How much lift can I put on a 87 Cherokee without messing with the driveshaft?
It all depends on how it acts when you get it together. there will be answers like this, and people will say they had to do an sye at 3" b/c it vibrated so bad. But i had 5" with a 3" lift, spacers, and shackles and didnt have a problem with it, on an 86got 5 inches on my 96 with no issues
Well, they do but the earlier platforms seem less reactive to driveline angle changes. Seems like the consensus is up to and including 96 max out at 4.5" before mods, and for the years after that 3"... I did a t-case drop and am around 5" on a 2000. I don't think I will even try that without a SYE again. Mine has driven okay for 30k miles though.i thought all cherokees had the same suspesion set up.....