How to Lift a Jeep

Trailer Rated Jeep Grand Cherokee

Researching what it takes to lift a new Jeep for sale near Kingfisher? Doing so can make driving fun on every type of terrain, by raising your ground clearance for better off-road capabilities. But what steps are involved in the process? And what kind of parts and equipment do you need? Get the basics on how to lift a Jeep below, along with information about Jeep lift kits.

Choosing a Jeep Lift Kit

So, why lift a Jeep? Lifting your Jeep, at the very least, makes for a more eye-catching statement on Woodward roads. If you’re the kind of driver who goes for trail adventures on the hills and mountains beyond, lifting also increases your ground clearance, makes room for bigger tires, and improves articulation. So select your lift kit under the guidance of experienced service personnel, and ask yourself:

  • How do you plan to use your lifted Jeep?
  • What kind of tires do you want to use?
  • What’s your budget?
  • What model are you modifying?

All of these factors make a difference in the equipment you should select, and how it should be installed. Contact the parts department at Jacksons of Enid CDJR for more information.

Jeep Lift Kit Installation

More than likely, you’ll want to consult with experienced service personnel in the Hennessey area for lift kit installation and selection. But if you have the confidence and know-how to do it yourself, performing the necessary operations generally follows these steps, starting with the front end of your Jeep first:

Trailer Rated Wrangler Off-Road

  1. Put your Jeep on a set of jacks and raise it high enough to gain access to the undercarriage.
  2. Remove the wheels.
  3. Remove the brake line bracket, and remove the sway bar end links on either side of the vehicle.
  4. Support the axle with a pole jack.
  5. Disconnect the upper portion of the shock and lower the axle.
  6. Remove the Jeep coil spring.
  7. Remove the lower shock.
  8. Install the new coil springs, pulling down on the axle if needed.
  9. Install the new shock by slipping the shock into the upper mount before installing the matching hardware on top.
  10. Slip on the dust boot
  11. Fasten the bottom of the shock.
  12. Reconnect the Jeep factory link ends using factory hardware. Remember that axle may need to be supported or lifted for realignment.
  13. Tighten the factory nut and bolt on the end links.
  14. Reconnect the factory brake line bracket using the original hardware.

Then, perform the following steps on the rear of your vehicle before lowering it from the jacks:

Trailer Rated Trailhawk Jeep Off-Road

  1. Support the rear axle with a pole jack.
  2. Remove the bolts attaching the top of the shock.
  3. Remove the lower mount from the shock, and then the shock itself.
  4. Remove the brake line bracket.
  5. Remove the ABS wiring.
  6. Drop the axle down slowly so you don’t damage the brake line.
  7. Lower the axle, disconnect the sway bar, and note the position of the original spring.
  8. Remove the springs, and place the factory spring pads on the new springs.
  9. Install the new springs, pulling down on the axle if necessary.
  10. Raise the axle back up, and reinstall the original sway bar end link.
  11. Starting with the upper mount, put the rear shock back in place.
  12. Once the top of the shock is secure, lift the axle back into place with the bottom mount, and fasten tightly.
  13. Reconnect the brake line bracket, and ABS line.
  14. Replace the wheels.

Consult with the Lifted Jeep Experts at Jacksons of Enid CDJR

Avoid damaging your vehicle, diminishing its safety, and making an unnecessary investment by reviewing your goals and budget with the lifted Jeep experts in the Jacksons of Enid CDJR parts department and service department. Here, you’ll get the knowledge and experience you need to achieve optimal performance on your off-road adventures, and the turned heads you want at summer events in Oklahoma City. Contact us today, and build the Jeep of your dreams!

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