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Unread 05-23-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Lift kits

I Am looking for a 3.5 inch lift kit for my 93 Cherokee. I am a high-school student and don't have much of a budget. Any information would be appreciated including total kits shocks tires rims all of it. any thing would help

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Unread 05-23-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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What is your budget?
you are looking at that majic lift height where you may get away with a t-case drop but you may need to get an SYE and new rear drive shaft which is like an extra $400-500.
there are many lifes out there. lifts can be done from a junkyard bastard pack (google it) or a pre made kit, most kits are $500-600+ ; it depends if you are OK with an add-a-leaf or whant to do the lift properly and get a full new leaf pack.
Are you looking for just lift height for a mall crawler to impress you buddies or are you looking to acctually useing your jeep; I am thinking fixed vs jonny joint control arms thats a difference of $200 give or take.
what size tires are you unltmatly looking at running. If you go much over 31s you may what to look at getting you jeep regeared (extra $800-1000).
1989 XJ, 5spd, np231 with bjconversion SYE , re3.5, 33x12.5r15 BFgoodrich ATS, D30 F, Dana 44 from 87 with 4.56s, Custom front bumper.

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Unread 05-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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Jeeps are budget intensive. The higher you go the more it costs
How is your Cherokee failing you when off-roading? Maybe you just need better tires, or locked differentials?

As for lifts, Morris 4X4 has a good selection of kits:
It's a good place to start.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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thanks for the replys. I am looking for 31 inch tires and am actually going to use for 4 wheeling i am eventually going to put in locking diffs. and bigger axles but thats when i can afford it. My budget is around 500-800 and could get up to 1000 if and only if necessary. i have been looking at a rubicon express super flex short arm. And when is it Mandatory to put a SYE in.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 01:12 AM   #5
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Every jeep is different. I know someone that didn't get any vibes at 4.5but, someone can put on a 4.5 and vibes a alot! The 97+ seem to have vibes at a lower lift then the pre97's it seems though.

Be aware, RE lift kits usually run higher, so that 3.5 may actually be a 4.5 for awhile then settle to a 4 inch unless you have a lot of weight in it. Also with RE, the leafs are pretty stiff, making it take a long time to settle, and even then at higher then advertised heights like I said before. Most people also run a spacer with them up front, IIRC a .75 inch is perfect

With 3.5 I would get longer shocks, which are another expense. I'm getting my bilsteins soon, but they are a little pricey. You get what you pay for with shocks though, all depends on how you want it to ride.
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