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Synergy Jeep JT Gladiator 1 and 2 Inch Lift Starter Systems

Part #: 8850-STARTER
Weight: 98.7 lbs
  • MSRP: $615.00
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  • Weight
    98.7 lbs
  • SKU
Part #Description
8850-1000Jeep JT Gladiator 1 Inch Starter System - COMING SOON
8850-2000Jeep JT Gladiator 2 Inch Starter System

Fits: 2020+ Jeep Gladiator JT
Lift Height: 2 inches (Over Stock Rubicon)
Wheel Travel: Stock
Tire Size: Up to 37-inch Rubicon, 35-inch non-Rubicon

Synergy MFG Suspension Systems use a synergistic approach, meaning the combined effect of the components is greater than the sum of the individual parts. The overall performance of the system is the most important factor when we are designing components to work together. Synergy MFG Suspension Systems are complete systems for your vehicle and include all necessary components for the lift height and performance advertised.  

The Jeep JT Starter System is a coil spring 2-inch lift designed around 37-inch tires for Rubicon models and 35-inch tires for non-Rubicon models (See fender and bump stop spacing recommendations below). This system is designed to be the most capable performance coil spring lift on a budget, with room to upgrade as funds allow. For more complete 2-inch lift systems, see the Stage 1 or Stage 2 systems.


  • Budget coil spring suspension system to easily fit larger tires
  • Improved off road and on road performance
  • Includes all components necessary to get you on the trail
  • Complete Bolt-on System for easy install
  • Compatible with OEM wheels
  • No maintenance required for all included components
  • Lifetime Warranty on all hard parts
  • Fully upgradeable to higher level systems


  • Multi-rate, progressively wound coil springs increase lift height to 2 inches over stock. Front and rear coil springs are all new and have been designed specifically for the JT platform. Like OEM, the coil springs are unique lengths for each corner of the vehicle to compensate for weight distribution and prevent leaning. Longest in class free length prevents coil springs from coming unseated at full articulation and coil spring block height has been designed around optimal bump stop spacing for the lift height and tire size. Industry first closed and ground lower ends of the front coil springs ensure perfect fitment with the included front lower coil spring isolators. Our coil springs are guaranteed to resist bowing and have a lifetime guarantee against sagging/breakage.
  • Front and rear adjustable bump stop spacer kits are included to provide the necessary clearance required for larger tires. Bump stop spacing is adjustable from 2-4 inches in 1-inch increments without having to remove any hardware.
  • Front sway bar links and quick disconnects allows proper articulation out of the front suspension, with the option to disconnect the sway bar for maximum articulation.
  • Rear sway bar link relocation brackets maintain factory sway bar geometry to allow full articulation of the rear suspension and maintain compatibility with stock wheels.
  • Suspension components feature an abrasion-resistant powder coat finish for maximum durability and corrosion resistance.
  • 100% bolt on components assure an easy, trouble free installation with the use of basic hand tools.

Kit Includes:

8020-20 / 8040-20 Includes:

8850-1000 - Jeep JT Gladiator 1 Inch Starter
8850-2000 -  Jeep JT Gladiator 2 Inch Starter System
(1) 8863-10 2" Front Coil Springs, Pair
(1) 8865-10 2" Rear Coil Springs, Pair
(1) 8855-02 Front Sway Bar Relocation Brackets
(1) 8808-01 Rear Sway Bar Drop Brackets
(1) 8863-20 2" Front Coil Springs, Pair
(1) 8865-20 2" Rear Coil Springs, Pair
(1) 8057-10 Snap-Lock Bump Stop Spacers
(1) 8858-20  Rear Bump Stop Extension, 2.0 Tall
(1) 8855-02 Front Sway Bar Relocation Brackets
(1) 8808-01 Rear Sway Bar Drop Brackets

pdf-icon.gifInstallation Instructions


  • If using Stock Shocks, this kit MUST be used with 8815-01 and 8876-01 JT Shock Relocation Brackets.
  • If installing on a DIESEL Jeep Gladiator, 8861-01 Synergy Jeep Gladiator Rear Sway Bars MUST be used Instead of 8808-01 rear Sway Bar Drop Brackets.
  • Synergy MFG coil springs lift the vehicle the advertised height over stock based on a fully loaded JT Rubicon. Other JT models will see more lift over stock. These coil springs do not lift taller than advertised. The stock rake based off the Rubicon model is kept to retain its load carrying capacity. If you prefer the vehicle to sit level when unloaded, we recommend adding a small coil spacer to the front (up to 3/4 inch without affecting up travel or causing coil bind, 8017-075).
  • Synergy MFG’s Starter System is designed to be used with stock length shocks. If upgrading to longer shocks, the suspension will also need to be upgraded to at least Stage 1.
  • Synergy MFG is not responsible for maintaining finish of products. Environmental factors will affect rate of corrosion and wear for items advertised to be corrosion resistant. We recommend using protective coatings for all items that will see extended outdoor and off road use. We have had great experience with the Fluid Film product and recommend it and similar products for any items susceptible to damage from corrosion. It is great for keeping double adjuster assemblies working like new and protecting shock bodies from the elements.

Wheel and Tire Fitment:

Recommended tire size is limited by fender clearance. With higher clearance fenders or trimmed fenders, larger tires may be fitted. Bump stop spacing should be matched to the collapsed length of the shocks. Mismatched bump stop spacing and shocks will limit the available travel from the system.

Recommended tire size and wheel backspacing:

Wrangler ModelFendersWheel BackspacingTire SizeRecommended Bump Stop Spacing
RubiconUnmodified StockStock37 Inch3 Inch
RubiconUnmodified StockStock35 Inch2 Inch
RubiconUnmodified Stock4.5 Inch or less37 Inch4 Inch
RubiconUnmodified Stock4.5 Inch or less35 Inch3 Inch
RubiconTrimmed Stock or High ClearanceStock37 Inch2 Inch (Optimal)
RubiconTrimmed Stock or High ClearanceStock35 Inch2 Inch
RubiconTrimmed Stock or High Clearance4.5 Inch or less37 Inch3 Inch
RubiconTrimmed Stock or High Clearance4.5 Inch or less35 Inch2 Inch
Non-RubiconUnmodified StockStock35 Inch3 Inch
Non-RubiconUnmodified StockStock33 Inch2 Inch
Non-RubiconUnmodified Stock4.5 Inch or less35 Inch4 Inch
Non-RubiconUnmodified Stock4.5 Inch or less33 Inch3 Inch
Non-RubiconTrimmed Stock or High ClearanceStock35 Inch2 Inch (Optimal)
Non-RubiconTrimmed Stock or High ClearanceStock33 Inch2 Inch
Non-RubiconTrimmed Stock or High Clearance4.5 Inch or less35 Inch3 Inch
Non-RubiconTrimmed Stock or High Clearance4.5 Inch or less33 Inch2 Inch

These recommendations will result in no or very little rubbing at full articulation and steering. Some stock bumper configurations may require more trimming than others. Less than our recommended bump stop spacing can be run (up to 2 inches of bump stop spacing), but fenders and inner fenders will need to be trimmed for additional clearance.

Backspacing recommendations are based on wheel or wheel and wheel spacer combinations. With stock wheels, adding wheel spacers is equivalent to running 4.5 inches or less of backspacing.

Lift Height:

Gladiator Model1 Inch Starter Lift height over stock2 Inch Starter lift height over Stock

Shock Fitment:

Front (With Shock Relocation Brackets)Front (Without Shock Relocation Brackets)Rear (With Shock Relocation Brackets)Rear (Without Shock Relocation Brackets)
Fox 2.0" IFP985-24-171985-24-179985-24-172 1985-24-178 2
Fox 2.0" RR885-24-183885-24-185NONE985-24-184 2
Fox 2.5" DSC883-26-049 3883-26-051 883-26-053 1, 3883-26-054 2, 3
Fox 3.0" IBPNONE83-26-057 3NONE883-26-058 2, 3
King 2.5"25001-373 (A) 325001-375 (A) 325001-374 (A) 1, 3NONE
Falcon 2.10-1.5"2-3"0-1.5" 12-3" 2
Falcon 3.X0-1.5"2-4"0-1.5" 10-1.5" 2

Recommended aftermarket shock fitment if not running Synergy Tuned Shocks.
1. Rear shock mounts in the highest position (brackets closest to the body of the Jeep).
2. Potential for fuel tank skid plate/rear drive shaft interference in certain JLUs. It is possible to shift the tank over to eliminate this or install an adjustable rear track bar.
3. May not be compatible with stock wheel backspacing.

WARNING: Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle or off-road vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle.
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