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Unread 10-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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How to squeak 35's on fsj cherokee

what is the best route to fit 35s under an fsj cherokee, soa front and lift spring rear?,full suspension lift w/ lift springs at all corners?, combo of lift prings and extended shackles ? also just how much lift is needed 6"?

any help would be appreciated as I am not very fluent on these full size rigs

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Unread 10-21-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Is it a widetrack or a narrowtrack?

Here is how to tell:

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/cartgenie/....asp#Widetrack


If it is a widetrack, you can technically fit 35's on a 4" lift but it might rub just a hair. A 6" lift will clear 35's but they ride a bit rougher. You could go with a 4" lift and a 2" body lift. You could also go with a SOA in the front and Shackle Flip in the rear which would net you 6-7".

All of our lift kits are here:

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/ProdList.asp?scat=47

SOA and Shackle flip kit here:

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-844.htm

Body lifts here:

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-544.htm


If you have a narrowtrack Cherokee, you will need 6" of lift plus 3" of body to not trim at all.

Here is a pic of a Grand Wagoneer (would be the same as a narrowtrack Cherokee for lift comparison), it has a 6" lift and a 2" body and we had to trim the rear fenders and just a touch off of the front for the 35's to clear. The wheels are 15x8 (15x10's would have been much worse):

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Unread 10-21-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thank you very much man that was very helpful and I think that im gonna go with the SOA and shackle flip. Thanks again that was a wealth of information and i really appreciate. Nice rig too that thing is sweet.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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haha on the "this is how you tell" in the narrow track Cherokee section, that yellow 82' Cherokee is mine haha. I bought it off the guy that Arnold sold it to.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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if I have a narrow track Cherokee can i still do the SOA in the front and shackle flip in the rear or is that only for wide track Cherokees?
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Unread 10-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #6
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SOA and shackle flip works on waggys too.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #7
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SOA and shackle flip works on waggys too.
As well as narrowtrack Cherokees.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #8
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i like the part about the 6" lift riding a little rougher. can be very rough- especially on rocks. something to consider since im tired of whiplash and changing in the future
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Unread 10-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #9
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thanks for the helpful inputs guys i really appreciate it.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:16 PM   #10
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Alright I have one more question. If I do the soa and shackle flip on my 82 narrowtrack Cherokee will I be able to clear 35's without rubbing ? Sorry about all the noob questions I just want to make sure that I'm buying the right thing before I blow all of my money on a lift. Thanks for the inputs and I hope to get the rig lifted this summer
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