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What brand lifts are upgradeable later?


 
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chapsxj
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:40 pm    Post subject: What brand lifts are upgradeable later? Reply with quote

I am looking at lifts for a late model XJ I may not have enough money to go all the way to a 6 inch lift right now because I hear I will also need a cv driveshaft and slip yoke eliminator which together i am guessing will cost an extra $500-650. So I am wondering who sells a 3 or 4 inch lift that is upgradeable later I hear Tomken does. I don't want to have to buy a whole new lift later-I am hoping to be able to order a few more parts to finish it later when I have more $. So who sells these lifts? Thanks in advance for any help/info.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost every kit is upgradeable. You can mix and match parts from different brands. You don't have to stick with a single manufacturer.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your going to need a SYE even if you are lifting 4 inches.

Save your money and buy a full 6" kit with a SYE/CV shaft all at the same time, saves the hassle of upograding later, and wont put any xtra wear on your jeep
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on what you want. I'm running 5" lift with no SYE, just installed a RE #1822 for those of us who can't afford a SYE with no vibes or problems, and I wheel hard too. Mine is made up from RE 4.5 springs, S-10 springs, RE Shackle, t-case drop and more. Check out my home page for more details on my lift. Every XJ is differant, I know some people have vibes with 3 inches of lift. How big of tires do you want to run?? I'm running 33s and fully trimmed to help with flexing for off road. I assume you do want to offroad?? I know the newer XJs had issues more than the old ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can put together something yourself that will wheel like a beast and still be tame offroad for a lot less money than a kit will cost you. Take a look at the XJ Tech Writeups thread. There's a few writeups on lift installations. Also check out this site. There's lots of homebrew solutions there.

My advice would be to figure out where you want to eventually end up and then devise a plan on how to get there by slowly building up to it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also check these out too

http://xjfanatic.com/dakotaleaves.php

http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/Suspension_Steering_Axles_and_Brakes/Budget_Lift.htm
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