A common question, and the answer varies depending on how high you want to go and what Jeep suspension parts you'll want to replace. Here we'll detail the more common lift kits for Jeeps and additional parts (assuming you end up purchasing said parts separately from the lift kit). Wheel and tire combos are excluded from this list.
1 inch - 3.75 inch lift kits: While the smaller lift heights (1-2.5 inches) are usually body lifts, this height range also has more inclusive adjustable kits. Expect to pay $100-$200 for a Jeep body lift kit, $400 for a basic suspension kit, and several thousand dollars for the higher end, adjustable kits. YJs, because of their leaf springs, can expect to shell out closer to $600 for a basic 1 inch - 3.75-inch kits.
4 inch - 4.5 inch lift kits: Here's where things get expensive. At four plus inches of lift height, you'll be replacing more than shocks and springs, and the price tag reflects as much. Expect to see suspension lift kits in the several thousand dollar range to reach these heights. YJ specific lift kits are around $800 or more.
5 inch lift kits: More expensive than one stage lower, these kits frequently see $3,000 price tags. Again, for similar reasons as the 4-4.5 inch kits. Most of these kits will include everything you need to reach five inches or higher without the need for purchasing additional parts. YJ Wrangler kits will hit the $1,000 mark.
Additional parts to consider are long arm conversion brackets ($500). These brackets are weld-on units designed to provide a solid mounting place for the longer control arms necessary for more aggressive Wrangler lift kits. Other items include:
- Slip yoke eliminator kits (YJ, TJ): $250-$300
- CV driveshafts (YJ, TJ): $500 to $900
- Exhaust spacers (JK): $50
- Aftermarket control arms: $300-$600
- Track bars: $250-$400
- Extended brake lines: $60-$150
Keep in mind shop installation prices will vary from area to area. Getting a quote for replacing shocks and springs is a way to get a rough estimate for having a lift kit installed. Should you need longer control arms or other components, that price will naturally increase.