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Unread 07-20-2014, 06:06 AM   #1
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need help with my xj

ok i have some questions.right now i have a rough country 3 inch lift on my xj.2inch in back 3 in front.wanna go bigger but dnt have much plan on buying 2 inch spacers for front.3inch block for back.and get transfer case drop kit.any other things i have to do if im doin 5 inches of lift?like control arm drop.also can i clear 35 inch tires if i trim fenders

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Unread 07-20-2014, 07:35 AM   #2
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You can do the 35" at 3" and l;ots of trimming so 5" no problem. 5" of lift you should plan to need a new Adjustable trackbar, longer lower control arms and/or LCA Drop, longer brakelines, longer swaybar links, longer shocks, SYE (tc drop might work), and new axle gears (to turn the 35s).
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Unread 07-21-2014, 06:55 AM   #3
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Going that high will be expensive not matter how you do it. I'd say wait so you don't have to use spacers.
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Unread 07-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #4
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Problem is if you got Dana 30 and aw4, even if you can put on 35s with whatever lift and trimming, it's gonna be too hard for your tranny and axle. I know people who snap your stock axles. That's why there is Dana 44, 60, super 60.
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Unread 07-23-2014, 09:29 PM   #5
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I would stay away from blocks in the rear. It will get expensive going to 35's, You should look at the RE coils and rear leafs. You could get the coils for $100 bucks and the rear leafs for $200 on amazon. Then you could piece the rest together with time. New shocks for added lift, longer trackbar, and brakelines ASAP. Start reading as much as you can about lifting your Cherokee so you can do it right and not have to back track
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