What are the best Jeep JL Suspension Upgrades?

Jeep Wrangler JL owners who are looking for the best Jeep JL suspension upgrades to improve the off-road capabilities of their vehicles have many options when it comes to lift kits and suspension systems for the JL platform. In this blog post, we’ll explore the reasons why you might want to lift your JL, the different types of lifts available, and the best Jeep JL suspension options for different driving styles.

Why lift your Jeep JL?

When considering the best Jeep JL suspension upgrades there are several reasons why you might want to lift your Jeep JL. First, a lift can give your vehicle the ability to overcome obstacles that it might not be able to tackle with a stock suspension. This can be especially useful for off-road enthusiasts who want to explore rugged trails and take on challenging terrain. A lift will make it possible to install larger diameter tires on your Jeep JL. This can give your vehicle improved traction, ground clearance and stability, especially in off-road conditions.  Typically we see most clients desiring tires in the 35” to 38” range, depending on how they intend on using their JL. A complete suspension system will not only increase vehicle height but can also help your JL perform better in a variety of ways.  Many kits allow you to add stability when carrying additional weight in your Jeep JL, such as a roof rack, heavy-duty bumpers, and armor.  Increased suspension travel and articulation are two of the major aspects that can also be improved with suspension upgrades.

Mount Zion Offroad Jeep JL Rubicon
Jeep JL with Fox suspension kit installed

For JL owners who want the ultimate in off-road performance, there are several suspension options that are designed to handle the toughest trails and obstacles.  Typically kits like this will include front and rear adjustable upper and lower control arms, and front and rear adjustable track bars.  For JL owners looking to maximize suspension articulation (flex) we recommend kits with flex joints in the control arms, such as the MetalCloak Duroflex Joint. For owners who want to maintain a factory-like ride and only need a little extra clearance for larger tires, there are several suspension options that are well-suited to daily driving. These suspensions offer a good balance of off-road performance and on-road comfort, making them ideal for vehicles that will be used both on and off-road.  There are several options we highly recommend such as the 2.5” True Dual Rate kit from MetalCloak or the DualSport RT suspension kit from AEV.  Another economical option is a spacer lift, which involves adding engineered spacers to the stock suspension to raise the vehicle without altering its ride quality. This can be a good option for Jeep JL owners who want a little extra clearance without making significant modifications to their suspension

MetalCloak 3.5" Game-Changer RockSport Edition
JL 2-Door Wrangler with Metalcloak Game Changer Suspension, Rock Sport Shocks

On vs. Off-Road Benefits

When choosing the best Jeep JL suspension upgrades for off-road driving, it’s important to consider both the on-road and off-road benefits of each option as well as how you intend to use the Jeep.  Once you know how you intend to primarily use your JL Wrangler, we here at Mount Zion Off-Road can help you decide on a tire size, appropriate shocks, and any other accessories you may need to complete your upgrade. See our Service pages for more


In conclusion, the best Jeep JL suspension upgrades for off-road driving will depend on your specific needs and goals for how you intend to use your Jeep.  Ultimately, the right suspension for you will depend on your individual preferences and budget.  If you have questions & want personalized help to pick right kit for you fill out the form below or give our team a call!