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Old 04-15-2019, 06:09 PM
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4" lift questions...

Ok, so I have this 4" lift I am going to install on the 74' Cherokee....


I was wondering what all I will need to do... I have shocks already for it.


dropped Pitman arm?
longer brake lines?


(Not going to bigger tires till I can get new gears, they already could be a little lower without adding larger tires)


Anything else I am not thinking of?
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:26 PM
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I would really wait on the pitman arm and brake lines until you get the lift and shocks on. You may find you don't need them. You'll need to check driveshafts, too. Make sure you have enough on the slip joints.


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Old 04-16-2019, 04:49 PM
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I would really wait on the pitman arm and brake lines until you get the lift and shocks on. You may find you don't need them. You'll need to check driveshafts, too. Make sure you have enough on the slip joints.


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Ok, I thought I read somewhere that for anything over 3" you needed the Pitman arm but I can wait to see on that.....


I hope the driveshafts won't be an issue, I would hate to have to have them lengthened. I am guessing that probably wouldn't be cheap?


I got he lift from another member on here so it is used but good. He said being used I may actually only get 3" of actual lift so it may not be so bad.


In the process of putting in a new workshop and a concrete slab & possibly a lift over the next month or so and then I am going to start installing the springs on the Cherokee.....Learn as I go I guess, get the springs & shocks on and see what else I will need.
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You will more than likely need the pitman arm, but it's worth waiting on.

Driveshafts vary by area, it's WAY cheaper to have shafts shortened than lengthened. Might be worth picking up some new shafts at a pick-n-pull to have shortened, if that becomes an issue.
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You will more than likely need the pitman arm, but it's worth waiting on.

Driveshafts vary by area, it's WAY cheaper to have shafts shortened than lengthened. Might be worth picking up some new shafts at a pick-n-pull to have shortened, if that becomes an issue.

For what it's worth I did not need shafts w/ ~3-4" lift on my 73 QT wag.
That one had 6 lug axles swapped from later 70s rigs.
But as said seems some folks do need longer ones.
If you search I believe XJ front shafts are good if a longer one is needed.

I did need the drop pitman arm. steering wasn't parallel and it had bumpsteer.
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Just plan on doing the drop pitman arm. It's more than worth it for a street driven rig.

Also, plan on dropping the gas tank when you do the rear springs.
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