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Unread 10-10-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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Piecing together a lift kit. Sound good?

98' xj sport, currently has crown HD rear leafs and crown HD front coils that gave it about 1in over stock height. Im running 235/75/15s however Im wanting to go up to 31/10.5/15s soon. I was wanting to do a full on 3in junkyard lift but decided to get new coils. I found a pair of 3in pro comp coils so that takes care of the front end. For the rear leafs I want to build a bastard pack. Planning on finding s10 rear leafs packs and using the s10 #1 main leaf, #2 leaf, and #4 (overload) under my xj main. I read using the full pack will net me over 4in which I dont want. I have the original leaf packs from my xj, could I add a leaf from those or am I best to get the s10 leaf packs? So this covers the front coils and rear leafs. For the shocks Im thinking about making BPE's for the rears from my stock rear sway bar mounts. What about the front though?

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Unread 10-10-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're going in the right direction. For the front, if your shocks are good, they do make a shock stud extension. I've heard of them on franken-lifs but never actually seen them. New shocks shouldn't be too expensive, and not a bad idea if yours are older. Some big box parts stores, and even rockauto.com have shocks listed for 0-4" lifts. You could make/buy a conversion for the front shocks to eliminate that stud, and run regular shocks, like in the rear. As for the leafs, i'm not sure. you may have to mix and match after the front is done to see what sits the way you want.
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