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Unread 03-21-2007, 07:09 AM   #1
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Lift and Tires and Wheels

I have a 1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 Liter, Straight 6 engine, automatic, it has about 220K miles on it (about 50K miles is from towing) it has only had two owners, first my dads and now mine, I know that it has not been beaten up and has had a well up-keep, I've recently been thinking about putting a 6.5 inch lift from rough country on it and going with 33" tires. My question is, with an older Jeep like this and with how many miles on it, would it be okay to spend the 2,000.00 for lifting and new tires/wheels on it? Would I have to do re-do the transmission as well as engine etc...? My friends (who have wranglers) think that it will be okay, but im not so sure, I really want to do and im excited about it doing, I just don't want to dump this money into and have to re-do a bunch of things that are not required. Any advice will help. Thanks
-Jake


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Unread 03-21-2007, 09:31 AM   #2
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well i dont know if i would do a 6in lift with only 33's, i would probably do a RE 4.5 (usually sits at 5) and do some trimming.

with this lift you WILL need a SYE, you should also consider regearing with the 33's but its not a mandatory thing you will just loose power and gas milage

good luck
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Unread 03-21-2007, 09:54 AM   #3
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Go for it, the strait 6 lasts forever. proof: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=325179

And I would also recommend a SYE as kyle has. You really should have a sye on any lift kit, but especially on anything over 3".
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Unread 03-22-2007, 01:47 AM   #4
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Alright, thanks for the info guys, its much appreciated!
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