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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Upgrading lift on 92 xj

I have a 4.5 lift on my cherokee on it now but just got out of high school so have more time to put into it wanting to upgrade to a 6 inch lift what all needs to be done to upgrade without buying a new lift?

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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Coil spacers and longer shackles or new rear leafs
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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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Anything else starting to run it a lot in the trails I was think new shocks too any suggestions on what kind
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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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You may or may not need new shocks. Call the manufacturer of the lift you have and ask them. This is assuming you got new shocks when you got your lift. If you don't know then I'd go ahead and grab some new for your lift size. I know when I upgraded from a 3in to 5in and I had (old) rough country shocks, I called and was told the shocks I had were ok. I made do until I got a long arm kit and replaced everything.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:49 PM   #5
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You may or may not need new shocks. Call the manufacturer of the lift you have and ask them. This is assuming you got new shocks when you got your lift. If you don't know then I'd go ahead and grab some new for your lift size. I know when I upgraded from a 3in to 5in and I had (old) rough country shocks, I called and was told the shocks I had were ok. I made do until I got a long arm kit and replaced everything.
That's what I really want to end up with is a full 6 long arm
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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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That's what I really want to end up with is a full 6 long arm
Call and make sure they're ok for the time being. As long as they are, get some spacers and shackles. Make sure your lower control arms are long enough...they probably aren't. It would help if you told us what lift you have on it now. IMO if you want to do a long arm in the future, go for a 6in short arm kit and buy the long arm upgrade later. That way you aren't buying too many things over again.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #7
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It's the rough country 4.5 normal but I have upgraded the upper control arms to adjustable one trying to fix a death wobble
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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:04 PM   #8
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It's the rough country 4.5 normal but I have upgraded the upper control arms to adjustable one trying to fix a death wobble
I was pretty much in your situation before the long arm kit. I would get the RC 6in short arm kit and then get the long arm upgrade kit later. That's what I did. Also grab the slip yoke eliminator while you're at it with the short arm kit. It's a little more money up front but it sounds like you plan to do it anyway.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:13 PM   #9
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That is what I will probably do what about upgrading to heavy duty parts like tie rod ends and such any suggestion on those I know rustys make good ones and IRO does too
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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:58 AM   #10
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Going from 4.5 to 6 is a big leap and more complicated than just the normal spacer/shackle lift gain. You will need a SYE, new brake lines, trac bar, drag link or pitman arm, possible driveshaft, and some other things that I can't think if because it's 2am. Anyway like some of the others are saying, buy the actual kit. If you don't get the kit at least get new coils instead of adding a spacer. A spacer on a long arm set up is just stupid unless it's ACO's. Why are you wanting to go to 6 anyway?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 06:23 AM   #11
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Because I bought the jeep with the4.5 already on it only paid 1500 for it so I'm looking for a little more lift and wheel travel with out as much fender cutting
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