Help with size lift? - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
Joshharris98xj
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pace
Posts: 2,178
Help with size lift?

What u guys think if the "perfect" lift size and tires I'm at a 2.5 and 30" and think I wanna go bigger but it's gotta be practical

Joshharris98xj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 06:30 AM
mixje
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toms River
Posts: 40
Depends on what you're trying to do..

I have 6.5" of lift on 33s, I think it's awesome. No one else seems to enjoy getting in and out of it though.. I actually want it to be a little higher. Also, my tires are very loud.

My friend has 4.5" of lift on 31s. Looks good, drives good, not too hard to get in and out of, flexes as good as mine. I think it actually drives better than mine, but she has different springs and different tires..

I think 4.5" of lift on 32s is probably ideal. But again, depends on what you're going to be using it for.
mixje is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 06:36 AM
b16gsr
Member
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lee's Summit
Posts: 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshharris98xj View Post
What u guys think if the "perfect" lift size and tires I'm at a 2.5 and 30" and think I wanna go bigger but it's gotta be practical
I would agree on the 2.5" and 30" tire. Having owned 5 different XJ's from BB to 5.5" kit, this is the best.

Here is ours:



1998 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 2 door
b16gsr is offline  
post #4 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 08:03 AM
BarryB
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Fredericksburg
Posts: 83
I'm a noob. Doing a LOT of reading, asking a lot of questions, and based on my needs, what I'm reading, and cost....

I was going to go with a 6.5" BDS lift. BIG $$$$$. All inclusive kit, good quality, highly recommended.

What I think fits the bill for daily driver, mild off-roading, and just looking pimp is...

4.5" BDS lift.

15x8 Mamba 5 spoke in black.

32" Nitto Terragrapplers.

Already got the Nates Bumpers.

SYE Kit.

Barry
BarryB is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
Joshharris98xj
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pace
Posts: 2,178
Well it's my daily driver and just got a job
Joshharris98xj is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 02:32 PM
b16gsr
Member
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lee's Summit
Posts: 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshharris98xj View Post
Well it's my daily driver and just got a job
i would keep it under 3"


1998 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 2 door
b16gsr is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 04:35 PM
93gc40
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Visalia, California
Posts: 1,867
Depends completly on how you plan to use it, how much money you want to spend. 2" and 30's is a perfect lift for some people, some people think they need 40's and 10" of lift. 2" and 30's, by the way, is generally known to be, How it should have been from the factory.

96 XJ 4.0 / 231 / 3.5" JY Lift/ 31" BFG /.....
93 VT1100 - Harley killer.
97 ZJ 4.0 / 242 / Stock
93 ZJ 4.0 / 2"BB / Wranglers / RIP-Gone but not forgotten.

If it aint dirty, it aint a JEEP, it's just a SUV.
93gc40 is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 04:49 PM
b16gsr
Member
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lee's Summit
Posts: 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by 93gc40 View Post
Depends completely on how you plan to use it, how much money you want to spend. 2" and 30's is a perfect lift for some people, some people think they need 40's and 10" of lift. 2" and 30's, by the way, is generally known to be, How it should have been from the factory.
x 2 agreed.


1998 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 2 door
b16gsr is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 05:39 PM
JeepXJMike20
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Saginaw
Posts: 1,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by 93gc40 View Post
Depends completly on how you plan to use it, how much money you want to spend. 2" and 30's is a perfect lift for some people, some people think they need 40's and 10" of lift. 2" and 30's, by the way, is generally known to be, How it should have been from the factory.
x3.
2" lifted xjs can perform excellence offroad gives more room for tires and suspension movement.
JeepXJMike20 is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 05:53 PM
Durt_Diver
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Provo
Posts: 2,421
3 inches and 31s, best of both worlds

-Jacob-

lockers don't work unless you have Rubicon stickers
Durt_Diver is offline  
post #11 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 06:03 PM
dave95_xj
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 298
With 2-3" of lift do you need to change out the brake lines with longer ones? Or do any other mods for that matter other than shocks, leafs and front coils?
dave95_xj is offline  
post #12 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Durt_Diver
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Provo
Posts: 2,421
go with this kit and opt for the full springs. http://roughcountry.com/jeep_xj_3x.html

-Jacob-

lockers don't work unless you have Rubicon stickers
Durt_Diver is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 08:41 PM
Brookhart63
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: in a Cornfield
Posts: 1,395
Im at 3 and brake lines are fine. it handles fine and i drive it to school an hour and a half away every other week. But im going 4.5 for better ride and flex, but with a nice 3 inch kit it would do that already.

Bought not Built
Jeep Outdoor Club of Cental Iowa
Square Headlight Jeep Club
Brookhart63 is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 05-15-2011, 09:25 PM
xjfever
Web Wheeler
 
xjfever's Avatar
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: north Ga.
Posts: 14,216
If you don't want to replace control arms, trac-bar, swaybar links and brakelines then 3" and 31's will be the most practical lift/tire combo. Going bigger than 31" tires will leave you with less power and quicker wear on balljoints, hub units and the like. You will likely need a slip yoke eliminator and rear cv driveshaft if you go above 3" as well.

  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
xjfever is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 05-16-2011, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
Joshharris98xj
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pace
Posts: 2,178
Would a 3 look any different? Because I'm at 2.5 now?
Joshharris98xj is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome