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Unread 08-20-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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What will i need to do with a 6.5 lift

I just bought a '00 XJ off a buddy of mine. It has a 3.5 RE lift on it now, but as soon as i can get some money together i want to get a 6.5 rusty's. My question is what else will i need to get along with the lift.

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Unread 08-20-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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your gonna need a cv driveshaft and a slip yoke eliminator so that your driveshaft doesnt snap
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Unread 08-20-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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Im pretty new to the jeep scene, but i want to be like a sponge and soak up as much info as i can, What is a good SYE and cv driveshaft, and where is a good place to get them from?
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Unread 08-20-2008, 09:31 PM   #4
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uhh idk exactly the kinds of SYEs but id look on rough countrys site they have some decent ones and not that expensive either like 250 a piece
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Unread 08-20-2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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advance adapters makes a good sye, and i just got a driveline from rubicon express and all the u-joints and cv are spicer... which are very good components...
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Unread 08-20-2008, 09:54 PM   #6
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check here if you want to learn alot more on slip yoke eliminators

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/official-sye-slip-yoke-eliminator-thread-all-read-426483/

youll also need to mess around more with the steering. depending on what tires you want to go to and what axles you have, you may need to upgrade as well.
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Unread 08-20-2008, 10:27 PM   #7
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At 6.5" you might want to invest in a long arm kit as well. Not necessary but definitely improves the ride when driving on the street.
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it looks like that kit has a lot of options. so i would get the most expensive arms with the kit (assuming youre not getting the long arm kit). but for $300 more i would get the 5.5" RE lift since its a lot more complete. just my .02
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Another question that I had was should I go with the 6.5 long travel kit or the 6.5 spring pack kit. What are the differences and advantages of each?
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Unread 08-21-2008, 07:24 AM   #10
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you should not go with rustys. that is the disadvantage.

his springs are pretty good and shocks are OK... but other components arent rated too highly.
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you should not go with rustys. that is the disadvantage.

his springs are pretty good and shocks are OK... but other components arent rated too highly.
his springs are good, his shocks are stiff as all hell which is fine unless you have fillings (mine already rattled out). Saying his other components arent rated too high is putting it nice. The best thing you'll get from a rusty's lift is the cool sticker with the XJ flexing.

go to jeepinoutfitter.com
find a lift there, Jason and his whife are great people, they'll take care of you.
and their stickers are pretty cool too.
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