2 Inch Lift Kit (W463 Models)
THIS ITEM SHIPS FREE TO LOWER 48 STATES.
**For inquiries outside the lower 48, please contact us for a shipping quote at JackWagonOverlanding@gmail.com**
NOTICE 1: Fox Shocks has discontinued their adjustable shock option specifically for the G as of July 2020. HOWEVER, we are able to offer a different Fox adjustable shock modified specifically for the G Wagon by Eurowise. Typically in stock in 1-2 weeks but lead times may vary. Please contact us for availability.
NOTICE 2: King Shocks for 2013-2018 models will require modification to run the front shocks. Passenger side requires slight trimming on the wheel well, driver side will require removing the secondary mounting bracket entirely. Please be aware of this before purchase and contact us if you have questions regarding installation.
NOTICE 3: For lifts of 50mm and beyond, we recommend the ORC Extended Front Brake Lines. The ORC springs provide a 40mm lift and are below the threshold. When using the ORC Springs, most clients have not needed the extended brake lines except in situations where the original brake lines were old and needed replacement. The OME springs provide a 50mm lift and the Thor Springs provide a 50-70mm lift. For either of these options, extended brake lines are recommended and may be necessary.
Interested in Thor Springs? Shoot us a message. We have those available in limited quantities as well.
- 2 Front Springs
- 2 Front Shocks
- 2 Rear Springs
- 2 Rear Shocks
This is a 2 inch lift kit for your Mercedes G Wagon W463 models up to 2018. Actual ride height gained may vary for your vehicle based on model and weight added to the vehicle. Available for all models through 2018. This will give your vehicle a more aggressive stance and higher ground clearance to the vehicle body including the low hanging exhaust pipes. To raise the axles of the truck, larger diameter tires (or portal axles...) are also required. We recommend a 33" diameter tire which benefits clearance and also avoids rubbing the front, back, and top of the fender well. Depending on how wide of a tire you choose, wheel spacers may also be necessary to prevent rubbing the inside of the wheel well. Larger tires can be accommodated with these lift options but depending on your intended use, additional modifications may be necessary.
This is the perfect lift amount for those not wanting to buy additional pieces to get their G Wagon off the ground. For G Wagons, lifts beyond 2 inches typically require caster correction, alignment correction, and longer brake lines and may need additional adjustments as well.
The spring options in this package are the ORC/Eibach Blue Springs and the Old Man Emu (OME) Black Springs. Both offer a Standard and Heavy Duty option. The standard option is for non steel bumper/winch, gasoline operated G Wagons and the heavy duty option is for the steel bumper/winch gasoline operated or diesel operated G Wagons. The ORC springs provide a 40mm lift and are softer compared to the OME springs and allow for a more comfortable ride and better off road capability. With these installed, the rear end will sit slightly higher with no load to allow for some sag when carrying equipment or pulling a trailer without bottoming out. The OME springs provide a 50mm lift and are stiffer which allows for better overland excursions where there is a heavy load in the rear of the truck. Because the OME springs are so stiff, they will not sag as much with extra weight on the truck.
The shock options are the Koni Raid, Fox 2.0 Adjustable, King 2.5 Adjustable, and Ohlins Two-Way Adjustable Shocks. The Fox and King shocks come with an adjustable knob that allows you to customize your ride stiffness at any time. The Ohlins 2-Way Adjustable Shocks come with not just one but two knobs per shock that allow for fine adjustments to the compression and rebound independently - by far the most customizable of the bunch. The Koni Raid shocks are also adjustable but can only be adjusted by twisting the shock while it is uninstalled from the vehicle. Koni has the largest diameter of the bunch followed by King, with Fox and Ohlins at the smallest.
Navigating through all of this information can be difficult so if you are still unsure of which setup is best for you, please email us at JackWagonOverlanding@gmail.com and we will be happy to help guide you through the right setup for your needs!