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Got my Jeep, now on to the lift...


 
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Renegadestang
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Joined: 07 May 2005
Location: Marietta, GA

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: Got my Jeep, now on to the lift... Reply with quote

Got my new baby today, a '98 Jeep Cherokee Sport. Has the 4.0L and AW4. Now I need a lift. Even though I won't be getting the lift right away, I want all the info I can get before I get it. I want in the neighborhood of 3-3.5", enough to stuff 31"'s under and still have some good flex. I'm on-road most of the time, but do like to venture off every now and then. What are you happy with? Any I should stay away from?
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1981 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade: 307-4V SBC, SR-4 4-spd., 31x10.5 Wild Spirit's

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Farmer Dean
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Location: Paso Robles, California

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Renegade;

I've got a 96 4.0 and I put a 3.5" lift with 31's and I'm extremely happy with it. I went with a Rubican kit, not the add a leaf, but all new leafs. I also at the same time put in a slip yoke eliminator and new rear driveline. I believe you're right at the point where you could get vibration without it. I've racked it over pretty good on occation and rarely get fender rub. It still does great on the highway, but with the bigger tires on a long highway incline I do notice a very slight loss of torque, however it's worth the trade off for your off-road gains. FD.
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Renegadestang
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks FD.

Anyone else?

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1981 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade: 307-4V SBC, SR-4 4-spd., 31x10.5 Wild Spirit's

1966 Ford Mustang: 289-4V, C4 Auto.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not much of an XJ guy but here's one for you. With some more trimming, you might be able to fit the 31's. Wink
http://jeephorizons.com/tech/xjbb.html
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a skyjacker 3'' there is no scrubbing in the fender wells and it was definately worth it. If i did one thing different i would have gotten full leaf kits instead of add a leafs.but for 400$ it was worth it.
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Drake69
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xtremexj wrote:
I have a skyjacker 3'' there is no scrubbing in the fender wells and it was definately worth it. If i did one thing different i would have gotten full leaf kits instead of add a leafs.but for 400$ it was worth it.


I'm running the same, and the extra dough is worth it. Also consider getting full 3" leaf packs instead of an AAL. I had to when the leaf packs inverted less than a year after putting on the kit.
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Renegadestang
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I had definitely decided to go ahead and go with the full leaf kits as opposed to the AAL's.
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1981 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade: 307-4V SBC, SR-4 4-spd., 31x10.5 Wild Spirit's

1966 Ford Mustang: 289-4V, C4 Auto.
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Renegadestang
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else? Anybody have the Rancho lift?
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1966 Ford Mustang: 289-4V, C4 Auto.
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Billy's89XJ
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I for the most part have the Rubicon Express 4.5 lift with gen II discos running 33s, just my two cents Now if you don't mind trimming you can do a 2" Budget Boost and run 31s like my wife has.
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Chuck's Girl
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea I like the 2" RE Spacer and the AAL in the rear. Hubby and Steve found shocks at Auto Zone that will work too for a nice cheap Budget Boost.
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