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post #1 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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New Jeep Owner. Have a question

Hey guys, I use recently bought my first Jeep, a 2000 XJ, all stock. I want to add some lift but not too much because I don't plan on any heavy off-roading. I am just aiming for a more aggressive look. Any suggestions on a quality BB? Anything is helpful, thank you.

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 05:30 PM
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This question is asked frequently so i'd suggest searching. For you, depending on you're price range here are a few options, and feel free to pm me with other questions to keep the forums not filled with posts like these.

#1:
Fronts...A 2 inch spacer in the front cost $70-120
Rear... Block (i suggest staying away with these, they mess up components and break.)

#2:
Fronts...A 2 inch spacer in the front
Rear... Add-a-leaf. or bigger shackles or both Cheapest way that will work but the draw back is adding a leaf to your stock leaf pack can end up with them sagging eventually back to stock size.

#3:
Fronts... 2 inch spacer
rear... whole new leaf pack or bigger shackles or both
I recommend this if all your doing is looking for the look.

I am not sure whether u need new shocks for this little of a lift. IF your looking for more than 2" i'd suggest getting new shocks.

IF you wish to do it right:
2 3.5" coil springs, NO spacers
Whole new leaf pack for 3.5" NO block
Shocks all the way around

-You can leave your control arms stock for that size of lift, or if you have $ go get some adjustable front and lower control arms.
There is really a 1000 ways to do it.. because you don't have to buy all these components new. There is a huge list somewhere around here that has all these different parts that are accessible off of other rigs that you could pick up at a junk yard. For example chevy lowering shackles from napa lift a jeep a few different sizes, you can choose with them if you want 2 or 3 inches of lift.

Cory, hope this helps

My second try: 1990 Jeep Cherokee Xj 6.5ish" lift with tj componets, 33" duratrac's, oversized roof rack, onboard air, body armor.
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Depends how high you want to go or how much you're opposed to trimming. You can run as high as 33" tires stock if you don't mind a lot of trimming and changing your bump stops.


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post #4 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you both for you're input, lots of good information here. Ive been looking at some setups on quadratic and morris 4x4 center and Ive found this http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-li...n-lift-kit.htm
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Their links never seem to work right. Product number?

If you're only looking to get an inch or 1.5" check ebay or your local junkyards. You can save yourself some money and get Up Country coils from a Grand Cherokee and rear shackles from a Comanche and they'll both net you about 1-1.5" front and rear.


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post #6 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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ok, Ill look around. RC-680H
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I wouldn't bother with shocks under 2" if you're not doing much off roading unless you happen to need new shocks anyway. The odds are bottoming your shocks out are pretty damn low with that little of a lift.


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post #8 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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ok, thanks
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posted in the wrong thread....
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-02-2012, 08:23 AM
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Hey guys, I use recently bought my first Jeep, a 2000 XJ, all stock. I want to add some lift but not too much because I don't plan on any heavy off-roading. I am just aiming for a more aggressive look. Any suggestions on a quality BB? Anything is helpful, thank you.
Welcome to Jeepforum and Jeeps. It's an addiction, that once in place can not be cured without major brain washing, so be prepared. As others have said, there are 1000's of lift combinations to suit every need and budget. Once you've narrowed it down a little, if you need more specific answers, this is a great place to get them.

Also, I noticed we have no pics of the new jeep to the forum. The easiest way to post pics is to take them and upload them to a place like photobucket (free) and once that's done, you can use the <img> tag associated with the picture you want to post. If you hang out here long, you'll find we like pictures.

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