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Old 12-19-2018, 09:33 AM
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Recently installed rough country 3 inch lift on my 97 xj with lower control arm and the drop brackets for sway bar. However why am I hearing some creaking still only sometimes as I go over speed bump or hit break harder then normal or make a sharp turn???? Any ideas???
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:17 PM
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Recently installed rough country 3 inch lift on my 97 xj with lower control arm and the drop brackets for sway bar. However why am I hearing some creaking still only sometimes as I go over speed bump or hit break harder then normal or make a sharp turn???? Any ideas???
Do the control arms use polyurethane bushings?
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:06 AM
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Default R.E. 4.5 lift kit necessities

Hey all, I'm sure there's a thread on this exact question, but it's Christmas Eve and I got a heavy buzz. I'm getting a R.E. 4.5 superflex short arm full leaf kit and some Toyo open country m/t 33x12.5x15 in another month or so, and my bro in law is going to help me install as he's installed a few truck/Jeep lifts already. It's going on a factory 2001 xj with about 240k miles original parts, (leafs are shot for sure). I already have some procomp 15x8 series 51 rims with 3.75" Bs. Link to kit below now I know that I will probably need a SYE and rear drive shaft replacement and I plan on that down the road, outside of that is there anything I will possibly or probably need? I.e. bump stops, or any other lil miscellaneous parts. Bro in law is hard to get time in with so I'd like to have ducks in a row when he shows up so we can knock it out in 1 go. Thanks in advance

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Old 12-29-2018, 07:16 PM
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I have an opportunity to pick up a set of 5 stock wheels, with tires that I'll replace, off a 2007 Liberty for the awesome price of $100.oo The wheels are 16 and 5 on 4.5.
Question is will these fit on my 2000 XJ Sport with 3inch lift without any issues?
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I have an opportunity to pick up a set of 5 stock wheels, with tires that I'll replace, off a 2007 Liberty for the awesome price of $100.oo The wheels are 16 and 5 on 4.5.
Question is will these fit on my 2000 XJ Sport with 3inch lift without any issues?
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They have 5.5" backspacing, which is .25" more than most XJ wheels. That'll bring your tires Ό" in from where they currently sit, for a combined reduction of ½" on your track width.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:35 AM
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They have 5.5" backspacing, which is .25" more than most XJ wheels. That'll bring your tires Ό" in from where they currently sit, for a combined reduction of ½" on your track width.
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Old 12-30-2018, 03:16 PM
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Default Stock Fenders, 2” Lift, Largest Tire?

Lifted my 91’ 2”. Trying to keep it stock looking, but a little more capable. So I don’t want to trim any metal. How large of a tire can I get away with without rubber hitting metal when I turn?

The 16” X 8” wheels have a -12 offset (about 1/2”) and 3.74” backspace.

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And if you upgrade your steering components, that large backspace may cause you problems.
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Lifted my 91’ 2”. Trying to keep it stock looking, but a little more capable. So I don’t want to trim any metal. How large of a tire can I get away with without rubber hitting metal when I turn?

The 16” X 8” wheels have a -12 offset (about 1/2”) and 3.74” backspace.
Found a chart. 31”
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Old 12-30-2018, 03:41 PM
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I have a 2001 xj that is lifted 3 in and im currently looking to get new wheels would a 17 X 9 wheel with a -6mm offset be fine?
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Default Will 2016 jeep wrangler rubicon Rims. 17 inch, 5 lug. fit on a jeep Cherokee XJ 2000

its all in the tittle^^^or is anybody selling any 17inch rims?

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its all in the tittle^^^or is anybody selling any 17inch rims?
Wrangler wheels from 2007+ will only fit with adapters
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Wrangler wheels from 2007+ will only fit with adapters
thank you! do you know what kind of adapters I would need to get?
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5x5 to 5x4.5. Your jeep is 5x4.5 and those wheels are 5x5 bolt patterns. Only use hubcentric adapters
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Default Replacing Johnny Joints

Ok so I am pretty new to the Jeep world so bare with me. I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations about replacing Johnny Joints on a lift. A few of them have gone bad on the long arms and need to be replaced and my mechanic says the johnny joints are the worst and he wont touch them so I have a few questions.

How do I find out what size the joints are?
Should I rebuild them or replace them? Which is route is easier? What special tools will I need? Is it even possible to do outside of a mechanic shop (I will have help)?

Specifications of the lift include:
-6.5 long arm rear coil conv suspension lift kit, 3.00' axle tube size w/ 3 link bridge
-heavy duty front lower control arm brackets
-231 slip yoke eliminator kit
-XJ premium rear 1310 CV driveshaft (33.50, 1310 u-joints, dust cap, premium 6 inch spline)

not sure if any of that even helped but if I need to put more specs just let me know.

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