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post #1 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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I just got a 98 XJ and I need suggestions

Hey Everyone, I just joined this Forum.

I closed the deal on my 98 Jeep Cherokee Limited last week. I am looking for some suggestions for a lift kit and wheels and tires.

I have been looking at a 3" Sky Jacker kit with either the add a leaf option or with the leaf springs. I want something nice that works well.

I also assume that the crager soft wheels are the best option, Not sure about tires. I will unfortunately be driving it on the road sometimes.

I am open to suggestions. If you had to start from scratch on a 98 XJ keeping in mind I have a budget. What would you do to it.

Thanks

Andy

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 11:13 AM
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Check out Rubicon express.

Its a little pricey, but they make their stuff to last, and perform.

On road, go with some bfg All terrains, or similar.

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post #3 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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What do people think about the Skyjacker 3" Lift Kit with Rear Leaf Springs & Hydro Shocks for 84-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ MSRP $ 829.00.... Does that kit have everything I really need for now. It seems to compare price wise with the Rubicon Express.

Does anyone know anything about these tires INTERCO TrXus Mud Terrain Tire MSRP $ 135.00

Shopping Cart Description Unit Price Quantity Total


CRAGAR Series 397 Black Soft 8 Wheel / 15x8" / 5 on 4.5" / 4.0" Backspacing
Item Number: 92601.406

Remove this item $39.99 $159.96


Cragar Chrome Closed Center Cap for 5 on 4.5" & 5 on 5" Wheels
Item Number: 92600.902

Remove this item $8.99 $35.96


Skyjacker 3" Lift Kit with Rear Leaf Springs & Hydro Shocks for 84-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ
Item Number: 76017.812 Shipping surcharge: $24.99 ea.

Remove this item $829.99 $829.99


INTERCO TrXus Mud Terrain 31x10.50R15LT
Item Number: 92610.300 Shipping surcharge: $15.00 ea.

Remove this item $135.99 $543.96
Merchandise Subtotal: $1569.87
Standard Ground Shipping:
(Based on our shipping chart for shipping in continental US) $49.99
Shipping Surcharge: $84.99
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post #4 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 11:47 AM
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whatever you do, DO NOT get add-a-leafs for the rear, they sag and make your rig look retarded, my friend has this problem and it looks like total sh**.

i have a 3 inch Rusty's Offroad lift on my xj and Cepek 31's on it, the whole thing is a package through rustys, they send you everything. coils, leaf packs, shocks, AR rockcrawler wheels, and **** Cepek F-C II's (i think they also do mud country's too, but you have to ask when you order it). The entire setup is a great deal with shipping it only cost me 1390. Its a great way to start off. I'd deff recommend that its a great deal and all quality parts.
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 11:49 AM
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my buddy had 33 TrXus mud terrains and they're deff a great deal, they performed really well too, he never had any problems with them and they dont wear fast either. theyre deff a real nice tire.
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post #6 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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What specific lift kit did you order? MSRP $$ ????
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post #7 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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I think I found it. You are talking about the whole package deal? It's asking me for steering stabelizer up grade. Do I want that? What's my rear axle type? Do I want the standard or heavy duty coils?
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post #8 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 01:10 PM
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ive running a procomp 2.5inch aal in the back and full 3 inch springs up front with PC lca's and SB links. i have 31 inch bfg ats and they rub when wheelin with front SB discod. if i had to choose id say save your money for a while and go RE coils, full leafs, uca lca trackbar, quick discos, and everyone has soft 8's, they r good but be original. with 3 inches, 31's will rub unless you trim.

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post #10 of 17 Old 07-27-2008, 08:14 PM
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yes that's the package.... they will ask you what type of rear axle you have which is most likely a chrysler 8.25 but there are other threads around the tech forum that have pictures so you can tell if its an 8.25 or a D 35. they ask you this so they can be sure to send you the right sized U-bolts. the stabilizer upgrade is nice for the 30 extra dollars, i got it and aside from being a pain in the butt to pull the old one out its much nicer than the stock one. when it comes to coils, the heavy duty ones are intended for if your going to be running an aftermarket bumper with a winch, they will compinsate for the added weight. so it really doesnt matter which ones you choose, i chose the heavy duty ones because they wont settle as much and sit just alittle bit higher.

The tires come already mounted and balanced on wheels. although if you want to just buy the Rusty's 3" spring pack kit you may be able to find better deals on tire and wheel combinations. The lift alone is only about $500 and the wheels can be found for about $60 each and tires such as BFG mud terrain kms or the TrXus M/Ts are actually cheaper than the cepeks which run about 160 each.
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post #11 of 17 Old 07-28-2008, 06:54 AM
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You Might want to Check out www.ironrockoffroad.com the have very good equiptment and at a low price, i just installed a 3" lift from them, the cost was $414 shipped.
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I am thinking the RE 3.5 lift kit. I am wondering which shocks I should get????

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4X4XJJeep, Did you get my private message I sent you?

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welcome to the forum. ever consider 4.5 with 33's? What kind of wheeling do you anticipate?

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