DEFENDER LIFT KITS
Johnson Rod lift kits for the Defender 110 and the Defender 90 are premium lift rods designed to lift your Land Rover using the existing air suspension while maintaining the use of the terrain response system. Our lift kits are made from 304 stainless steel and military grade rubber which make them the most reliable and dependable lift product available for your Defender. We have a 1.5 inch lift kit that allows a 33" tire to fit. Our Johnson Rod lift kits will enable you to run larger off-road tires and gain the added ground clearance needed to take on the most challenging trails. Installation can be done in 30 minutes with no special tools required. Ask your Land Rover dealer or independent mechanic to install Johnson Rods.
Defender Lift Kit
The Land Rover Defender is known for its great off-road capability. Per Car and Driver, "Its short front and rear overhangs create a notable approach angle (38 degrees), departure angle (40 degrees), and breakover angles of 31 degrees on the two-door Defender 90 and 28 degrees on the four-door 110 model. ..with 11.5 inches of maximum ground clearance, the Defender has a bigger gap between the ground than the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon's 10.8 inches (1)." Our Johnson Rod 1.5 or 1 inch lift kit enhances that ability and allows you to run larger off-road tires with even more ground clearance! Our stainless steel lift kits have taken on tough mountain trails, extreme temperatures of the desert, deep snow and sandy beaches. Johnson Rods are the brand of choice for Land Rover dealers and custom shops worldwide due to their quality, fit and ability to withstand the harshest conditions. If you love your Defender, you will love having our kit for your next build.
Lifts have been great. Here’s some updated spec info for you.
2020 Defender HSE
Already has 38k miles
P400 Rear Caliper Conversion Kit (to run 18”)
18” TuffAnt Alloy Wheels
General Grabber AT 275/70 18’s Tires
Factory installed WARN Winch + ‘A’ Frame Protection Bar
Raised Air Intake
Side Mounted Recovery Gear Carrier
Rear Tow Loops
Baja Design Amber Light Bar, still need to install
I love the way the Defender looks with the lift and new wheels / tires (33”). I get compliments on it all the time and when it went in for service last week all the techs came out the check it out.
We agree, these Nittro Ridge Grapplers look great!
Love the lift rods! A great solution for fitting my 275-60-20 BFG KO2s on Black Rhino Chase rims.
Yep, working out great. I went with Nitto Ridge Grappler 275/60/20 (non-lt version). No rubbing, but it’s pretty close. Turned out pretty awesome.
The D90 lifted with larger off-road tires is a complete transformation. Here a couple of my favorite builds.
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