Jeep Builds Make your own jeep build thread here, discuss and view jeeps here. All Jeep models are welcome here.

4.5 or 6.5 lift? 99xj

Old 01-02-2013, 09:04 PM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
D.S.G.B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
Default 4.5 or 6.5 lift? 99xj

I want to go to a 6.5 but will I need to get new drive shafts?
D.S.G.B is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 09:10 PM
  #2  
Old School CF Moderator
 
Xj88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 9,652
Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

You'll need to do something with your steering, you'll wanna run control arm drop brackets at the least..at that height you should be on long arms..you will need a slip yoke eliminator...and will have to get a cv style rear shaft.
Xj88 is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 09:10 PM
  #3  
Old School CF Moderator
 
Xj88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 9,652
Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

And 6.5 is kinda tall...why do you want it so big?
Xj88 is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 09:13 PM
  #4  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
D.S.G.B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
Default

Well it's my first personal build. I've had Xj's before but I bought them already lifted. I ran 33's and with cut fenders I was still cutting my tires when I flexed.
D.S.G.B is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 09:54 PM
  #5  
CF Veteran
 
Atmos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: City of Trees, CA
Posts: 7,385
Year: Buggy build in process
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 5.7 LS1
Default

cut fenders more or add bumpstops. 4.5" is a great height. that being said my rear sits around 6" with the shackle relocation. the rear driveshaft with SYE is a perfect fit. if that's not long enough you can try to find a junk yard ZJ driveshaft that is longer, or worst case just go to a driveline shop and have them retube and lengthen for a couple bucks. no need to buy a custom driveline. you WILL need an SYE though
Atmos is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
denverXJ
Cherokee Chat
8
10-23-2018 04:36 PM
ryan_lerv
Modified XJ Cherokee Tech
5
03-29-2016 01:49 PM
XJBARTZ90
Modified XJ Cherokee Tech
22
09-15-2015 11:36 AM
tokelyn
Modified XJ Cherokee Tech
8
09-08-2015 12:22 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 4.5 or 6.5 lift? 99xj


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: