Adding lift and grip to a 2018 Jeep Wran­gler Un­lim­ited

Four Wheeler - - Contents - By Ali Man­sour edi­[email protected] Pho­tos: Ali Man­sour

Adding lift and grip to a 2018 Jeep Wran­gler Un­lim­ited

OUT OF THE BOX, THE ’18 JEEP WRAN­GLER JL is an ab­so­lutely im­pres­sive ma­chine. While it might not look dras­ti­cally dif­fer­ent from the out­go­ing JK, it’s very much so an all-new Wran­gler. As with any new 4x4, we were cu­ri­ous how the new JL would re­act to a mild lift and larger tires. Would it throw the same elec­tronic fits as the out­go­ing JK if the com­puter wasn’t cal­i­brated? How would the new elec­tric-over-hy­draulic steer­ing sys­tem han­dle larger tires?

The list of ques­tions went on and on. To find out for our­selves, we stopped by Low Range 4x4 in Wilm­ing­ton, North Carolina. There, we fol­lowed along as the crew in­stalled a Stage 1 2.5-inch En­forcer Over­land Lift from EVO Man­u­fac­tur­ing on an ’18 Jeep Wran­gler Un­lim­ited Sport. EVO made its name in the Jeep world with its im­pres­sive line of ar­mor and long-travel JK sus­pen­sion sys­tems. Wast­ing no time, the com­pany al­ready has an as­sort­ment of com­po­nents for the JL plat­form.

Paired with a set of 35-inch-tall Patag­o­nia tires from Milestar, we were able to check out the on- and off-road per­for­mance of the JL. So, how did it all work? Read on to find out.

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