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Today 08:58 PM
bluejunior
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Truth be told Iíve never ridden in a lifted XJ let alone driven one. My last XJ I bought a 2Ē BB for and it never came out of the box.
Just for clarity: A TC drop makes the rear angles better, but the front worse. It also doesn't do anything to fix the increased distance between teh rear axle and the TC after the lift. Lift enough and try to drop, you'll ruin the front angles, pull the driveshaft into little enough spline engagement that the output, shaft or both get chewed up, or the whole damn thing will fall out durig flex.

3-4" it usually works out okay for light duty stuff, but an SYE with a proper length driveshaft absolutely is the right fix.
Today 06:07 PM
Luke95
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There's he is!!!
I still do stuff

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Today 05:24 PM
S8NNG8
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[Can confirm that 40s will fit with stock springs

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There's he is!!!
Today 04:04 PM
kadetklapp
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And speaking of stupid questions, nasty little vibration and some noise on deceleration post-lifting 4”....is this indicator of needing a t-case drop?
I'm sure you know that an SYE is the proper fix. But yes, a remedy is needed. And soon, or it'll end up being your pinion bearing in the axle.
Truth be told I’ve never ridden in a lifted XJ let alone driven one. My last XJ I bought a 2” BB for and it never came out of the box.
Today 03:29 PM
Luke95
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At this point it's kinda nice to see some of the simple questions come up and help out a new member. It's been slowly growing back. Before you know it Luke95 will be filling threads with wheeling pics and converting all the newbs to radicals😄
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I remember Aircruiser and a few others. And all the 16 years olds wanting to know if 40s would clear stock suspension and me asking of Rough Country is really THAT bad bc I was (and am still) broke...
Can confirm that 40s will fit with stock springs

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Today 03:28 PM
Luke95 You called?

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Today 02:53 PM
kadetklapp
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And speaking of stupid questions, nasty little vibration and some noise on deceleration post-lifting 4”....is this indicator of needing a t-case drop?
I'm sure you know that an SYE is the proper fix. But yes, a remedy is needed. And soon, or it'll end up being your pinion bearing in the axle.
Damn...why ya gotta be the voice of reason...
Today 11:56 AM
Buxnort Thanks. I'm a car nut...love working on them, driving, racing, reading...anything/everything cars. We've had a few Grand Cherokees but this is the first XJ. We've only had this a few months, and I can tell why they are so popular. This was my mother-in-law's car. She passed away last year, and we drove it from Nashville to San Diego, and I absolutely fell in love with it during that trip. It has a lot of sentimental value, especially to my wife, which is why we want to just clean it up a bit, not go crazy with mods, and let it be a good memory for my wife of her mom. Unfortunately, recently I've been watching Rust Valley Restorers on Netflix and Restoration Garage on Amazon so I'm ready to pull this thing apart and do a ground-up rebuild to get it factory-new condition. Realistically, I know it wouldn't be worth it but the OCD/perfectionist in me won't let it go.

Definitely lots of info on the internet. Some of the stuff I've seen people do on YouTube is crazy though. Almost seems some people make it up as they go along. Forums like this are great because it's people who generally know what they are doing.

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Welcome!

Feel free to ask anything, there are a few of us around. Few things I always tell people:



Don't be afraid of search. Google, youtube, forum search here, NAXJA, r/CherokeeXJ, and many others. XJ's are wildly popular and people love modifications, fixes, and restorations. Most common jobs or problems you'll run into have been documented to death, often with step by step picture laden threads or videos.

Make a build thread of your own where you take pictures and detail out what you do. It adds to the documentation for the community, but it also gives you a log of your work so when you can't remember what you did or what parts you used you've got it down in writing and dated.

Have a little fun with it. Even if it's not your car, projects should be enjoyable. There are a ton of little upgrades you can do with these to make them more comfortable or utilitarian.
Today 09:10 AM
S8NNG8
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Originally Posted by kadetklapp View Post
And speaking of stupid questions, nasty little vibration and some noise on deceleration post-lifting 4”....is this indicator of needing a t-case drop?
I'm sure you know that an SYE is the proper fix. But yes, a remedy is needed. And soon, or it'll end up being your pinion bearing in the axle.
Today 08:46 AM
kadetklapp And speaking of stupid questions, nasty little vibration and some noise on deceleration post-lifting 4”....is this indicator of needing a t-case drop?
Today 08:44 AM
kadetklapp I remember Aircruiser and a few others. And all the 16 years olds wanting to know if 40s would clear stock suspension and me asking of Rough Country is really THAT bad bc I was (and am still) broke...
Today 08:03 AM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by Buxnort View Post
So I just signed up for this website/forum today, including paying the 30 bucks to upgrade my membership level. We're slowly going to be doing some clean-up/cosmetic work on what was my mother-in-law's 97 XJ. Hopefully I'll find a person or two still here to chat with as we move along.
Good you saw fit to join . I'll second what Blue said . I found a lot of answers here and even offered a few .
Don't be afraid to comment , good , bad or indifferent .
This forum needs new meat to chew , once in a while .
Today 03:35 AM
bluejunior
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Originally Posted by Buxnort View Post
So I just signed up for this website/forum today, including paying the 30 bucks to upgrade my membership level. We're slowly going to be doing some clean-up/cosmetic work on what was my mother-in-law's 97 XJ. Hopefully I'll find a person or two still here to chat with as we move along.



Welcome!

Feel free to ask anything, there are a few of us around. Few things I always tell people:



Don't be afraid of search. Google, youtube, forum search here, NAXJA, r/CherokeeXJ, and many others. XJ's are wildly popular and people love modifications, fixes, and restorations. Most common jobs or problems you'll run into have been documented to death, often with step by step picture laden threads or videos.

Make a build thread of your own where you take pictures and detail out what you do. It adds to the documentation for the community, but it also gives you a log of your work so when you can't remember what you did or what parts you used you've got it down in writing and dated.

Have a little fun with it. Even if it's not your car, projects should be enjoyable. There are a ton of little upgrades you can do with these to make them more comfortable or utilitarian.
Yesterday 10:38 PM
Buxnort
No one around?

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Seems that's the trend . Slowly over the years , it has been 'less active' .
So I just signed up for this website/forum today, including paying the 30 bucks to upgrade my membership level. We're slowly going to be doing some clean-up/cosmetic work on what was my mother-in-law's 97 XJ. Hopefully I'll find a person or two still here to chat with as we move along.
Yesterday 10:08 PM
RedJeepster1
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Originally Posted by S8NNG8 View Post
At this point it's kinda nice to see some of the simple questions come up and help out a new member. It's been slowly growing back. Before you know it Luke95 will be filling threads with wheeling pics and converting all the newbs to radicals😄


Lol, Iíll still talk to him and see him all the time. I geared the ford tons under his current 2 door. He was sending me pics and videos last night.


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