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Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Lifting XJ, what other vehicle parts will work...

I was wondering about several things here, I am working on lifting my Xj right now and there are a few things I was looking for but am not having too much luck finding info on. Doing a 4.5" lift so I need extended parts...

First off, I need new brakes lines (the line from the hardline to the caliper). I am wondering what other vehicles lines could I use to replace mine, not necessarily for junkyard purposes, but say I go to autozone, what lines would I need that would work on my XJ to give me the extended length for the lift? Front is a Dana 30, the back will be a Ford 8.8.

From what I have been able to find, for the E-brake I need a cable from a grand cherokee. What I can not find is the years in which I need to get to fit the 8.8 and then the lever on the XJ.

Finally, shocks... Trying to find shocks for the same application as far as to be compatible with the lift. Weather I need BPE's or not, what will work to give me the travel I need? Need to know both front and back.

Thanks again to all of you for your help, it is greatly appreciated. I hope to hear back soon.

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:09 PM   #2
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Finally, shocks... Trying to find shocks for the same application as far as to be compatible with the lift. Weather I need BPE's or not, what will work to give me the travel I need? Need to know both front and back.
if your looking for cheap shocks...
cheap shocks - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

there is also another company that makes shocks dirt cheap, I cant remember the name... its like 4 letter abreviating something, and they are plain white shocks.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:13 PM   #3
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what i did was ordered some break lines from 4wd.com and i didnt run a e brake on mine its not really worth the time unless you have a manual
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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Summit Racing sells Skyjacker Hydro's for lifted XJs for $34ish a piece IIRC, come with boots and do not require bar pin eliminators or stud conversions. I've run these on my XJ for the last year or so, and they seem to be holding up fine.

Or the Nitro's are more like $40 or so each if you prefer gas charged.
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if your looking for cheap shocks...
cheap shocks - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

there is also another company that makes shocks dirt cheap, I cant remember the name... its like 4 letter abreviating something, and they are plain white shocks.
I will check that out in a few minutes thanks. Sounds like you are thinking of Zone off road or something. The only other 4 letter abbreviation I know of is M.O.R.E. so could be them maybe...

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what i did was ordered some break lines from 4wd.com and i didnt run a e brake on mine its not really worth the time unless you have a manual
4wd is a bit expansive for me, and I was hoping to stay kind of local, not needing shipping I mean. I like what they have, but too expensive right now for me which is why I was looking for like autozone stuff, or POSSIBLY junkyard compatible parts. Trying to avoid as much of that as I can, but hey... lol If it cheap enough and will work then i will consider it lol. And yes I do have a manual. I know I could just leave it in gear when parking and such but I would like to eventually get a remote starter and I would need the parking brake with that so... Everything I have read in regards to the grand cherokee cable, nothing specifies a year. Guess I will probably just have to go by trial and error lol.

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Summit Racing sells Skyjacker Hydro's for lifted XJs for $34ish a piece IIRC, come with boots and do not require bar pin eliminators or stud conversions. I've run these on my XJ for the last year or so, and they seem to be holding up fine.

Or the Nitro's are more like $40 or so each if you prefer gas charged.
I was trying to look locally first, I may have found a nice set of used ones but will have to wait and see. If I can not find locally then I will have to go online I guess.

Thank you all for your responses.

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if you dont mind dropping some coin figure out what length you want and give these guys a call or drop by. i've got their stainless lines on all three spots of my XJ and have been very happy with them.

http://www.inlinetube.com/
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if you dont mind dropping some coin figure out what length you want and give these guys a call or drop by. i've got their stainless lines on all three spots of my XJ and have been very happy with them.

http://www.inlinetube.com/
I have a friend that works at inlinetube . good people over there .
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i just remembered... PORC (performance off road center.)
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for break lines you can use stock wrangler hoses on the front calipers and IIRC you do the same for the rear. the wrangler hoses put the hardline coming from the banjo bolt going straight up in stead of toward the back of the caliper like factory xj pieces and the rubber hose part is quite a bit longer too. I personally straightened the hard line on my xj ( one mounted on inner fender) and used the wrangler hoses, I have an 8" lift and at full droop have with wheel turned to full lock still have slack in the brake line
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for break lines you can use stock wrangler hoses on the front calipers and IIRC you do the same for the rear. the wrangler hoses put the hardline coming from the banjo bolt going straight up in stead of toward the back of the caliper like factory xj pieces and the rubber hose part is quite a bit longer too. I personally straightened the hard line on my xj ( one mounted on inner fender) and used the wrangler hoses, I have an 8" lift and at full droop have with wheel turned to full lock still have slack in the brake line
x2. Stock Wrangler lines will work for ya.

As for shocks, I'd say Black Diamond but I think they went under... Skyjacker would be your next cheapest bet probably.
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Rustys offroad has some pretty cheap shocks never had them tho just throwing it out there
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i just remembered... PORC (performance off road center.)
Oh ya, forgot about them lol.


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for break lines you can use stock wrangler hoses on the front calipers and IIRC you do the same for the rear. the wrangler hoses put the hardline coming from the banjo bolt going straight up in stead of toward the back of the caliper like factory xj pieces and the rubber hose part is quite a bit longer too. I personally straightened the hard line on my xj ( one mounted on inner fender) and used the wrangler hoses, I have an 8" lift and at full droop have with wheel turned to full lock still have slack in the brake line
Any particular years I should be looking for those from? Or any year will work?


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x2. Stock Wrangler lines will work for ya.

As for shocks, I'd say Black Diamond but I think they went under... Skyjacker would be your next cheapest bet probably.
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Rustys offroad has some pretty cheap shocks never had them tho just throwing it out there
I know the online places have cheap shocks, I have looked and priced them out on all the big retailers. I am trying to not have to go online though, I want to be able to get as much of the stuff I need from a local store as possible.

My time frame for needing these parts has changed a bit since I first posted this so I will probably be able to go with an online retailer now.

Thanks again to all of you.

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Another option for brake hoses are 88-99 chevy c/k pickup front hoses and a rear mid 90s dodge dakoka brake hose.
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