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 Post subject: 1998 jeep cherakee sport 4x4 lift questions
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Trying to help my brother out. He just purchased a 98 cherakee.
He wants to install a lift around 2.5 to 4 inches.
I have not really looked at lifts for that and don't know what his options are.

Can someone point me In the right direction please


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 jeep cherakee sport 4x4 lift questions
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 4:16 pm 
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does he want quality or cheap?

home brew budget boost http://www.rocklizardfabrications.com/h ... _boost.htm

my xj had a rustys kit when i purchased it. im ok with the lift because i didnt pay for it and the xj was meant for trails only(i drive it on the street alot cause its fun). it rides rough but its because of the poor control arm angles in the front and shackle angle in the rear. the rustys components have a lifetime warranty on them. which i have used and was hassle free.

if i were to start over i would go with this http://www.full-traction.com/detail.php ... 510&NOTES=
and this http://www.liquidironindustries.com/pro ... ctid=18222

what you need in a good lift is:
adjustable aftermarket track bar
good front control arm angle, longarms are best
flatter leaf springs will flex better then those of a higher arch. try and stay away of add-a-leafs because they are notoriously stiff.
45 degree shackle angle
properly matched bumpstops and shocks
other things to consider are upgraded steering and driveline angles.


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 jeep cherakee sport 4x4 lift questions
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:25 pm 
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DirtyKK pretty much said it all. I think OME has one of the best lifts for those who are looking for good ride quality. You can pretty much build an OME lift for any height between 1.5” inches to 4” inches.

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