NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > Modified Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Modified Tech Discussion Forum for Tech related discussion for Modified XJ's and MJ's.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 29th, 2009, 00:48
sandblz sandblz is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: idaho/califonia
Posts: 7
87 jeep cherokee what lift

hi i have an 87 cherokee 4 door and i was looking into lifting it 4.5 i was interested in the rubicon express 6130 super flex and i was wondering what other lifts i might consider and were to get the best prices due to hard times i dont have much money. i dont want a crapy lift that im going to have to go back and redo in the next year. any suggestions? thank you
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old December 29th, 2009, 04:38
chris y's Avatar
chris y chris y is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 199
Re: 87 jeep cherokee what lift

rough country great deal
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 29th, 2009, 06:07
jbsjunk's Avatar
jbsjunk jbsjunk is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: West Mich
Posts: 312
Re: 87 jeep cherokee what lift

I've done many Zone Off-road kits with no complaints. Their a private label brand of BDS.
http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=35&gr=-1
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old December 29th, 2009, 08:01
MrSimon MrSimon is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 2,191
Re: 87 jeep cherokee what lift

Ahhhh, the good old "I want a good 4.5" lift but don't have much money" line.

Truth is, you need to define "good". You can get your Jeep up 4.5" inches for $200. It will ride like crap and most likely break off-road, but you'll be lifted.

If you want to lift it properly so your ride is still good and it will perform well off-road, you'll need to spend at least $1000 if you buy new. Maybe $500 if you get good deals on used stuff.

You'll need:
Front coils
Rear leafs
Shocks
Extended swaybar links or discos
Adjustable upper and lower control arms, or get drop brackets
Extended brake lines
Adjustable track bar

And if you are really gonna wheel the thing and don't want to destroy your Jeep, you'll want:
Upgraded steering
Offroad bumpers
Rock sliders
Upgraded crossmember and maybe a TC skid
Upgraded U-joints in the axle shafts
And I won't even talk about lockers, gearing, axle upgrades, and all that good stuff

Oh, and I'm guessing you want new wheels and bigger tires too?

It ain't cheap to do a Jeep right .... but it sure is FUN. Do your research, set a budget, and post pics!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old December 29th, 2009, 08:53
stewie's Avatar
stewie stewie is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: the Union of Socialist States, Amerika
Posts: 4,284
Re: 87 jeep cherokee what lift

the key to a good 4.5" lift for not much cash is to seach on here. this has been covered eleventy billion times...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old December 29th, 2009, 09:24
FlexdXJ's Avatar
FlexdXJ FlexdXJ is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Columbus, In
Posts: 21,461
Re: 87 jeep cherokee what lift

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris y View Post
rough country great deal

I agree, thats about the best bang for your buck around. Make sure you get a kit with leaf packs! I would also suggest a SYE or at the very minimum a t-case drop. Sometimes you can get away without one but better safe than sorry! My 95 is lifted 3 inches and it doesn't vibe in town. Haven't had it on the highway yet since i have only had it a week and a half and its not plated!
__________________
97 XJ, OME, JCR, HDOR "HObrid" cage blah blah blah... DD/trail rig, '66 M416 expo/truckbed trailer, 02 Subaru WRX wagon
[QUOTE=*89Laredo*;246072645]
The human skull makes quite a loud noise when it hits a metal chair.
[/QUOTE]
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old December 29th, 2009, 10:02
Comanchedude's Avatar
Comanchedude Comanchedude is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati,Ohio
Posts: 530
Re: 87 jeep cherokee what lift

Rustys has what looks to be the best price on a 4.5" basic lift kit that will work well. has all the parts you should replace . RC kit is over 100 more with same componets.
you can go cheaper but you wont get spring packs or track bar or control arms.
XJ Cherokee 4.5" Spring Pack Kit
Code: RK-405SP-XJ Price: $669.00

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_xj_kit
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old December 29th, 2009, 10:46
cal's Avatar
cal cal is offline
NAXJA Warranty Voider
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hammertown, USA
Posts: 17,690
Re: 87 jeep cherokee what lift

You get what you pay for. =)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The best way to lift a Jeep Cherokee TimmyA Modified Tech Discussion 28 June 28th, 2008 06:40
lift for my jeep cherokee country 4x4 mattmann800 NAXJA Vendors Info and Feedback Forum 6 July 18th, 2007 10:04
2001 Jeep Cherokee with RE 4.5 lift BXRESQXJ For Sale: Private Party Only. XJ ITEMS ONLY 1 October 22nd, 2006 20:53
4 inch lift for my jeep cherokee 96blackxj Modified Tech Discussion 8 March 29th, 2005 19:41


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014