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Unread 05-06-2007, 03:43 PM   #1
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4.5 inch suspen. lift kit install tips!

HI, I JUST BOUGHT A 4.5 INCH SUSPENSCION LIFT KIT FOR MY JEEP CHEROKEE 96'. I HAVE A SPRING COMPRESSOR ALREADY AND I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT STEPS I SHOULD TAKE TO PREPARE FOR INSTALLING. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS JEEP IS A 2WD. NO TRANSFER CASE DROP OR ANYTHING! I WOULD ALSO LIKE IF ANY1 COULD TELL ME ANY GOOD TIPS THAT WOULD HELP THE INSTALLING EASIER. THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERY1!

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Unread 05-06-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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Buy a locker get recovery points.....
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Unread 05-06-2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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A Locker? Sorry Not Exactually Sure What That Is
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Unread 05-06-2007, 03:58 PM   #4
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I'd say start with spraying all your bolts & ***** you'r going to undo with Fluid Film or PB Blaster or the like, for good week before starting, if you haven't already.

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Unread 05-06-2007, 03:59 PM   #5
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wait your jeep is 2wd?
well if it were me i wouldnt lift a 2wd vehical, i would just sell it and buy a 4wd but thats just me.

if your going to keep the 2wd then i would highly suggest locking the rear diff. A "locker" is a device that goes in the diff and will lock both of the axle shafts together to create equil power between the two shafts, this results in better off road performance.

Try doing a search for "lockers" if you need more information about them.
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Unread 05-06-2007, 04:07 PM   #6
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yup, pb blaster your screws and nut a week or so before.... prevents from breaking nuts and bolts.
if its only a street driver you do not need locker
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Unread 05-06-2007, 08:21 PM   #7
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Just curious - why lift a 2wd? The point of a lift is to usually get you places that a stock ride height cannot get you. These places also require the use of all 4 wheels...
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Unread 05-06-2007, 08:29 PM   #8
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dude, i hope there is no offense taken because i was and still am slightly, a jeep noob...if you just got a 4.5 inch lift, and dont know what a locker is, then im afraid you may be doing this the wrong way...
4x4 is THE ONLY way to wheel IMO(in my opinion)
and a 4.5 inch kit requires bigger tires...your gonna want some big tires and trim, and then regearing, and your not gonna want some axles, and a lift isnt the easiest work...
if your gonna just show your jeep and not wheel it, then your lift is okay but if you plan on some decent wheeling, your gonna want 4x4
a locked 2wd is strong, but i would take open diffs 4x4 than a locked 2 IMHO
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