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Unread 12-23-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Lift kit Question

I'm planning on putting a 6.5 inch lift kit on my 1992 cherokee. What all will need to be upgraded? Driveline? Brake like? Driveshafts? Axle gearing?

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Unread 12-24-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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Pretty much everything. Brake lines, sye, driveshaft, gears if you're running anything over 33s, t case drop, steering stabilizer would help
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Unread 12-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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Which kit? What engine and trans and tcase do you have? Anti lock brakes?
Most kits like rustys and rc cone with just about everything. At 6.5" you will want an sye. Try to stay away from tcase drop.
Look into a double sheer mount track bar.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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It will be a rough country lift. It comes with the extended brake lines, but it does not come with a longer drive shaft. My Jeep is completely stock, but the 92 cherokee Laredo has a higher output engine so I've heard. How much would it be to get a sye, and how would you drop the tcase? Sorry I'm new to this
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Unread 12-24-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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First, why do you need a 6.5" lift? There's no real practical reason for that much height unless you're strictly in mud or you want to run tires far larger than you stock axles can handle. You're going to spend far more than you need to unless you just want the look of that much height or want to run 33-35s without modifying the fenders and stock flares at all.

You're looking at replacing damn near everything under your Jeep but the axles and even they'll need some upgrades. Plan on completely replacing the steering, both sets of control arms, ~$250-500 for the SYE.

Assuming you're running over a 33" tire you still need to regear and expect as much as $3000 if you're getting a shop to do it. I'd highly consider upgrading the brakes and getting a hydro assist setup for the steering.

Stay away from the RC kits. I'd go with the Clayton long arm kit personally. It's a bit more expensive but the quality is a hell of a lot higher.

http://claytonoffroad.com/product_in...roducts_id/329
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Unread 12-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #6
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4.5" is the best way to go without ****ing yourself over. I'd still suggest an sye and driveshaft. I have an extended driveshaft I could sell you
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Unread 12-24-2013, 09:02 AM   #7
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I had a 4.5 inch kit on my old jeep. It was RC and I had it for 3 years and it still did fine. The biggest tire I will have is a 33. Cause I don't want to regear. If I stick with 4.5 I won't have to upgrade anything.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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I had a 4.5 inch kit on my old jeep. It was RC and I had it for 3 years and it still did fine. The biggest tire I will have is a 33. Cause I don't want to regear. If I stick with 4.5 I won't have to upgrade anything.
You will still want an sye and driveshaft on 4.5". You can run without it, but an sye and extended driveshaft are ideal and that's what most people run
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Unread 12-24-2013, 09:28 AM   #9
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Will I have to drop the transfer case? Cause the jeep I have, I got it for 300 but I have to get a new rear axle and transfer case.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #10
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I can sell you an axle and transfer case as well. Transfer case may need to be dropped an inch
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Unread 12-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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Where are you located? And how do you lower the TC an inch? How much would you charge?
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First, why do you need a 6.5" lift? There's no real practical reason for that much height unless you're strictly in mud or you want to run tires far larger than you stock axles can handle. You're going to spend far more than you need to unless you just want the look of that much height or want to run 33-35s without modifying the fenders and stock flares at all.

You're looking at replacing damn near everything under your Jeep but the axles and even they'll need some upgrades. Plan on completely replacing the steering, both sets of control arms, ~$250-500 for the SYE.

Assuming you're running over a 33" tire you still need to regear and expect as much as $3000 if you're getting a shop to do it. I'd highly consider upgrading the brakes and getting a hydro assist setup for the steering.

Stay away from the RC kits. I'd go with the Clayton long arm kit personally. It's a bit more expensive but the quality is a hell of a lot higher.

http://claytonoffroad.com/product_in...roducts_id/329
What difference to you or me or anyone other than the person asking the question why they want to lift and why they want to lift that high?
Not everyone wants to cut the jeep up.
6.5" is a good height for 33's. With very little trimming if any.
If he has the Chrysler 8.25 it will hold those 33's just fine. The dana30 will hold 35's all day unless you comp crawl.
Good quality sye kits can be bought for $150 on eBay stores and amazon. He doesn't have to pay extra just to buy it from a name branded store.
If we all built our rigs exactly as one individual told us too then there would not be an appeal to being a jeeper. We would drive fords and chevys then.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 10:32 AM   #13
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I want a 6.5 inch kit, with 33s, that way there is no regearing, the kit comes with brake lines, TC drop kit, and everything else I'll need except for the sye. I used to have a 4.5 but I want more lift. I do a little off roading but nothing to bad.
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What difference to you or me or anyone other than the person asking the question why they want to lift and why they want to lift that high?
Not everyone wants to cut the jeep up.
6.5" is a good height for 33's. With very little trimming if any.
If he has the Chrysler 8.25 it will hold those 33's just fine. The dana30 will hold 35's all day unless you comp crawl.
Good quality sye kits can be bought for $150 on eBay stores and amazon. He doesn't have to pay extra just to buy it from a name branded store.
If we all built our rigs exactly as one individual told us too then there would not be an appeal to being a jeeper. We would drive fords and chevys then.
Show me where I told him to cut anything. All I said was there wasn't much practical reason for that much lift, suggested alternatives and asked a couple questions to get a better idea of what he wants to do with his Jeep. If you don't like my advice or questions either shut up or use the ignore function.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 10:52 AM   #15
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I was going by what you said about 35's in 6.5".
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