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Old June 27th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Hi everybody Im new here and I just wanted to post here first. I live in bellaire Mi up by torch Lake (mancelona, bellaire, central lake...ect) but I just wanted to see if there was anybody around to go wheeling with I just lifted my 1996 jeep Grand Cherokee. And I'm ready for some wheelin. Thanks!
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Old June 27th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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welcome. I also have a 96 ZJ myself and live in northern Michigan. however im still working on mine, putting lift on next month as soon as I order a front track bar.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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Where do you live? And no offense, but why would you wait to lift your jeep if you don't have a front track bar, I'm assuming you mean an adjustable front track bar? To be honest you really don't need it, I've put 5,000 miles on my jeep already with no problems with just the stock track bars. Adjustables are a luxury all they do is bring the axle over an inch if it really bugs you just drill a hole an inch over on your mounting bracket. I'm at 4.5 in of lift right now Hopfuly in the next week or two ill be at 6.5 in with 33's and trim for 35's
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Old June 27th, 2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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Where do you live? And no offense, but why would you wait to lift your jeep if you don't have a front track bar, I'm assuming you mean an adjustable front track bar? To be honest you really don't need it, I've put 5,000 miles on my jeep already with no problems with just the stock track bars. Adjustables are a luxury all they do is bring the axle over an inch if it really bugs you just drill a hole an inch over on your mounting bracket. I'm at 4.5 in of lift right now Hopfuly in the next week or two ill be at 6.5 in with 33's and trim for 35's
Cause I do things the right way that's why And yes I was speaking of a adjustable one for 6+ inches of lift.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 01:59 PM   #8
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Cause I do things the right way that's why And yes I was speaking of a adjustable one for 6+ inches of lift.
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Track bars are overrated. Run it without one. Be a 0%er.
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Is it possible to be a 0%er?

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Yes but my head is somewhere else right now. Being a 0%er has its advantages.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #13
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Well if you absolutely want to do it right, you better buy a rear adjustable track bar as well, with 6in of lift you'll need new coils front and rear, all new shocks long arms because the "right" way you can't do a 6" with short arms so all 8 control arms... Sway bar links for the front and rear. At that height a drop pitman arm. Heavy duty tie rods. Steering stabilizer steering shaft extension. Extended brake lines Depending on what motor you have, the 4.0 or the 5.2/5.9 your going to need to make a custom drive shaft because if you wheel hard at all, you'll blow through a cv shaft in 15mins. If your going to run much bigger than stock tires you should probably regear as well, my point is the "right" way is all in your opinion. My jeep runs down the road straight it doesn't shake or wobble it stops it goes it jumps it crawls and I don't have adjustable track bars in the front or rear. If you stand directly behind the jeep and work really really close you can tell the axle is off center by about an inch. But waiting on lifting a vehicle because you don't have a adjustable front track bar is stupid. You can change it out at any time lifted or not. Have you ever even lifted a jeep before? Your comment just makes you look ignorant. If your going to wheel hard with your jeep, and not make it into a mall cralwler you would be better off spending your $179.99 someplace else.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:25 PM   #14
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Welcome. And this is just a preview of the way threads usually end up around here, especially in the pub. Every thread ends up being a pissing match between two people who know everything and want everybody to know it, or one person telling someone else how stupid their rig/logic is.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #15
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well if you absolutely want to do it right, you better buy a rear adjustable track bar as well, with 6in of lift you'll need new coils front and rear, all new shocks long arms because the "right" way you can't do a 6" with short arms so all 8 control arms... Sway bar links for the front and rear. At that height a drop pitman arm. Heavy duty tie rods. Steering stabilizer steering shaft extension. Extended brake lines depending on what motor you have, the 4.0 or the 5.2/5.9 your going to need to make a custom drive shaft because if you wheel hard at all, you'll blow through a cv shaft in 15mins. If your going to run much bigger than stock tires you should probably regear as well, my point is the "right" way is all in your opinion. My jeep runs down the road straight it doesn't shake or wobble it stops it goes it jumps it crawls and i don't have adjustable track bars in the front or rear. If you stand directly behind the jeep and work really really close you can tell the axle is off center by about an inch. But waiting on lifting a vehicle because you don't have a adjustable front track bar is stupid. You can change it out at any time lifted or not. Have you ever even lifted a jeep before? Your comment just makes you look ignorant. If your going to wheel hard with your jeep, and not make it into a mall cralwler you would be better off spending your $179.99 someplace else.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #16
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Well if you absolutely want to do it right, you better buy a rear adjustable track bar as well, with 6in of lift you'll need new coils front and rear, all new shocks long arms because the "right" way you can't do a 6" with short arms so all 8 control arms... Sway bar links for the front and rear. At that height a drop pitman arm. Heavy duty tie rods. Steering stabilizer steering shaft extension. Extended brake lines Depending on what motor you have, the 4.0 or the 5.2/5.9 your going to need to make a custom drive shaft because if you wheel hard at all, you'll blow through a cv shaft in 15mins. If your going to run much bigger than stock tires you should probably regear as well, my point is the "right" way is all in your opinion. My jeep runs down the road straight it doesn't shake or wobble it stops it goes it jumps it crawls and I don't have adjustable track bars in the front or rear. If you stand directly behind the jeep and work really really close you can tell the axle is off center by about an inch. But waiting on lifting a vehicle because you don't have a adjustable front track bar is stupid. You can change it out at any time lifted or not. Have you ever even lifted a jeep before? Your comment just makes you look ignorant. If your going to wheel hard with your jeep, and not make it into a mall cralwler you would be better off spending your $179.99 someplace else.
You may want to be here for more than a day before copping the "I'm smarter than you" attitude. Just my .02
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #17
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Hm... Just realized it was the OP imparting wisdom upon those of us who are not fortunate enough to be able to think for ourselves... Way to make yourself welcome.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #18
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I'm not trying to say I know it all or turn it into a pissing match, but I've lifted more than one jeep in my life I'm just trying to say, you don't need a adjustable track bar to lift a grand cherokee that small of an amount. If you lifted it a foot and a half it would probably be a good idea but not for that size. I understand arguing on the internet is pointless its like winning the special Olympics even of you win your still retarded. But theres no point in waiting on a lift if you don't have a track bar... I'm just saying I HAVE lifted a jeep before, I'm not waiting I've already done it, and it just pisses me off that you make a comment like I know absolutely nothing when. I own a lifted jeep already, well actually two... But that's besides the point
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i'm not trying to say i know it all or turn it into a pissing match, but i've lifted more than one jeep in my life i'm just trying to say, you don't need a adjustable track bar to lift a grand cherokee that small of an amount. If you lifted it a foot and a half it would probably be a good idea but not for that size. I understand arguing on the internet is pointless its like winning the special olympics even of you win your still retarded. But theres no point in waiting on a lift if you don't have a track bar... I'm just saying i have lifted a jeep before, i'm not waiting i've already done it, and it just pisses me off that you make a comment like i know absolutely nothing when. I own a lifted jeep already, well actually two... But that's besides the point
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