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Unread 12-20-2008, 09:22 PM   #1
JeepinJeff91
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1996 Jeep Cherokee COUNTRY LIFT?

Hello I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0 High Output. I was wondering how i would go about lifting this? I know it seems like a stupid question but I have no idea about anything when it comes to car stuff :/

I have the biggest tires it can fit stock right now...I believe they are 15/275..or something like that.

what I'm really askin' i guess is where i would start and where to look. I wanna lift it about 3 inches...but i heard it has a "uni body" frame...so i can only get a suspension lift...any help would be greatly appreciated...HAPPY HOLIDAYS GUYS!

p.s. i'm only 17 so obviously i'm new...lol

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Unread 12-20-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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Well!

I have a xj with a rough country 3inch lift. Its nice and you could put 31 though If i would do it over witch im going to, LOL. I would put at least a 4.5 inch lift. Its a good middle height and you can run 33. You need to ask your self what is the lift for. Is it for looks or for 4wheeling once you have that down it comes down to what you want to spend and what brand you perffer?
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Unread 12-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #3
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Well Money Is a big deal to me...and i would want it mainly for looks...and get some nice off road tires...b/c i sometime go offroadin'...not anything major just a little mud in the fields and stuff. haha. but idk what brand...or anything...but i just got new tires 2 months ago...so i am not worryin' about new tires for AWHILE. thanks for any help.
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Unread 12-20-2008, 10:09 PM   #4
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Well

If thats the case i would go with a 3inch form rough country. It will not run you that much (300-400) and it will make your jeep look nice. You will be able to run 31 or 32 with a littel trim, the good thing is that you will not have to do a sye kit on it?
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Unread 12-20-2008, 11:06 PM   #5
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If thats the case i would go with a 3inch form rough country. It will not run you that much (300-400) and it will make your jeep look nice. You will be able to run 31 or 32 with a littel trim, the good thing is that you will not have to do a sye kit on it?
I have done a 3in RC before. It was $588 with tax and that was local pickup, no shipping, full packs with added leafs, and saggy front coils. My driveshaft is f***ed up, So I'm still getting the death wobble even with a 1in tcase drop, Which was also not included in my Rough Country kit.

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Unread 12-20-2008, 11:17 PM   #6
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Hmm

In my xj i have had so sag nor any prob with my Front end.Though you are talking about a whole diffrent type of jeep.
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Unread 12-20-2008, 11:18 PM   #7
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Whhoips

X what i just said about a diffrent jeep. Its freaking late i THOUGHT YOURS SAID YJ. Yours sagged in the front>?
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Unread 12-20-2008, 11:58 PM   #8
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Hello I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0 High Output. I was wondering how i would go about lifting this? I know it seems like a stupid question but I have no idea about anything when it comes to car stuff :/

I have the biggest tires it can fit stock right now...I believe they are 15/275..or something like that.

what I'm really askin' i guess is where i would start and where to look. I wanna lift it about 3 inches...but i heard it has a "uni body" frame...so i can only get a suspension lift...any help would be greatly appreciated...HAPPY HOLIDAYS GUYS!

p.s. i'm only 17 so obviously i'm new...lol

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Unread 12-21-2008, 12:37 AM   #9
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Id run a 31x10.50. ABout every brand tire makes that size in ATs ans MTs.

Great set-up for you(and good learning experience):

Grand Cherokee V8 coils, 3/4" coil spacers, new shocks-front

AAL, or new HD leaf packs from quadratec and a small shackle, shocks-rear

And a 1" Transfer case drop

That will keep ur ride decent and refurbish your suspension a bit. And you'll be able to run 31s good.

I wouldnt go with much more than a 31 especiallt if you dont know much about Jeeps. And stay around 3" lift because after that things get pricey and more complicated. I know at 17 youll need to keep good gas mileage too 31s will be OK so stay around there unless you want to pay several hundred for a regear....


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Unread 12-21-2008, 02:00 AM   #10
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X2 TO THAT. This man know's what he is talking about.
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Unread 12-21-2008, 09:47 AM   #11
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I think I have 3" front springs and control arms that are about a year old. If I still have them I'll let them go real cheap. Then all you would really need is rear springs and shocks. P.M me for more info I'll go look to see if I still have them.
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Unread 12-21-2008, 09:55 AM   #12
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Pfft. Go OME
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Unread 12-21-2008, 07:14 PM   #13
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Pfft. Go OME
I went 1/3 OME and I am 17 so it can be done

There are gazillions of 3" options of liftage out there, there are complete kits from places like rustys offroad, rough country, old man emu, and lots more. Do some research and browse forums and things like that. Read other peoples opinions, they tell the truth.

I did a full 5 months of researching and numer crunching to find what I wanted that was in my price range(remember, we are the same age) and I think I did a good job putting it all together. I like the ride, though the back end sits pretty high from my HD leaf packs.

One more thing, if you have friends or relatives to help you when you go ahead with your lift it will be a huge help. I broke 3 out of 4 of the upper rear shock bolts and without my dads help and his tap sets I wouldn't have a Jeep right now because it would be sitting without rear shocks.

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