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Old 02-11-2016, 07:38 PM
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Hello everybody on the Cherokee forum. I'm happy to be part of the jeeping community. I have wanted a jeep since I got my drivers license but I just never pulled the trigger on one. Well 2016 was the year I finally did. I looked hard for a clean 99 but as my luck goes I couldn't find one worth shaking a stick at. So I broke down and ended up buy this clean 2001 Cherokee classic. So far I've only done routine maintenance on it but future plans are lift tires bumpers ya know the usual. I want to build a both on and off road vehicle that is both strong and reliable. I drive up to 100 miles one way to work so a dependable vehicle is really important to me. As far as it sits right now everything is stock other then tire size I believe. But let me know what you guys think. I'm not a big jeep guy but I have the knowledge to put one together. What are some good lifts? Any other aftermarket parts I should add during the lift? Thanks for looking!!
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:10 PM
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Nice start!! 2001 is the last year of the Good 1s.. Noname is original lol... Goodluck and if ya drive a 100miles keep it simple and sweet! Looks very clean!
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OManEmu , .. is a good lift ..no higher than 3inch ...IMO
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:46 PM
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I was thinking around 3. As far as the no name yet that's just it lol imhavnt thought up a good name.
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:40 PM
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Whats the better lift ome or re?
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:07 PM
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Ome if u want a small lift and great ride.. Re if u want a more aggressive look .. 3.5 with leaf packs.. i also here the zone lifts are decent..
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Whats the better lift ome or re?
Most people will say OME, for the money I'd go with RE or peice together your own. It all boils down to how much your willing to pay and what you want in return. For overall ride comfort OME has a near unbeatable reputation whereas for the money you can easily get a larger lift and even long arms if you shop around for only a little more or the same. Nice name btw
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Ome if u want a small lift and great ride.. Re if u want a more aggressive look .. 3.5 with leaf packs.. i also here the zone lifts are decent..
I have owned all 3 lifts actually. OME had the "softest" ride of the bunch, but I am highly impressed with the 3" full leaf pack Zone I just installed on my 99.
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What is the purpose of a long arm kit? Is there noticeable results with 3.5 inches of lift and a long arm set up?
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What is the purpose of a long arm kit? Is there noticeable results with 3.5 inches of lift and a long arm set up?
It gives you better ride and flex by giving the control arms better angles, when you lift it the contol arm angle gets more steep,the long arms correct it. At 3.5 inches it's not necessary, but it will definitely help, however you probably won't find a kit for a long arm lift that low. But if you have the money you should definitely look into it, I've heard the b. Lee 3 link is supposed to be great plus he's a vendor on the forum.
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Ive done a lttle bit of researching and i think i might go with the OME kit with new control arms and track bar etc. I don't t know if its just me but presentation is key when explaing or describing a product especially something as expensive as a lift. The RE description was just about a paragraph long compared to the 10 minutes of reading on the ome where they actually explain all the features their lift offers. The lift wont come till after tax season but i have to get my research done now so i buy a quality product. But on the other hand i hope when this cold spell breaks i can tackle this lukewarm heat im getting and do some maintenance on the jeep.
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Does anyone know of any companies that make a stronger rear shackle that is still stock length??
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Does anyone know of any companies that make a stronger rear shackle that is still stock length??
Ideally a longer shackle can help give more articulation, ie better flex, as long as you have the correct shackle angle by allowing the leaf springs to droop more than with a stock shackle, so you might want to consider that
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