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Unread 04-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Hey i have a block lift kit and i was wondering if i dont replace the shocks will it death wobble. Its a 97 jeep cherokee sport and if i do what kind of shocks should i get its a three inch lift kit.

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Unread 04-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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short no, but that dosent mean it wont! And 3 inch blocks will wreck your leafs and lead to more problems, I suggest you do some researching .
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Unread 04-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Shocks don't generally play a role in DW, but if you are going up 3" I would highly recommend replacing the shocks with some that are made for 3" of lift. Brand is up to your budget and how picky you are about ride quality, but OME and Bilstein are both high quality shock manufacturers.

If you are talking about putting a 3" block under the rear leaf springs, I'd strongly recommend against it. Blocks are not good on Cherokees in general, but a 3" block on stock leaf springs would be especially bad.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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Ok what should i put on the back then
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Unread 04-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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And i meashered my front blocks because they looked like a 2 inch lift and i bought them for a three inch lift and they meashered 2 1/4 inches so should i get 2 inch blocks for the back or a new leaf

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Unread 04-25-2012, 01:38 PM   #6
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New leafs, block are a no-no!
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Unread 04-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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Every body i no says that with a add a leaf u have to get a 6 inch lift add a leaf to get a 3 inch lift is that true
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Unread 04-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #8
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Go read here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/t...ks-tsbs-89273/

Then do some basic searches for the following: Add a leaf, lift block, bastard pack, lift shackle, spacers.

Read some of the threads about what people have to say about them. Then form an informed opinion about your needs, budget, and what you are trying to accomplish based on everything you've researched.

Then ask any more specific questions you may have about a particular setup.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #9
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And i meashered my front blocks because they looked like a 2 inch lift and i bought them for a three inch lift and they meashered 2 1/4 inches so should i get 2 inch blocks for the back or a new leaf
You should put 2, 2 inch blocks on top of each other and rock out at 4 inches!
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Unread 04-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #10
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New leafs, block are a no-no!
Whats so bad about the blocks?
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Unread 04-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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Whats so bad about the blocks?
They increase leverage on the leaf packs which leads to axle wrap under tourqe which leads to fast failing leafs or worse they snap!
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Unread 04-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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They increase leverage on the leaf packs which leads to axle wrap under tourqe which leads to fast failing leafs or worse they snap!
Oh okay i guess that makes scense
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Unread 04-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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So in the back i should use a add a leaf
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Unread 04-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #14
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blocks in the front? on an xj,, do you mean coil spacers?
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Unread 04-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #15
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Ya i mean coil spacers
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