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girlcrazy_4
06-01-2008, 11:26 AM
I'm looking at a 1988 Cherokee with a 10" rubicon lift. (supposodly) I gave it a quick lookover and the blocks in the rear are literally 10" lift blocks! The leaf packs are flat... I have not gone for a test drive yet, not sure if its worth my while. its on nearly bald 33's, and the front is just a tad lower than the rear. Rancho shocks on all 4 corners, looks to have a new exaust and all the front steering linkages look to be in okay shape. If I concidered it, for a daily driver the blocks would be okay to drive on? What about mild offroading. Should I ditch the blocks, or get smaller ones and new leafs put in. How do I know if its lifted properly without going offroading with it. I was going to do a typical drive down the block, drop it in 4x4 and do a circle to check u-joints... but how do I tell if it'll fall apart if i flex it.

spit.fire.
06-01-2008, 11:36 AM
you can check the ujoints in the front end without even moving the jeep, just crawl underneith and wiggle them, they souldnt have any or much play in them, im curious to see these lift blocks haha, do you have any pictures of it?

Kinslayer
06-01-2008, 11:38 AM
jesus 10 inch blocks? they must be home made, and as such..run away!

Tunabomber
06-01-2008, 11:42 AM
take some pics please
this sounds interesting :confused0006:

girlcrazy_4
06-01-2008, 11:45 AM
I was going to get pictures but was too dark for a camera phone. I've never seen blocks this big before! If it runs and drives well I'll most likely pick it up. As long as the steering isnt fucked than it should be simple to figure out the rest. Getting scarce finding cheap 4x4's this time of year.

edit: should I be worried about drive shaft angles? The front shaft looks like its at its limits in length.

dirka dave
06-01-2008, 11:57 AM
Wow, 10" blocks... Are you sure they aren't patio blocks ?
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Explorer guy418
06-01-2008, 12:15 PM
post pics...

BeerBaron666
06-01-2008, 02:12 PM
Just cause it has rubicon stickers doesn't mean it a rubicon lift If the guys got 10" blocks in it then he is a knob and I wouldn't buy the thing cause I'm sure the rest of it is just a sweet as the lift blocks. Just my $.02

nightcrawler
06-01-2008, 02:42 PM
sounds pretty sketchy to me

Chody
06-01-2008, 03:54 PM
sounds dope... just put a 6 inch body lift on it....

Stetson
06-01-2008, 04:29 PM
:confused0006: ummmmm . . . . . . .. . . like this? . . . .http://128.83.80.193/scarysteering/scary84.jpg

and does it have a great drive shaft angle like this?

http://128.83.80.193/scarysteering/scary85.jpg



well. . . . . . . anything is better than this [15] [15] sorry couldn't resist, remembered these from some wayback posts, brutal truck

Honky
06-01-2008, 05:09 PM
I would take it to Jeep thrills and let them go over the Jeep. better to spend a little money to find out what you are getting into

Josh_M
06-01-2008, 06:45 PM
If its cheap buy it. You can always take out the blocks and do it right, you only really need 6" lift to run 33s anyways

girlcrazy_4
06-01-2008, 07:24 PM
I talked him down from $1500 to $800. Recent rebuild on the trans and engine. Everything is freshly greased, new u-joints, and exaust. Sure a 6" lift will clear 33's but a 10" lift sounds a little more "bad ass" and I can play in deeper mud-puddles :D

mini
06-01-2008, 07:32 PM
there is still no pics?

girlcrazy_4
06-01-2008, 08:07 PM
there is still no pics?

No. Havnt had a chance to go back out to look at it.

Josh_M
06-01-2008, 09:34 PM
I talked him down from $1500 to $800. Recent rebuild on the trans and engine. Everything is freshly greased, new u-joints, and exaust. Sure a 6" lift will clear 33's but a 10" lift sounds a little more "bad ass" and I can play in deeper mud-puddles :D

Yea but with 10" blocks you might end up playing in the bank :confused0006: If it was me id buy it if it was in good mech. shape and then take out the 10" blocks and try to lift it more properly, say bigger leafs and smaller blocks

Explorer guy418
06-01-2008, 09:36 PM
hmm that yellow thing looks sweet. LOL

WagoneerXJ
06-01-2008, 09:57 PM
10" lift is useless in an XJ. must look rediculous with 10" lift blocks and bald 33's. I bet it has the D35 still in the back too LOL. But for $800 you can lower it and fix a few mistakes!

Jeep Victim
06-02-2008, 07:35 AM
I talked him down from $1500 to $800. Recent rebuild on the trans and engine. Everything is freshly greased, new u-joints, and exaust. Sure a 6" lift will clear 33's but a 10" lift sounds a little more "bad ass" and I can play in deeper mud-puddles :D

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Kinslayer
06-02-2008, 09:31 AM
10 inches on stock axles is fucking pointless - to fill those gigantic american style wheel well voids you would have to run tires that would blow those axles to peices the first sight of throttle.. Oh, show me the 10 inch kit on the RE site:

http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Jeep-Cherokee-XJ-Suspension-Systems.aspx?XnPath=173,180&Vid=BEBF425992941

Ginger Snaps
06-02-2008, 10:50 AM
I talked him down from $1500 to $800. Recent rebuild on the trans and engine. Everything is freshly greased, new u-joints, and exaust. Sure a 6" lift will clear 33's but a 10" lift sounds a little more "bad ass" and I can play in deeper mud-puddles :D

is there proof of this or are you going word of mouth that trans and engine are rebuilt...did he rebuild it or pay a shop sounds like a lemon to me[cheers]

girlcrazy_4
06-03-2008, 12:35 AM
And yes, I looked at the engine and trans. Both had fresh gaskets, freshly painted, not much grease etc. He did it.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/Impulse_rs/lift4-1.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/Impulse_rs/lift3-1.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/Impulse_rs/lift1-1.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/Impulse_rs/lift2-1.jpg

Kinslayer
06-03-2008, 12:45 AM
WOW. That's all I gotta say.. Wait, no. I have more. Sacked rear leaves....I mean, they look like they are about to break! Also, what kind of offroad vehicle has a fucking REAR swaybar? is that for safety? Because..well nothing else on this truck looks safe... One 'saving grace' is that the rear blocks are at very least ONE PEICE..not several things welded together.. There is no anti-wrap bar so I bet that axle would fall out if you stepped on the throttle at all, 'cause christ knows the fucking rear leafs arn't going to stop it from wrapping. The rear pinion angle is horrifying as well..zero degrees? I'd be shocked if there was a front driveshaft in this abortion of a jeep. It's a good thing he painted all the shit wrong red in the front end too otherwise I might not have noticed the tranny cooler lines zap strapped to the fucking swaybar.

The stock front links on a 'ten inch rubicon express lift kit' are a nice final touch.

B
06-03-2008, 12:50 AM
bahahhahahhahahhahahahbabbahahhahahha ...fuck that is a piece of shit ...

u will have fun wheeling that for about 5 min till it fucking explodes around u .. he should be paying u to take it away ,,,

dirka dave
06-03-2008, 12:54 AM
Thats a V.I. waiting to happen dude...[16] [16]

girlcrazy_4
06-03-2008, 12:59 AM
WOW. That's all I gotta say.. Wait, no. I have more. Sacked rear leaves....I mean, they look like they are about to break! Also, what kind of offroad vehicle has a fucking REAR swaybar? is that for safety? Because..well nothing else on this truck looks safe... One 'saving grace' is that the rear blocks are at very least ONE PEICE..not several things welded together.. There is no anti-wrap bar so I bet that axle would fall out if you stepped on the throttle at all, 'cause christ knows the fucking rear leafs arn't going to stop it from wrapping. The rear pinion angle is horrifying as well..zero degrees? I'd be shocked if there was a front driveshaft in this abortion of a jeep. It's a good thing he painted all the shit wrong red in the front end too otherwise I might not have noticed the tranny cooler lines zap strapped to the fucking swaybar.

The stock front links on a 'ten inch rubicon express lift kit' are a nice final touch.

Looks like you found the same things I found. Few more, look a little closer. Ah, the front shaft is there; its at its max in length.

Kinslayer
06-03-2008, 01:21 AM
y'know what I wonder? I wonder WHO makes u-bolts that big and not ask questions?

i'm actually kind of surprised I can see coils from the side view and not just a giant column of coilspacers.

Troy
06-03-2008, 01:22 AM
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off a cliff:vroam:

Troy
06-03-2008, 01:23 AM
y'know what I wonder? I wonder WHO makes u-bolts that big and not ask questions?

ever looked under a big rig or even the new superduties? they are about that long.

but that block is re-fuck-ulous

Kinslayer
06-03-2008, 01:24 AM
ever looked under a big rig or even the new superduties? they are about that long.

but that block is re-fuck-ulous

Yeah, but the diameter of a superduty axle is like 3.5 inches, and i'm sure the diameter of the stock is quite a bit thicker too..

"I'd like some 40 inch 9/16th stock bent around a 2.5 inch radius please.."

Josh_M
06-03-2008, 01:55 AM
Yup stay the fuck away from that hahaha unless you decide to re lift it, hey at least you can tell theyve NEVER wheeled it

HEAVY METAL
06-03-2008, 08:18 AM
wow...

redman
06-03-2008, 08:52 AM
id keep shopping

Kinslayer
06-03-2008, 09:01 AM
I mean..that things' pimpin! 10 inches of lift looks so sweet, get it!

dickrick
06-03-2008, 09:15 AM
id keep shopping
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Murd0c
06-03-2008, 09:52 AM
dammm WOW what you can say. Don't even think about getting that think about all the issues it could have that you can't see.

Honky
06-03-2008, 10:09 AM
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Kinslayer
06-03-2008, 10:37 AM
And yes, I looked at the engine and trans. Both had fresh gaskets, freshly painted, not much grease etc. He did it.




Somthing tells me that judging by his suspension engineering techniques that his motor and tranny work are just as spectacular.

bakelite
06-03-2008, 01:31 PM
[iagree] If you are thinking of getting it PLEASE take it to someone knowledgeable like Jeep Thrills so they can check it out and see if it's worth saving. [cheers]

girlcrazy_4
06-03-2008, 02:32 PM
The driveshafts are at proper angles so atleast something is right. Glad I've decided against it now, been looking at something else now even tho its not 4x4. Just means i'm going to need to finish off my truck for the season.

Tinker
06-03-2008, 04:54 PM
6" to run 33's??????:confused0006:

Happypants
06-05-2008, 01:28 PM
leafs are shit, hahah fucking blocks are huge, track bar is backwards, not lined up with the drag link, bet that thing tracks all over like a dog trying to find a place to piss,

Ginger Snaps
06-05-2008, 07:45 PM
ever looked under a big rig or even the new superduties? they are about that long.

but that block is re-fuck-ulous

superduty blocks arnt that big its only when you buy a lift kit cause you have to use the factory block and the block that comes in the kit its kinda sketch lol

but my god please stay away from that:eek:

Kinslayer
06-05-2008, 07:55 PM
The driveshafts are at proper angles so atleast something is right. Glad I've decided against it now, been looking at something else now even tho its not 4x4. Just means i'm going to need to finish off my truck for the season.



Oh? on THIS truck?

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/Impulse_rs/lift1-1.jpg

Chopstick
06-05-2008, 08:20 PM
all i gotta say is...........






WOW drama

rockrawler
06-05-2008, 09:52 PM
:eek: Now i've seen everything[16]

ray
06-05-2008, 10:17 PM
if u want to die................................












buy it ..................................









its not safe at all


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Troy
06-06-2008, 12:58 AM
superduty blocks arnt that big its only when you buy a lift kit cause you have to use the factory block and the block that comes in the kit its kinda sketch lol

but my god please stay away from that:eek:

not talking about lift block, look at the u bolts on superduties, they are fucking huge. [36]

Josh_M
06-06-2008, 01:46 AM
did ya buy it ?

girlcrazy_4
06-06-2008, 09:34 PM
did ya buy it ?

No, of course not. I've been vehicle shopping on a tight budget and cant find a thing. Nothing runs, or tranny problems, or... its just plain ugly. But the jeep does run and drive, so it'll get me to work... er... part way there? :dontknow:

In The Zone
06-07-2008, 08:17 AM
it will get u pulled over.

Throttle
06-07-2008, 11:18 AM
yeah, it belongs on the scary lift kit page...

Arnee
06-07-2008, 02:28 PM
yeah, it belongs on the scary lift kit page...

:s30x:
Fuck Stick Faberication At Its Finest

ShortStack
06-07-2008, 06:42 PM
And yes, I looked at the engine and trans. Both had fresh gaskets, freshly painted, not much grease etc. He did it.

I think the its illegal after 3" for a block isn't it? Hmmm let me check my Vehicle Inspection Manual :D :dontknow: Maybe i'm just thinking height wise ..... LOL

So because it has FRESH gaskets you're positive the engine and trans have been rebuilt??? All it takes is some simple clean, a pressure washer and a can of paint to rebuild :confused: ... NO wonder everyone is rebuilding their big blocks its so cheap!!!! :D I'm kinda curious about the driving in a circle to test the U-Joints. :)

girlcrazy_4
06-08-2008, 12:26 AM
Bought a mazda instead. Seems to be missing the t-case and any other 4wd component, but it does have lift blocks... but looks like the 3" block may have lowered the truck towards the ground instead of up :dontknow:

Josh_M
06-08-2008, 01:24 AM
hahahah read the first post, i just realized the guy tried to say that thats a rubicon lift hahahaha

Justin_B
06-08-2008, 12:18 PM
rubishcon lift.

Styx
06-10-2008, 08:57 PM
Shit $800 New rear springs $200 Get someone to fix anything in the front that might be monkey fucked $500:dontknow: max???
If it runs good and shifts ok fuck buy it... :cool:But you WILL need to spend $$$$$$$ on it:cool:...
Even if you end up spending:confused0006: $2000 on it hell good deal...




Oh wait needs tires????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???