Well the time has finally come to install my lift.
i have been piecing it together for about 2 years now and i just wondered if anyone had any input of things i may need or things to watch out for.
as of now i have:
4.5" leaf springs
H.D. adjustable trac bar and frame mount
adjustable control arms
extended brake lines
S.Y.E. with custom driveshaft
Rough country Performance 2.2 shocks
rear bar pin eliminator
I am only runnin 31" tires until i find a deal on some larger ones and i am also doing the long arm upgrade in the near future.
Any input, suggestions, or just comments would be greatly appreciated.
yes i have adjustable uppers and lowers. i do plan on some quick discos in the next couple weeks. the leafs and custom driveshaft drained my funds for a bit. lol so for a few weeks i will have no sway bars.
do you have any recommendations on which ones to get? iv seen quick discos quicker discos whats the difference?
The RC discos, look about like the Warrior Products ones I got when I did my lift, and they sucked. Yeah they work, but most of the time I wouldn't reconnect them after a wheeling trip, simply because they were a PITA. I threw them away and got JKS Quicker disco's.
alright, the rc are not the best but they worked, and they came with the lift. i will admit the jks are sweet and work nice. i dont have them, but a jeep in the group does and yea sweet. some times the rc ones are hard to reconnect or disconnect. everything has to be clean and level for them to work well
this might be a really noob question, but what is a rear bar pin eliminator?
Rear BPE's are little brackets that you fasten to your jeep where your rear upper shock bolts would bolt to, this prevents the "broken" upper shock bolt, so its alot easier and less scary to replace shocks again!
a little secret i recently learned. on the xj and the zj the mount for the link pin on the rear sway bar is the same size bracket. so go to the JY and take the bracket off the top of the u bolts and u have your self a cheap set of BPE's =)
long arms will help greatly and you will be surprised at the ride quality you will gain. i run 35s and will be up at 6.5" soon but will be running 245/75/16 MTRs for the street. what do you plan on doing anything with steering either?
__________________ 1996 XJ on 36" TSLs, 4", locked F/R, stretched
A 6.5" lift with short arms is going to ride like total crap, you'll hate it. I would either get the drop brackets or save your money and wait till you can afford the long arm kit. My jeep with a 4.5" was bad, the drop brackets really helped. Of course the long arms is the way to go though, they are overall far superior in on road ride quality as well as offroad performance.
Last edited by robsjeepxj; 08-03-2010 at 11:44 PM..
I would add to the list a set of frame plates for the front where the bumper mounts (like the c-rok ones) and a steering box cross brace. XJ's tend to develop cracks around the steering box if they are not reenforced. I know you said you only have 31's now but you'll need them before for you put on bigger tires. At 6.5" I think the stock steering is going to start binding from the extreme angles on the TRE's too. I put the JCR OTK/OTA system on mine but I think the Currie setup would still work but I'm not 100% sure. At the least you'll need to replace the paper thin stock tie rod with something better if you plan to wheel it, it will bend. Some people like sway bars I personally don't run one on mine.
yeah drop brackets are a huge difference too. im running 7.5-8" of lift now with the RC DB's and it actually rides better than my 98 mustang did ha. i was pretty suprised. but might do Long Arms in the future to make it ride like a Cadillac ; ) and gain some travel
1991 XJ. 8" lift, 35" BFG KM2's. the new project
1990 XJ. 6.5 lift, 33" BFG ATKO's. SOLD : (