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Would a 95 Cherokee w/4.5" lift make a decent rig

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by ccrobin, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. ccrobin

    ccrobin Junior Member
    from MSP
    Messages: 4

    Wow, new to the site but this is great!

    I've got a lawn business in Minnesota and it appears the curse of the plow has finally gotten me. I will be adding driveway service (a few with 100' plus access roads) for this winter and am looking to use a Jeep Cherokee set-up. I've found a decent 1995 Cherokee with a strong 4.0 motor but bad manual tranny. I should be able to get the tranny replace reasonably, but am concerned that the 4.5" lift could be an issue with setting it up for a plow.

    Any insight would be appreciated!

    Also, any thoughts on costs for a decent plow set-up??? I'm hoping $2000-$2500 is realistic.
     
  2. ordually

    ordually Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    You might find that a little tall to get the angle right for the plow. I've got a factory 1" lift (off road package) with 29" tires. My front end measures 19" hub-to-fender unhooked. I set my Western 6.5ft brackets to the middle adjustment point (drops the plow frame about 1 inch below the pin) and that works just right. I could probably lift another 1-2" tops before I'd have trouble keeping my plow level.

    There are some guys on here who plow with 3" lifts, and I'll bet they'll chime in with more info.
     
  3. ccrobin

    ccrobin Junior Member
    from MSP
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for the reply. I was a little concerned about that. Guess I will keep looking. Good news is that there are tons of those Cherokees in my area.

    Am I realistic to think I can find a decent plow for $2500?
     
  4. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Hardest part will be finding a cherokee mount, I think Meyer still makes them but they are the only ones.
     
  5. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    If you have the tools & knowledge you can make anything work.
    I've used welding/plow shops, who have modified the truck side mounts, so that a lifted jeep can be plow equipped while maintaining factory angles. We've been doing it in house for years now.
     
  6. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I have a meyers lift frame for the 88-94 cherokee here in nj for sale if interested... no clue on how to ship it if you are interested... it mounts behind the bumper