I have a 1996 Cherokee Sport 4.0 6cyl. Everything on it is pretty much stock. I would like to throw a 4.5"- 5" lift on it, but I have no idea where to start. I'm fairly new to the Jeep world, so anyone that can suggest anything would help.
1. What is the rule of thumb when you install a lift?... for example, if you install a 4.5" you need to also replace ___. etc....
2. What can I expect to pay said and done?
3. What are some unexpecteds that people have run into in the past that would be nice to know?
4. I am very mechanically inclined, but I haven't done much automotive work. This looks to be a fairly big job, so would you suggest I do it myself or get it installed for me? If getting it installed for me is the route to go, what should I expect to spend?
Like I said before, anything helps... Thanks again to anyone who posts answers for a rookie in need...
Mall Crawler?... if you mean grocery getter, yes. It is 4x4, but I wouldn't call it a off road rig yet. That's what the main reason for the post is, to make it a decent off road rig. Any suggestions on lift projects you've done would be great. Thanks again.
SYE or T-Case drop (SYE is the preferred one, you can also do a Hack and Tap which i'd recommend if you want to save some cash).
Adjustable Trackbar (may or may not come with lift depending on what/where you buy from)
Proper length control arms for your lift (not a problem if you're buying the lift complete)
Regearing if you plan on adding larger tires to compliment the lift
Just a few things to consider.
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Rubicon Express is a good brand and a few of the forum vendors offer discounts to members. You might also want to look into Full Traction and Rock Krawler. It just depends on what you expect the rig to do. Count on spending the money for an SYE and new rear drive shaft as well as a front and rear ring and pinion, plus installation. Once you get around 33s, tire start to get spendy, so count on 5 of those as an expense.
All told, count on something in the neighborhood of $4500+.
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