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Bought a 98 Cherokee as a project-commuter . Want to add a small lift kit, 2-3". There are a lot of options out there. Do you go all out with new springs or just add the lift blocks

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The only good thing about blocks is they are cheap. I would never use blocks unless it was my only choice. Even on new springs. You're talking about 20+ year old springs that probably need replacing anyway. Get the springs.


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Blocks are for girls Jeeps.
Terra Flex or Rubicon Express.

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Originally Posted by Kodiakisland
The only good thing about blocks is they are cheap. I would never use blocks unless it was my only choice. Even on new springs. You're talking about 20+ year old springs that probably need replacing anyway. Get the springs.

This.

Get a good set of shocks to accommodate that lift.

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Going with a 3" Rough County kit with springs and shocks per installers recommendations

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Originally Posted by 338rcm
Going with a 3" Rough County kit with springs and shocks per installers recommendations
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Going with a 3" Rough County kit with springs and shocks per installers recommendations

That’s a good fit. Keep an eye on those U-joints with the increased angle.

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Originally Posted by Houston_2
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Going with a 3" Rough County kit with springs and shocks per installers recommendations
Originally Posted by 338rcm
Going with a 3" Rough County kit with springs and shocks per installers recommendations

That’s a good fit. Keep an eye on those U-joints with the increased angle.


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Originally Posted by NVhntr
Blocks are for girls Jeeps.
Terra Flex or Rubicon Express.


This.

Rough country sux!


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Originally Posted by NVhntr
Blocks are for girls Jeeps.
Terra Flex or Rubicon Express.


This.

Rough country sux!
So what's the low down on rough country

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Check the brake lines at full flex after the lift.
Tearing one off sucks.
Especially in these newer dual circuit, single reservoir brake systems.
Kinda like teenage sex, two pumps and you are done.


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Originally Posted by Dillonbuck
Check the brake lines at full flex after the lift.
Tearing one off sucks.
Especially in these newer dual circuit, single reservoir brake systems.
Kinda like teenage sex, two pumps and you are done.

Yep.
Good catch and advice.

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Blocks are for girls Jeeps.
Terra Flex or Rubicon Express.


This.

Rough country sux!
So what's the low down on rough country


You are not getting everything needed to keep the proper geometry. Their quality control is crap.


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these guys have jeep stuff

15% off right now

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https://ironman4x4america.com/categ...Grand%20Cherokee%20WJ%20WG&Year=1999


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Originally Posted by 338rcm
Originally Posted by sactoller
Originally Posted by NVhntr
Blocks are for girls Jeeps.
Terra Flex or Rubicon Express.


This.

Rough country sux!
So what's the low down on rough country


Rough country has a good price point, which is why many use them. They are WalMart quality. Serviceable but not much else. Depending on what you are doing and how much you want to put into the the Jeep, they may be just fine.
You should also be replacing tie rods, ball joints, etc. at the same time as they are probably worn and changing the angles will not be good.


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BDS use to make a good kit, haven't had a lift on a vehicle for a while now so not up on current offerings. Their quality is much better than RC though and good customer support.

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Did a 3" rough country lift on an 89 cherokee years ago. Just your typical coil springs, a add-a-leaf, and shocks. Nothing special, but did just fine for my needs

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Originally Posted by SD65
BDS use to make a good kit, haven't had a lift on a vehicle for a while now so not up on current offerings. Their quality is much better than RC though and good customer support.

SD

Ended up ordering a BDS kit. thanks for the recommendation


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