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Unread 10-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Advice on possible lift kits!?!

I have a 1999 XJ and im looking to lift it. I'm not looking for a top of the line lift i just want a 3.5" mabye 4" lift but i have no idea where to start or how to do. Any help?

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Unread 10-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Unread 10-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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Well i am but i don't really know all that much on the matter. Hmmm.
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Unread 10-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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Heres a start that may help you see what others have done:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/x...v2-0-a-983075/
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Unread 10-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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Thanks man!
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Unread 10-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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Well, i was actually looking for a basic suggestion on what to get :/
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Unread 10-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #7
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Unread 10-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #8
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Unread 10-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
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Too expensive to be honest. I'm not looking for a 200$ franken kit though. I had the "623N2 / 633N2 Rough Country" to be honest. Is there any problem with that?
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Unread 10-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #10
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Lots of problems with rough country. Just search the problems on their leaf springs.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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Man, your right. The same thing wouldve happend with a franken kit tho. Anyone have any opnions on jsut throwing spacers in just to make sure shocks dont bottom out.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #12
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A Frankenstein kit is whatever you want it to be. It gives you the best opportunity to piece together the best of the best to ensure your xj will perform to the best of its ability.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 08:06 PM   #13
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At the same time being 17 and only working on snowmobiles my whole life i never got the training for this but im doing the best i can :/ i just don't know enough to comfortably piece together something like that. But im also not going to pay someone to take my XJ away and do it themselves, things are best learned when you just go in head first. I guess i'm just looking for ways to do this without having to play it by ear. And i mean all this in the nicest possible way, im a newbie when it comes to suspension. Hopefully ill catch on if i beat myself into it enough.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 08:10 PM   #14
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Look at all the pieces in the OME kit and buy them one by one so you don't have to save up so much money at once.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #15
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So you put them on one by one? or just wait till you can put the whole thing on. I mean my leaf springs (back) are sagging soo do i just buy here and there and put on when i can?
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