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Old 11-15-2016, 10:22 AM
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I'm new to the JEEP scene and looking into a lift for it. I'm Looking to make it a rock crawler and a daily driver.

I was pretty much sold on doing a 6.5" lift but now I'm in debate of the 8". its more of a go big or go home thing for me. but is 8" really excessive?

there is a few kits I'm looking at for both raises. some come complete with shocks and some not. if you guys could check it out and let me know your .02

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/10447.html

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/10451.html

http://www.full-traction.com/detail....=4&t=1&p=839#n

https://www.claytonoffroad.com/xj_lo...01_cherokee_xj

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-xj-...kit-laxj6.html

I am still researching and trying to find the right vendor in order to fulfill my build.

in your opinion is the 6.5" going to be more than enough of a raise? or is the 8" just adding inches to my pecker.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:36 PM
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What size tire are you wanting to run? I don't think 8" is necessary for a DD and rock crawling rig. I'm running 35s on 5" of lift with some trimming and proper bump stops.
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:03 PM
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What size tire are you wanting to run? I don't think 8" is necessary for a DD and rock crawling rig. I'm running 35s on 5" of lift with some trimming and proper bump stops.
I'm prob gonna run 35's. I might stick with the 6.5" lift. I don't know many offroad guys so when I used to build race engines it was always go big or go with my builds. so I guess I was thinking the same way on this. but I have been thinking 8 might be excessive also
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:58 PM
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6.5" KIT INCLUDES:
3 Piece High Clearance HD Subframe Assembly
Front Long Arms with 7.5 Caster Adjuster
6.5" Coil Springs
5.5" Leaf Springs
1" Lift Shackle
Hydro 8000 Shocks
HD Track Bar with Double Shear Frame Mounting Bracket
Extended Length Stainless Steel Brake Hoses
Extended Length Front Sway Bar Links
U-Bolts

Not Included in kit:
HD Slip Yoke Eliminator
Tenneco heavy steering stabilizer

I feel like I'm missing something else.
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I think there is an option to upgrade to Bilstein shocks, they are well worth the money. And like you mentioned, the SYE and new drive shaft would be a must at 6.5".
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