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Lift kit suggestions for 1996 zj AWD v8

Old 04-12-2018, 01:00 PM
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Yes I recently bought my first jeep and have fallen in love as most of you I assume. Started looking into lift kits mainly just for looks I dont go offroading a whole lot but I'm noticing it's very difficult to find a lift kit that works with my 4x4 all time and v8 engine does anyone have suggestions or can show me one they have used without any issues. I'm very new to all this so I may be missing some details but any help is greatly appreciated. Also not looking for a huge lift maybe 2-3 inches as I said mainly to fit a little bigger tire.
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Old 04-22-2018, 02:00 PM
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I'm in a very similar situation. I'm researching long arm kits for my '95 ZJ. So far I have pretty much ruled out Rough Country based the advice of a friend who really knows what he's talking about. this leaves Rubicon Express, Iron Rock and Clayton as far as I can tell.

I'd be very interested in any recommendations you, or anyone else on this forum might be able to make. -Don't want to hijack your thread though
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There are some AWD body and suspension lift solution on our site, you can check them on https://www.carid.com/1996-jeep-gran...kee-lift-kits/
Are you looking to upgrade the tires to something bigger?
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There are some AWD body and suspension lift solution on our site, you can check them on https://www.carid.com/1996-jeep-gran...kee-lift-kits/
Are you looking to upgrade the tires to something bigger?
I would love to see your AWD Jeep ZJ body lift solutions! Especially sine these are unibody vehicles....


OP, most lifts for ZJs will work fine on your AWD. The double cardan joints just dont like steep angles associated with high lifts. If you arent offroading and just want looks, Id suggest a 2" spacer lift. Its just pucks that go on top of the coil springs. Easy to install and cheap (~$50). This was what I did and ran it for a while until I went up to 4".
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My bad, I meant the spacer lift. We have 1.75", 2" and 3" spacers for the front and the back of the ZJ.
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