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92 Cherokee front air shocks

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by bdhunter, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. bdhunter

    bdhunter Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Anyone in the Jeep forum have any experience getting and installing front air shocks on a Cherokee?

    After following some good advice in another thread here, I called Gabriel and talked to their tech people. They researched the specs on a 92 Cherokee front shock, then matched the specs and came up with a Hi Jacker (PN 49216) for an 86/95 Taurus/Sable wagon.

    So my question is... anyone else have air shocks on your Cherokee (not Grand)? If so, care to share some tech advice before I purchase a pair of those Gabriels?

    Thanks in advance...
  2. property mgr

    property mgr Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    93 XJ Could not find air shocks

    We mounted a 7'0" Western cable plow on my XJ and could not find an air shock for it. I did replace the front springs and the ride is acceptable. I only travel about ten minutes in town between a few driveways and a 35 car parking lot. Plowed about 8 storms in three years with no trouble.

    I would like to add air shocks if I can find them, I guess I'll have to push my parts guys harder. Sounds like you at least have a lead on something that would work.
  3. Cherokee

    Cherokee Member
    Messages: 33

    xj front lift

    I put Grand Cherokee springs up front - solved the problem with front sag completely - follow 'jeep suspension" links to see part number recommended by FesterW

    98 XJ
    6.8' Snoway MT

  4. cjshloman

    cjshloman Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    He is right, get front springs from a grand cher, a V8 model even, it will lift you up front, then get shocks for like 2"-3" lift, try for old man emu if you want it to ride like a caddy.
  5. The Duke

    The Duke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 79

    How much lift do the GC springs give you? I'm wondering, because if I put those in, I would probably get some longer shackles in back.

  6. cjshloman

    cjshloman Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Maybe net ya 2-4" if its a V8 grand. Depends on how many miles too. The V8 ones are the ones to find though
  7. The Duke

    The Duke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 79

    2-4"?? Wow, I would have thought more like 1-2"
  8. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    When I did mine, I put a 3 inch lift spring in the front and an extra spring in the back. Works great for me.