Originally Posted by urban-yan
Most of us run stock height, so our Jeeps are every-bit-as-useful as any stock XJ. Some guys have lowered Jeeps through necessity; they simply cut their front coils to balance out their rear leaf sag.
Secondly. I really hate the term "street jeep". I have no idea why, but it makes people think we're a bunch of morons trying to ruin the XJs original intent. MOST of the guys here just want to improve our daily driver (a little more power, a bit more braking, better shocks, more light, a better stereo, etc...)
it is just a bad idea to lower an xj they are really just not made for it with the exception of leveling everyone seems to realy like the sway bars but what I am going to do is get some 2-3" front lifting springs and cut them so that the XJ is back at stock height and should get me a much stiffer front spring rate at least I think somebody disagree with me if you know why not I would like to be stoped before I do something stupid and waste any more money and for the rear someone mensioned fiberglass mono leafs and I checked it out and they seem to be a good idea I'm not sure though
yeah I don't like the term "street jeep" either it makes me think of bluballer's jeep and that is not my style I like the term "sport utility vehicle" much better(would have said sport suv but realized that sounded stupid) but "street jeep" does rhyme so I guess that is the reason we are called "street jeeps"
Most of the people on this forum don't want their XJ to be a street only vehicle they want to enhance the XJ's strong points while eliminating weaknesses like cornering (on the normal xj forum there is a guy who just tried to turn around and rolled his XJ so I would say that cornering is a major weak point)and lack of top end power (mostly do to areodynamics)
most of us want to still be able to drive off road but it is not our main goal. Most of us want a great daily driver one that is comfortable but can show some muscle when the time comes. We want to be able to tow our toys but have fun with our XJ when the twisty corners come.
there are extremists (like myself) who only want more power and handling ride quality be damned! and good looks are one of the last thing they think about or those who want to be surounded by luxury and could care less about 1/4 mile times
but most of us fall in the middle (I think) and would like an XJ with nice looking interior and be able to tear it up when the time comes so when I hear "street jeep" it is kind of like hearing "ricer" or "rat rod" and I am kind of insulted
I guess that I should have just said I agree with urban but I wanted to make it more clear well
sorry all for the long *** post but you should all know by now that I do that a lot anyway