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Unread 11-28-2006, 07:51 PM   #1
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A not so budget boost

I have been thinking about a lift for my newer cherokee, I have taken in mind my other one is ready to be built has her longarms, and some things sitting in the garage. I am looking for 2-2.5" of lift. The OME is very nice but I don't have 900$ to spend on a 2" lift. I prefer RE just because of the reliability and the stress I have seen them take, also the color matches my stickers, but do they have any smaller spring besides the 3" to fit on an XJ? If not does anyone sell just OME coils. Then I got to thinking about tires and wheels... Are wheel spacers any good it would give me what I need, also tires it says 30x9.5 but I have seen 30x9.5 on a stock setup, what is the beefiest tire size I can go? Thanks for the help!

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Unread 11-28-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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there are lots of places that you can look for that kind of stuff, check Quadratec to find some front springs in anywhere from 1 to 6 inches of lift.

there are more companies that do lifts other than OME and RE, do some shopping and look around
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It's a lot of reading, but check it out, and be sure to read all the updates and links. Might point you in the right direction:

http://www.rocklizardfabrications.co...dget_boost.htm
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Unread 11-28-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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what a bout a black diamond 3 inch, i think theyre cheap
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Unread 11-28-2006, 08:23 PM   #5
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What about TJ coils I have been doing more research if I use a 3" TJ coil it should net 2.5" right?
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Unread 11-28-2006, 08:34 PM   #6
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What about TJ coils I have been doing more research if I use a 3" TJ coil it should net 2.5" right?
I'm using 4.5" TJ coils and they come out around 3.75-4" but I haven't driven it to settle them in yet.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 08:43 PM   #7
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Rusty's just came out with a 2" lift that uses coils and AAL's, but for the price, I think you'd be better off doing your own budget boost the with the ZJ front coils from carquest and adding some XJ or S-10 leafs to your pack.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 08:45 PM   #8
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the ZJ coils (stocks from a V8 magnum) only net like 5/8ths to 1 inch total. IMO, they aren't worth it.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 08:54 PM   #9
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Now I am looking for more info on TJ coils, Rubicon express states the re1300 and re1363 are roughly the same. the part numbers are on both the TJ and XJ page. I am looking for 2-2.5" of lift perferably without spacers.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 09:56 PM   #10
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Just remember that if you go 3" + you may have to get an SYE to deal with vibrations.. I have been crunching the numbers for an SYE for the past few days.
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Unread 11-28-2006, 10:00 PM   #11
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About the cheapest way to do it is...

If you have older style NP 231, do the PORC SYE and front DS combo. Should be under $250 for everything.

If you have the newer style TC, then hack 'n tap and front DS can probably be done for $200.
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Unread 11-29-2006, 05:19 AM   #12
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I am not going over 3" I am not worried about an SYE, I have a Jeep sitting at 4.5" without a tc drop or a SYE. Just shims.
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I'd say go to the dealer and ask about the ZJ V8 equipped Up Country springs:

Per a online article:

52088363 Code GN front springs $31.69each

These have a stiffer ride, but not bad. That should also put you in the 1" of lift catagory. Throw on a 1" or 1.75" coil spacer and you should be in the 2-2.5" range.

HD rear leafs and a shakles or a Hybrid pack set (rocklizard setup) should eaily net around 2-2.5" and that setup will outlive a AAL set.
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Lifts are NEVER cheep. Because once you have lifted you are hooked. Then bigger tires then skids and bumpers. Lift=drugs. Stop now If you can before it's to late. Before you sell your sole to SATAN for one more inch of lift.
Quick, place your right hand on your FSM and repeat after me. I will not lift my Jeep. I will not lift my Jeep.
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I have been thinking about a lift for my newer cherokee, I have taken in mind my other one is ready to be built has her longarms, and some things sitting in the garage. I am looking for 2-2.5" of lift. The OME is very nice but I don't have 900$ to spend on a 2" lift. I prefer RE just because of the reliability and the stress I have seen them take, also the color matches my stickers, but do they have any smaller spring besides the 3" to fit on an XJ? If not does anyone sell just OME coils. Then I got to thinking about tires and wheels... Are wheel spacers any good it would give me what I need, also tires it says 30x9.5 but I have seen 30x9.5 on a stock setup, what is the beefiest tire size I can go? Thanks for the help!


If this is your DD.... Wait, if this is your familie's main source of transporatation then I think the OME stuff is worth it. At DPG the 2" kits are $759.00, and the 3" kit is $779.00.... http://www.dpgoffroad.com/XJ_OME_Kits.htm The ride is great, and the flex is awesome. Also look at what you get. New coils, leaf springs, shocks, and JKS quicker discos. BTW, I highly recommend the 3" kit for $20 more.
After doing all the research the OME kit really wasn't that much more than others out there.



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