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skylersurf850 04-08-2013 07:24 PM

2000 XJ lift recommendation
 
So I am currently a student and I have had my 2000 XJ for five years. So its about time for a lift. I need a lift that is affordable and will be able to with stand my 400 hundred mile trek from school to my parents house atleast 7 times a year. I have 168 miles and counting and I am only trying to go 2 inches so i can keep my stock tires. Trying not to rob my gas millage as this jeep is my daily driver and sometimes i pay with quarters at the pump lol.
Any reccomendations for a lift would be greatly appreciated.

RockRodHooligan 04-08-2013 07:35 PM

Ome

bobthecatkiller 04-09-2013 06:06 AM

Bastard pack, I work full time and go to school full time and still have the time to make a bastard pack.
Bastard pack + spacers.

moses21 04-09-2013 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by skylersurf850 (Post 15268089)
So I am currently a student and I have had my 2000 XJ for five years. So its about time for a lift. I need a lift that is affordable and will be able to with stand my 400 hundred mile trek from school to my parents house atleast 7 times a year. I have 168 miles and counting and I am only trying to go 2 inches so i can keep my stock tires. Trying not to rob my gas millage as this jeep is my daily driver and sometimes i pay with quarters at the pump lol.
Any reccomendations for a lift would be greatly appreciated.

Why would you lift it if your not putting bigger tires on. Isn't that the whole point of a lift.

RockRodHooligan 04-09-2013 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by moses21 (Post 15269849)
Why would you lift it if your not putting bigger tires on. Isn't that the whole point of a lift.

Not always

egodfrey 04-09-2013 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by RockRodHooligan

Not always

So what's you purpose then? You won't gain all that much Offroad capability. Maybe a Lillie more Flex. Your axles are still going to have low clearance with stock tires

moses21 04-09-2013 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by egodfrey (Post 15269874)

So what's you purpose then? You won't gain all that much Offroad capability. Maybe a Lillie more Flex. Your axles are still going to have low clearance with stock tires

That's the same thing I was thinking. Seems like a waste of money to me.

ChEaPsK87 04-09-2013 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by bobthecatkiller (Post 15269737)
Bastard pack, I work full time and go to school full time and still have the time to make a bastard pack.
Bastard pack + spacers.

i have read this over a few times and it seems to get decent reviews

http://www.rocklizardfabrications.co...dget_boost.htm

or you can just order from them if you prefer that route

http://www.rocklizardfabrications.co..._lift_kits.htm

RockRodHooligan 04-09-2013 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by egodfrey (Post 15269874)
So what's you purpose then? You won't gain all that much Offroad capability. Maybe a Lillie more Flex. Your axles are still going to have low clearance with stock tires

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Originally Posted by moses21 (Post 15270013)
That's the same thing I was thinking. Seems like a waste of money to me.

I know a few guys that had fairly new, slightly oversized tires(about a 29"), and didn't want to buy new tires. Just wanting to make a slight change in stance. Thus a 2" lift.

moses21 04-09-2013 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by RockRodHooligan (Post 15270753)

I know a few guys that had fairly new, slightly oversized tires(about a 29"), and didn't want to buy new tires. Just wanting to make a slight change in stance. Thus a 2" lift.

So much point still stands. It serves no purpose...

RockRodHooligan 04-09-2013 11:47 AM

More clearance for the slightly larger than stock(235/85r15 vs 235/75r15) to keep the tires out of the fenders when flexing.....? What more reason do you need? Not everyone needs bigger tires than slightly larger than stock.

Hell optimal tire size for a 3" lift is supposed to be 31"s, I was cutting the hell out of my tires with new springs that are stiffer than most other options on the market, and LCAs with polyurethane bushings, a suspension that is not great for flex compared to company's like Currie, RE, etc.... I was following TJs on 35"s when i was on 31"s with RE superflex arms and 4" RC coils, trimmed fenders and was barely keeping my tires out of my fenders. It's all about how/where you wheel.

egodfrey 04-09-2013 11:53 AM

Use bumpstops to keep tires from hitting the fenders. A lift is not the proper fix for this problem.

RockRodHooligan 04-09-2013 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by egodfrey (Post 15271204)
Use bumpstops to keep tires from hitting the fenders. A lift is not the proper fix for this problem.

When you wheel where we wheel, up travel is important, otherwise you are bottoming out your suspension on the route getting to the trails.

bobthecatkiller 04-09-2013 12:38 PM

Maybe he just thinks it will look better.... I think xjs should of come from the factory with 2-3" lift and 31s it just plain looks better IMO.

skylersurf850 04-09-2013 04:09 PM

I'm going for a better ride, less embarrassing squeaking and yea the look. Thanks for all the info hopefully I can make moves on this soon. The only place I would take it would be the few spots in north fl where you can drive on the sand. Luckily our sand is pretty packed down, I have been in a more than a few rigs that have no problem in the sand with out 4 wheel drive


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