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BDS Suspension 4.5in Long Arm Lift Kit w/ NX2 Shocks (Chrysler 8.25) - XJ

BDS Suspension 4.5in Long Arm Lift Kit w/ NX2 Shocks (Chrysler 8.25)


BDS Suspension 4.5in Long Arm Lift Kit w/ NX2 Shocks (Chrysler 8.25) - XJ
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Maximize the capability of your 1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ with this 4.5-inch lift kit with long arm conversion from BDS Suspension. Designed to improve stance this kit includes everything necessary to set your truck up right with clearance for up to 32" tires. By maximizing the length of both the upper and lower control arms, BDS has minimized caster change for optimal handling and minimized road forces. The control arm geometry is setup with a massive belly pan that incorporates the link mounts and is built to smash rocks. Believe it or not, this system is completely bolt-on with no welding to the unibody required!

Up front the lift kit includes a belly pan with new pivot mounts, heavy duty lower flex arms and adjustable upper flex arms to optimize handling characteristics, 4.5" Pro-Ride coil springs capable of full coil bind and bump stop extensions to control the compression travel, but increase wheel travel. Also included are braided stainless steel brake lines, ultimate sway bar disconnects, and front adjustable track bar with flex joint fits into the existing frame mount to improve the steering and handling geometry.

The rear kit utilizes Glide-Ride leaf springs for maximum travel and stainless braided brake line to allow the springs to flex. Finish off the kit with your choice of specially tuned NX2 nitro series gas shocks or FOX 2.0 IFP performance series gas shocks to offer improved damper performance.

Long Arm Conversion

Upgrading the standard control arms to a long arm adds strength, improves handling and takes offroad articulation to the next level. This upgrade consists of massive 1/4" steel frame mounted brackets to install the oversized upper and lower formed long arms. The arms are formed for maximum tire clearance and allow the stock control arm tabs to remain on the vehicle. The upper arms are solid stock while the heavy wall tubular lower arms utilize oversized greaseable polyurethane bushings for superior road vibration isolation.

Pro-Ride Coil Springs

A pair of full-length, Jeep-specific, Pro-Ride coil springs are supplied to provide the correct lift height and smooth, predictable ride across various terrains. Manufactured from high tensile steel, our direct OE replacement coil springs are engineered with properly sized wire diameter. This results in maximum reliability without premature coil bind.

Features & Benefits

  • Redesigned 4-link long arm to improve articulation and offer better control throughout wheel travel
  • ProRide coil springs offer improved ride quality and more articulation
  • Massive belly pan that incorporates the link mounts and is built to smash rocks
  • Glideride leaf springs to provide full lift height and increased capacity
  • Sway bar quicker disconnects and extended rear link for improved offroad flex
  • Front HD track bar to correctly position the front axle and control lateral movement
  • Choice of NX2 gas or FOX 2.0 IFP performance series shocks for improved damping
  • Easy, 100% Bolt-on installation
  • Allows clearance for 32" tires
  • Recommended Tires & Wheels

    (Trimming may be required)

  • 32 x 11.5 with 15 x 8 and 4 in. Backspace
  • Rear Axle Option

    The Jeep Cherokee was produced with two different rear axles (Chrysler 8.25 or Dana 35). You will need to measure your rear u-bolts to ensure that you get the correct new u-bolts. Basically, just measure the diameter of the axle or the I.D. of your rear u-bolts. Chrysler axles require 3" wide u-bolts and Dana 35 axles require 2-3/4" wide u-bolts. Some 1987-90 models came with a Dana 44. Measure and call BDS for proper u-bolt fitment.


    NX2 Nitro Series

  • Nitrogen-charged
  • Twin-tube design
  • 10-stage velocity-sensitive valving
  • Dual-welded ends for increased strength
  • 1-3/8-inch high-flow piston
  • Self-lubricating seals
  • Silver powder coat finish
  • Specifications

    Brand: BDS Suspension
    Kit Package: Yes
    Mfgr. Warranty: See Individual Parts
    Condition: New Product
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