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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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so they say..

build it right build it the first time,I have been doing endless research for my cherokee and have configured out this setup if anyone can tell me what they like or don't like about it let me know!!


so from re,iro,rc,clayton,bds, all have their bads and goods I came across this kit

http://dpgoffroad.com/products/44-5-...mu-hybrid-kit/

originally I was going to do 6.5" and 35s

changed my mind decided to save some cash and go with a 4.5" and 33s rancho adjustable shocks ,sye from teraflex,highsteer,33s hankook dynapros rt03

my rear is already swapped for the 8.8 regeared 4:56s with lsd

let me know what you guys think I'm curious to see what people who are riding this setup have to say!

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Unread 08-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Looks like a decent list of goodies except for the missing SYE.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Builds are use specific. It's hard to comment on how "right" a build is without knowing where/what you're planning to do with it. Looks like a thoughtful setup though and it would be a fun setup to run around the PNW.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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33" (by what width??) tires will be a tight fit under a 4.5" lift.
At 4.5" / 5" you shouldn't need to go high steer, and you left out the shackle relocation brackets (jeez, you'd think I owned stock for all I've been suggesting these!), but they'll increase your lift by up to 2" and they'll change your pinion angle.

And I know OME is highly regarded but $2000?!?!? Ouch!

P.S. There is ALWAYS going to be something you'll want to change, so there is no such thing as doing it right the first time

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Unread 08-27-2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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33" (by what width??) tires will be a tight fit under a 4.5" lift.
At 4.5" / 5" you shouldn't need to go high steer, and you left out the shackle relocation brackets (jeez, you'd think I owned stock for all I've been suggesting these!), but they'll increase your lift by up to 2" and they'll change your pinion angle.

And I know OME is highly regarded but $2000?!?!? Ouch!

P.S. There is ALWAYS going to be something you'll want to change, so there is no such thing as doing it right the first time

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Haha 33 by 10.5 and for shackles I was thinking 1.5" 0r 2"
I think that j.e.e.p is a quote everyone lives by if you own one
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Unread 08-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #6
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Looks like a decent list of goodies except for the missing SYE.
I heard tera flex was good but there is one sye Kit on iro it's like super short sye for np231 not sure if I need that one or not seems like it's aimed for wrangler or tjs
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Unread 08-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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Although high steer isn't necessarily needed, I highly recommend going for it. It'll keep your steering angles a lot better, and it'll save you from all the trouble hitting the tierod on the rocks and tree stumps all the time. Stock steering is crappy anyways, so it needs to be addressed.

33s are NOT a tight fit on 4.5" lift by no means, unless for some reason you don't like to trim fenders. 35 x 12.50s fit pretty easily under 3-4" of lift with trimming and proper bumpstopping (and yes, you will have around 4" uptravel with that kind of setup). 33 , 10.50s will work perfect. I suggest to adjust CA lengths slightly longer than recommended by around 1". Depends on your overall setup though.

As was mentioned, shackle relocation brackets and a SYE + double joint driveshaft are more than likely required.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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Although high steer isn't necessarily needed, I highly recommend going for it. It'll keep your steering angles a lot better, and it'll save you from all the trouble hitting the tierod on the rocks and tree stumps all the time. Stock steering is crappy anyways, so it needs to be addressed.

33s are NOT a tight fit on 4.5" lift by no means, unless for some reason you don't like to trim fenders. 35 x 12.50s fit pretty easily under 3-4" of lift with trimming and proper bumpstopping (and yes, you will have around 4" uptravel with that kind of setup). 33 , 10.50s will work perfect. I suggest to adjust CA lengths slightly longer than recommended by around 1". Depends on your overall setup though.

As was mentioned, shackle relocation brackets and a SYE + double joint driveshaft are more than likely required.
Couldn't Agree more.

I am running a 3.5" Rubicon Express/Teraflex Hybrid with 33x10.50's
Mine works great
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Unread 08-27-2013, 10:25 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the feed back guys I would run 35s but I would have to to add cost of new rims and tires and the only skinnys are 35 9.5 by interco although they run by a different name name q something..

I would prefer more uptravel 33s are perfect
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #10
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What do you guys think 33s 12.5 3.25 bs or 3.75
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:57 AM   #11
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Still have the dana30 in front? Any locker or LSD like the rear? If so, you might want to think about upgrading the axles if you havent already. on 33"+ tires, once you start getting into serious wheeling, you might run into problems. More so with the U-joint ears warping then the u joint caps fall out or become loose. After that happens, theres no real fix to that other than replacing the axle. If you dont want to spend the money on aftermarkt axles, look into Almost Alloy. I run them on my dana 30, 33's with an eaton tru trac lsd.
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Still have the dana30 in front? Any locker or LSD like the rear? If so, you might want to think about upgrading the axles if you havent already. on 33"+ tires, once you start getting into serious wheeling, you might run into problems. More so with the U-joint ears warping then the u joint caps fall out or become loose. After that happens, theres no real fix to that other than replacing the axle. If you dont want to spend the money on aftermarkt axles, look into Almost Alloy. I run them on my dana 30, 33's with an eaton tru trac lsd.
8.8lsd 4.56s rear and regearing front as well going with tru trac dana 30 hp
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #13
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yea then definitely upgrade the axles
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Unread 09-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #14
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What about the backspacing? 3.25 or 3.75
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What about the backspacing? 3.25 or 3.75
I run 3.75 you wont have any issues with 3.75 or 4"
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