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Old 01-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #261 (permalink)
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owned my cherokee for about a month. You guys were right. I've already been thinking about lifting it.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #262 (permalink)
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I'm a fan of lcg, but idk if it would work out with a cherokee without cutting fenders etc and i assume you don't want that.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #263 (permalink)
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owned my cherokee for about a month. You guys were right. I've already been thinking about lifting it.
If your primarily after the look, then raise it. If your going off road, tires and lockers will get you a lot further down the trail then the lift kit will.

be careful though, its a sickness. You do one thing, then that leads to needing to do something else and so on and so on.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:29 PM   #264 (permalink)
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I'm having a bit of a problem with my Wrangler.

When I stop at a light sometimes the jeep will not fall back into first, so I take off in second or sometimes even third. At first it seemed like a problem with the kickdown cable but before I could adjust it the tranny started slipping on the freeway and I couldn't get it over 40, luckily I was only a few exits from home coming back from a b day dinner.

I towed it to a trans shop and the guy said it drove fine for him, I had him drop the pan and check for any metal shavings but it was clean (just changed the tranny fluid 4 months before this). I played with the kickdown and it still sometimes starts off in second or third, it might of gotten a bit better, if I stay stopped for 10 seconds it sometimes drops into first otherwise I shift manually into first then back into drive and it works fine.

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Sounds like possibly the Trans. Governor solenoid ? I don't know anything about the 32rh. I hate automatics...the gov. solenoid is acting up/giving me very similar problems in my WJ (42re). I did get a code for it at one time.

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Old 01-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #265 (permalink)
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If your primarily after the look, then raise it. If your going off road, tires and lockers will get you a lot further down the trail then the lift kit will.

be careful though, its a sickness. You do one thing, then that leads to needing to do something else and so on and so on.
3" lift with wrangler tires is pretty much all I want on her right now....but damn, it's addicting.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #266 (permalink)
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Consider yourself lucky to have a Cherokee. Wranglers are far worse. Cause they tend to need things like engine swaps.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #267 (permalink)
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i would go body armor before touching anything else. sliders at least anyway.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:00 AM   #268 (permalink)
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Consider yourself lucky to have a Cherokee. Wranglers are far worse. Cause they tend to need things like engine swaps.
Only the 2.4L versions (Or a 3.8L JK) Nobody swaps their I6 until they literally drive it to pieces, it's one of the best engines ever built and almost perfectly suited to a Wrangler. (Hence why it's been used almost unchanged since its introduction in the '72 CJ-5-granted, it was a 4.2L, carb'd version then, but the only significant change was the slightly reduced block and swap to fuel injection in '87)

And Cherokees can get pricy fast, especially if you want to do real wheeling. You've got to do a lot more lifting to get the same tire size because of the small wheel openings, and the bumper options are small and pricey. And that's not even counting exo cages...

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i would go body armor before touching anything else. sliders at least anyway.
The best place to start is a 2" BB, since they're cheap and will get you to a decent tire size. After that, definitely invest in some sliders. It's not as big a deal for a Wrangler, but on the unibody Cherokees, a $150 set of rock sliders looks great and, more importantly, can save some serious money if you happen to drag your sills while wheeling.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #269 (permalink)
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