Alright - I stand corrected. It is NOT a factory lift.
I dug out my vehicle maintenance folder where I keep all my paperwork related to this Jeep, from a copy of the service contract to bills from oil changes and sundry other work I have had done to it. In this, I have a copy of the dealer's options report that the dealership looked up for me using my vehicle's VIN number.
The Jeep originally came with 30x9.5 tires on 15" rims. It now has 31x10.5 tires on it with aftermarket shocks in the front and OEM shocks in the rear. I took it to a local dealership shortly after getting it to replace the rear shocks and they were the ones who told me that it had a "factory lift" because they found that the shocks specified for the Jeep as per the vehicle options list were too short and they had to go with a different type of shock.
Is there any way of figuring out the size of the lift? I don't assume it's much - 1.5" or 2" at most - but it would be nice to know if I wanted to order aftermarket shocks.
If you're going for the ride of a car, these aren't it. But if you realize a Jeep isn't a car, and isn't meant to ride like a car, then (IMO) they work just fine.
*LOL* No, I definitely don't want the Jeep to ride like a car - if that were the case, I would have bought a car in the first place.
I also don't have any plans to take it out for heavy-duty off-roading, but I would like to replace the shocks with something that is a little bit better than OEM parts. I need something that is nice but won't break the bank, if that makes sense?
I've had the steering stabilizer replaced and am pretty happy with the Black Diamond one (I went with that because I got it brand new for $30 from a friend whose Wrangler Unlimited got wrecked before he had a chance to put it in). It does make a difference that is noticeable to me.