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post #16 of 329 Old 10-26-2010, 02:05 PM
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Just lift is 4.5inches with full packs, get some 33s off CL, and be happy.

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Just lift is 4.5inches with full packs, get some 33s off CL, and be happy.
If only I had money for everything that you need for a 4.5". Plus I have the dirty-five.
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post #18 of 329 Old 10-26-2010, 05:09 PM
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If only I had money for everything that you need for a 4.5". Plus I have the dirty-five.
I thought they stopped using the D35 in 1996?

1996 F250 - 7.3L Powerstroke turbo diesel, TS 6 Position Chip, 3" downpipe to 4" straightpipe with 5" tip

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I thought they stopped using the D35 in 1996?
Nope, I wish though haha. The Cherokees with ABS still needed the Dana 35. The Dana 35 was made till the end of the production run. The only change I am aware of axle wise in 1996 was the changeover from 27 splines to 29 splines in the 8.25 axle.
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Nope, I wish though haha. The Cherokees with ABS still needed the Dana 35. The Dana 35 was made till the end of the production run. The only change I am aware of axle wise in 1996 was the changeover from 27 splines to 29 splines in the 8.25 axle.
Hmm, I didn't know that. Fortunately for me I have a 29 spline 8.25.

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post #21 of 329 Old 10-26-2010, 08:43 PM
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Hey another CT jeeper! Only an hour away too. You've got a very clean looking cherokee. And it sounds great!

Im was in your same position not too long ago. I just bought a 99' limited about a month ago. I

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IRO 3" lift (full 3.5" leafs/ 1" shackles), 3/4" and 1" coil spacers (stacked), RC control arm drop brackets Bilstein 5100's, AA SYE, Tom Woods driveshaft 32" KM2's.
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post #22 of 329 Old 10-26-2010, 08:47 PM
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Forget the "I" above^^^. That wasnt supposed to be there.

On a side not, I couldnt decide which lift I wanted to go with either. I ended gettin the 3" RC AAL (boo) and 1" shackles.

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Hmm, I didn't know that. Fortunately for me I have a 29 spline 8.25.
Lucky... haha

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Forget the "I" above^^^. That wasnt supposed to be there.

On a side not, I couldnt decide which lift I wanted to go with either. I ended gettin the 3" RC AAL (boo) and 1" shackles.
Thanks! and if you are ever up in my neck of the woods let me know! Since this jeep is so clean, and has the D35, I don't really plan on doing anything crazy with it. I primarily use it for commuting to college, and sadly it sees 90% pavement. I'm giving it a 2" lift for a little more aggressive stance and more clearence for snow. Once I graduate college, I plan on getting an older XJ as a project and making it a dedicated wheeling rig while this one remains a DD.
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post #24 of 329 Old 10-27-2010, 03:34 PM
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They had the 29 splines but, have way through production they ran out of the 29's and started putting in 27's

Hang on, I want to try something

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That's a good plan. I should have done that myself, but I was impatient. I've got the Dana peice of s**t too.
I'll let ya know if I'm around
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That's a good plan. I should have done that myself, but I was impatient. I've got the Dana peice of s**t too.
I'll let ya know if I'm around
I'm also going 2" because I figure I have less of a chance of needing a T-case drop, SYE, or new trackbar. 3" lifts don't ALWAYS need a new trackbar or SYE but anything is possible it seems with a 97+ XJ. Plus my 30" tires are almost brand new. If I go 2" and everything is fine, I can always add a 1" shackle and buy some cheap $99 rustys 3" coils when my current tires wear out.
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I'm also going 2" because I figure I have less of a chance of needing a T-case drop, SYE, or new trackbar. 3" lifts don't ALWAYS need a new trackbar or SYE but anything is possible it seems with a 97+ XJ. Plus my 30" tires are almost brand new. If I go 2" and everything is fine, I can always add a 1" shackle and buy some cheap $99 rustys 3" coils when my current tires wear out.
I know what your saying. I had some vibrations myself after installing my lift. Up to around 30mph. Also there was this horrible grinding noise once in a while. Like nails on a chalk board type of feeling. I got some thick 1 inch tubing, cut it to 6" each and got some longer bolts/studs for a t-case drop. It took care of the vibes/grinding, but it is by no means permanent.

And you're right. Anything is possible on an xj.

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^^definitely.

Just ordered:
-2" OME medium duty leaf packs (said to give about 2.25" of lift)
-leaf spring bushing kit
-D35 u-bolt kit

This is to go along with the 2" IRO coil spacers I have.


I'm also going to be purchasing Rough Country 2-3" lift shocks.


My summer plans are:

-add 1" rear shackle to OME 2" packs
-rusty's 3" front coils
-front swaybar discos
-new lower control arms
-245/75/r16 Definity Dakota M/Ts or 245/75r16 Goodyear Duratracs once my 30's wear out


This is where the build gets good. Like when you come home and your GF is sitting on the couch wearing nothing but bacon.
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post #29 of 329 Old 10-28-2010, 10:32 AM
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man i wish my jeep sounded like that!!! i have a FM40 with stock tailpipe and cat and it is just a little louder than stock... might need to fix that lol

i cnt wait to c your jeep lifted, will look good!


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LUCKY!!! i wanted an OME lift!

congrats on it

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