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    Ok here it is I just got my Cherokee, the engine was torn apart and me and the wife rebuilt it. Spent 1,500 on the vehicle and probobly another 500 on bits and pieces. Got a tow hitch from the Pick-A-Part along with some lift blocks and u bolts. I found a site with instructions on a cheap lift which includes Dakota rear leafs and f-150 front springs and will yield about 4" what do you guys think?? Here's the link remember I am on a budget.

    http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/...udget_Lift.htm
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    I've never seen that before, but looks like it would work, let us know how it turns out!
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    Seen it, like it, do it. Just use the springs don't use the lift blocks. I will tell you why, Cherokee springs are super soft thin wafers of a leaf spring. With lift blocks installed you will most likely create some nasty axle wrap any time you are offroading and your tires start getting some spinning but have a bit of traction. Axle wrap is bad ju-ju. Another piece of advice I can give you is to call Rough Country, like you I was on a budget. I got their 4.5" full leaf pack kit and an adjustable track bar for $720.00 shipped to my APO in Germany. They gave me a 10% military discount. Sorryu for the short choppy sentences but I am all jacked up on mountain dew right now and I can't really concentrate on anything. If you don't really understand I will try to explain better later.

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    Thanks for the info. Wasn't planning on using the blocks just the u-bolts. No worries about sentences I cant spell any way so made clear sence to me.
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    Looks like you have a solid plan on a budget lift. Make sure you post some before, during and after pics. If you are looking for something, let me know. We have all kinds of random Jeep (YJ, TJ, ZJ, XJ and CJ) parts laying around.
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    crewdawg, if you want a wealth of good XJ info, www.naxja.org has a bunch of info there, and i believe theres some guys in the nevada and utah area that could prolly give you a hand. check the for sale section, a lot of times someone is upgrading to a bigger left and is selling theirs for dirt cheap.

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    Thanks guys as soon as I get all my ducks in a row and back off my @$$ & get started I will defenetly post before during and after picks plus help requests.
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    go to www.4x4groupbuy.com You can get good lifts on the cheap. I got an RE3.5 with 4 brand new high end shocks for less than what I would have paid at rubicon express without the shocks. I understand you are looking at a budget lift cause of money, and if you can get all those parts for free, awsome do it. But if you have to start paying here and there for the parts, it will add up and then you've got a "budget" lift that cost you more than a new one AND it's all old parts.

    Also if you're going above 3" with a cherokee you either
    A: need to do axle shims
    B: do an SYE kit.
    C: drop the T-case

    I ended up dropping the T-Case an inch and doing axle shims. Was cheaper than the SYE :P just my two cents.
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    another place to look at we found the other day is www.ironrockoffroad.com they look to have some pretty nice stuff. price is cheaper/comparable than rubicon express, and the kits look just as complete. when i longarm mine i may go with these guys.

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