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Unread 03-28-2002, 07:19 PM   #1
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XJ 1" lift

Could someone give me some pointers on installing a coil spacer and shackle lift kit? I need instructions for the rear mostly and any good tips on removing the front springs and reinstalling them. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 03-28-2002, 11:42 PM   #2
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hey man..take the anti-sway bar off and then the axle should just drop down...but dowse any bolt that you will be taking off in lube. YOu can twist the spring out and will not need spring compressors. A friend will help. the rear is easy too...Take the shakles off and the use then install the front spring first and the use the lower shakle and a wrench to push the top of the shakle back towards the holes. while your at it...get a 2 or 2 inch lift. Have fun...check on the net for some installs...a 3 or 4 inch shakle and spring install nay be the same as a one...good luck...cheers
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Unread 03-29-2002, 01:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Jeeptrailrunner, the advice helped. I got the lift done and it looks good. Later I want to do a 3in lift but for now while the wife has it this is good enough. At least I now what to expect the next time. I post pics as soon as I get a chance to upload them.
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Unread 03-29-2002, 09:57 PM   #4
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<a href="http://photos.yahoo.com/dave26_30127" target="_blank">Cherokee 4x4</a>
Here are the new photos of my lifted XJ. Notice the clearance of the fenders & tires after the installation. It took about 3hrs to complete. Not too bad for my first time. I didn't even have any bolts break either!!
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Unread 03-30-2002, 04:04 PM   #5
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GACherokee, Your jeep looks good. I was wondering about the tire wheel well clearence. Do your tires hit when you offroad? The tires look like they stick out more(different offset). I'm just having problem with tire rim combonations hitting my fender flares.
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Unread 03-30-2002, 05:21 PM   #6
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I took it offroad today for the first time ever! I didn't notice any rubbing while were there. It handled very well I thought. It rubbed slightly when hitting pot holes or speed bumps before I put on the lift. I do want to go higher but I am gonna have to wait. My wife drives it frequently so I do not want to go too high with her behind the wheel. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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