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Old November 30th, 2018, 18:07
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Adding Lift.

Hello, I recently bought a 99 XJ with a 4.5 inch lift. It has an SYE done already and I'm looking to go up to 6.5 inches(Eventually want to go up to 35s + regear.)

Could I do 2" spacers, control arm drop brackets and drop pitman arm, then shackle relocation and or adjustable shackles for the rear? Its a budget build so I don't really want to do anything too crazy if possible. Is a full aftermarket steering needed as well when its mostly a DD?(Snow, Ice and occasional offroading for camping/hunting.)

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Old December 2nd, 2018, 18:10
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Re: Adding Lift.


I did 2" Teraflex spacers in the front, and a set of rear shackles from a Dodge Ram pick up - older model - early 2000's. It netted me 2 inches all around. I did control arm drop brackets and adjustable front control arms and it helped as well.

Eventually I did do a shackle relocation bracket as well, but not initially. That wasn't for height, but for shackle angle.
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