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Unread 08-26-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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RE 7.5" lift questions

I just bought the RE 5.5" long arm kit and upgraded to the 7.5" springs and got the back up to 7.5" also on my 2000 XJ. I'm going to be running 35's and had some questions. Is there anything extra that I will need thats not in the kit other then the SYE and Driveshaft. Some people recomend the shims for the back. Anything else along those lines? also will my I6 handle a 35" MT/R good enough stock? Or will I have to change gears? I mostly stick to roads driving atleast 30 miles a day. And only get to hit the trails about once a week. So any opinions? Thanks

Also do you think 7.5" is good enough for the 35 MT/R's?

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Unread 08-26-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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First...to anybody else reading this...don't skip the part where he says he has an XJ...

(didn't want anybody else to freak out by reading just your last sentence)...


I'm not real sure on the lift question...but the answer to your gear question will depend on which transmission and which gears you're currently running...

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Unread 08-27-2005, 09:26 AM   #3
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i dont own an XJ, but a good friend of mine does, and he has 6.5" of RE lift and he has 35" maxxis creepy crawlers....he also has 4.56 gears.....and i do as well with my 35's.....i would not want any higher gears....it just makes negotiating obstacles easier........and stresses the drive train less with the (lower) gears.....

what is your stock gearing.....
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3.55 I believe
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Unread 08-28-2005, 12:04 PM   #5
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what kind of rearend do you have or plan on putting in? And you may want to consider rear disc brakes if you enjoy stopping within a reasonable distance
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Unread 08-28-2005, 03:56 PM   #6
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with that much lift, might have problems with axle wrap since XJ's are SOA in the rear. dependding on how bad it is u moight want to conisder a ladder bar
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