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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:04 am    Post subject: Lift Kits Reply with quote

Hello i want to only do a small lift to my cherokee and was wondering, one what i need to do, and if i need to buy a kit, three what are good kits if i need to buy one i dont want anything over like 2 inches at the most. For now i wana keep it small maybe later ill go higher lol. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

come on man! you gotta lift it atleast 3"!!! that's enough to get 31"s, and that's what i have. just dont get a rough country lift kit...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok ill go 3 inch lift kit, what do i need to get to do it? What are some good kits? How much am i looking to spend? If anyone knows cheap good stuff please tell me thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaep 3" or inexpensive 3"...there's a difference. Wink

Do a search in this forum for S10 leafs...there's a ton of posts on it. It will give you a solid 3" in the back. Then pick up a set of V8 ZJ coil springs and some 2" spacers for the front. Couple that with some OME shocks, a set of disconnects and either an adjustable track bar (or track bar extension bracket) and you should be set.

If any vibrations develop a t-case drop should take care of it, but you should be fine at that height. What year is it?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what in the hell is a t-case drop? i keep hearing that and i dunno what it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The name can be a little deceiving....basically it's spacers (generally 0.75"-1") that go between the transmission crossmember and the frame (unibody in the case of XJ's). Doing that tilts the back end of the engine/transmission/t-case assembly towards the pinion of the rear axle. This helps to straighten out driveline angles after a lift.

Since the driveshaft goes from the t-case to the pinion...it called a t-case drop.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how hard is it to install/what would i look for? i got minor vibes after my 3" lift, and after i get my tires balanced and it's still vibrating i wanna get this t-case thing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a great lift for sale and very cheap

http://www.502streetscene.net/forum/showthread.php?t=45529
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again, KTJ is not paying attention. Finger

A t-case drop is easy to do and inexpensive. They run around $30 or so. Here's a writeup that CoreyXJ did awhile back when he installed his.

http://jeephorizons.com/tech/tcasedrop.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see the post above mine. Oh well
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where in the heck can you get an extension bracket for the trac bar the only one that i've seen is on the el cheapo rough country lift
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Summit racing sells them.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?Ntt=transfer+case+drop&Ntk=KeywordSearch&DDS=1&searchinresults=false&N=115&target=egnsearch.asp this? it's for a cherokee, but is it the right thing? thanks alot for your help btw..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That link doesn't work. This one does though.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a 2001, lol you are right there is a difference between cheap and inexpensive. I was wondering about a kit i had seen on ebay its not the rough country or the cheap one that everyone says not to buy. Its a Mako Off road kit? I was just wondering if that just as bad as the other ne or if this one is half way decent. But if not i might just do what phantum said. I have one question, i have 16 inch rims what size tires can i fit with those i would like to keep the 16 inch rims. Thanks for the help
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