moneys tight right now because of xmas coming up and my tires are bald as hell but i do have some 31s with 90% thread i really need to put on my 99 xj with no lift. in the spring i wanted to fully redo my whole sus*****on with a 4.5inch kit with 33s. I was looking on ebay and found a 3inch rear shackle lift and 2inch front coil spacer lift. anybody ever use this? its only going to be for a couple months but still any thoughts?
A 3" lift with only a shackle would seem to me a very long shackle. Can't remember exactly how lift vs shackles length relationship goes for xj, but on a yj 1" shackle length equates to 1/2" lift. That being said as 3" lift would require a 6" longer than stock shackle. Overall it would be 10" or longer. In addition the infamous saggy xj leafs may not net you the 3" you want. Try for a set of junkyard xj leafs and do some testing to see what will net you 2.5-3" lift. Or check the FAQs for other junkyard lift setup. Jk stock shocks are good for close to 3" lift I believe. Stock parts can be had cheap or free.
I haven't purchased a new lift. Both I have had were used and did fine. 3.5" and a 4.5" RE lift. Think I gave $150 each and probably 100 for new shocks on the first one. GC control arms are good for not rubbing tires on smaller lifts.
84 xj 350tbi, sm465, 203/205, 60/70. links and other junk.
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