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Lift kit + Snorkel for jeep cherokee kj

 
 
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David_LLAMA4x4
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Lift kit + Snorkel for jeep cherokee kj Reply with quote

Jason Adams wrote:
Anyone know were i can buy a Suspension Lift and Snorkel for a jeep cherokee kj in the uk? And can anyone recomend a particular brand, the lifted vehical will be used alot to tow with.

Any info much apriciated.

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Is it a diesel??? If it is you will possibly struggle as most lift kits come from the States who don't have the diesel model as such and so only make lifts for the petrol models.... the rear end will be easy enough but the front uprights are completely different on the diesel cars and so the front kit won't fit....
If it is a petrol give me a call / email / pm as I can do a Rough Country lift kit with pleasure

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The jeep is a friends and It is the deisel model. Is it posible to get spring spacers or a body lift if the suspension cant be lifted?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason Adams wrote:
The jeep is a friends and It is the deisel model. Is it posible to get spring spacers or a body lift if the suspension cant be lifted?

Jas


Can't do a body lift as there is no seperate cahssis...

Rear springs and shocks are easy but you will need someone to make some front strut spacers to bring the front up level...
I will look to see if any European manufacturers do anything but realistically he might be struggling to buy an off the shelf kit...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David_LLAMA4x4 wrote:
Jason Adams wrote:
The jeep is a friends and It is the deisel model. Is it posible to get spring spacers or a body lift if the suspension cant be lifted?

Jas


Can't do a body lift as there is no seperate cahssis...

Rear springs and shocks are easy but you will need someone to make some front strut spacers to bring the front up level...
I will look to see if any European manufacturers do anything but realistically he might be struggling to buy an off the shelf kit...

David


Just had a look at a supplier from Germany catalofue and they list a 50mm lift but there is no price for it and no mention of which models it fits which again leads me to think that maybe they don't do one.
I will email him and try and get an answer

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Thanks for the help, Ive read a fue posts on australian forum sites were a fue people claim to have a lifted their cherokee but no mention to the products name. Still a rear Lift would help carry heavy trailers over uneven terrain, especialy if the springs are stiffer. So this might help him.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i put a pair of 2' spacers to the front and add-a-leaf to the back of my96/N TD and the kit was from a petrol model the guy bought from USA. the kit is same as those i see on US eBay
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WilC wrote:
i put a pair of 2' spacers to the front and add-a-leaf to the back of my96/N TD and the kit was from a petrol model the guy bought from USA. the kit is same as those i see on US eBay


He's talking about a completely different car Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoil all the fun Wink

Saying that, googling lift kit jeep kj did come back with a few results.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a fue results from google about lift kits, Ill pass along all info and help provided to my mate regarding his jeep. Ty for the help both for jeep kj and a comletly different car.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try emailing these people perhaps?

http://k8v.de/eberle/site/jsp/

They have lift kits, but no info as to which engine. Being EU (German) based though, they might have something for the diesels...

Otherwise, try asking on the French 4x4 forums, 70% of vehicles in France are diesel, so that's possibly your best bet for finding something that will fit.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill have a look in to it, i have seen some german sites from google but im not very good at reading german. Ill notify you all if my mate gets any of kits for his jeep.

Does anyone know where to get a decent snorkel from? Or is it a similar problem for the jeep kj being a deisel?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject: OME or Frankenlift Reply with quote

See if you can get hold of the Old Man Emu (OME) it is a Ausie product but pretty much anybody in Aus, South Africa and the US swear by it, it's the real Mckoy, about 30-40mm lift (1.5"). This would probably be sufficient.
ARB are the manufacturers of OME and they also make the Safari Snorkels or an alternative for the Safari is the Airflow Snorkel.
If you want a serious lift, then look at the Frankenlift, that is what I have and it uses the OME as part of the lift, about 60mm (2.5") lift, comes from the States and the guys will ship it for you.

Website for ARB and Safari is http://www.arb.com.au/
Part Numbers:
OME NS131 Heavy Duty Front Struts
OME 790 Front H/D CRD-rated Coil Springs
OME948 Rear Heavy Duty Coil Springs
OME132 Shocks
Safari Snorkel SS1135HF

for the Airflow snorkel check out, this is a sales site and will do international shipping. http://www.snorkels.com.au/p/530938/airflow-sno...8-crd-diesel.html

and for the Frankenlift go to http://www.boulderbars.com/frankenlift_crd.htm.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will pass the info along.

I checked out the websites and we could be on to something, just depends on weather my friend wants to spend the money. ha.
Gota get permision from the misses.

thanks for the info kjsport,

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not too sure about the type of suspension on the kj but if the jeeps a rhd model most of the kits will be for a lhd model and like most have found importing kits from the states 95% of it fits but some brakets like panhard rod brakets/steering componants dont because of the oposite steering
might be worth checking to see if theres any alterations before paying lots for a kit that will need extra work to make it fit

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minimog wrote:
not too sure about the type of suspension on the kj but if the jeeps a rhd model most of the kits will be for a lhd model and like most have found importing kits from the states 95% of it fits but some brakets like panhard rod brakets/steering componants dont because of the oposite steering
might be worth checking to see if theres any alterations before paying lots for a kit that will need extra work to make it fit


Hi minimog,

In the case of the KJ it is not a problem, the Frankenlift is a US (LHD) kit that uses Australian (RHD) suspension components (OME). In the case of the KJ it is a really easy suspension to modify, shocks and coils are left/right independant. Took a friend and I about 3 hours to install the kit. With IFS up front and trailing arm at the back it is (by more modern standards) very basic. The one thing I am looking at is the replacement upper A-arms from Jeepin by Al.
On some of the US shock components they do a left and right side, with the left being slightly longer than the right, this is to accomodate the driver (go figure) but the Aus products are identical. Read somewhere that somebody ordered the US components for the KJ (Rancho I think) and simply swapped the left and right coilover for his RHD vehicle.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason Adams wrote:
I will pass the info along.

I checked out the websites and we could be on to something, just depends on weather my friend wants to spend the money. ha.
Gota get permision from the misses.

thanks for the info kjsport,

Jas


Hi Jason,

No problem, I did forget, if he does go for the Frankenlift, it looks like on some of the models if it catches on the stabiliser bar at the front there are some aftermarket A-Arms which fix this. Although it seems to be a problem on the petrol version more than the diesel. Chek out http://jeepinbyal.com/default.aspx if this is a problem.

Tell your friend good luck with the misses.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that link. Its a realy usefull website. My mate has the all clear from the misses so he will be looking to get a lift kit. Prob after xmas due to over spending on presents. Ha.
Thanks to all who helped with this post.

Jason
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted an OME lift kit to my 2003 petrol Jeep Cherokee KJ. The recommended fit is vehicle is as follows:

Front additional load 51 to 100kg (to allow for winch and reinforced bumper) - springs 2927 x 2 £182,90; shocks 90009 x 2 £349.55.

Rear light load - full passenger load with luggage weights up to 150kg (there is an alternative medium load option to cater for a full passenger load with luggage weights varying between 200 to 350kg): - springs - 2947 x 2 £182.90 ; Shocks 60069 x 2 £235.88.

OME estimate the lift with this fit to be 30-40mm at the front and 40mm at the rear but they do note that "Due to varying OE ride heights, some KJ models may only achieve a 20mm lift.". OME also note that "No top mounting bushes are supplied, re-use OE bushes.".
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased the rocky road budget 2.5" lift kit direct from the states, they are really helpful , for under £300 incl. what a difference it makes, just check you have good damping & springs on the front for it. it is quite upto the job contrary to all the reviews & more than adequate , I use mine across fields & n Yorkshire moors regular...no problems. Smile

http://www.rocky-road.com/jeep-liberty-lift-kit-budget.html

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