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joshjohnbaun
05-12-2005, 08:46 PM
Hey, im new to the site and to the jeep area, and was wondering what size lift would I need in order to fit some 31" mud terrains on without causing many problems... and also, an estimated cost in CAD? i was thinking something around a 3" lift? Also... if anyone knows where I could get some used tires near kelowna BC that are in good condition for farely cheap, could ya please let me know... thanks

Josh

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Chris S
05-13-2005, 04:24 AM
3" would be ideal. You can actually fit them with no lift (asuming you springs aren't shot) by chopping the fender openings larger, but you won't get much up-travel.

Cost depends on what you want to spend and how much work you can do yourself. You can bang together a lift from wrecker parts for under $100. Figure $500 for an "off the shelf" kit.


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joshjohnbaun
05-13-2005, 12:36 PM
Hey, thanks... yeah thats what i assumed it was guna cost me for a lift, till lookin for some tires tho, not really interested in puttin out like 250 or 280 a tire... consideren im still in high school.... but if you find anything or know of any tires that are in decent shape let me know please :)

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DeeDee
05-13-2005, 12:52 PM
I have a 9" lift on my cherokee, and have 35's. You could easily put on bigger ones. For used tires call around, I got 2 used 35's for 60$. Call everywhere in town, Im sure you will find someone who gives a good deal. You can buy a lift for around 100$ if you install it yourself.

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Fuzzydog
05-13-2005, 01:24 PM
Chris and Deedee, where can I find these lifts for $500 or less.
I called NSOR and they told me $1300 for a kit...I'm assuming that's uninstalled cuz I told the guy I would come pick it up, if I decided to buy it....
I hear that F150 springs are good for the front - prolly pretty cheap at a wrecker too, but what about the sway bars and control arms - don't they need relocating brackets?

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DeeDee
05-13-2005, 01:51 PM
I pm'd u fuzzy dog

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Chris S
05-13-2005, 06:33 PM
For 3" you can use stock control arms. the expensive kits replace everything, which is best but not absolutely needed if you are on a budget.
For the sway bar links you can replace the bottom bolt with a pin and either cut and lengthen the links or just weld some ready rod to the top threads.

I have:
Rear - An extra leaf from a comanche added under the main rear leafs, plus 2 degree shims.
Front - Grand Cherokee V8 springs (1" lift) and 2" spacers
shocks - bought used
control arms - bought used
Sway bar disconnects - modified TJ links with pins in the bottom.

Total spent around $250.


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Taz Jeep
05-13-2005, 07:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by DeeDee

I have a 9" lift on my cherokee, and have 35's. You could easily put on bigger ones. For used tires call around, I got 2 used 35's for 60$. Call everywhere in town, Im sure you will find someone who gives a good deal. You can buy a lift for around 100$ if you install it yourself.

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Yes, but yours is a full size Cherokee probably with a body lift :D, XJ's need to have a suspension lift.
I paid $600 for my 3.5 inch R.E. superflex kit. it came with sway bar disconnects and I added in a transfer case drop. Not having all the tools I needed to do the job I paid a mechanic $300 cash to fit it. This is an awesome kit and I would recommend it to anyone. [36]






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Moondog
05-13-2005, 07:52 PM
i have to agree with my bro (tazjeep) on this one!!! Don't even bother trying to make do with an inadequate lift kit, i have and it really pisses me off. I have a rusty's 3" lift kit (fitted by the previous owner)& a 21/2" pro comp add on fitted by sports trucks giving me a total of 51/2" of lift and 31" bfg's sounds good works good until you compare it to my bro's his is a smaller lift yet he still has more clearance than me!! his also flex's a hell of alot better which really pisses me off even more. Whats my point behind all this i hear you ask? Save your money and build your rig right do it once and get it right first time as you will save your self a fortune in the long run. Oh yeah my rig is a 98 xj soon to be having a teraflex long arm (coil over conversion) 6" lift fitted to it Bushwacker flares and to be fully locked and running on 35" Boggers hopefully i will get the build right this time (only time & trails will tell). Best of luck with it anyway hope to see you on some trails one day Dave.

DeeDee
05-14-2005, 07:37 AM
Mine is Suspension :)

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Taz Jeep
05-14-2005, 12:14 PM
quote:Originally posted by DeeDee

Mine is Suspension :)

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DeeDee
05-14-2005, 12:18 PM
lol, that is crazy. Where is Uwharrie National Forest???


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FokkerDude
07-08-2005, 05:30 PM
Regarding the installation of a good lift in kit form (ie: ProComp)approx. how many hours would it take to install? And would installation be easier with access to a lift?

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ShortStack
07-08-2005, 05:43 PM
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FokkerDude
07-08-2005, 06:18 PM
Think they might like to tackle another?:D

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ShortStack
07-10-2005, 12:53 PM
We have work party's all the time :) I'll ask and see what they say.

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fourbyfourer
07-22-2005, 12:43 PM
[quote]Originally posted by FokkerDude

Regarding the installation of a good lift in kit form (ie: ProComp)approx. how many hours would it take to install? And would installation be easier with access to a lift?

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My friend just got a 3.5" pro comp lift on his 91 cherokee and the shop took 7 hours to put it on...its an alright kit not great though

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mista fitz
07-22-2005, 02:04 PM
I did mine in the garage, with VERY limited tools.. and no lift of course... and it only took a couple leisurely days. It's pretty straightforward.