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Unread 01-16-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
Gante
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Considering this 4" skyjack lift

We'll, I am starting to look into a decent suspension lift for my Waggy 91. After having read all the other impacts on suspension and shaft modifications, I believe that I am inclined for a 4" suspension lift kit with a 1" body lift. I think this may allow me to fit 33" wheel, right? If not 31" for sure. Without all the other issues with shaft length modifications and steep angles issues.

I have read that skyjacker is well recommended by many members. I just wanted to check with some of you on your thoughts about this specific lift kit...

3.5-4” System for 74-91 Cherokee\Wagoneer 4WD Front & Rear Replacement Springs - SKY-JP45KS-N
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Unread 01-18-2014, 07:26 AM   #2
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To get 33's you would need a 2" body lift with a 4" suspension. I would recommend BDS over Skyjacker but they are both nice lift kits.
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Unread 01-18-2014, 08:15 AM   #3
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Last year I did the 4in lift from BDS and am very happy with the product and their customer service. I have read several places that you will need a 2in body lift to fit 33's if your planning on doing any wheeling at all. I personally prefer the stance and feel of my wagon on 31's. Good luck on the lift though. Be sure to soak the bolts in PB Blaster a couple of days in advance, that 25 years of grime and rust make it a real pain if you don't. Show your before and afters here too
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Unread 01-18-2014, 09:51 AM   #4
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Our shop truck has a BDS kit on it and I like it quite a lot. Here are some pics (you don't need Facebook to view these):

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=aaea23f18d

It has 35's on it but that is made possible because of the flares which the Grand Wagoneer doesn't have.

I have a pic of a 1988 GW with the 4" BDS and 31's on stock rims I will dig up and post.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
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I have a BJ's 6" lift. What shaft problems? I did have to get longer shackles for the front because they would over center. But works like a charm.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 11:56 AM   #6
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I have a BJ's 6" lift. What shaft problems? I did have to get longer shackles for the front because they would over center. But works like a charm.
I hear that you have to change shaft lengths and the angles of the shaft to the transfer case and/or axles are not ideal unless modified.
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