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Old 02-15-2014, 01:30 AM
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Cherokee could be the first jeep that can't be lifted.

Well if you follow Rocky Road Outfitters Facebook page, you would know that Jeep has given them a Trailhawk to use as a test vehicle to mount an aftermarket bumper/winch kit, rockrails, roof rack and a LIFT KIT. Shortly after posting this picture, the wrote this on their Facebook page;

"Long story short, it is not possible/feasible to lift the new Cherokee.
Long story long, the front end does not have alignment adjustability. The only way to align the front is to loosen and slightly shift the "cradle" which doesn't provide enough adjustment to lift the vehicle. In case you might think, "Just build a new lower control arm". You could, but to change the lower control arm, you would have to remove the front 'clip'. This is an aluminum sub-frame which supports the front of the engine, radiator, and everything in front of the front axles. So to remove that control arm would probably be a thousand $ mechanic job and beyond the skills of most DIY'ers.

Therefore, we had to admit defeat and will not be producing a suspension lift for this Jeep. Really sucks. We're disappointed."

What are your guys thoughts on this?
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Re: Cherokee could be the first jeep that can't be lifted.

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Re: Cherokee could be the first jeep that can't be lifted.

Yeah, and it's ugly, too. Double whammy!
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Re: Cherokee could be the first jeep that can't be lifted.

While I like the looks of the Cherokee, it strikes me as a vehicle that would look very funny if it was lifted. I guess there are folks who would like to do that kind of a mod, but Jeep offers them better alternatives.


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