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Unread 01-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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xj budget lift???

hi i have a 87 xj laredo and im planing on getting a 2inch budget lift 2inch coil spacers on the front and 2inch rear shackles my ? is what all will i need to do this will i need longer shocks or will my stock ones be fine?

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Unread 01-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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i still have stock shocks on mine, but i would get longer ones if you plan on getting some flex without hurting the shocks. (assuming you gonna wheel it) and depending on the condition of your rear springs shackles will wear them out faster. you can check your current ride height buy measuring from the center of your wheel to the bottom of your stock flare Front 17.5inches and Rear 17 inches
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Unread 01-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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I went to do this on my 92 Limited and the rear leafs were of inverted curvature... no way in hell could they support shackles or AALs. I just went ahead and ordered the Old Man Emu 2" lift leaf packs with Energy bushings (260 shipped new), and acquired some V8 Up Country coils (free) for the front. No AALs or spacers, so I can't complain. Also I believe with 2" stock shocks should be fine for awhile as long as you're not over-flexing. Basically, I went cheap on the full lift (bought a spacer/ AAL bb kit), and ended up having to buy it all over again anyway to do it right. Lesson learned. Just under $400 for new Pro Comp shocks, new shackle and leaf bushings, new lifted leaf packs, and new front springs. Not too shabby, and I'm pretty sure that same setup is easy to come by on the cheap
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Unread 01-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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Sounds good thanks for the info everyone (if u can see the top of ur jeep its not tall enough)
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Unread 01-16-2013, 11:39 PM   #5
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It's neat to see this question. It's been such a long time!

Stock shocks and brake lines should be fine with just 2" of lift.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 05:42 AM   #6
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It's neat to see this question. It's been such a long time!

Stock shocks and brake lines should be fine with just 2" of lift.
What is the biggest set of tires you could run with a 2" BB?
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Unread 01-17-2013, 06:06 AM   #7
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With out trimming ur fenders id say 31s is a yes maybe 32s
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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #8
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What condition are your rear leafs in? Are they sagging or pretty stock still. Measure up from the center of the wheel to the fender. Should read 17 inches if im correct for stock height? If lower then your sagging and it might be a good idea to just go bigger and replace the rear leaf springs. Do it right the first time so you dont have to do it in the future.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #9
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Last i looked at my leafs i was a lil thrown off cuz they were like straight all the other leafs iv seen have a curve to them
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Unread 01-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #10
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Ok so pretend this is a normal leaf look at it side ways ) and this is what mine r like l wtf
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You don't want to run 2" shackles on stock leaves. You'll get a ****ty angle on them and it stresses the leafs bad. Mine have sagged an extra inch or so since I put mine on a couple months back and now they're almost flat. If they're already pretty flat then it's time for new leaves anyway.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 11:06 AM   #12
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Don't do extended shackles, The will not be kind to your leafs, And they won't help ride quality. 1st choice is new leafs, 2nd is add a leaf.
I'd recommend getting some takeoff JK shocks for a BB.

rugsucka, For a '97+ I'd do 30's with no trimming. But 37's will fit if you trim... http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/low...24-12-a-32980/
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Unread 01-18-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
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I ran 30's on stock saggers that never rubbed...
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Unread 01-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #14
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I had 31s on my stock sagging suspension and they only rubbed a little wen i turned to sharp they were fine height wise but they were just a lil to wide
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Unread 01-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #15
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I had 31s on my stock sagging suspension and they only rubbed a little wen i turned to sharp they were fine height wise but they were just a lil to wide
That's an issue of backspacing on the stock wheels, not height.

OP do yourself a favor, get 2" coils for the front and 2" leafs (preferably OME). Better ride quality and it makes it easy to go up to 3" with 1" spacers and shackles if you want later.
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