KL Cherokee Lift
Jeep KL Cherokee
Dave
March 1, 2016
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Let me preface this by saying this is not my work, it is that of a fellow Jeeper who wants to share his trials and testing at no charge to anyone.

Please feel free to download the file below and go your hardest!!!

Click here to open the Lift Instructions

I will update soon with my own pics.

Not lifted yet, but coming!!

My 2015 KL Cherokee Trailhawk

My 2015 KL Cherokee Trailhawk

UPDATE: Thought it was about time… Lift was installed at 12,000km and now up to 43,000km and no issues whatsoever.
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18 Responses
  1. Can’t wait to see it lifted!

  2. why are u lifting it ?

    • Because we can!

      Or, Why not!!

      Take your pick 🙂

      Just needs a little bit more ground clearance. I now have the 245/70 r17 Goodyear Duratracs on it which nets a a 1/2″ lift, plus this mod will lift the underbelly a total just shy of 2 inches from stock. I do quite a bit of beach driving in really deep soft sand and dragging the belly whilst trying to tow a 1 tonne caravan does not help!

  3. I would be very interested in the results for getting my 2014 Trialhawk a little higher out of the sand.

  4. Now that you have the lift installed… did you have your camber alignment checked? I have a 2014 KL ActiveDrive II with factory 18 inch wheels and 255/60R18 Nitto Terra Grapplers installed. These measure 30.0 inches (762MM) vs your DuraTrac’s 30.6 inches (777MM). I have no clearance problems at all, but would like to lift. You have inspired me. 🙂

  5. Lift kit looks good. Did you notice a response difference to the adaptive cruise control etc with the non-spec tyres?
    Also, what brackets did you use for the light bar?

    • Hey Miles, no noticeable difference in handling or electronics with either the lift or the tyres. In fact the speedo is now acurate where as before it read a few km above actual speed.

      The light bracket is a home made one and I will post up some info on it shortly. Just 3mm x 30mm flat gal strip bent to shape with a crossbar behind the front number plate.

  6. Thank you for the reply and info. Will play around with the bracket when the wife goes away for the weekend.
    Planing on a trip from Sydney to The Rock and Alice in 2018 so will change tyres before then and hopefully the lift kit will be in place as well. The front bars on sale in the US all look like reducing front departure angle.
    1″ plus the larger tyres I reckon will be all i need to go most places.

  7. Hey guys can the Aussie lift work on a 2014 cherokee limited??? Im also looking to lift it a bit and go with bigger off road tires!!!

    • Most certainly can! Had been fitted to all the models now with no issues.

      • Though check legality in NSW. QLD ok but some installers have been telling me that style of lift with spacers is not legal for NSW registered cars without 4WD MC rating

  8. Will this lift work for a 2017 cherokee Limited?

    • Hi Ralph,

      This has been fitted to all models now with no probs, there is no change in the 2017 models to the suspension so you should be good to go! It is also easily r Verdi Lee should you decide against it too.
      Cheers, Dave.

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