Modified Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ,WJ & WK aftermarket tech goes here All Modified, NON-OEM tech goes here. IE:Aftermarket Lifts, Shocks, Tires, Performance, etc..

Lifting a wj 3 inches and have questions

Old 12-17-2015, 07:05 PM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5
Model: Cherokee
Default Lifting a wj 3 inches and have questions

So I ordered the IRO 3" lift for my 2004 jeep wj limited and my dad insists that I have to spend my money to have someone else install it. I want to do it myself because I want to be apart of wherever goes on my jeep so how hard is it to put it on and how long does it normally take? I'm only 16 but I'm pretty good with cars.
GingaWithAJeep is offline  
Old 12-17-2015, 07:58 PM
  #2  
CF Veteran
 
caronaxtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hamburg, NY
Posts: 1,258
Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee
Default

I haven't built a WJ (yet), but on my XJ's, & TJ's that i've lifted i'd say you should plan on a min of 2 days to do the lift. I don't see where you live, but here in Buffalo NY Rust is a huge PITA. Be sure you have the correct tools, and access to another vehicle to run for bolts and such you'll need as you go. Do you have any friends that have done lifts before? If so, have them help you out. I've always installed my lifts with my buddy who is a Diesel Mechanic...
caronaxtr is offline  
Old 12-17-2015, 08:02 PM
  #3  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5
Model: Cherokee
Default

Originally Posted by caronaxtr View Post
I haven't built a WJ (yet), but on my XJ's, & TJ's that i've lifted i'd say you should plan on a min of 2 days to do the lift. I don't see where you live, but here in Buffalo NY Rust is a huge PITA. Be sure you have the correct tools, and access to another vehicle to run for bolts and such you'll need as you go. Do you have any friends that have done lifts before? If so, have them help you out. I've always installed my lifts with my buddy who is a Diesel Mechanic...
Nebraska doesn't have bad rust probs and we got about all the tools we need. Don't really have any friends that have lifted anything but some of them know as much as I do. And yes I don't have a car to run and get extra bolts that's the first thing I made sure about
GingaWithAJeep is offline  
Old 12-17-2015, 08:11 PM
  #4  
CF Veteran
 
dave1123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Manlius, east of Syracuse, NY
Posts: 11,084
Year: 2000
Model: Grand Cherokee (WJ)
Engine: 4.0L
Default

JMHO, but you chose about the best 3" lift kit for the WJ available. It's pretty simple to install and maintains the stock ride quality very well. AND you don't have to mess with spring spacers. Just be sure your brake hoses have enough travel to not be stretched, especially the rear. You may need to adjust the front axle spline length with the lock ring.

Wait...you do or don't have another car for a parts getter?

Last edited by dave1123; 12-17-2015 at 08:17 PM.
dave1123 is offline  
Old 12-17-2015, 10:07 PM
  #5  
CF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Louisville,KY
Posts: 8,015
Model: Cherokee
Default

Get a can of pb blaster and look at the lifts instructions any bolts your gonna remove give a blast of pb blaster a few days a head so it will loosen the rusty bolts.Since its your first time i would plan a day maybe 2 and make sure you got another car in case you gotta get parts.And after you get the lift installed it needs a alignment so keep that in mind and budget also.
andrewmp6 is offline  
Old 12-18-2015, 12:17 AM
  #6  
CF Veteran
 
dave1123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Manlius, east of Syracuse, NY
Posts: 11,084
Year: 2000
Model: Grand Cherokee (WJ)
Engine: 4.0L
Default

Another thing is to loosen the control arm bushing bolts when you do the spring replacements, then don't tighten them again until the jeep is sitting on it's wheels. That way the bushings won't be twisted and wear out or squeak. I know the guys that go up to 4 or more inches do that.
dave1123 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bowlzi21
Modified XJ Cherokee Tech
7
01-04-2016 09:11 AM
Xjbrett06
Introductions
8
12-14-2015 09:28 AM
jcs027fly
Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here
1
12-12-2015 06:18 PM
dustin2550
Stock Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here!
1
12-11-2015 10:55 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Lifting a wj 3 inches and have questions


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: