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post #1 of 21 Old 02-22-2005, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Who has the RE 4.5 on their daily driver?

I guess this is my first post, so hello to all I'm looking to get a cherokee in the next few months, so i've been learning all that i can on this site because i like to be in the know, i'm sure all of you know how it is..........

Did some searching and didn't find much but i'm sure it's been covered, how many of you run the RE 4.5 on their daily driver?? I definately plan on wheeling my xj, but it will mainly be my daily driver........i'm guessing like an 80% city driven rig, 20% offroad. I love the look of the 4.5 and 32's, is it a viable lift option for my situation??? thanks

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post #2 of 21 Old 02-22-2005, 10:00 PM
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that's what I run. 32's would be just fine. I put about 50-80 freeway miles on mine a day. It handles just fine

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post #3 of 21 Old 02-22-2005, 10:44 PM
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First off welcome!

80% street / 20% offroad is HARDLY a daily driver! You might have overstated that a little bit? If you drive 30 miles each day 5 days a week, thats 150 miles. Then if you are driving 20% of that offroad, you'd have to drive 30 miles offroad each weekend! Thats a lot of offroading!!! Most people are actually 1 or 2% offroad when it comes to actual miles driven I think.

But I know what you are getting at ...

An XJ with the RE4.5" lift can handle daily driver duties just fine, but it won't be as comfortable as a "smaller" vehicle would. I've had my XJ lifted for 3 years - 2 with the RE4.5 and 31's and 1 year on the RE5.5 and 33's, and you could still call it my daily driver, but I do like to give it a break every once in a while. Usually I drive the XJ back and forth to work every day, and wheeling a couple times a month. But for running errands I like to drive our small 4 banger economy car, especially if it involves city driving. Not only does it get better gas mileage, but it is simply easier to drive (as in less effort...).

A lifted vehicle as a daily driver will also need more maintenance, if its not on a strict maintenance schedule already.

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funny you should mention that eric My thoughts

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post #5 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 12:15 AM
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First off welcome!

80% street / 20% offroad is HARDLY a daily driver! You might have overstated that a little bit? If you drive 30 miles each day 5 days a week, thats 150 miles. Then if you are driving 20% of that offroad, you'd have to drive 30 miles offroad each weekend! Thats a lot of offroading!!! Most people are actually 1 or 2% offroad when it comes to actual miles driven I think.

But I know what you are getting at ...

An XJ with the RE4.5" lift can handle daily driver duties just fine, but it won't be as comfortable as a "smaller" vehicle would. I've had my XJ lifted for 3 years - 2 with the RE4.5 and 31's and 1 year on the RE5.5 and 33's, and you could still call it my daily driver, but I do like to give it a break every once in a while. Usually I drive the XJ back and forth to work every day, and wheeling a couple times a month. But for running errands I like to drive our small 4 banger economy car, especially if it involves city driving. Not only does it get better gas mileage, but it is simply easier to drive (as in less effort...).

A lifted vehicle as a daily driver will also need more maintenance, if its not on a strict maintenance schedule already.
Did he ever say miles? I didn't seem to read him saying 20% was miles...
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post #6 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 12:38 AM
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I Think that eric was just making a Point about the miles, saying that for most people 20% of there miles would be alot of offroad time.

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post #7 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 07:11 AM
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I am running the RE 4.5" with 32's for a DD. I am liking it so far. Just finished the lift and everything last night though.

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post #8 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 07:57 AM
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Dont mean to hijack but kairo that post was confusing as hell. The whole 1 hour and 16 minutes thing through me off. Anways mine sits about 4.5 and its fine for a DD

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post #9 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 08:17 AM
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Just checking in as another RE 4.5" with 31s (going to 33s in few days) guy.
Yes, it's my DD. It's a stiff suspension, but I'm 16 and don't mind it...lol

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post #10 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 08:27 AM
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Did he ever say miles? I didn't seem to read him saying 20% was miles...
I agree. 80% of the miles and 80% of HIS TIME are two different things.
I think hes referring to 80% / 20% of his time is spent either on or off road.

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post #11 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 09:12 AM
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I have the 4.5" lift from Rusty's and it is my daily driver. I can not complain, little stiff at first and some bumpyness on certain roads. I do about the same amount of driving you do. I installed my lift about two years ago and have not had any major problems. The shocks that were included - suck. Hopefully replacing this summer.

I also run 32" tires

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post #12 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 10:44 AM
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My rig doesn't meant this post's requirments but I am giving my .02 any, sorry. Keep in mind that when you lift the vehicle you are changing the center of gravity. In normal highway driving and suck, you shouldn't see much of a difference, unless you are driving in West Virgina! I just put 2k on mine in five days and driving on curves in the mountains sucks. But as everyone here will say, remember you are driving a brick on wheels, not a car. If I had to drive route 77 through Virgina or route 79 through W. Virgina, I would not be using my XJ for a DD due to the center of gravity issue.

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post #13 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 12:11 PM
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I drive mine as a daily driver and have no problems.

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post #14 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 12:37 PM
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Im getting confused...you guys keep saying DD and im thinking. "Who has a nice set of tits on thier Jeep?"
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post #15 of 21 Old 02-23-2005, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the replies, i suppose 20% offroad was quite an overstatement but anyway, i'm sure most of you understood what i was getting at.

i guess i should wait until i actually get a cherokee, but i like to plan ahead because i'm anxious. The most driving i do is to class, around town, and occasionally hop on I-40 for a few miles

as for the stiff ride, i'm coming from the sport compact, or rice, world if you will.........so im used to and actually prefer a stiffer ride. So thats kosher with me.

I 'spose the 4.5 sounds like a good plan for me then.......
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