Rough Country Economy Spacer Lift Kit With Shock Extensions 2-1/2" Jeep Wrangler JL 2018-2020

Rough Country:
67700
Rating:
100% of 100

Highlights

  • Bolt-On Installation
  • Clears Up To A 35" Tire
  • Increased Ground Clearance
  • Includes Shock Extensions
$199.95

Rough Country 2-1/2" Economy Spacer Lift Kit with Shock Extensions for 2018, 2019 and 2020 Jeep JL Wranglers.

If you’re ready to start modifying your new 2018-2020 JL Wrangler, start with this 2-1/2” Economy Spacer Lift Kit with Shock Extensions (67700) from Rough Country now available for purchase from CJ Pony Parts!

Features & Benefits:
- Easy bolt-on installation
- Increased ground clearance
- Clears up to 35” tires
- Includes shock extensions
- Includes sway bar end links

This lift kit is easy to install and offers a complete upgrade in the look of your Jeep. Rough Country’s 2.5” Suspension Lift features a front and rear set of durable coil spacers, shock extensions and sway bar end links. This kit enhances the factory components and allows you to retain your brand new JL shocks and coils to preserve the factory ride just as Jeep designed it. Rough Country’s JL 2.5” kit features a 100% bolt-on installation process for a simple assembly. Jeep’s new JL Wrangler is an impressive overhaul over previous designs, with modern features and considerably more power. Put the finishing touch on your new JL with enough clearance to easily run 35” tires with Rough Country’s 2.5” Lift Kit. Instantly gain an aggressive look and commanding stance that will truly set your JL apart from the others, while retaining a smooth factory-like ride.

Lift Kit Specs:
- Install time estimated at 2-3 hours
- Tires: 35x12.50
- Wheel BS: factory

Please Note: 35” tires will clear but rubbing may occur with extreme articulation. If you are planning on running 35” tires on factory wheels, double check clearance between the front tire, lower control arm and sway-bar links.

Order a Rough Country (67700) 2-1/2" Economy Spacer Lift Kit with Shock Extensions for your 2018, 2019 and 2020 Jeep JL Wrangler from CJ Pony Parts today!

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Installation Difficulty

Moderate
Moderate

Intermediate skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

In order to ditch these factory wheels and tires, we're gonna need a little bit of lift. We're gonna use the help of Rough Country, and get started.

If you wanna get your JL up in the air two and a half inches and do it really easily, today we're gonna be checking out this Rough Country two and a half inch spacer lift, fitting your brand new 2018 JL two-door and four-door Wrangler. This spacer lift is an easy way to get your JL Wrangler up in the air without breaking the bank. It includes everything that you need: coil spacers, extended sway bar links, even shock relocation brackets, utilizing your factory equipment. It's going to make it ride really nicely, as well as allow you to articulate out on the trail on a budget.

Now with that being said, we're gonna get this installed on our 2018 JL Wrangler two-door. Tools you need for this installation: three eighth inch ratchet; 15 millimeter socket; 18 millimeter socket; three quarter inch socket; 10 millimeter box wrench; 15 millimeter box wrench; 18 millimeter box wrench; 19 millimeter box wrench; a six millimeter Allen key; and a lift or a jack and jack stands.

Our JL is up on the lift, and as you can tell we've got the wheels and tires already removed. Now you can do this with a jack and jack stands, however it's much easier on a lift and easier for you guys to see. The disassembly process is gonna start with the sway bar links. Let's move on to the front and get started.

You're gonna use an 18 millimeter socket to get both the bottom and the top bolts and nuts off. You're going to retain this hardware, as you're going to use it when you put the new sway bar links on, so let's get them removed. What I'm going to do, that way I don't mix them up, is put them back into the sway bar link, get them snugged up. Then work on this top bolt. Now repeat the same process on the other side for that sway bar link. Use an 18 millimeter box wrench with an 18 socket to get the lower shock bolts off.

In order to let the brake line and the ABS line droop, we're going to remove this 15 millimeter bolt right here in the control arm as well as the 10 millimeter bolt holding on this bracket underneath the coil perch. Now we can get the 10 millimeter removed from right up here. Just gonna thread that right back in to where we pulled it out.

We're gonna disconnect this pin here for the wiring that disconnects the axle. Use a trim removal tool and get under there, just pop it right out. Then we'll come down here, and actually disconnect it from this one as well. Disconnect the plug right here just by pushing down on this, pulling it out. Now we actually use pull jacks to get our axle lowered down and droop, that's why you removed all those other components.

If you're on the ground, what you're going to do is leave the frame up on the jack stands and put a jack under the pumpkin, and slowly lower it down. Be careful not to hit your brake rotors on the ground, but you'll get enough clearance that you can pop this spring out. As you can see, we're gonna do that right now, and we can start by installing the new lift kit onto our Jeep.

Make sure that you pull this rubber isolator out first, and then what you're going to do is slide the coil spacer up on just like that. Then put the isolator here. Then we can reinstall our spring. As you can see, we've got our coil spring bump stop spacer here. Now make sure you put it in before you put the coil on, or else you won't be able to fit it through these slats.

Let's try and get the coil on now. Place the hardware through the top, and you're gonna feel a hole in that coil perch that it's gonna drop into, and we'll use the provided hardware underneath and get it tightened up with a 15 millimeter ratchet and open-ended box wrench. Reinstall this 10 millimeter bolt onto this brake line bracket that you previously removed, and then go ahead and get it tightened up. Doesn't need to be anything crazy, it's just holding on this small bracket.

After we do this, we're gonna get the shock relocation brackets mounted onto here. We're gonna slide on the front shock mount extension bracket by putting it this way. Put it through the top like that with a washer, then underneath is gonna get the flange a locknut. I'm just gonna tighten that up to where it stops, and then what we're going to do is actually get everything mounted up here loosely, that way we're not missing anything and we're not over tightening it and getting this thing off camber here. We're just gonna go 'head and leave it loose, and get the shock into it.

Where to use the provided crush sleeve here, go right in between the shock brackets and actually use that factory hardware to go through here. Put the nut on the backside. Like we've been doing, just get it snugged up, and then we're gonna use the included hardware to use this shock mount, and get into this top bracket. We're gonna tighten on this lower bolt here now that we have this installed. It's going to use a 9/16th box wrench in a 9/16th ratchet below.

Put this 15 millimeter bolt back onto this controller and bracket for the ABS lines, and get it tightened up. Put the included hardware through this top mount, the washer and your flange locknut on the backside. Then we can come back and get everything tightened down, including this one and this top shock bolt.

We're gonna put our sway bar links on. We're gonna reconnect this axle disconnect actuator by plugging it back in, and pushing this white tab, and it's fully seated into there. I'm not gonna worry about putting the tabs back onto the controller mount. This just gonna give us some more flex and some more reassurance underneath here. Everything's tightened up now so we can move onto the rear.

Now that the front's all buttoned up, it's time to move onto the rear. We're gonna tackle the lower shock mounts as well as the sway bars. Let's get started.

The lower part of the shock mount's going to use two 18 millimeter ratchets or wrenches to get it loose. Make sure you hang onto the shock hardware. I like to put it back into the lower mount here. Now we're gonna tackle the sway bar links using that same 18 millimeter socket and ratchet wrench. We're gonna save this lower hardware as well to use on our new sway bar links. We're going to use an 18 millimeter ratchet wrench along with a six millimeter Allen key to get this off. Then remove the sway bar link.

Put your bump stop spacer up into place using the included 9/16th hardware. Then we use the provided flange nut underneath to get it started. Same for the rear. Now go 'head and lower your rear axle. Make sure you don't have any binding, and the coil springs will come right out.

To put the rear coil spacer on, we're going to grab this washer with a welded on nut over top of our upper coil pert. Place the provided two inch hardware through this spacer, and then you're gonna have to look for it and find a little bit before you can tighten it up with a quarter inch ratchet.

Now we're gonna reinstall the spring with the coil spring isolator at the top. Just like that, it's fully installed, no we can get our sway bar links and our shock extension brackets on. Now we're going to install our extended sway bar links. Use the provided hardware up top and the factory hardware down below. Tighten the lower bolt using an 18 millimeter ratchet wrench and an 18 millimeter socket, or two ratchet wrenches like we have here. Place the lower shock extension bracket over the original post. Then install the provided hardware down through. Use the factory shock bolt to go through this lower part with the sleeve installed. Don't tighten anything down, just like the front, 'til you've got it all installed. Now we're gonna pick up on our axle a little bit to get that shock mounted up. Now we're gonna go back and tighten everything down.

This side's all buttoned up. Make sure to repeat the same process on the other side, and that's gonna complete your installation.

Well, as you can see we just wrapped up the installation of this Rough Country two and a half inch spacer lift on our 2018 JL Wrangler. There's a lot more distance in between our tire and our fender flare, even with these 35 inch Mud Claws wrapped on a Black Rhino Armory wheel. Now we went up in the air, plus we increased our articulation all within about three hours. You can do this in your driveway or on a lift with simple hand tools. To find this lift kit as well as many other great parts for your JL, be sure to check out CJPonyParts.com.

Vehicle Fitment

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