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Unread 07-01-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Homemade lift kit

We are interested in making a homemade lift kit, for our 1990 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We understand that buying is the best option but are lacking the funds. Can anyone help point us in the right direction.

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Unread 07-01-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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Unread 07-01-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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First there is no such thing as a 1990 Jeep grand Cherokee, the grand was introduced in 1993. I dont think the FSJ Cherokee was available with the 4.0. So, I'll assume you have a XJ Cherokee.

As for the lift get these items at the JunkYard. There are parts that you might still have to buy, shocks, trackbar, control arms. How much lift are you looking for? Can do a 2" Budget Boost for $100-200.

Coil Cprings from 93-98 ZJ Grand Cherokee = 1.5"
Coil Springs from 80's Ford F150 = 3"

S-10 or Dakota rear springs, used to build a "Bastard Pack" up to 4"
Longer rear shackle MJ comanche = 1" GM truck = 2"
96 XJ 4.0 / 231 / 3.5" JY Lift/ 31" BFG /.....
93 VT1100 - Harley killer.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 06:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by 93gc40 View Post
Longer rear shackle MJ comanche = 1" GM truck = 2"

The MJ shackles are the same as GM truck shackles, as they're basically a 'standard' size. I think you only get 1/2" - 3/4" of lift out of either, as they're not a lot longer than XJ shackles, and shackles only add HALF of the lift as their length difference.
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