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Unread 02-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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XJ Daily Driver lift/tire combinations

Looking for some suggestions on combinations of a lift size, manufacturer of lift, and tire size for a 99 XJ thats a daily driver. I've heard OME is a good choice, and the price I could live with if its going to last and ride decently.

Looking for minimal amounts of required modifications other than the obvious (I'm thinking between 2"-3"?)

Call me a mall crawler if you wish, i'm just tired of looking at my stock xj.

Pictures that support your suggestions are always a plus

Thanks!

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Unread 02-27-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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Looking for some suggestions on combinations of a lift size, manufacturer of lift, and tire size for a 99 XJ thats a daily driver. I've heard OME is a good choice, and the price I could live with if its going to last and ride decently.

Looking for minimal amounts of required modifications other than the obvious (I'm thinking between 2"-3"?)

Call me a mall crawler if you wish, i'm just tired of looking at my stock xj.

Pictures that support your suggestions are always a plus

Thanks!
in my opinion i go rough country it is inexpensive and the customer service is great from what i heard and read. they had bad parts in the past but mostly got those parts re designed. I am planning on ordering from rough country and iro when i go up to 4.5" of lift. I am currently lifted 2-3" of lift the front is measured out at 2.5" and the leafsprings in the rear measured out 3". I run 31x10.50 r15 tire size it is perfect combination for weekend wheeling and daily driving it isnt that bad in gas mileage either. check out my build thread for pics. i hope i was able to help you out man.

here is some pictures of my set up




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Unread 02-27-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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The Bible on lifts for XJ's - lurks in the stickies on top of the tech section - you should check it out sometime.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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If mall crawling is your wish, my first setup i ran on my 01 may suit you well:



Fat Bobs 3" poly coil spacer, add-a-leaf, and stock shocks. Dirt cheap, and minimal parts to purchase. Rode like stock, and made for a nice look. When I started to wheel it wasnt enough for my wheel/tire combo, and my leafs began to fatigue. But for about 100 bucks plus cost of wheels and tires, excellent setup for mall creeping. 15x8 D-Windows with 4.5" backspacing, 31" Trxus MT's.

Funny looking back on this now, cause this was a tough looking setup to me when I first did it, but that 01 is tiny compared to my current build. One day I will probably look back on my 99 in its current state and say the same haha.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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fabobsgarage.com is where i got my lift 2" front spacers w/ 2 "rear shackles. hd rear leaf springs, mastercraft curousrs a/t 2 30/9.5/15. its my DD and i love it still going to do some trimming and a few other mod but nothing crazy. it goes through the trails good. the lift was $79 tires i got for $120 each, and the rear springs were little over $100 each
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Unread 02-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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Wear did you get your hd rear leaf springs?
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Unread 02-27-2012, 08:36 PM   #7
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Unread 02-28-2012, 01:05 AM   #8
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Ive been dreaming of a 2" OME lift with some 30" bfgs. Would ride like a dream and have some capability.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 02:37 AM   #9
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for hd springs go to oconee offroad. it was alot cheaper than quadratech for me. here's my bb on 30" tires.



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Unread 02-28-2012, 07:16 AM   #10
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Unread 02-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #11
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I went with a mix and match bb for 2". Coil spacers and RC 1.5-2" shackle. My stock rear leaves are terribly saggy though so Im going to pick up some new stock leaves. I have a set of 3" front springs at home and whenever I can I will go to 3" with the front coils and stock rear leaves/1.5-2" shackle and HD Offroad shackle relocation brackets.

This is what it currently looks like
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Unread 02-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #12
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2" N 30's for the win
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Unread 02-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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I think 3" and 31's is the perfect DD/weekend rig. It still rides nice and is extremely capable offroad.

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Unread 02-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #14
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For looks BB on 31's



Now running 4.5 with 31's. I like that as well.
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My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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2.5" Old Man Emu Suspension and 30x9.5x15 BFG T/A KO All Terrains.





The ride is phenomenal. Your expectations will be far exceeded if you go with OME.
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