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Unread 03-20-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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Lifting Zj help

Hi im new to this forum. I have a 1995 jeep grand Cherokee Orvis edition. Just bought it a few months back for $500. Has 160,000 miles and a 5.2 v8. Already has a 3 inch coil lift. I'm putting another 3 inch bb lift on soon. I plan on getting front upper adjustable arms and a front adjustable track bar as soon as I put the lift on. Its going to be my dd and a little off-roading on the weekends. Nothing serious. What else MUST I need? I'm doing the cv front driveshaft swap to U-Joint. Just wondering what else im missing?

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Unread 03-20-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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A 3" BB on top of 3" springs is going to ride like a burnt turd. Ditch the spacers. If you want 6" of lift to ride nice for a DD on short arms you better break out the Jacksons and don't stop until there are around 12 of them.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 12:50 PM   #3
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Just wondering what else im missing?
Expect to spend about $1200-$1500 to do this.

All 8 adjustable control arms, all new shocks, adjustable front and rear trackbars, bumpstop extensions, probably front brake lines, misc steering components.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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Unread 03-21-2014, 10:16 AM   #5
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I just need to know what I need. I'm only 18 and I drive to school and back so I really don't care about ride quality. Which arms MUST I need to drive? I know front upper for pinion angle, and I know front adjustable track bar for centering the axle. My shocks are for 4-8 inch lift, I have brake line extensions already. Thanks
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Unread 03-21-2014, 11:06 AM   #6
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- Front and rear upper/lower adjustable control arms
- Rear adjustable trackbar.
- Longer swaybar links
- Proper lift springs for your desired height
- Since you can't run without it, you will need to swap the driveshaft to a ujoint style. You either need to swap the yoke at the diff or get the adapter plate
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Unread 03-21-2014, 01:12 PM   #7
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why do you want to lift it another 3 inches?
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Unread 03-21-2014, 02:22 PM   #8
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Ok I'm from a small country town where the higher the truck the more of a man you are so I see where your coming from but still why not run 3.5 with 33s and call it a day. 6 plus inches of lift is alittle extreme don't you think?
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Unread 03-21-2014, 02:26 PM   #9
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Ok I'm from a small country town where the higher the truck the more of a man you are so I see where your coming from but still why not run 3.5 with 33s and call it a day. 6 plus inches of lift is alittle extreme don't you think?
For a DD, he might not want to do extensive body modification.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 02:31 PM   #10
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For a DD, he might not want to do extensive body modification.
point taken, didn't think about that
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Unread 03-21-2014, 02:42 PM   #11
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I've know many jeep guys who got away with 5-6 inches of lift without all 8 adjustable control arms. And because 6 inches looks the best. I don't like the look of 3 inches at all. Don't want to cut the body at all either. It's gonna be a mall crawler more than anything. I'm used to a horrible ride quality any ways so I really don't care about that
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Unread 03-21-2014, 02:53 PM   #12
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ZJs are much different than other Jeep models, the things listed are needed.

If you want a Jeep to run 33s cheaply, pick up a TJ or YJ. ZJ and XJ models are going to be much more to lift.

Even if you decide to go without most of the proper parts, the driveshaft replacement is not optional. Removing the front shaft is not an option on your Jeep.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 03:15 PM   #13
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Yes I know. I stated in my very first thread comment that I was changing my cv shaft to ujoint first off. But thanks. I'm obviously on a budget and plan on having all the adjustable arms, but first off I will only be able to afford front uppers, which are the most important
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Unread 03-21-2014, 03:41 PM   #14
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Do you know what happens to the axles when you lift a ZJ that high without having all adjustable control arms?
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Unread 03-21-2014, 06:34 PM   #15
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wait till you have all the adjustable arms then put the pucks in 8 adjustable arms is really the minimum for 6 inches of lift on a zj you should really have long arms but we understand that your not going to pay for them so we gave you the cheapest option the bare minimum both track bars adjustable arms spring post extensions the drive shaft and sway bar links you asked for what you needed and the people here who together know everything about your jeep answered with your budget in mind.
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