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Old 02-13-2009, 07:08 PM
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Hi everybody. This is my first experiance with chat rooms so be kind. I am getting a stock 91 XJ 4 door 4.0 auto and the end of Feb. and i'm planning to do alot of mods. I want to start with a lift and I'm liking what I've read about "Old Man Emu" kits so far. The 5.5" , disconnects and the "knuckle over" steering modification. I'm curious why I don't see more on the OME equipment. Thanks for any info!
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If I lift my jeep and I get vibes needing a t-case drop..will I do any damage driving it 3h on the highway? I assume the U-joints will take a beating. The shop doing my custom lift springs dont have transfer case drops..after I get it home I want to do the t-case drop as a temp fix and then do the homemade 242 SYE
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You can drive for months on it, you will just have a vibe... Just make sure you swap out the front u-joint of your drive shaft when you put in the TC drop.
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I don't know if this has been posted before, but a little bit of wisdom.

If you get your lift and tires, or other mods all at once, install them one at a time and take test drive in between each install.

Wish i had, would have made tracking vibes and other issues easier this last time around... Just mu 2 cents..
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Originally Posted by XJ4PJ View Post
Hi everybody. This is my first experiance with chat rooms so be kind. I am getting a stock 91 XJ 4 door 4.0 auto and the end of Feb. and i'm planning to do alot of mods. I want to start with a lift and I'm liking what I've read about "Old Man Emu" kits so far. The 5.5" , disconnects and the "knuckle over" steering modification. I'm curious why I don't see more on the OME equipment. Thanks for any info!
OME doesnt make a 5.5" lift kit. I think the highest they go for cherokees is 3" someone correct me if Im wrong. Maybe you are thinking of Rubicon Express.
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Hello every one. I have had a couple cherokees in the past but have never put any after stock parts on them. I now have a cherokee country and am going to put a 3" lift on it. What size rims are recomended only 15" or can I go 16"or17". Also can any one recomend some affordable black rims. Thank you Paulo
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Also can any one recommend some affordable black rims.
Check my post. Best deal I have found.
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I know that 79 f150 coils give 3" of lift, But what if i went to AZ and bought some brand new 79 f150 coils from them; would it net more because there wasnt an f150 sitting on them 1st? What I mean is do the coils from a 79 f150 give 3" because there was an f150 on them to make them settle that much, and if I bought brand new coils it would give me more lift cause a cherokee doesnt weigh even close to the same as a 79 f150??
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i got a question i got a cherokee with a 6in roughcountry and i wana go up 4more inches whats the easyest way to do it
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i got a set of 33s from a freind for free i have a three inch lift on and a set of tj flares what else might i need to fit them bumpstops ect. any help would be good thanx
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Can someone tell me on a XJ the proper way to check how much lift it has ?

Also, are there any pros/cons of dropping to 10.50's from 12.50's as far as off road ability , or on road drivability.

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Originally Posted by jd4x426 View Post
i got a set of 33s from a freind for free i have a three inch lift on and a set of tj flares what else might i need to fit them bumpstops ect. any help would be good thanx
this thread will probaly help
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/showth...ht=33+on+stock

you will need to trim you fenders
there was another thread but it got deleted
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Can someone tell me on a XJ the proper way to check how much lift it has ?

Also, are there any pros/cons of dropping to 10.50's from 12.50's as far as off road ability , or on road drivability.
a stock XJ is roughly 17" from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the fender, for example that mesurement at 20" would be a 3" lift (20" -17"=3")

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as far as the 10.50-12.50 ? i assume your talking about tires, if so the onlly difference is you will have more tire touching the ground with the 12.50 so more traction
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Originally Posted by runnin dirty View Post
i got a question i got a cherokee with a 6in roughcountry and i wana go up 4more inches whats the easyest way to do it
so you want 10" of lift?
i would think that you would need to get a 8" lift and then add the 2" BB,
one question Why so much
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Originally Posted by REWSTER View Post
a stock XJ is roughly 17" from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the fender, for example that mesurement at 20" would be a 3" lift (20" -17"=3")
HTH
as far as the 10.50-12.50 ? i assume your talking about tires, if so the onlly difference is you will have more tire touching the ground with the 12.50 so more traction
My fenders have already been cut

Will I tell any difference on the hi way with the 10.50 vs 12.50 ?
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