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Unread 01-16-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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1999 jeep cherokee sport

hey guys im new to this thread and new to jeeps. im not even 16 yet but i will be soon and im getting a 1999 jeep cherokee sport and im gonna get into the sport of off road. if anyone has pictures of a 1999 jeep cherokee with a 6" lift with 33" or 35" mickey thompson baja claw radial tires i would like to see it because thats what im planning to do to my jeep. if anyone has one with a 4" lift to i wouldnt mind seeing it either but of course it would have smaller tires which is no problem still post please.

thanks everyone

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Unread 01-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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1998 classic almost the same

what color u getting?

6.5 rustys lift
and 33s

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Unread 01-16-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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wow very nice jeep man. thats almost identical to what i imagined mine would look like with all of the stuff i wanted on it. mine is gonna be either black or silver (im gonna get it repainted because its a light blue color now ) someone told me to check out rusty's stuff and i did and it looked pretty good but i read some reviews and they were all bad. would you recommend it?
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Unread 01-16-2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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i like it but i never had any other kits
seems to be good quality but i would ask some senior members
after all im only 17 too
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Unread 01-16-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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will do. did you install everything? how much did everything cost?
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Unread 01-16-2009, 10:05 PM   #6
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rustys 6.5 lift was $1100 but its not a long arm kit but i am building a long arm kit myself
bumpers were on it when i got it but ther not cheap to buy brand name ones
i would build them or have them built at a local metal shop

o and me and some friends installed the lift kit but i would have someone who knows what there doing there
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Unread 01-16-2009, 11:31 PM   #7
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what kind of tools do you need? my dad is knows everything about cars and can easily do it if we have the tools necessary. we have regular jacks and all regular tools (ratchets, wrenches, screwdriver etc.) and maybe a power drill but thats about it. are there any major tools that were missing?

also what is a long arm kit and what does it do for you?
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Unread 01-17-2009, 07:46 AM   #8
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long arms are the control arms to the front axel. with a large lift a long arm kit will alow more flex and longer suspention travel. but it cost alot to buy and can be bad handaling on the road.

if you know some one with a car hoist that is best. some lifts you will need a welder and a air impact gun is always usefull
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Unread 01-17-2009, 12:07 PM   #9
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alright thanks. i have another question though. did you have a stock jeep and buy the 6.5" lift and just install it or are there more parts you had to buy like axel's and lockers? what does a locker do? could i just buy the kit and install it on my stock jeep without any other parts?
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Unread 01-17-2009, 12:13 PM   #10
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Don't know how much this will help but here is my 2000 XJ Sport with about 6" Rubicon Express long arm lift. The tires and wheels are MT Classics and 33" MTZ's. You can do a lot to an XJ and you will be impressed with it off road.
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Unread 01-17-2009, 01:31 PM   #11
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u can run all stock stuff axels and equipment but for a 6inch lift you want a slip yoke eliminator "i had mine put in" and a custom rear drive shaft just so you know

and a locker is in the differential it lockes the clutches and bla bla bla
long story short
stock open case 1 tire spins
limited slip bothspin but one will give on and off
and locked both spin full time

i dont have lockers but i might get one for the rear
but there a little hard to run on the road full time
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Unread 01-17-2009, 03:59 PM   #12
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Don't know how much this will help but here is my 2000 XJ Sport with about 6" Rubicon Express long arm lift. The tires and wheels are MT Classics and 33" MTZ's. You can do a lot to an XJ and you will be impressed with it off road.
hey thanks for posting.
what kind of fender flares are those?

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u can run all stock stuff axels and equipment but for a 6inch lift you want a slip yoke eliminator "i had mine put in" and a custom rear drive shaft just so you know

and a locker is in the differential it lockes the clutches and bla bla bla
long story short
stock open case 1 tire spins
limited slip bothspin but one will give on and off
and locked both spin full time

i dont have lockers but i might get one for the rear
but there a little hard to run on the road full time
is a dana 44 a "custom rear drive shaft"? if not can you point me in the right direction of those?
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Unread 01-17-2009, 04:53 PM   #13
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Those are the Bushwacker Pocket Flares, picked them up off Ebay. Not too bad to install, the four door set is a little more difficult than the two door style because the front of the rear flare is actually mounted to the rear door.
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Unread 01-17-2009, 04:57 PM   #14
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http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...egory_Code=SYE

that is like what u need not sure if thats the exact one
and a dana 44 is a axel the drive shaft is from the transfer case to the axel
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Unread 01-17-2009, 05:08 PM   #15
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Check out Rubicon Express lifts. They can be a little more expesvie than some other kits, but I believe it is well worth it. I have the 3.5" Super Flex kit on my XJ right now and its great, I plan on upgrading to the 5.5" in the spring.

As for other parts you will need. Most kits come fairly complete. You will need a slip yoke eliminator and a new rear drive shaft. The SYE(slip yoke eliminator) will allow for the drive shafts steeper angle, and the new drive shaft will compensate for the longer distance.

SOmetimes you can get away with a transfer case drop, but if you are going to go that big right off the bad you will need a SYE.

Good luck man, keep us updated on how it turns out when you get it
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