Alright guys, I've been scoping out XJ's for a while now as a new DD(something I can beat on-love that straight6 and that will handle well in the wintertime) Would have loved to find a 5spd, but alas they are so few and far between..
That being said, I've narrowed it down to two locals:
2000 XJ with 83k, auto - Good Condition, asking $4300
1992 XJ with 200k, auto - Decent Condition(needs one rocker replaced), asking $2800
4" Lift, Tuff Country sx6000 shocks, 4 Leaf Springs suspension & 1 inch shackles
Here's the catch though, I'd like to do a modest lift, something in the area of 3-4.5" which the older XJ already has. The 2000 XJ is a bit more than I am willing to spend right now, and I don't think I can talk him down to my budget at this time. So, I know that already narrows down this "one of two" to a "one of one" situation..What I'm more concerned about is making sure the lift was done "properly"?
I'm great with cars/mechanics, however I have 0 experience with lift kits. I am not concerned with the work involved, just wanting to be sure I don't increase the wear on my suspension/tires and obviously I don't want the "death rattle"
That being said, what do I need to inquire about with this lift kit to understand what I am getting in to completely?
Do all lifts require and SYE kit?(remember it's 4")
What else can I inspect to ensure the Jeep's geometry has not been compromised? I'm used to race car alignments on cars barely 4" from the ground let alone something lifted that much more haha
Thanks in Advance, very much so looking forward to joining this community and starting yet another money pit in my life