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Unread 04-30-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
Dereck_408
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Junkyard lift

Ok, I am planning to do a junkyard 3" lift on my 96 xj sport.
I plan on making bastard packs using s10 leafs, But i am stuck with what to do on the front.
I may have over looked it but i tried searchin the forum for info on a xj-zj swap but keep getting lost.
Will jus swapping for v8 zj springs give me 3"? or is there another way?
Also what year springs should i look for?
O and my goal is to keep this lift under $200.
Thanks in advance.

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Unread 04-30-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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No, the V8 ZJ springs will not net you 3". I have heard of between 1-1.75''. What I did, when I went from stock to 3'', I used a Dakota pack and used ZJ springs with a 2'' spacer. (Really 1.75'' spacer). I bought mine from Summit Racing for $30 for the pair.

Oh, and this is a good write-up to follow. It also gives you good info on cheap shocks.

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

Hope this helps.
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If he finds the yj section im putting round headlights on mine.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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if you dont mind me asking how did you do the dakota pack, and what year? Basically im just wondering what leafs you used out of it and the order.\
Thank you
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Unread 04-30-2010, 02:45 PM   #4
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I pulled mine from a 92 Dakota. 2WD. They are the same from 87-95 I believe. They contained a main leaf, second leaf, third leaf, and an overload/helper spring.

What I did was used:

XJ main
Dakota main w/ eyes cut off
Dakota second
Dakota third.

This netted me about 4.25.

With the Overload helper spring in, I got over 5, but that was too much at the time. You can mix and match your XJ and S10 to get the perfect height.

And don't worry, I had plenty of questions. Ask away.
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The next time you want to tell a story but not get people's opinions, rather than post it on an internet forum, open up Microsoft Word, type your story there, then click on the little X in the top right corner and then hit yourself in the head with a sledge hammer.
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If he finds the yj section im putting round headlights on mine.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 02:48 PM   #5
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I've heard of people Going with the addition of jus the main from the other pack. How high would that bring me?
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Unread 04-30-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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I haven't done this, but I would assume around 2''. Maybe a little more.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 02:53 PM   #7
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I have a PDF of a write up that some guy did a while back. I have no idea how to put it on here though.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 02:57 PM   #8
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If you would like to You can attach it to an email and send it to me. i will pm you my email. Thanks
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Unread 04-30-2010, 06:23 PM   #9
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/b...fit-xj-847303/

for reference. it gives the spring stats. you can use thunderbird ones too but you need the coil buckets...imo, you should just spend the $100-$130 and buy brand new coils up front. spacers are hokey and if you're going to put a bumper on it you can get beefier springs (for the $100-$130) from RC or Rusty's or wherever....

and i believe this is the bastard pack PDF he was referring to:

http://webpages.charter.net/laurajef...0_pack_PDF.pdf
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