August 21, 2005i have a 2wd 1993 jeep cherokee and i was wondering how i could lower it i know that i could cut the front springs but what do i do about the leafs in the rear? any input would be greatly appreciated and pics if u have em thx!
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December 2, 2005Sometimes I wonder what gets into some who find it neccessary to lower a perfectly capable two-wheel-drive rig, especially a Jeep, but nevertheless, up front, it ought to be easy enough to find some lowering clamps at your local parts shop that'll do the job well enough. That's an easy one that'll take you about 30 minutes or less, depending upon how many gulps of the juice you grab for between B-S-ing with your buddies. Ultimately, if I were to lose my mind and perform such a conversion, I would purchase a set of custom Eibach springs specifically for this and mate it to a set of Bilstein or Koni shocks.
Nevertheless, for the rear, there are a number of alternatives. My best recommendation would be to convert your rear Jeep axle to a spring-under-axle setup with a brand new set of custom Deaver springs and shocks.
Doing it right and doing it yourself, you could probably get by four about 10 C-notes, which is about what your average and abused Jeep Cherokee XJ is going for these days.
Beyond that, it's time for a set of wheels (no spinners PLEASE!!!) and some low-profile BFGoodrich or Goodyear performance tires. Back that up with some performance intake and exhaust mods as well as a limited slip differential. And, if you're going to do it, do it right and provide us with some update images.