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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 Cherokee Sport and wondering what to do as my first steps.

I have some money to spend on fixing her up a bit, but not sure which route to go. For now I was thinking of just getting some more aggressive tires, specifically the BFGoodrich AT's 235/75/15's. I was then going to save the rest of the money until I can buy another car to use as a main means of transportation so I can put more time into the Jeep and then get a suspension lift. Would this be the best course of action? Should I possible get a body lift and get larger tires with that now? I would really like to start hitting some easy trails soon to get my feet wet and I want to make sure I am getting off on the right foot. Any advise?

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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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Should I possible get a body lift.......

The Cherokee's are.....um...ahem...Unibodies a.k.a No bodylift possible

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chcek out rustys offroad they have pretty economical lifts
but check out this what a differfence a small lift makes
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=14067
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Actually, the new rule of thumb is you should make your tires bulge slightly more then skooterbuilt when he's wearing his tight ladies pants

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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:19 PM   #4
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First:
Spend what you can now to make sure everything is mechanically sound. Including good tires.

Second:
Make certain you have Recovery points, hooks, reciever, whatever.
Get a recovery strap, and get a CB.

Third:
Go have fun.
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Think tires and lockers and budget boost. But do the lockers, then the boost, then the tires. Otherwise you have brand new smaller tires and Grand Canyon wheel wells after you do your budget lift (and like Ready4Wheelin said...Cherokees are unibody).
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Sorry for ignorance. I just thought that the budget non-suspension lifts, i.e. spacers that I have seen, were just body lifts.

Ok, I think I will go with what I was going to anyway as far as the tires. I need new tires anyway, and I was already planning on, and budgeted, making sure everything was up and up mechanically.

I'll use the leftovers and what not to work on getting the other stuff you guys listed before getting the lift.

R2JinaTJ, yeah I was thinking just 3" to start. Yours looks good.

Also, does anyone know any trails around Northerneastern Ohio or groups that meet up? I'd love to go to some of the things listed here in August, but I getting married the week most of those are going on.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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WWW.OHIOJEEPERS.COM

Ask for "BostonDan"

Oh........... wait............ Sorry. :tonka:



Call Jeepers Creepers
XJ 2" Budget boost will get fit 30" tires I believe.
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R2JinaTJ, yeah I was thinking just 3" to start. Yours looks good.

Jina - you go, girl!
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One thing, go visit www.naxja.com and do lots of reading there.

Depending on if you are mechanically inclined or not, its possible to lift them 2-3" pretty cheap. a 3" lift you can fit 30s or 31s, sometimes the 31s will rub the front bumper.

You can do a lot with 31s and a 3" lift. My last XJ was that setup, worked great.
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