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OldEnuff
03-26-2007, 01:36 PM
A friend of mine has a '98 Jeep Cherokee 4 door 4L engine.

He wants to run bigger tires and needs clearance.

What is the easiest/cheapest way to do this.

thanx

Jim

Murd0c
03-26-2007, 01:48 PM
I'm thinking a body lift but what do I know

OldEnuff
03-26-2007, 02:00 PM
Ya that's what I was thinking but I think they are unibody so how would ya lift that?????????:dontknow:

landslide
03-26-2007, 03:25 PM
blocks in rear and coil spacers up front. i have a friend that did it and got 3.5 lift out of it

jhunter
03-26-2007, 03:46 PM
I'm thinking a body lift but what do I know

i'm sensing a little sarcasm[36]

Jeep Victim
03-26-2007, 04:09 PM
SAWZALL,it only hurts when you start cutting, once you get going it's gravy.

StinkFinger
03-26-2007, 06:28 PM
i got 32's on karlas with coilspacers and an add a leaf

Moondog
03-26-2007, 09:32 PM
Don't bother messing around wih all the crap lift kits thay are out there Jim. There is only one lift kit for a Jeep RUBICON EXPRESS!!! These kits come with every thing that he will need.

Nutbar
03-26-2007, 11:12 PM
The Rancho lift kit is reasonably priced will give ya enough room for up to 32s with no body mods, and the kit comes with new rear leaf springs not an add a leaf or a block ( the XJ rear springs are JUNK )

and no you can't do a body lift.

ottoman
03-27-2007, 12:04 AM
a stick of tnt will really lift it LOL

OldEnuff
03-27-2007, 12:25 AM
Thanks a lot everyone.

I will give him the options and he can choose his poison :D

Murd0c
03-27-2007, 07:43 AM
Ya that's what I was thinking but I think they are unibody so how would ya lift that?????????:dontknow:

Whoops never knew it was a unibody :dontknow:

England
03-27-2007, 02:32 PM
Go with the Rub lift its the best and strongest by far

MR.MIKE
03-27-2007, 04:36 PM
couldent you use s-10 springs in the back and f-150 coils in front?

Nutbar
03-27-2007, 05:53 PM
couldent you use s-10 springs in the back and f-150 coils in front?


Maybe if you want it to ride like a tank and don't care if your wheel alignment can't be set properly and you like the headaches of mickey mousing bullshit gheto lifts together
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MR.MIKE
03-27-2007, 05:56 PM
i always wanted a tank:D

WagoneerXJ
03-29-2007, 09:29 AM
S-10/Dakota springs are a good option. I used Dakota springs in my XJ, gave me 4" of lift, rides nice now. I dont see how that's ghetto? Just cause I didn't buy it from some company?

Ballsjeep
04-06-2007, 11:48 PM
S-10/Dakota springs are a good option. I used Dakota springs in my XJ, gave me 4" of lift, rides nice now. I dont see how that's ghetto? Just cause I didn't buy it from some company?


For the back leafs ..its ok to build a bastard pack ....but when you lift the front 4 inchs ..theres alot more to deal with ....pinion angles ...castor ....tracking ..brake lines ....and In the case of an XJ ..maybe even others as well ..your wheel base changes ..so its shorter on the pass side than the drivers side ...then you need to centre the wheel in the wheel well ....rubbing problems ...bump stops ....slip yoke eliminator ...drive shaft....and on and on ....I agree that a lift should be bought as a kit with the right components ...prefer one with adjustable upper and lower control arms...if you cheap out ..it will bite you in the ass sometime !!

titan
04-07-2007, 12:25 AM
Why does the wheel base change more on the passenger side in the XJ?

OldEnuff
04-07-2007, 02:56 AM
Why does the wheel base change more on the passenger side in the XJ?


Excellent Queston .......:D

Ballsjeep
04-07-2007, 06:20 PM
Thats the million dollar question ....but it does....I just installed my 4.5 inch lift ...and also helped my friend do his 2000 xj with same lift ...and they were both out by over 1/2 an inch ????? he had to shim his by the castor adjustment ....and I just adjusted mine with the control arm ...he had his in an alignment shop and they said it was normal ???