Modified XJ Cherokee Tech XJ (84-01)
All modified tech questions. If it modifies your XJ beyond stock parts ask it here.

DIY lift

Old 04-03-2019, 07:14 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Default DIY lift

Should keep us busy for a bit....


mcnerd is offline  
Old 04-03-2019, 07:32 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
RockinRonnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Evart,Mich.
Posts: 537
Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Engine: 4.0
Default

At least a weekend!
RockinRonnie is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 03:28 PM
  #3  
CF Veteran
 
unidentifiedbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: DE
Posts: 5,600
Year: 1988
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6 4.0
Default

You're missing a 2 6-packs, one of your favorite beverage and another of pb blaster/liquid wrench
unidentifiedbomb is offline  
Old 04-05-2019, 08:19 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Default

Originally Posted by unidentifiedbomb View Post
You're missing a 2 6-packs, one of your favorite beverage and another of pb blaster/liquid wrench


Dumped a can on it already this week twice in preparation. That undercarriage is dripping pb blaster. Having said that it's basically rust free so I am pretty optimistic.
mcnerd is offline  
Old 04-14-2019, 05:15 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Default


Lift in. Tires next. Since I pieced my own lift was a little nervous on how the stance would come out. I love it. Broke no bolts or welded on nuts on a 1989!
mcnerd is offline  
Old 04-15-2019, 04:10 PM
  #6  
CF Veteran
 
unidentifiedbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: DE
Posts: 5,600
Year: 1988
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6 4.0
Default

NICE! My '88 only broke the u bolts and a sway bar link stud when I did mine back in '11.
unidentifiedbomb is offline  
Old 04-15-2019, 05:01 PM
  #7  
Member
 
Pelagius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Glendale, Az
Posts: 162
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0 Inline 6 Cylinder
Default

What leaf springs are those? Any other info about the lift?
Pelagius is offline  
Old 04-17-2019, 11:22 AM
  #8  
Junior Member
 
toddreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NW GA
Posts: 58
Year: 1997
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default Level?

It doesn't look level to me. The rear looks lower.
toddreg is offline  
Old 04-17-2019, 01:41 PM
  #9  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 42
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Engine: 4.0
Default

So that's OME leaf springs with Moog / spacer coils?
Did you remove a leaf in the OME or just run full

I'm trying to piece together my own shopping list and was originally thinking the Crown HD leaf -
but the reviews are not so glowing as compared to the OME.

So I was wondering if the OME w/ a leaf pulled would be level with the Moog with the spacer.
iamdgw is offline  
Old 04-17-2019, 03:16 PM
  #10  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Default

It doesn't look level to me. The rear looks lower.
I agree the front looks a tad higher. I think that parking lot was not level and makes it look worse. But in fairness I do agree, just picture makes it look worse then it really is.
mcnerd is offline  
Old 04-17-2019, 03:20 PM
  #11  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Default

Originally Posted by iamdgw View Post
So that's OME leaf springs with Moog / spacer coils?
Did you remove a leaf in the OME or just run full

I'm trying to piece together my own shopping list and was originally thinking the Crown HD leaf -
but the reviews are not so glowing as compared to the OME.

So I was wondering if the OME w/ a leaf pulled would be level with the Moog with the spacer.
Removed a leaf.

I went with OME as I expect them to last the rest of the life of the jeep. Crown reviews seem good at the start but fail way to soon. My two cents from reading around. So I decided to spend a bit more and buy what should be a much better product. I did remove the middle leaf.

This is the Moog Upcountry Springs with a .75 Rubicon Express Spacers. Should have only netted 1.75 inch lift and the back should have been 2-2.5" of lift. So a little con-fuddled on how my front seems a hair higher??? Not so bad I am worked up about it and giving it all time to settle in.

Last edited by mcnerd; 04-17-2019 at 03:27 PM.
mcnerd is offline  
Old 04-17-2019, 03:24 PM
  #12  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Default

Originally Posted by Pelagius View Post
What leaf springs are those? Any other info about the lift?
OME springs removing the middle leaf.
Bilstein shocks
Moog upcountry coil springs
RE .75" coil spacers
Use WJ Raybestos brake lines as well. Really cheap and great quality from Rockauto. Like $8 each and they were a direct drop in. So that got me longer lines in front and back.

I was shooting for a very manageable lift that will make a great DD but also have some decent off road chops.

FAlken Wildpeak 30x9.5x15 go on the Jeep Saturday. More pics then.

In the mean time I have death wobble now at 55 mph. Hoping the new tires and a toe in alignment will fix. We will see....
mcnerd is offline  
Old 04-17-2019, 04:04 PM
  #13  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 42
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Engine: 4.0
Default

Did you keep or remove the stock spring isolators when you added the spacers?
Is that a dumb question - I'm still a bit noob here - but I was reading on one of the threads where they were outlining the upcountry and he called it upcountry+?
iamdgw is offline  
Old 04-17-2019, 08:35 PM
  #14  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Default

Originally Posted by toddreg View Post
It doesn't look level to me. The rear looks lower.
I looked closer tonight. Back is definitely higher. Was just the parking lot I was in.

Will measure lift this weekend when I have time.
mcnerd is offline  
Old 04-17-2019, 08:35 PM
  #15  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Default

Originally Posted by iamdgw View Post
Did you keep or remove the stock spring isolators when you added the spacers?
Is that a dumb question - I'm still a bit noob here - but I was reading on one of the threads where they were outlining the upcountry and he called it upcountry+?
You leave stock isolators.

The moog springs are way cheaper then the OME springs.
mcnerd is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: DIY lift


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: