I had a 1993 xj. 4.5" RC lift with 31x10.5" DickCepek FC-II's. ax-15. It was pushing 200k and ran like a top. The rust was starting to take over, which I planned on fixing until I couldn't pass up a deal on a 1996 xj.
Heres the 1993:
I started off with a 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport. I bought it back in april of 2008. 4.0L, np231, dana 30 front, chrysler 8.25 rear.
I then herculined the lower part of the doors and the rockers getting rid of the red stripes.
Then I decided to go with a Rough Country 4.5" lift kit with full leafs, nitro shock upgrade, sway bar disconnects. I bought some black wheels, then decided to go with 31"x10.5"x15" General Grabber AT2 because they are almost identical to the BFG AT's.
I started doing the lift, started with the front end.
Then I moved to the rear.
I ran into problem after problem during the whole lift process. First, rough country sent me a bad ad. trac bar. Then I needed to replace the front brakes, rotors and pads. Found out one of my front u-joints were bad so I replaced those. Then I sheared of all four rear shocks bolts going up into the unibody. Then one of the rear passenger lugs sheared off. WOW. Then to top it off I found out that RC also sent me a bad rear shock.
I mounted some bar pin eliminators to relocate the shock bolts in the rear. Rough country sent me the new parts. replaced everything that I needed to and hears how it turned out.