Originally Posted by CarGuy86
I'm not too mechanically inclined:
.....And now for a less wiseass answer, since if you are not familiar with terminology and auto part identification, it can become mind-boggling rather quickly.
First, I would pick up a Chilton's or Hayne's manual on your Cherokee. You can get them at auto zone for about 14 bucks. I know that the haynes manual has a full page detail photo of the suspension, identifying each part by name. Familiarize yourself with the suspension componenents, because suspension/brakes/steering is NOT a place you want to make a mistake.
CarGuy86, do you have the means to do any of this work yourself? Will you be ordering your own lift, or will you farm it out to your suspension shop?
Here is a basic list of lift setups for you to peruse once youv'e familiarized yourself with the suspension componentry.
If you plan on lifting it, do it WISELY. There is more to lifting your Cherokee than just throwing leaf and coil springs at it. BEFORE taking it to your suspension shop.......
I would order a COMPLETE lift SYSTEM from Jeepin'outfitters or Quadratech that includes:
-Leaf springs with bushings
......that are all matched to work together. In addition to this, I would order longer brake lines,
(search it on this forum)an adjustable track bar
and a transfer case drop
(temp fix but works well to keep driveline vibes to a minimum after a lift) and then I would ask your suspension shop to inspect and replace any worn-out components (ball joints, tie rod ends, bushings, etc) repair and replace as needed, then install the lift for you........ Be sure to get it aligned afterwards!
This is NOT going to be cheap. But it WILL be worth it. Probably around 1000+ shipped for all of the lift parts, (if you buy a quality, complete kit) and another 500 dollars for shop labor at a minimum. If you are not really familiar with suspensions and lifts, i HIGHLY suggest you NOT try to piece one together in an effort to save $$$, as you will hate it. Buy a complete, matched kit so that you are not dealing with driveline vibes, rubbing tires, harsh rides, sloppy handling and assorted safety issues that comes with trying to piece a suspension repair and lift together on a budget. For a novice car guy, this can be hell. Go the complete, professional route until you are more familiar. Youll be glad you did, and your mechanic will be pleased as well.