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Old 07-09-2009, 06:37 PM
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After some mud holes



some stock flex pics




when my dad bought it for me it was 2 wheel drive, so we went to pull a part and got a front axle, tranny, and a t-case. we installed that so now it is 4x4. i bought some hella 500's and installed those.
so far those are the only mods.

things to come:
3" lift
32's??? on cragar soft 8's and .5" to 1.5" wheel spacers
front and rear bumpers
roof rack
rear locker (maybe)

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Old 07-09-2009, 06:55 PM
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Like my dad always said "don't make it a toy tell its not your daily driver", but that didn't
mean much to me! That's a big project changing it over to 4x4! From ur stock flex pic I would say your next step should be a lift kit!!!
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:01 PM
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that is definately my next step. i am hoping to have that done by september.
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Check out that thread on "lift kit prices" how big r u gonna go? I went with a teraflex 2" uck & shackels, & 3.5" rubicon extrem!
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im probably going 4.5" there are a few cherokee's that have 4.5" lifts around here that caught my attention as well as my dads so he is getting me the lift as part of an early xmas.
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Nice good luck bro! Go big or stay home!!!
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hahaha! my friends are amazed at how capable the xj is stock, i cant wait to get it lifted and show 'em up big time!
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hahaha! my friends are amazed at how capable the xj is stock, i cant wait to get it lifted and show 'em up big time!
hahaha yeah. my buddy had 3 xjs over the years and kept telling me i dont need to lift mine. i took him out the other day and he almost s**t himself the things i went over. he couldnt believe it.
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haha. i can imagine, i have shown my buddy's s-10 and f-150 up in some mud!
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since i am in the process of looking for lift parts or a lift kit, i have 4" inch lift coils off of a wrangler, would these give about 4-5 inches of lift to my xj? and im looking for rear leaf packs since i have heard so much crap about aal's, which would be better rough country leaf packs or rustys leaf packs?
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nice wheels. i love the SE wheels i have a set im throwing on my XJ to replace the plain sport wheels. (no ecco)
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So i just got license and my first jeep. im 17..
anyway's here i just got a nice set or 34 inch super swampers and i need to know if you guy's think a 4 or 4.5 inch body lift will do me untill i get more money for the suspencion lift its a 1990 cherokee limited.
and im not to worried about it looking like crap as long as the wheels fit and it look's better then it did before. thank's!
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So i just got license and my first jeep. im 17..
anyway's here i just got a nice set or 34 inch super swampers and i need to know if you guy's think a 4 or 4.5 inch body lift will do me untill i get more money for the suspencion lift its a 1990 cherokee limited.
and im not to worried about it looking like crap as long as the wheels fit and it look's better then it did before. thank's!
Well for starters you might want to make an introduction thread if you haven't done so already. Cherokee's are unibody therefore no body lifts are able to be installed. As for a 4.5" lift and 34's, you'll just need to trim the fenders and maybe bumpstop, hope that helped.
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well i have finally decided on a lift, im getting the 3.5 inch RE lift with full leafs, 32 inch bfg mud terrains on soft 8's and if needed coil spacers and shackles to reduce tire rub if it is too bad. just gotta find a job and go half and half with the parents! lol
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so no lift's? just trim my fenders and ill be good to go ?
and yea i dose help thank's
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