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Unread 01-20-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
Ctpetersen
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Lift in 88 comanche

Was thinking about putting a 3 inch lift in my comanche. Was thinking about just doing add a leafs in the rear and springs in the front and new shocks all around. And break line extenders. Anything else i would need or ahould that do it? Im hopeing to do this for around $300 to $350 if i can but i want to do it right.

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Unread 01-29-2014, 12:08 AM   #2
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may need a new pitman arm.. not sure though!
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Unread 01-29-2014, 12:20 AM   #3
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For 3"? Probably won't need a new Pitman (I had a 1987XJ with 3", 31s and stock steering - no trouble. You can install a drop Pitman if you like, but I doubt you'll need to.

You're borderline for needing to go to a Tcase drop or a SYE to improve driveline articulation, but you have a bit longer rear shaft (therefore shallower angles) in the MJ than you do in the XJ, as I recall. So, less of a problem there. A tcase drop is easy anyhow.

I'd avoid AALs for the rear - they make a rough ride (especially unloaded.) Blocks merely accelerate spring wear, in most cases. If you're going to do coils up front, why not get properly arched leaves in the rear? And, if it were my truck, I'd put airbags in the rear, since I invariably use trucks for hauling (and airbags can help 'share the load' with springs, and give you more time before they sag.)

Brake line extenders? Get them anywhere you like. I suggest a vacuum bleed when you're done, instead of a gravity bleed (a pressure bleed is best, but the gear costs more.)

Those are my scratch thoughts, anyhow.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 10:52 AM   #4
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Would a lift kit for an XJ work? Found a 3" at rustyroads with a spring pack instead of the AAL.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 12:14 PM   #5
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Front will work but rear springs will not.the mj uses a longer spring than the xj
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