Looking at getting my third xj lifted a bit, finally have usable money so why not, enjoy 4x4 alot.
It's a 99 2 door with the 4L/ax15.
Now I want a 4-5 inch lift, I only want to clear 33's. was pretty set on a rough country kit, open to suggestions. My problem is short and long arm, the jeep already drives like a horse buggy so on road feel isn't much of an issue to me. I do not do any rock crawling, should I save the 5-600 and go with their short arm 4.5 x series kit(859$) , the equivalent long arm kit was closer to the 1400$ range. Thoughts and suggestions and how's everyone's day going!😏
If money is a concern, and ride is not, i would just get a shortarm lift.
Then with the money you save with the shortarm, put it towards all the things they dont include with the lift that you need, like adjustable trackbar, swaybar quick disconnects, and whatever problems arise when you take the suspension apart, (like worn/ rusted/ stripped out parts).
Alright not bad input , going to research the drop brackets, though nothing would ride as smooth then a long arm kit. Ill resurrect this thread when the time comes!
My long arms (TNT) ride no better then the short arms with drop brackets did (Rubicon express adjustable uppers and lowers with rough country drop brackets)... the gain in long arms are they are stronger (most) and they dont have the low mounting point of the drop brackets. But I also wheeled the crap out of my jeep with drop brackets, eventually bent a lower control arm so I went to long arms.
98 XJ lifted/Locked/Geared
My Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/my-98-build-1253511/
That's sort of what I was thinking, other then the obvious strength difference dropped arms must give similar feeling to long arms no?I'm never going to be climbing much, I will install sway bar discos also
I just bought rough county's 4.5 inch lift adjustable control arms in case wanted to lift further in the future but I would have probably gone with long arms love the lift but to lift higher ran into problems on front end clearing bar if adjusted them higher so with long arms wouldn't have that problem. If order online through rough country on ebay can save 50 bucks!
Well the little I have rode in it so far is doing great the boyfriend is driving it for the first week to make sure no issues arise but its really nice glad I went with the rough country vs. A rustys one loved the extras they gave me in my kit such as extended brake lines and mine came with the n2 series shocks stainless look to them I can let you know more after the weekend we shall be taking it offroad!