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Old 03-23-2012, 02:40 PM   #6511
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I'm finishing up my lift and installing the quick discos are the second to las thing to do. The rough country discos want me to beat out the factory axle bolt with a hammer. Is this true or do I need to find a huge star bit and turn it out?
Beat it out. Its pressed in
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Beat it out. Its pressed in
It's only pressed in on the 97+. Pre 96 they are threaded so beating it wont do any good. Also if it is pressed in a pitman arm puller works pretty good to draw the stud out
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It's only pressed in on the 97+. Pre 96 they are threaded so beating it wont do any good. Also if it is pressed in a pitman arm puller works pretty good to draw the stud out
I have a 98. I can see that weird washer showing through.

So the consensus is that it's ok to try to beat it out of there?
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Good info to know, I'm in the middle of my rc la kit.
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I have a 98. I can see that weird washer showing through.

So the consensus is that it's ok to try to beat it out of there?
Yeah but if it won't come out use a pitman arm puller. Works great
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Yeah but if it won't come out use a pitman arm puller. Works great
Thanks guys.
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Hi, I've looked on this forum many a times and found it to be very helpful but am new to the posting thing so i hope im in the right place. I got a lift from my friend for my 92 cherokee and i cant get the front axle to line up right. I think im going to need longer upper control arms and some lower ones to match? Im nowhere near all that knowledgeable on the subject as this is the 1st lift i have ever installed. I guess i need to figure out what arms to order and/or what anyone would recommend? Any advice that can point me in the right direction would be much appreciated!! Thanks
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It's only pressed in on the 97+. Pre 96 they are threaded so beating it wont do any good. Also if it is pressed in a pitman arm puller works pretty good to draw the stud out
My 96 were pressed in.........
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Hi, I've looked on this forum many a times and found it to be very helpful but am new to the posting thing so i hope im in the right place. I got a lift from my friend for my 92 cherokee and i cant get the front axle to line up right. I think im going to need longer upper control arms and some lower ones to match? Im nowhere near all that knowledgeable on the subject as this is the 1st lift i have ever installed. I guess i need to figure out what arms to order and/or what anyone would recommend? Any advice that can point me in the right direction would be much appreciated!! Thanks
I would say to order adjustable control arms in case you go with a higher lift
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Even if your sitting an inch higher your axle will still move in the same transition. So your either gonna have to bumpstop the crap out of it. Move your axle back, or trim a little. I would just trim
Now I am thinking that the lift Rough Country sent me did not raise the jeep 3"

I came on this thread and asked that question before because in the front I have 19" from my center of the cap to the bottom of the flare. Which = 1.5" of lift. In the rear I have 19" from the center of the cap to the bottom of the flare which is 2" of lift.


When I asked about this some people thought that I should measure from the top of the axle to the bottom of the frame rail for a more accurate measurement. I have not done this yet as I felt that what was said was correct and that 'Different years the flare maybe at different heights.'


But that said, Rough Country does not have a 2" lift with new front and rear springs.


So I just though all was OK and since I did not measure axle to frame that I got what I paid for but now I am unsure. But how?
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Now I am thinking that the lift Rough Country sent me did not raise the jeep 3"

I came on this thread and asked that question before because in the front I have 19" from my center of the cap to the bottom of the flare. Which = 1.5" of lift. In the rear I have 19" from the center of the cap to the bottom of the flare which is 2" of lift.


When I asked about this some people thought that I should measure from the top of the axle to the bottom of the frame rail for a more accurate measurement. I have not done this yet as I felt that what was said was correct and that 'Different years the flare maybe at different heights.'


But that said, Rough Country does not have a 2" lift with new front and rear springs.


So I just though all was OK and since I did not measure axle to frame that I got what I paid for but now I am unsure. But how?
Measure axle to frame to be sure. I don't recall the stock numbers off-hand, but dukie or someone should be chiming in with help. Do you have heavier bumpers or a lot of cargo? Those things would cause it to be lower.
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I have a 2000 jeep cherokee sport that im about to put a 6.5 rouch country x-series lift on and i plan on getting some mickey thompson tires 33x12.5r15
but for the rim how could i find a nice offset to help with the top heavyness?
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Measure axle to frame to be sure. I don't recall the stock numbers off-hand, but dukie or someone should be chiming in with help. Do you have heavier bumpers or a lot of cargo? Those things would cause it to be lower.
The Dukster put this up last time I asked about this
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With no steering linkage or anything but the actual tube to the bottom of the frame rail(again nothing but the frame rail).
stock front: 6 3/4"
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The Dukster put this up last time I asked about this
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With no steering linkage or anything but the actual tube to the bottom of the frame rail(again nothing but the frame rail).
stock front: 6 3/4"
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There's your answer. If your axle-to-frame rail measurements are less than 3" and you don't have anything weighing down your XJ, I'd call the company and see what they say. Most companies underrate their lifts to compensate for armor, so it's actually taller than advertised. If it's significantly shorter, there could (possibly) be something wrong.
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Do you recommend any companies in particular?
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