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post #16 of 33 Old 11-12-2006, 09:17 PM
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dude it's a jeep if you want somthing THAT low get an s-10 lol. if you do want it lower then yes put like an inch lift block in between the spring and axle, now come on was that to hard to think of?
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your profile says you have a D35 front....true?
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post #17 of 33 Old 11-13-2006, 12:48 AM
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God...Sorry. Wasn't trying to offend anyone
You shouldn't have to apologize for anything. This is the Street Jeep section for a reason. Supposed to be no hating here, or anywhere on this forum for that matter.

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post #18 of 33 Old 11-13-2006, 01:41 AM
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Yessiree Bob...What about it?

what about it is that no XJ came with a front D35. Ever.

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Dana 30 low pinion - standard cut - 27 spline, 1.16" diameter shafts, 7.13" ring gear, 5-297x u-joints - used 00-01"


and to be on topic, I have a 98 as well, and I believe mine is spring under as well. Maybe it was a 98 thing?

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post #19 of 33 Old 11-13-2006, 08:09 AM
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i do believe that no XJs ever came from the factory w/ spring under.

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i do believe that no XJs ever came from the factory w/ spring under.
All XJ's are spring over. Every lift kit you see is for 84-01. If some were spring under, you would need a much taller spring for the rear.

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post #21 of 33 Old 11-13-2006, 01:31 PM
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Err mine too is a 98 and it is spring over. Care to take a picture of said axle?
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post #22 of 33 Old 11-13-2006, 08:11 PM
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what about it is that no XJ came with a front D35. Ever.
Oop Sorry! Guess maybe D30? I'll have to change that now... But mine is a 95 with a spring over, the again it IS used, maybe the guy before me lowed it...idk..

Yeah I'll try to get a picture, my crappy target camera dosn't like to work though...
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post #23 of 33 Old 11-13-2006, 08:19 PM
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Comaches were leaf under axle, XJ's not.

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Like I said though...idk if mines just goofy or what...
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post #25 of 33 Old 11-14-2006, 04:55 PM
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yeah its goofy apprently lol.

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post #26 of 33 Old 01-20-2007, 01:00 PM
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Has anyone ever looked to see if an S-10 or other truck's drop spindle would work on on a 2wd xj/mj ? s10 brake upgrades would be nice too what about other handling upgrades? what else can I do to make this comanche handle better?
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post #27 of 33 Old 01-20-2007, 02:37 PM
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Your best bet is larger swaybars. Im pretty sure the larger ones that work for the xj will also work for the mj.
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post #28 of 33 Old 01-20-2007, 11:40 PM
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Well i have been considering this myself and here are my thoughts for the rear.

Get a 8.8 out of a 95+ explorer.

Positives:
3.55 or 3.73 gear and it think i even heard about a 4.11 but i am not completely sure about that.
LSD is in some of the axles as well
Disc brakes.
MUCH stronger then the D35.

Cons:
I think it is narrower then the stock D35, but i heard it was only by 1.5"

I am not sure about the axle tube diameter on the 8.8 but briefly looking at whats in mine already i think you get get a 3.5" of drop just buy doing that, and if that is to low, which it would be if you want to level the jeep, i was thinking that maybe a set of shackles could temporarily solve the issue. Maybe a set of full packs, to lift it back up a little and give better geometry all around.

Again this is my understanding of it all and i could be pretty far off on it, so if i am please let me know and i promise i wont get mad

How does that sound to the rest of you guys ?
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post #29 of 33 Old 03-08-2007, 11:56 PM
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Im contemplating lowering the front to equal the sag in back. I dont want to butcher my jeep and screw something up, so I want to know exactly what im doing. When cutting, do you just measure from the lowest point to the desired level of drop? Or do you have to go straight up from where the spring material ends and cut one coil at a time?

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post #30 of 33 Old 03-09-2007, 08:42 AM
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When I lowered mine to match the rear sag I cut exactly one coil off and it worked out nicely.

Before:



After:



And the whole jeep after:


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