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Unread 03-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question about Lifts & Vibrations 2WD

I got a 2WD cherokee. If I were to do a 4"lift, would I get vibes, even though I don't have a transfer case? I know theres a lot of material on this subject, but its mostly people with the 4wd, which doesn't apply in this situation.
Its a 96 XJ, and my rear leafs are sagging
I plan on duplicating this lift setup
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/add-4-145-a-1108267/
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Unread 03-13-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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With the longer rear drive shaft, I think you will be fine. If not just shim the rear axle to line up correctly.

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Unread 03-13-2011, 07:05 PM   #3
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You should be fine with 4"of lift on the 2wd. You have a longer driveshaft which means less angle after the lift. I cannot confirm this, just an expectation. I have a 95 4wd with 4" of lift and have very minor vibrations. I am installing the t-case drop I built today in the morning to get rid of mine.
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Unread 03-13-2011, 07:09 PM   #4
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Hey man...

The easy answer, you might. The older Cherokee's are supposedly less likely to get driveline vibrations after a lift, but it is still possible if your driveline angles (rear pinion) are not correct and you get binding. In your case I do not know what options there are? Shims and a custom DS?

I honestly have never seen a 2WD Cherokee from underneath, and so my comments are speculative at best. I am certain someone more educated and versed in the 2WD Cherokee can answer better than I can.

At 4" you might get lucky and have no issues whatsoever?
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Unread 03-14-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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so far sounds good then, I want to do a BB but having to mess with vibrations drives the $ up. I see what you mean, b/c my driveshaft is definitely longer by about a foot. When I do the lift I'll post about it
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Unread 03-17-2011, 06:42 PM   #6
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well, i definitely have to replace my rear shocks and springs. I went to an abandoned lot that was all gravel, and I was bottoming out a lot. My rear end is sagging like 2 inches below the front.
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