The Jeep Cherokee is a vehicle that many buyers with the hope of installing replacement parts to make it a cross between a passenger vehicle and an off-road recreational vehicle. The installation of a lifting kit is a classic modification to the Cherokee. It can be done in a garage in the house as long as you have the necessary tools. It is essential to keep in mind that after installing a lift kit, the handling of your vehicle will be significantly different.
Lifting Front End Suspension
- Loosen the locknuts on the vehicle. Doing this before lifting the vehicle off the ground is essential; otherwise, the tires will turn when you are trying to loosen the locknuts.
- Lift the front end of the vehicle jack and the place is under the frame. Make sure the vehicle is properly supported.
- Remove the tires from the front of the vehicle.
- Place a jack under the axle of the vehicle to support it, but do not pose a vehicle.
- Remove the frontal shocks, influence the links on the bar, and tie the ends of the bar. This is the perfect time to loosen the control arm screws, but do not remove them.
- Lower jack slightly to allow the tilt shaft, being careful not to lower it so much that the brake lines are damaged.
- Remove the coil springs, bump stops and stop assembly cup. To make reinstallation less confusing, mark springs so they are reinstalled on the correct side of the vehicle.
- Install new spacers. The spacers used will depend on the desired elevation height.
- Reinstall bump stop mounting cup, stop crashes and springs. Be sure to reinstall the springs on the correct side of the vehicle.
- Reinstall stabilizers link bars, tie the ends of the bar and collisions.
- Re-mount front tires. After lowering the vehicle to the ground, torque bolts to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Rear Suspension Lift
- Raise the speed of the vehicle by placing the jack under the differential.
- Vehicle support by placing the jack supports under the frame. Jack stands must be high enough that the tires do not touch the ground when the jack is lowered.
- Remove the tires and vehicle wheels.
- Disconnect the stabilizer links of bars, shock absorbers, and arm via the rear.
- Low rear differential enough that the springs come loose. Be careful when doing this so that it does not cause damage to the brake lines.
- Remove the springs, bump stops and stop assembly cup.
- Install the spacer spring and replace the bump stop mounting cup.
- Reinstall the bump stops and springs. Make sure that these are replaced on the same side that they came off.
- Lift differential and make sure springs are properly in saddles.
- Reconnect the track arm, tie the ends of the bar, stabilizer bar links, and shock absorbers.
- Re-mount tires. Torque the manufacturer’s specifications once the vehicle in the plant.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure that the jack secures the vehicle stands under the frame.
- Once you have lifted the frame, the handling of the vehicle may feel unstable. Be careful when taking turns or maneuvering over objects to avoid a rollover accident.
- Check the torque and you have driven your Jeep 500 miles with the new lifting kit.