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#1 09-24-2013 09:49:28

john
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Registered: 09-27-2008
Posts: 107

Small suspension lift advice needed

I want to get just a 2" lift in the front and a 3" lift in the rear of my Jeep Cherokee. It's a 1991. Aside from brakeline extensions, would I need longer links on my sway bars? I want to run 30" tires but still have plenty of room for wheel travel over bumps. Anything else I should be aware of?

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09-24-2013 09:49:28

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#2 09-28-2013 09:33:12

inkdrummer
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Registered: 08-05-2009
Posts: 8

Re: Small suspension lift advice needed

Here's a link to Rocky Road outfitters and a link showing you the tires I run.I bought their 2" budget lift complete kit which was pretty good.All of the components were top notch and all of the shackles were over engineered.Their website is also very informative,too.The reason I settled for the two inch is because I am getting the OME kit this coming spring.By the way,you can run 30" tires without a lift just fine.I am running Kumho ATs and have found them to be one of the best tires for light trail running and everyday use.Wet traction has not been an issue either.I haven't put my lift on yet but the tires have been fine with minimal rubbing(I actually haven't experienced any rubbing except during loaded full lock turns).

rocky-road com/xjbudget html

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#3 09-28-2013 09:42:16

seven
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Registered: 02-10-2009
Posts: 20

Re: Small suspension lift advice needed

I lifted my 98 Cherokee Sport and the original brake lines reached fine.

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#4 09-29-2013 15:11:18

john
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Registered: 09-27-2008
Posts: 107

Re: Small suspension lift advice needed

I was actually considering buying that 2" lift, but I have a sagging rear on my Jeep. I think it's leaf springs. Also, with that rocky road 2" lift kit, did it come with swaybar links or do you not need to worry about them at only 2"?

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#5 09-30-2013 10:01:51

john
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Registered: 09-27-2008
Posts: 107

Re: Small suspension lift advice needed

I know what you mean but it's only when I'm parked and I turn my wheel. When I drive, I can hear the humming associated with a bad wheel bearing. Looking at the diagram, it's an outer tierod end that has a blown boot on it. I think that's what's causing the awful sound when I turn my wheels. I'm hoping that next week, I can fix my front end. Mainly, the tierod ends, trackbar and hopefully buy 4 Rancho RSX shocks for my Jeep.

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#6 09-30-2013 12:21:18

john
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Registered: 09-27-2008
Posts: 107

Re: Small suspension lift advice needed

The ones that I want to get were the Rancho RSX shocks. They're not the cheapest ones they have, but the 2nd cheapest. Are those the ones you have?

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