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Month: August 2016

KL Cherokee Budget Boost Suspension Lift Install

KL Cherokee Budget Boost Suspension Lift Install

When the Cherokee (KL) was released for 2014, it was clear that this new Jeep offering was different than almost any vehicle Jeep had put under its badge. For starters, it was built on Fiat’s “Compact Wide” platform which is shared with cars like the Chrysler 200. While FCA did a really good job of reworking the chassis to handle features more becoming of a Jeep, this chassis was never intended for this purpose. Sadly, the resulting lack of flexibility…

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Fox 2.0 Reservoirs with CD Adjusters

Fox 2.0 Reservoirs with CD Adjusters

After much deliberation, we decided to go with Fox 2.0 Shocks. Since we seem to be hard on shocks, the extra fluid in the reservoirs seemed like a good add. We also sprung for the CD adjusters. This was largely because Fox shocks are generally perceived as a “firm” shock on the road and we wanted to be able to dial them in to our preference. We also wanted to be able to tune the front and rear differently. We…

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Tales of the Trailhawk

Tales of the Trailhawk

I just found a really cool series of videos produced by Jeep that show the KL Cherokee’s capability… Thought I would share, I think they are pretty cool 😛 😎  

How to Install Wheel Spacers (KL Cherokee with lug bolts)

How to Install Wheel Spacers (KL Cherokee with lug bolts)

We recently posted an article on how to properly install wheel adapters or spacers. This article is great for most vehicles that have lug nuts and studs, but when we recently wanted to widen the stance of our KL Cherokee that has lug bolts, we recognized there are some differences. We will cover them here. Because the process is largely similar to that already covered in the other article, please review it HERE for general information on the process. This…

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post lift alignment done…

post lift alignment done…

I got the alignment done this morning and was surprised to see how far off some of it was given such a mild lift. There are several sources of information for lifting a KL as we have done, they all advertise or state that the alignment will still be (or be able to be adjusted) back into spec. I personally was skeptical as the only adjustment that is possible for the front is toe and camber will be impacted with…

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The KL got some lift!

The KL got some lift!

More to follow, and of course we will do an installation article, but we wanted to share that our little Klondike got some lift today thanks to a Hazard Sky / Homemade kit. It’s not much, but it’s a start!

KL Cherokee Skid Plates and Belly

KL Cherokee Skid Plates and Belly

We made a little video of our first look of Klondike’s belly. We are pleasantly surprised at the factory belly protection! To be honest, it’s far better protected than a factory JK Rubicon. Check it out below or on the “Seven-Slot Syndicate” You Tube channel.

Shocks AGAIN!

Shocks AGAIN!

It’s been awhile since I posted any updates here and, for the most part, this is because not much has changed… If you caught the recent review we did on the Metalcloak RockSport shocks you know that we are in the search for a suitable replacement to them. We aren’t really in a place to get the ones I want right now. But I fear that procrastination may cause premature and poor tire wear and (sadly) we think the tire…

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Metalcloak RockSport Shock REVIEW

Metalcloak RockSport Shock REVIEW

Not long ago, we broke a rear shock rod on our JKU while wheeling. Since we had another trip planned in short order, we had to get it repaired fairly quickly. While the easiest thing to do (especially since we had optimized our shock mounts for the Bilstein 5160s we had) would be to just get replacements of the same, but instead, we opted to try out Metalcloak’s recently released “RockSports”. The following Monday we called up Metalcloak and luckily…

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