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Thread: 1990 xj 8 inch lift?

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    1990 xj 8 inch lift?

    im building a new lift for my xj i have the front springs and rear blocks and leafs, i know i need to add lenth to my drive shaft and add blocks to my shocks, but is there anything else i have to do?

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    Is this a on road and offroad jeep? or just a offroad beater.

    For road and offroad use u will need to do something with your steering (drop pitman arm) will need longer front control arms,and brake lines. You should get longer shocks instead of adding blocks to the stockers.

    Im not %100 myself right now, so i might have missed something
    1998 Jeep ZJ ltd. 5.9L

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    Definately buy the proper length shocks, do NOT just try to extend the stockers, even if it is just an off-road only vehicle. Like ^^^Johnny said, youll need extended control arms, flex lines as well as some extended sway bar links (just use quick discos) and likely a SYE to go with your new driveshafts.

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    also you will need a anti wrap bar, or your springs will look like an s in a matter of weeks
    trust me i had an 8 inch lift in my old xj
    also YOU WILL need an SYE KIT
    wave dammit!
    IF i wanted a HUMMER i would ask your sister!!!!

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    yes sye , then use a front xj shaft in the rear.
    xj with stuff

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    8 inch lift with what size tire? 35" + I hope...that would be cool. I would suggest long front arms(30" +) for anything above 5" lift. Plus all the above. Blocks suck. If you go SYE use a lift shackle + built/rearched spring pack. The pinion gets angled up the the case anyways. So many ways. An anti-wrap bar would work with blocks. In the back you need to think about the rear drive shaft angle, and the tranfercase slip yoke. These are the $ parts unlets you got time/machine shop. Just my 2cents. have fun!
    Last edited by stickyken; 05-26-2008 at 10:51 AM.
    1991 Xj Gone to a new home.
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