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budget lift?
« on: Feb 01, 2011, 03:10:36 PM »
So a buddy wants to lift his 91 Cherokee and i know nothen when it comes to jeeps. he's looking for at least 3 inch. and he wants to do it fairly cheap. so I'm just curious if anyone has done a decent budget lift on here.  how many inch's, how much $ did you have to shell out and what kind of results did you get. thanks guys

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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2011, 03:26:14 PM »
spacers and blocks are probably going to be the cheapest way
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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2011, 03:34:45 PM »
yea thats his last resort we looked at some lift but they seem expencive and a pain just to get a few good inchs

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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2011, 03:49:40 PM »
look into rusty's off road.  they have decent cheap lifts.  you can always buils one yourself, but it takes time.
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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2011, 04:01:30 PM »
thanks man we'll check it out. we're depolyed so we have nothen but time right now to research it

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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 01, 2011, 04:10:06 PM »
if you really want a good budget lift, jeep grand cherokee the v8 ones the coils lift it about 1.5-2" then run spacers, and for the rear you can do s-10 packs. leave the main leaf from the jeep there and cut they eyes off the s-10 springs and put them on. gives about 2.75-3.25" lift depending on the weight carried and the spring conditions. or you could just get new rustys or skyjacker coils up front and do the s-10 pack out back.

i've heard of people using f-150 front coils for 3-4" lift but their so stiff its not worth it, but if all he needs is lift go for it.
ps dakota leafs give it a lil more lift, mazda and ranger and 2wd yota springs work well also. jeep springs are about 48" long iirc. i'm getting ready to set up a budget lift on my girlfriends lil brothers jeep and i will let you know what all we find out.
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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 01, 2011, 04:11:31 PM »
oh one thing i forgot is you can do about 3.5" lift then you run in to issues with the stock short arms, and the sy(slip yoke) google cherokee sye(slip yoke eliminator) and you will understand whats up with that.
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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 01, 2011, 04:30:00 PM »
i have a set of old factory 84runner 4wd springs. can i use them instead of 2wd toyota springs?

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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 01, 2011, 05:43:20 PM »
my uncle used a complete ranger pack, cut off the eyes and used the main eye from his rear pack and got 6 inches of lift. so you could do this and just remove some springs.

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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 01, 2011, 06:02:11 PM »
6in's Really? thats sweet. thanks man

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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 01, 2011, 06:13:39 PM »
ya he has 6 inch rubicon express coils front and the rear sits a tad higher then the front.

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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 01, 2011, 10:39:56 PM »
i dunno probably ranger lift springs. stock rangers do not have that much arch...
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Re: budget lift?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 02, 2011, 07:09:25 AM »
Well he got them from a spring under ranger and it gave him that much lift

 
 
 
 
 

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