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post #1 of 10 Old 07-06-2010, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a sweet 1 owner 92 xj laredo 123k should I lift it if so which lift 3"

I bought this super clean Jeep Cherokee yesterday, it is mint inside, outside is really clean but not perfect however I just drove 99 miles and it was only 4 gallons of gas.

The Jeep has dinky 215 tires thats probably why the mileage rocked but have some 235s to put on now however I was also thinking of going larger like a 245 75 16 off a rubicon.

what 3" lift is best and who has the best price/deal out there. is it worth lifting yes or no?

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-06-2010, 02:31 PM
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its worth lifting if you wanna lift it. 3" is a simple lift that wont force you to do anything crazy. rough country, rubicon express, rustys, etc. they all sell a 3 inch lift.

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post #3 of 10 Old 07-06-2010, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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what is the best and cheapest lift. under 500 with shocks. also how long or what can I expect to spend on install ?

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-06-2010, 03:11 PM
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There's a lot of other factors. Do you want to wheel it, or do you just want it to look pretty?

Under 500 with shocks is very doable and a lot of guys on here have done it before - search "Bastard Pack" and you'll find plenty about making your own rear leafs, and then you can just get some 3" springs from wherever you'd like...

I always recommend saving up and doing it right, but to each his own. If you're not looking to wheel it, there are plenty of ways to make it look pretty.
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Also, the best lift is certainly not going to be cheapest. Just remember you get what you pay for
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You can get a 3" Rough Country or Rustys for around 400-500

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-07-2010, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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I've decided not to lift it

Because I'm enjoying 24mpg = crazy

I've owned a lot of cherokee's and never have I ever gotten 24mpg and yes this is registered and legit.

I love it

so I'm sticking with my 91 yj as my 4x4 and lifted 2010 tundra to hit the trails with

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that is one nice XJ. and i got mileage that good with smaller tires when my jeep looked like yours. man do i miss it.

Completely stock, and keeping it that way...


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post #9 of 10 Old 07-08-2010, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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yes it is really clean, i like it a lot. I have some 235 75 15" pathfinder atp's goin on it tomorrow, we will see how much gas I loose but I have a feeling its gonna be 2-3mpg diff. but dang 20 would be sweet though.

Cool little travel jeep for around town because my 2010 tundra crewmax is lifted with 35's and it chomps the gas

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post #10 of 10 Old 07-08-2010, 08:08 AM
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WOW, to pretty to bastardize.Keep it for a daily driver and look 4 a crappy one to olift and off road. imho

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