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Old 12-24-2012, 12:55 AM
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8 inch lift?!!

I was browsing the 4xguard website and stumbled upon this... http://4xguard.com/commander-2006-20...lift-kit.html#

8 inch lift?! I didnt even think the 6 inch lift was out?!
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:23 PM
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typo maybe? and see the price.....holy crap
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:08 PM
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Not a typo! I need to pay off and refinance my Jeep for that one. That would give me plenty of reason and happiness to keep it
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JBA has has the 6 inch lift out for quite a while now. I think they just add another 2 inches to their 6 inch lift and call it an 8 inch lift. I wouldn't recommend the 8 inch if they are just adding to the superlift kit. The front end would be maxed out and you wouldn't have any down travel what so ever.
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JBA has has the 6 inch lift out for quite a while now. I think they just add another 2 inches to their 6 inch lift and call it an 8 inch lift. I wouldn't recommend the 8 inch if they are just adding to the superlift kit. The front end would be maxed out and you wouldn't have any down travel what so ever.

Yeah i agree. I'd be better off with the superlift and combined 6 inch springs and coilovers.
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JBA and Superlift know what they are doing and if you look at the link for the 8in with the custom coilovers, UCAs, and everything I think it would be just fine
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JBA and Superlift know what they are doing and if you look at the link for the 8in with the custom coilovers, UCAs, and everything I think it would be just fine

Yeah, but the superlift brackets only drop the different parts enough for 4 inches... no more than 6. with 8 it would be putting a heckuva lot of stress on the upper ball joints and tie rods etc.
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It would be like double stacking (2) 2 inch lifts on your XK. And for the price of the 8 inch lift you could do a solid front axle and long arm.
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It might be a lot of stress on the tie rods and etc but not the ball joint, thats why it comes with JBA UCAs
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It might be a lot of stress on the tie rods and etc but not the ball joint, thats why it comes with JBA UCAs
The upper balljoint is relatively easy to replace.

The lower balljoint, CV axles, steering rack on the other hand are either more of a PITA and/or a lot more expensive as well. Not to mention the inner/outer tie rods.

Add to that the extra stress of a 35" tire which will eat up most stock suspensions, and its just not a good idea.

The superlift kit set to 5-6" with some beefy 33s is a nice setup and what I plan to do.

I'm a huge fan of lifts (explorer on 35s, silverado on 37s, sierra denali on 33s and now my XK). But until there's a 6" knuckle kit available, 8" and 35s is SAS territory for these vehicles.

The superlift made into an 8" kit is like recommending that people stack 2" spacers on top of the OME for 4" lift and run JBA UCA's so solve all their problems
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