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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2000, 07:45 PM
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lifting my \'79 cherokee chief

I've got a nice '79 which i would like to lift and put 33's on. I don't do any serious off-roading in this vehicle, so it's more a matter of style. Can I get by with 'add-a-leafs' or is a more serious kit appropriate. If the latter, how about some good suggestions. Thanks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2000, 08:36 PM
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Re: lifting my \'79 cherokee chief

The add a leafs will make the ride pretty rough and change the spring rate in the pack to an unsemetrical one. I'd advise against it. I'd also recommend you stay away from Rough Country and Rancho springs. Had Rough's in front and Rancho's in the rear of my '76 Waggie and it about jarred the fillings out of my teeth. I'd check the other spring mfgrs. to see if they have a soft ride set and go that way or have a set made from a spring shop with smooth ride being the goal. If it's more than you can afford, put the project on hold while you save up. It'll be worth it to do it right the first time. Happy Trails.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2000, 11:48 AM
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Re: lifting my \'79 cherokee chief

i own a 77 cherokee chief and i used skyjacker 4 in lift.i am really
pleased with it and i have plenty of clearance.the ride is also pretty smooth..
its one of the best i have owned,i also agree with the other reply stongly stay
away from rancho.i had a set of them and it was like riding on a brick.
the only thing wrong is the lift cost's $778,and that is for all four springs..

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Re: lifting my \'79 cherokee chief

My friend own a rustbucket '78 Cherokee and after we got done cutting the fender flares off with an airchisel he could fit 33 easily. We then did an SOA to the front and a block in the rear and that axle wrap is truly a sight to behold! ( I told them not to use a block, but they dont listen to ME!) He has 3 38.5" tires on there now...just looking for one more. He'll have to get out the air-powered cut-off tool (we've move up since the air-chisle butchered it last time) and cut them wheel wells a little bigger so the tires dont rub some, but he's got plenty of "excess" sheetmetal to deal with. I think his anemic one-barrel 258 is going to have trouble with those large meats on a stock drivetrain, but hey it's got that redneck WOW factor going for it. (Like wow its STILL running!)

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