, it just sets into place. Once we get the weight on the jeep, this will sit nice and flush. We're gonna put the hardware in the bump stop now. Go ahead, grab this Allen key hardware here. We're gonna set it in through the top. It'll fall through the hole. Pick this bump stop up. Line it up into there. Set it right back down.

Then you're gonna use the provided nut to go underneath, get it tightened up. You're going to use a 5/16" Allen key to get that top tightened up, as well as a 9/16" box wrench on the bottom. One of the nicest things about this nut, when you put it on, you actually don't have to get anything underneath. Hold it with your hand until it gets snugged up. Then it'll self-tighten when you're doing the top Allen key bolt. One of the steps that we actually did previously is to remove the shock. You don't have to do this. We're gonna reinstall it using the factory hardware. The lower part of the bracket is going to look like this. This top, narrow end is where the factory shock mount is going to be. You're gonna slide it in. That way it faces towards the front axle. It's going to slide over the shock mount. We're gonna drill out this lower hole here on the shock mount to 1/2". It's going to allow us to put the new bracket with the hardware, get it nice and tight. Let's start out with a 1/2" drill bit.

We're now gonna set the shock extension bracket on. It's going to slide over the factory shock mount. Put the hardware in through the bottom, through that hole you just drilled out. Washer was on the bottom. Put another one on the top here and then you're mechanical lock nut. I'm not gonna get that tightened down at all yet. We're gonna put the new bolt with the spacer inside here. We're gonna use the grade 8 hardware included to go through this outer hole. Just get it started a little bit. Then you can put this spacer inside there. We're not gonna put the shock mount on yet or get these tightened up. We're actually gonna step up to the front and install the sway bar links. Then we can come back, get all these things tightened up, put the brake lines back on, pick the axle up so that way, the shock goes into this bracket.

For this kit, you actually get new rear sway bar links and then the factory rear sway bar links go in the front. They're going to face like this. This stud goes in using the factory hardware in the top. Then we'll put the factory hardware right down here. Go ahead and get these tightened down.

Slide the bracket behind there. Use the factory bolt. Just get it started. Get it nice and tightened up. Slide this bracket back over the stud on the control arm and put the 15 mil back over it. We actually found out that our shock wasn't fully extended. Grab an extra pair of hands. Pull it down and we got the bolt through. Repeat the exact same process on the other side. Then we'll move onto the rear.

With those last two brackets tightened up, this entire side is finished besides that shock mount. Move over to the passenger side. Repeat the exact same process on that side. We'll get it lowered down before we can tighten down that shock mount. But until then, we're gonna move onto the rear. As you can see, we already have the rear suspension removed. That's what we're gonna tackle next. We're gonna show you a clip now of how to remove your factory suspension on the JL.

We've got the axle supported by our pole jacks here. We're gonna remove the lower shock bolt and the sway bar links. Those are gonna hold up the removal of the coil springs because it's not gonna let the axle droop fully. Let's get started with this lower shock mount.

Same with the front, make sure you keep all your factory hardware, as you're going to reuse it. Now we can remove the lower sway bar link and then you can work on the upper one.

We're gonna lower the axle down with our pull jack so that way, we can pull the coil springs out and get started with the rest of the install. Go ahead and remove your coil spring. Make sure you keep the retention pad from up top. You'll use this with the new springs.

Go ahead and slide the washer with the welded on nut onto the top of the coil spring bucket. It's gonna sit right like that. Get it nice and centered up. We'll put the spacer on there and put the Allen key bolt up through it. Go ahead and grab the spacer and put the Allen key bolt up through. I actually have the socket with the right Allen key on it. I'm gonna get it started. It's kind of tricky to do. However, once you get it started, it'll be pretty easy. We'll get a ratchet on there and get it tightened up. We can now install the coil spring. Don't forget to put on the coil spring bucket retention pad. Goes right on the top there and right on the lower pad and that'll do it. We're gonna go ahead and grab the included sway bar links. I already have the polyurethane and steel pressed into there. Use the factory lower bolt on the top mount. It goes in from the outside. Put the nut on the back. Just get that snugged up.

That way, it holds and then on the lower section, we're going to use the included hardware with the ready lift kit. Use the washer in the included grade 8 bolt. Go through from the inside toward the outside. Put your washer on, then your mechanical lock nut. Now we can go back and get these tightened down. We're gonna use an 18 millimeter socket and box wrench to get this tightened up.

The lower bolt's gonna change it up a little bit and use a 19 millimeter box wrench with a 19 millimeter socket. The next step is to install the bump stop extension bracket. It slide right over here and uses the included hardware to go up through the bottom.

There's also another bolt and washer that goes on the backside. We're gonna use an 11 millimeter box wrench and 11 millimeter socket to get these tightened up. Now go ahead and tighten up the rear. The next step is to install the lower shock mount extensions. They're going to install like this with the bulge facing you. Place the smaller of the two bolts up through the bottom. Place a washer on there and your mechanical lock nut. Place your longer bolt through. Just get it a little bit started. That way, you can fit the spacer in there. Once you have the spacer in, wiggle it around a little bit. Pop it through the other side. It fits a washer and a locknut. Just like in the front, we're not gonna tighten any of this down until we get your shock in here. That way, we can clamp it all together have have a nice, solid, secure mount. Go ahead and slide the shock bolt through the outside. Now that everything's installed, we can go back through and tighten up all the bolts that went onto the shock extension. This top bolt's gonna be an 18 millimeter.

Tighten down the providable. This is going to be a 19 millimeter socket and box wrench. Then tight down this last lower bolt. The rear's all buttoned up. Now you can put the wheels and tires back on. Lower it to the ground. Repeat the same steps on the other side and your installation's complete.

We just wrapped up the installation of the ready lift SST 2 1/2" spacer lift on our 2018 Jeep JL Sport Wrangler. This is a really nice kit. It only takes you about three hours to install. Plus, it gets you 2 1/2" up in the air, allowing you to fit up to a 35" tire. As you can see behind me, we do have upgraded wheels and tires. We have a 33" tire on our set up. Fits perfectly. However, we could go up to a 35. Now you can find this lift kit as well as many other great parts for your brand new JL right here at

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