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Old 04-01-2003, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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8'' lifts for an xj

i have a 92 xj and im running a four inch lift, and its alright. but ive been looking around for something bigger, i know sky jacker has a pretty sweet 8'' but im kinda of leaning towards the rustys offroad 8'' long arm lift. it seems to have a lot of travel!! im just wondering if anyone has heard anything about the lift. i was also wondering about tire sizes, i have cut out my fenders about 2-3inches and with that 8'' lift i was thinking about running 37's
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Old 04-01-2003, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A better site to go to for info about XJ's is WWW.Naxja.org

The skyjacker kit has problems with the UCA axle bracket cracking under hard flex and the helms are expensive to replace. I don't know too much about the Rusty kit but I do know they were having some quality control issues with their products.
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Old 04-01-2003, 04:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A better site to go to for info about XJ's is WWW.Naxja.org

Or even better go here...

www.ilovejeeps.net

dont buy a kit... build it, and dont put 37s on stock axles...
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the axles arent stock
i have a ford 9'' in back and a dana44 up front
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Old 04-01-2003, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Diffently don't go with skyjacker there front suspeion set up is junk!! and the new long arm kits are ?? just biuld ur own thats the best way!!!!

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Old 04-01-2003, 06:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just put leafs under the front, you'll be much happier!
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put 37s on stock axles...
Whats wrong with stock axles and 37's lol Picked up the 9" housing and shafts today and ordered a 3rd member yesterday. Got to get drum brakes from my friend tomorrow and then put her in. Hope to have the ol heep running in about 2 weeks.
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Whats wrong with stock axles and 37's lol Picked up the 9" housing and shafts today and ordered a 3rd member yesterday. Got to get drum brakes from my friend tomorrow and then put her in. Hope to have the ol heep running in about 2 weeks.
Pssst... Dan, ya still gotta 30 up front.

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Old 04-01-2003, 07:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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8"s of lift and 2-3"s of trimming, should be good for 38's. Iam running 10"s and trimmed fenders and I could run 42's, but I dont think my 44 would like that
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Pssst... Dan, ya still gotta 30 up front.

he isnt the only one lol...

build ur own lift...u will be 100% happier
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he isnt the only one lol...
put me down

a 9" rear and a 30 front, what a great combo




peicing a lift together is the only way to go...cheap if you find used too...
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put me down

a 9" rear and a 30 front, what a great combo




peicing a lift together is the only way to go...cheap if you find used too...
no i wasnt talking about u
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no i wasnt talking about u
haha, I meant put me on the list for a front 30...
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Old 04-01-2003, 09:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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8" isnt near enough to run 37" tires. 35's will work for that height.
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8" isnt near enough to run 37" tires. 35's will work for that height.
even with tj flares?
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mr sawzall and his friend the welder say that 8" is plenty for 38's

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8" isnt near enough to run 37" tires. 35's will work for that height.
no but 7" is

more like 7.5 in the rear because of the 6" alcans

stuff fine too



all I can say from those pics is boy do I need long arm bad, not to mention get ride of the 30 lol
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Old 04-02-2003, 05:07 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm trying to figure out how you can say 8" isn't enough. I'm running 9" w/ 38.5's

This isn't the place to be asking which lift is better. If you want to build it yourself, ask away.

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