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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:07 AM   #1
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want to lift my jeep CHEAP

Anyone know the cheapest way i can lift my 98 grand cherokee laredo?

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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:09 AM   #2
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What do you consider cheap? Are you installing everything yourself? You're looking at $600 bucks.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:11 AM   #3
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Im thinking more like machining some parts. Like can i block the suspension?
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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:23 AM   #4
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theres a lot of info already on the web of how to do it. try googleing budget boost zj. only cheap way to get two inches, past that it gets expensive quick
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Unread 01-15-2014, 07:17 AM   #5
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Cheapest is going to be about $200-$300 for 2" poly spacers and new shocks. After that it goes up fast ($500+)

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Unread 01-15-2014, 07:21 AM   #6
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Lift is for posers. If you want to do something useful then get a locker.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 08:23 AM   #7
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$53 and if you're halfway wrench inclined, about 4 hours of work.


2" will allow for 31's and that's a good start. Your 31's will cost more than the lift, even if you score a used set - don't forget the actual expense of tires themselves.

I wouldn't put a locker in an old Dana 35, but if you do check out an Aussie lunchbox style locker. That and the 31's will make for a decent everyday rig.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:33 PM   #8
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"Cheap" is a word that should never be used to describe "lift" for a ZJ beyond a budget boost. As stated, anything more than 2" gets pricey if you do it right. And a locker makes way more difference than a lift. I wish I would have locked mine before I lifted it. I probably would have stuck with a budget boost at that point and saved a ton of money. But hey, now I'm up 4" and locked so I guess it's a win-win for me.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 07:48 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by droopy199 View Post
...Like can i block the suspension?
BLock the suspension? Really?

That is plain stupid to do on a leaf sprung rig and impossible to do on a coil sprung rig like a ZJ. It would be a really good idea for you to go learn about suspensions in general before plunging into lifting a ZJ.

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Unread 01-15-2014, 10:50 PM   #10
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ur gonna need to buy shocks unless you can machine some the correct length.

swap your front coil springs to the rear. and go get some f150 coils out of an older f150. will be good for 3" lift give or take. maybe 4|". cost you a set of shocks. 25" extended. go check older dodge trucks for that length or jeep wranger JKs; they will be similar length for that lift if you don't wanna go new. drill the trackbar bracket up front over 3/4" of an inch. google it.

yep, you can do it dirt cheap. and it will ride like a bag of smashed *******s and you eventually make you jealous of how well a dump truck handles bumps and drives, but hey, if you park it at the mall people might think it looks cool
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