Jeep CJ5 Lift (S04E03)

Chris Duke shows you how to install a Skyjacker 2-inch suspension lift kit on our 1968 Jeep CJ5.

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


Skyjacker Suspensions

Event Coverage

Houston Coffee & Cars

Partz Mentions

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

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

  1. @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!

  2. @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?

  3. @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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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…

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

  8. @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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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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