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Unread 07-31-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Can a XJ lift be used on a tj?

I found a brand new 3" lift for an XJ but i have a TJ would that parts not fit? thanks jeep-wrangler.jpg
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Unread 07-31-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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Have you looked at the springs?
XJ rear has leaf springs. Your TJ has coils.
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Unread 07-31-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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The front suspension components will work, but not the rear.
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Unread 07-31-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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you could totally do it, you just have to change your rear suspension to a leaf spring set up, cut majority of the bracketry off of your rear-end and re-weld new spring perches and stuff. i strongly recomend that you just go ahead and stick with the tj bolt on lifts. rough country makes a 4 inch lift for right around 500 bucks you could squeeze 35s under it then but its not recommended...
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Unread 07-31-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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Nothing would work properly.XJ has rear leaf springs and 3" front XJ coils would lift it way more than 3" on a TJ.Just buy a Zone 3" lift.
When I had 3.07s I would draft behind birds as an attempt to do the speed limit.
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