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Unread 01-19-2010, 11:46 PM   #31
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Lift Pics

Here are pictures of the finished lift.



Old Springs out





This bolt was a pain in the a$$ to undo. Breaker Bar and a steel pipe did the trick though.


Before

After














I still need to do a small Tcase drop to take care of the vibes, which are very minimal btw, but I am very happy with the way it came out. I took it wheelin today and what a difference! So much grip with those new tires

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Unread 01-20-2010, 10:56 AM   #32
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Lookin' good man!

Amazing what a lift and tires will do to a rig's looks.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 06:04 PM   #33
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Any plans for cruise control swap?
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Unread 01-20-2010, 07:33 PM   #34
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cool I got my 89 for $1500. no rust anywhere I looked hard. I do like the "newer" styling a bit more, but I like the early interior better!

Good luck!
i also got my 89 for $1500..
looks good. lift and tires make a vehicle look totally different. total improvement
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Unread 01-21-2010, 01:12 PM   #35
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That looks great man. I'm so jealous of the 5 speed FWIW I took off my front air dam and bumper end caps after my lift and it made it look a lot better IMO.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #36
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I'm not sure what I'm gonna do next. I don't plan on a cruise control swap anytime soon but that might be an interesting project. I think I'm going to take the stereo out of my old zj and put it in here.
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Unread 01-30-2010, 07:33 PM   #37
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I noticed a considerable power loss on the highway with the bigger tires. I have to downshift into 4th at like 65 in order to make it up any decent grade. I'm now contemplating changing my gearing. I was thinking of getting some axles out of an auto XJ with 3.55 ratio in them. Should I just go this route instead of just buying new gears and putting them into the axles I have now? What do you guys think of the 3.55 ratio in a manual with 245/75/R16 tires (about 31")? I used a calculator and it came out to a slight underdrive as compared to stock. Does anyone have any experience with this setup?
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Unread 01-30-2010, 08:07 PM   #38
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The auto axles will be perfect. I've been told that If I did a manual swap on my rig with 31's and 3.55's, it'd be great. Do it.

Looks awesome man! I love the 3.5 inch with 31's. Looks like you also got about 4.5 inches of lift. haha.

I also rock moabs, and the 3.5 (super flex) kit.

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Unread 01-30-2010, 08:23 PM   #39
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jeep looks great! got it for a good price and the lift plus tires look great. I picked my 00 with 92k up for 2800.
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Unread 01-30-2010, 09:51 PM   #40
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Looks good man
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Unread 01-30-2010, 10:01 PM   #41
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Thanks for the compliments guys. I found a few sets of 3.55 axles for around $100 to $150 for each axle. Sound about right?
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Unread 01-30-2010, 11:18 PM   #42
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That looks awesome! I love my 2 door 5 speed! You should get some wheel spacers for it, it will give good looks too.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 01:17 AM   #43
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100 sounds good for an auto axle.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 07:02 AM   #44
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sorry for the hi-jack, but

srmitchell are your rock panels and 1/4 quarter panels line-x'd and if so what brand of coating did you use?

oh yeah GREAT looking cherokee btw

thanks jason
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Unread 01-31-2010, 09:40 AM   #45
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Go look at my build. It's duplicolor

To the OP-

While the axles are out, you might as well throw a locker in there. I highly recommend the aussie in the 8.25.
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2004 WJ Overland, Onyx Green, 90% dechromed, soon to have JK moab's, BFG MT's, and a 3 inch IRO lift My new DD/ project
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