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1978 Cj5/7 4.0l ax15 Dana 300 twin stick on 35s with warn 8274 1998 xj 2.5l 5speed 2wd 2 door
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I currently have a 1998 cherokee 2 door 4cyl 5 speed manual 2wd on stock suspension, only mods are 4.0l throttle body because I got it off of my buddy's wrecked jeep. I am look to add a little height for minimal cost and not sacrifice too much ride quality. I also have a 78 cj5 that my dad and I built for much more hard-core wheeling so I don't really mind the no sway bars kind of ride, I would just prefer to keep this as a better daily but still do some mild trails, mud and some rocks in the future. I'm sure there is already a thread on this somewhere but I didn't find it. Looking for some advice on a 2 inch lift by BDS. The kit includes spring pucks and add a leafs, centering pins and u bolts. Will I need to make driveshaft mods? Do I need brake lines? I'm thinking I will need a drop pitman arm and probably drop the transfer case with hockey pucks like my cj5 is, and possibly brake lines, but will I need to mod the driveshaft or anything else? All input is appreciated. My overall future goal for this is to have a good looking rig with soft springs I can do some milder wheeling with and daily so I can save the more hard-core stuff for my cj. Possibly dirt racing in the future, not rock crawling like my cj. Thanks in advance!:cool:
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1979 F150 351w np435 on 37s. 1995 YJ 4Banger with 5speed on 31s. 2000 XJ 4.0 auto on 31s.
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It's just a 2 inch lift. You probably won't need any of that stuff. If you want a better ride, then the add a leaf is a bad choice.
 

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Thank you for your advice, I've opted to go with a pucks and shackle lift instead, with a new steering stabilizer and control arm bushings from skyjacker. Another question, running a 4cyl 2.5l 5 speed manual, what is best way to get a little more speed out of my drive train? I know the motor isn't going to give a ton more than stock no matter what mods you use, but what about gearing or any other upgrades?
 

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Gearing is about the only option. Going with a shorter gear(numerically higher) will give the engine more mechanical advantage. The 2.5 is just a turd.
 
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