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.

95 Responses to “Jeep CJ5 Lift”

  1. LightningHiro02 Says:

    Awesome video guys, keep up the great work!!!

  2. fordtruck0 Says:

    Another awesome episode guys!! The Jeep is lookin’ sharp. What’s next for it though?

  3. motorztv Says:

    @LightningHiro02 Thanks for watching!

  4. motorztv Says:

    @fordtruck0 We have a lot planned, but what you’ll be seeing a lot of first is more suspension and engine work!

  5. flyboy333 Says:

    I hope one of those planned things is a brake kit at least for the front, drums all around with big wheels must be a scary experience!

  6. motorztv Says:

    @flyboy333 That is definitely going to happen!

  7. LightningHiro02 Says:

    @fordtruck0 They said something about raising it another 4 inches and putting some larger tires on it.

  8. thefirstpkable Says:

    The guy during the Sears commercial looked nervous. And also is this show also on TV?

  9. motorztv Says:

    @thefirstpkable I think Nate did a fantastic job doing the Sears Blue Tool Crew commercial at 2:13 — and yes, this also airs on TV

  10. sideburns2009 Says:

    Giggety!

  11. motorztv Says:

    @sideburns2009 Goo!

  12. foxdmulder Says:

    Get some impact sockets for your new air wrench!! :)))

  13. motorztv Says:

    @foxdmulder They’re on the way!

  14. EricTheCarGuy Says:

    Those U bolts would never have come out that easy where I live. Nice video.

  15. motorztv Says:

    @EricTheCarGuy Thanks ETCG! It’s definitely a lot more work removing parts from an older vehicle :)

  16. JimPrower Says:

    Looks like the previous owner had recently installed the stabilizer…that thing looked pretty fresh. Then again, I live in the rustbelt. That’d have been rusty in a month.

  17. motorztv Says:

    @JimPrower It wasn’t too bad… I don’t know how hold the previous lift kit was on there, but the other shocks were toast.

  18. psyfertech Says:

    i see the a/c compressor, does she work?

  19. motorztv Says:

    @psyfertech I’m pretty sure what you’re looking at is an air compressor but it’s not for a/c

  20. psyfertech Says:

    @motorztv oooo yea i figured a jeep like that wouldnt come with air conditioning

  21. tplax4l69 Says:

    Chris Duke has the greatest job on earth……. ‘nough said.

  22. motorztv Says:

    @tplax4l69 I couldn’t agree more!

  23. mad66man Says:

    FYI, the event is called Cars & Coffee not Coffee and Cars !!! u can look it up in their web site

  24. motorztv Says:

    @mad66man We did. If you go to the coffeeandcarshouston (dot) com website it says right there “Welcome to the official home of the Houston Coffee & Cars monthly gathering”.

  25. FordTruckClubTV Says:

    Well done bud! Nice air tools you got there! What floor jack is that you got there?

  26. motorztv Says:

    @FordTruckClubTV Thanks! The new air tools from Sears ROCK! The new floor jack and jack stands are on their way from Sears so for now all I can say is that the current ones are “brand X” and on their way out the door…

  27. N00kyn Says:

    @tplax4l69 shure .. but i would want to work for BBC’s TopGear as well …

  28. FordTruckClubTV Says:

    @motorztv Awesome news dude!

  29. motorztv Says:

    @FordTruckClubTV No kidding!! :)

  30. americansmark Says:

    Awesome Maserati. What was that?

  31. h23sirlude Says:

    Chris. Chrome socket on impact gun. still get lt warranty, from blue crew? like the floor jack.

  32. motorztv Says:

    @h23sirlude Probably not, but I should have impact sockets here soon.

  33. 883gilmour Says:

    can anyone tell me what kind of car that was at 17:20. please respond

  34. savoyk1 Says:

    Screwdrivers make handy punches but, they don’t last quite as long as they should used this way. I would suggest a punch for removing stubborn bolts.

  35. motorztv Says:

    @savoyk1 Thanks for the note. You’re right… we didn’t have a punch at the time (we do now!) and while screwdrivers can be used in a pinch, you should use a punch.

  36. andrewca1990 Says:

    When he put those new bolts in he said to only put anti-seize on the shank of the bolt (or where there was no threads) any reason for this??

  37. motorztv Says:

    @andrewca1990 Yes, I did that because the old bolts were seized into the spring. This way it won’t happen again in the future.

  38. andrewca1990 Says:

    @motorztv yes I understood that but my question was ” is there any reason you only applied it to just the shank and not the threads of the bolt” does putting anti-seize on the threads have any effect?? Im probably just being pointless but if there is a reason id like to know.

  39. motorztv Says:

    @andrewca1990 Gotcha. No, there’s no reason why you’d need to do it on the threads and you do want it to lock a bit so it doesn’t come out.

  40. XxBIGxMIKExX Says:

    @883gilmour I think it’s an old VW Notchback.

  41. Rustler007 Says:

    Will there be a similiar process for a 1995 jeep cherokee 4×4?

  42. crashmcwhly Says:

    Good vid! Question…what were those old cable snakes used for?

  43. motorztv Says:

    @crashmcwhly Are you referring to the limiting “straps” for the suspension?

  44. motorztv Says:

    @crashmcwhly Are you referring to the limiting “straps” for the suspension?

  45. crashmcwhly Says:

    @motorztv Ahhh I see. Yes, the cable between the mount and shock top at 3:05. They’re used to restrict excessive travel?

  46. motorztv Says:

    @crashmcwhly You got it!

  47. motorztv Says:

    @crashmcwhly You got it!

  48. Dmonk08 Says:

    @Rustler007 No, a Cherokee will have coils up front.. the rear will be similar

  49. bmxsno Says:

    haw you ever worked on a land rover series 3 or 2? if so would it be like this

  50. motorztv Says:

    @bmxsno No, I haven’t sorry!

  51. eagletalondsm1995 Says:

    how much does a kit like this go for?

  52. eagletalondsm1995 Says:

    how much does a kit like this go for?

  53. eagletalondsm1995 Says:

    how much does a kit like this go for?

  54. theDENNISw22 Says:

    hah front drum brakes.

  55. theDENNISw22 Says:

    how much was that lift??

  56. theDENNISw22 Says:

    how much was that lift??

  57. theDENNISw22 Says:

    how much was that lift??

  58. WWoodyW Says:

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

  59. fredapedregon Says:

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

  60. motorztv Says:

    @fredapedregon The Jeep project has been abandoned, sadly.

  61. jetsixpack Says:

    how hard was the saginaw conversion?

  62. jetsixpack Says:

    how hard was the saginaw conversion?

  63. BrenGun1971 Says:

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

  64. 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!

  65. 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?

  66. 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.

  67. acushnet22 Says:

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

  68. motorztv Says:

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

  69. rangaman86 Says:

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

  70. schulhoff18 Says:

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

  71. 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?~

  72. 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?

  73. anthonynumber12 Says:

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

  74. 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…

  75. metalpesadoven Says:

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

  76. metalpesadoven Says:

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

  77. 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!

  78. woodjeff123 Says:

    get rid of commercials

  79. clinton schmidt Says:

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

  80. clinton schmidt Says:

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

  81. TheCraftyVlogs Says:

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

  82. TheCraftyVlogs Says:

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

  83. 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

  84. funy asitseems Says:

    lol

  85. clinton schmidt Says:

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

  86. clinton schmidt Says:

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

  87. JBarr198585 Says:

    Great job on your videos

  88. 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

  89. alaskan155 Says:

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

  90. 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.

  91. cilvaringz1 Says:

    do u have any videos?

  92. James Thomas Says:

    One problem, they are not using impact sockets.

  93. nuggz503 Says:

    jeep waive =)

  94. Skylar Sublett Says:

    when will you guys be posting the SOA videos?

  95. 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.

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