Season 4: Episode 3
Jeep CJ5 Lift

Jeep CJ5 Lift

Chris Duke from Motorz TV shows you how to install a Skyjacker 2-inch suspension lift kit on our 1968 Jeep CJ5 “Bluedog”.

This season 4 episode originally aired on television, and this version contains that same entire episode, but with fewer commercials.

Install

Sears Blue Tool Crew
Skyjacker Suspensions

Event Coverage

Houston Coffee & Cars

Partz Mentions

Sears Blue Tool Crew
Baer Brake Systems

Episode Notes

In this episode Chris shows you how to uninstall the old crusty 2″ lift kit on our 1968 Jeep CJ5 project vehicle, then install a brand new 2″ suspension lift kit (p/n J32K) from Skyjacker. You’ll see why we had to do this by watching the episode!

This episode also features Partz, and event coverage from the Houston Coffee & Cars car show in Houston, Texas!

Product Information

For more information, just click the products on the right!

Music

This episode features music from COLDWEST. “Snakeskinner”, “Ignition”, and a custom song for the Motorz Intro.

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Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THESE PROGRAMS AND WEBSITE ARE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND ARE NOT DIRECTED TO ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR FOR ANY PARTICULAR MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLE. MODIFYING YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE DANGEROUS. APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES SHOULD BE USED. USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING A MODIFIED VEHICLE AND REMEMBER YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROGRAMS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR PROCEDURES MAY NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY OR RELEVANT INFORMATION. APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE ANY PROJECT IS COMMENCED. ADDITIONALLY, BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR PROJECT, YOU SHOULD CHECK A VEHICLE'S OWNER'S MANUAL, SHOP MANUAL, WARRANTY BOOKLET AND/OR WITH A MANUFACTURER'S REPRESENTATIVE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO UNDERSTAND WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, A MODIFICATION WILL HAVE ON THE SAFETY FEATURES OR THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE OF YOUR VEHICLE. PLEASE GET PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, AND, IF PROVIDED, ALWAYS REVIEW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY AFTERMARKET PRODUCT. DUKE NETWORKS, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND/OR PROGRAMS NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THAT THE PROGRAMS WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE PROGRAMS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

96 Responses to “Jeep CJ5 Lift”

  1. eagletalondsm1995 Says:

    how much does a kit like this go for?

  2. eagletalondsm1995 Says:

    how much does a kit like this go for?

  3. eagletalondsm1995 Says:

    how much does a kit like this go for?

  4. theDENNISw22 Says:

    hah front drum brakes.

  5. theDENNISw22 Says:

    how much was that lift??

  6. theDENNISw22 Says:

    how much was that lift??

  7. theDENNISw22 Says:

    how much was that lift??

  8. WWoodyW Says:

    Plans on making the video for the spring over axle? I want to see how you setup your high steer.

  9. fredapedregon Says:

    When will you be posting the spring over axle conversion video?

  10. motorztv Says:

    @fredapedregon The Jeep project has been abandoned, sadly.

  11. jetsixpack Says:

    how hard was the saginaw conversion?

  12. jetsixpack Says:

    how hard was the saginaw conversion?

  13. BrenGun1971 Says:

    @motorztv Really? Why? I just found these few videos and was really excited to see them!

  14. motorztv Says:

    @BrenGun1971 We were excited about the project as well. Unfortunately the aftermarket wasn’t there to support it. It was sad to see it go… really it was!

  15. BrenGun1971 Says:

    @motorztv Well I’m really sorry to hear that as this had alot of potential. Its not often that auto shows get into modding and/or restoring a classic jeep, that was what was so exciting about this. It seems that there is a huge aftermarket for the classic jeep… Kaiser Willys and Walcks to name two. Has the jeep been sold off or is there a chance of anything else?

  16. motorztv Says:

    @BrenGun1971 It’s no longer here, but we do have plans to work on other classics in the future. S05 is starting with an engine rebuild series (Chevy 350) and then we’ll put it in a classic vehicle.

  17. acushnet22 Says:

    where is all the cussing? any auto work requires cussing!

  18. motorztv Says:

    @acushnet22 LOL! But we have sponsors that ‘wouldn’t appreciate it :)

  19. rangaman86 Says:

    @acushnet22 Yah, and beer. I don’t think I’ve ever installed a suspension lift without beer. Hmm…Thats kinda scary

  20. schulhoff18 Says:

    would this process be basily the same for a FJ60??

  21. TurboBoostTurboBoost Says:

    When would you want to do the brakeline extensions if you were doing a 4″+ lift (89 YJ?) and a transfer case drop?~

  22. validjam Says:

    when you were changing the steering stabilizer i noticed it was above the tie rod, but when you put the new one on you installed it below the tie rod. why is that?

  23. anthonynumber12 Says:

    I wish my bolts and shit on my truck would come off that easy

  24. Ben Grimm Says:

    It’s a pity that the project has been terminated :(. I’m looking forward to get a Spanish Jeep Comando, the local version for the first generation Jeepster Commando C101, and started watching the jeep segments to get some ideas…

  25. metalpesadoven Says:

    Finally Chris, you are doing something on “something” other than a Ford, Thanks!!!

  26. metalpesadoven Says:

    Finally Chris, you are doing something on “something” other than a Ford, Thanks!!!

  27. motorztv Says:

    NOTE: All our previous videos were accidentally deleted, so we had to re-upload them all. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope you continue to subscribe, LIKE and Favorite our videos!

  28. woodjeff123 Says:

    get rid of commercials

  29. clinton schmidt Says:

    i dont have a craftsmen ratchet will my kinchrome one work?

  30. clinton schmidt Says:

    i dont have a craftsmen ratchet will my kinchrome one work?

  31. TheCraftyVlogs Says:

    If it fits, then yes it should work. They are saying craftsman because they sell them at Sears.

  32. TheCraftyVlogs Says:

    If it fits, then yes it should work. They are saying craftsman because they sell them at Sears.

  33. themusclecarkid69 Says:

    @Clinton Schmidt if you don’t know that maybe you should do alot more research before you try to do this or just take it somewhere. Not trying to mean just trying to save you from taking your jeep apart and not be able to get it back together

  34. funy asitseems Says:

    lol

  35. clinton schmidt Says:

    i know it will fit, i was clearly poking fun at all the sponser advertisment for craftsmen tools

  36. clinton schmidt Says:

    i know it will i got sick of all the sponser ads

  37. JBarr198585 Says:

    Great job on your videos

  38. alaskan155 Says:

    nice video, but i don’t get why you lowered the steering stabilizer….. better chance of it getting damaged off road, not to mention it was extra work removing the old brackets that where perfectly fine

  39. alaskan155 Says:

    also fail, hows the rear axle centered?, the pin did not engage the axle

  40. AndyC1201 Says:

    Couple things I saw wrong… The steering stabilizer should have been positioned above the lowest metal part of the axle, not being unprotected. Also, it was dangerous to use chrome sockets with an impact, they are likely to break and shatter. Lastly, you said you needed a “four wheel alignment” when in fact it is not possible on this vehicle due to the solid rear axle. There is no way to adjust the rear wheels in alignment.

  41. cilvaringz1 Says:

    do u have any videos?

  42. James Thomas Says:

    One problem, they are not using impact sockets.

  43. nuggz503 Says:

    jeep waive =)

  44. Skylar Sublett Says:

    when will you guys be posting the SOA videos?

  45. Michael Williams Says:

    What was wrong with the 2″ lift kit that was already on the Jeep? The only thing I saw was the shocks being worn out. Why replace good parts? They could have thrown 4 shocks and a steering stabilizer on there, and called it a day. Kind of wasteful.

  46. doacarnage Says:

    In the previous video they were tearing this jeep down for a resto, now they are installing a lift kit on a dirty rusty frame. must be for demonstration purposes only.

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