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cheapest way to lift a cherokee front end with coil

ok whats the cheapest way to lif the front of a cherokee with coil springs and get 4 inches or more this is not a road worth truck so i dont care about it its only a jeep for the woods and mud and water so lets see your jeeps and how to do it

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-07-2009, 04:58 PM
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Try searching first. Some things I have come across are front coils from a ~ late 70s Ford F-150, which I hear ride rough and dont flex very well.

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Try searching first. Some things I have come across are front coils from a ~ late 70s Ford F-150, which I hear ride rough and dont flex very well.
Yeah the f-150 springs give ~3-4" but are stiff. Do a search to find more.

If you want good flex, get some rustys offroad 3" springs for $100 and then add another rubber isolator (.75" thick) and you can have the correct spring rate so you will have great flex.

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stack two 2" coil spacers on top of each other. There 50$ a pair from BDS then get a 4" block for the rear which are around 60$ a pair.. that will work but you'll prolly still need to replace the control arms and track bar

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early 90's t bird v6 springs will give you enough lift and still flex alright not as good as rusyts lift springs but better than f150 coils (they ride like a cement truck)

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Instead of buying two sets of coil spacers and stacking them, which is not a good idea anyway. Spend 100 bucks on the rusty's lift coils, they will flex better and ride better, and not cause the spring to fly out when flexing. And using a 4" lift block is a very bad idea.

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Id buy 2in lift coils with 2 inch spacers for the front and s10 leafs in the back and a 1inch shackle depending on if its uneven or not

Ive never used s10 leafs before but they say they give you 3-4in of lift

But you will have to change things like trackin bar and control/radius arms
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Rustys 4.5 inch coils are on sale for 100 a set!!



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if you buy from rusty's, call them for the order and bust their balls about shipping if they overcharge you


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Call them to order. Their shipping calculator is screwed up. It will charge you what it quotes online but if you call its a whole lot less.

Those springs are really good too. Flex and ride great.

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Yeah the f-150 springs give ~3-4" but are stiff. Do a search to find more.

If you want good flex, get some rustys offroad 3" springs for $100 and then add another rubber isolator (.75" thick) and you can have the correct spring rate so you will have great flex.
are you talking a 2 wheel drive or a 4 wheel drive
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stack two 2" coil spacers on top of each other. There 50$ a pair from BDS then get a 4" block for the rear which are around 60$ a pair.. that will work but you'll prolly still need to replace the control arms and track bar
Really dude...a block. I don't care how cheap he's looking to go, but everyone knows that block=disaster. Axle wrap is a *****

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Really dude...a block. I don't care how cheap he's looking to go, but everyone knows that block=disaster. Axle wrap is a *****
And S-10 leaf packs from the junkyard are cheap! It cost us $10/pack.

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I don't think you'll find what you're looking for without some sort of UCA or LCA combination.
In the end think of it this way.

Big, cheap, reliable. Pick two.

Either our language or our culture needs to be expanded/improved so that there is a polite way to say:
Stop talking now, because I am going to stop listening.
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