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4.5in lift with 35s?

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by growler n jeep, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Dec 11, 2016 at 10:17 PM
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    growler n jeep

    growler n jeep [OP] New Member

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    So my friend has a 4 in lift with 35s on his truck and I like the way it looks and feels but I wanted to know if a 4 or 4.5 lift with 35s would be good on a Cherokee as well. I haven't seen much about 35s on a jeep mostly 32s so I wanted to know opinions of whether its good or not to have 35s with a 4-4.5in lift
     
  2. Dec 13, 2016 at 1:35 PM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    I would think you would need a 6in lift for 35s. I bet Paul123 could tell you. He looks like a competent Cherokee/GC builder.
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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    Paul123

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    It's pretty tough to fit 35's on an Xj at 4-4.5" of lift but it doable with lots of cutting. The 35's will take away most of your power if you daily it so you'd probably want to regear, although you can still get to 65 on the freeway it'll just take a lot longer. Off-road it performs great! Long arms will give you the best feel on and off-road, but short arms don't feel terrible either. Here's my buddies Xj that lives at my house on a 4.5" lift on 35s.

    IMG_4347.jpg IMG_4283.jpg IMG_0035.jpg
     
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