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Unread 10-18-2012, 06:48 AM   #1
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I am doing a home made body lift on a 97 jeep grand cherokee and i have some ?'s

Like i said im going to build a home made bodylift kit for my 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I want to know if anybody has done this and could give me some info. I have 2 complete machine shops at my disposal so making the stuff and getting material is not a problem. and that is justt to let anybody who was going to say just buy one know that its cheaper and easier to make one for me. Thanks

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Unread 10-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
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Post pictures when you finish this endeavour ;-)
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Unread 10-18-2012, 07:54 AM   #4
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lol,,do we let this one ride or does anybody want let him know?,,,unless he is talking about a budget boost
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Unread 10-18-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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Like i said im going to build a home made bodylift kit for my 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I want to know if anybody has done this and could give me some info. I have 2 complete machine shops at my disposal so making the stuff and getting material is not a problem. and that is justt to let anybody who was going to say just buy one know that its cheaper and easier to make one for me. Thanks

ok i will,,,,bro,,, you cant do a body lift because your jeep is a unibody,,the frame is part of the body,,,
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Unread 10-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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Unread 10-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #8
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alright guys thanks sorry idk anything about jeeps i am a ford guy so thats y i asked.
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Unread 10-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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You can get a set of 2in spring spacers off ebay for cheap if your looking for a small lift.
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Like i said im going to build a home made bodylift kit for my 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I want to know if anybody has done this and could give me some info. I have 2 complete machine shops at my disposal so making the stuff and getting material is not a problem. and that is justt to let anybody who was going to say just buy one know that its cheaper and easier to make one for me. Thanks
While you do a "body lift" you can also put new leaf springs! Lol
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Unread 10-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #12
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Unread 10-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #13
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It can be done.



But is it worth it? You would need a donor frame from another vehicle. Full size blazer, Ramcharger, etc. Unless you wanna get creative. Like REAL creative with a plasma cutter and welder, the frame of your Jeep is basically part of the body. If you really want to do a cheap lift, you might be talking about a "budget boost" which adds spacers about your coil springs and adding new shocks. A body lift cannot really be done on a grand cherokee.

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