I bought a white 1996 2 door cherokee, 4x4 4.0 on ebay. I'm going to pick it up on wednesday of next week, its a bit of a road trip to get it back home.
I would just post pictures but at the moment I don't have internet so I have to use my cell phone.
I'm making this thread so I can get some technical insight as well as share my build with everyone here.
This cherokee is going to be my senior project. I have about 3k I've saved up to do the usual lift, tires, proformance, visual upgrades etc.
Just to sling around some ideas, here is what I have in mind for the jeep:
Rough country 4.5 or 6.5" lift
33" BFG all terrains
Some sort of limited slip or locking axle.
Winch bumper, KC daylighters, other misc. Knick knacks.
There are a few motivations for all my upgrades. First off, I want a bad *** wheeler that will get me anywhere I want to go. I am thinking all terrains because snowboarding is an every weekend occasion for me when its winter.
So a couple things.
What is your opinion on the rough country lift? I know its a couple hundred less then other lifts (rustys, rubicon express, etc.) But how much quality am I compromising to save a few hhundred bucks? I'm probably not going to be doing any rock crawling or anything too impressive, and I need this to be a daily driver as well.
Is 33" too much tire? What sort of gearing do I need to push those around?
With the 4.5" lift I know I'm going to need to trim to fit those size tires. How much of a pain in the *** is that?
Would it be better to go for the 6.5" keeping in mind that I'm going to be driving a lot on the street?
I've been reading about slip yoke eliminators. The RC lifts come with diff drop kits so I assume I won't need a slip toke eliminator. Is this correct? Would it be better to have both?
Ok that's all I've got for now. Let me know your thoughts and ill try to keep you knee-deep in pictures