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How to Choose the Right Wrangler Lift Kit

Choosing the Right Lift Kit and Supporting Mods – ExtremeTerrain’s Technical Guides


PAOLI, Pa. (Oct 1, 2019) – When it comes to lifting a Jeep Wrangler, there are several factors to consider before selecting the perfect lift kit. Aspects such as use, budget, and tire size are important to keep in mind when “jacking up” a Jeep. With a variety of options and ways to elevate Jeeps, from budget spacer lifts to complete Wrangler suspension kits, the volume of aftermarket support can become inundating.

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John Stewart

JL Sport Gets Lifted, 33”s, and Armor | Throttle Out

Jeep Wrangler JL Sport 2-Door Build

PAOLI, Pa. (Sept 10, 2019) – In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s (XT) Throttle Out YouTube Series, host Ryan Huck pulls a plain 2-door 2019 Wrangler JL Sport into the XT studio for the royal treatment, in terms of Wrangler mods. Focusing on daily drivability, Ryan demonstrates how a few items from a few key categories, like Jeep Armor, LED Lighting, and Wrangler lift kits, can transform a JL Wrangler while enhancing its trail worthiness.

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John Stewart

Throttle Out | How to Choose Shocks for Your Jeep Wrangler

Side-by-Side Off-Road Comparison| Twin-Tube v. Monotube v. Reservoir

PAOLI, Pa. (Mar 12, 2019) – In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s (XT) “Throttle Out” YouTube series, Ryan Huck visits Teraflex in West Jordan, Utah to talk all about Jeep Wrangler shocks. From piston size and valving, to materials and real-world testing, Ryan spends some one-on-one time with Teraflex’s Chief Technology Officer, Paul Cox, to discuss the three different shock styles before testing them out for himself in the frozen Utahan wilderness.

Shocks have always been a bit of a magical black box to most people. We know that some shocks are “better” than others but this was a great opportunity to get a first-hand look into why, by seeing how they’re built. Hopefully this video will help people understand what they’re buying when shopping for new shocks! — Ryan Huck

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Tom Severin

Convenience of a 4-Door Model in a 2-Door Vehicle

Every once in a while a new product comes along that is a real game-changer for the 4WD community. It may not be flashy, but the product fills a void. Such is the case with the hinged side windows in the new hardtop for my Jeep Wrangler. What’s just as amazing is the story behind this tremendous find.

I was working on the Jeep one afternoon when this couple walks by. I know them vaguely, haven spoken a few times over the years. Jerry Mancini and his wife live about a block from me.  Jerry owns Rally Tops, www.rallytops.com, located in nearby Gardena, Calif. They make hardtops for a variety of off-road vehicles, as well as tonneaus and bed covers for pickups.

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