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Cherokee front lift for plow

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by cjw, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. cjw

    cjw Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    grand Cherokee front springs are the same as Cherokee springs in all measurements but have 2 more coils and about 200 lbs. Per side rating check it out at Napa also shocks are same size
     
  2. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 175

    That's good to know.

    When I replaced the springs for my 87 Cherokee, Napa had 'heavy duty' front springs which I went with. That was several years ago and they work great for my plow. I don't remember how much more weight per spring it was, but there do appear to be more coils on the top end ...who knows, maybe they are G/C springs. I was surprised that in just normal driving w/o the plow on, it didn't seem to make the ride much, if any, stiffer. I also run air shocks in the front as well (using Meyer 'Classic' 7' plow) but don't need to add a whole lot of air. The worst part about the air shocks is, while they DO allow more weight carrying and level the load, they don't dampen very well even w/o the plow on. Sometimes I wonder if I'd be better off with heavy duty shocks sans air shocks for better dampening.
     
  3. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    I used the Grand Cherokee springs in my 01 Cherokee with the "Police" shocks and Timbrens. The front end dropped 3" with the original springs. It drops 1/2" with the new springs. The ride is firmer but not bad. The Chrysler P/N's for the 96 Cherokee springs are the same for the 97-01 Cherokee. I don't think Moog has a listing for the 97-01 but have a listing for the 96.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015
  4. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    The front is 2" higher with the new springs.