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post #1 of 7 Old 05-08-2016, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Lift kit question

Hey guys, thanks for looking at my thread.
I really just have a couple questions that I couldnt find an answer for. Does this kit have everything I need to lift my jeep Cherokee besides the tools I need?
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16300_804_07.htm
and does anyone know the cost to have a lift like that installed? I really just want some more flex for minimal price >$500 is my goal

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-08-2016, 02:41 PM
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Yes, but it's not going to flex any better than your stock suspension. You can buy Bilstein shocks and new coil springs for the front for around the same price and they'll ride a hell of a lot better. For the rear, you can AAL but they stock packs in XJs are usually pretty wore out because they're so short and almost no one makes 2" leaf packs anymore. A 2" AAL is likely to sag back to your current height before too long.

Honestly, you don't need shocks at 2" unless you're removing the swaybars off road.


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post #3 of 7 Old 05-08-2016, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, for the info as im quite new at lifts. and yes, I am going to disconnect the sway bar for offroading
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That is the lift I put in my XJ. I also installed the Heavy Duty Leaf Springs to replace my sagging factory springs. I believe they are made by Crown.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/56010_11_07.htm

I believe instead of the coil spring spacers, I had switched over to Front Coil Springs from a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (5.9 liter engine). I can't exactly remember the overall lift results. Somewhere around 2.5"-3" Front & Rear. I had a friend put the springs in while I was overseas. I did the hard work of putting the new shocks in, especially the rear shocks.

Additional stuff you MIGHT need at that (2" & greater) lift you are going for is an Adjustable Track Bar, & either shim angles in the rear or a transfer case drop. It all depends on how your drive line likes the lift.
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Im thinking I might go with those heavy duty leaf springs you chose and run a 1/2 inch block. I think the block requires u bolts that are longer and the leaf springs look like they will need bushings, would stock size bushings fit right? and is there anything im missing aside from those two items to get the leaf springs on?
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-15-2016, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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and what about bump stops, Aiming for 2 inch overall, Do bumpstops need to be addressed? Keep in mind when I go wheeling its to the offroad park and don't really take it easy.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-15-2016, 11:45 AM
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I would highly suggest you not use blocks. Honestly, I'd spend the money on recovery points, lockers and armor before messing with a lift. 2" of suspension lift isn't going to do much for you. Your differentials aren't going any higher without bigger tires and unless you're willing to do some significant trimming you're not fitting tires big enough to make much difference.


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