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Rusty's XJ Cherokee 8" Long Travel Kit


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Rusty's XJ Cherokee 8" Long Travel Kit

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XJ Cherokee 8" Long Travel Kit Component Box   +$1,900.00
Rusty's Coil - ROR850   +$0.00
Rusty's Leaf Springs - XJ - 6.5" - Rear (pair)   +$0.00
Rusty's Track Bar - Adjustable Front HD Track Bar 5-8" Lift (XJ, ZJ)   +$0.00

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Due to the thinness of the Jeep unibody, we've designed our long-arm kits to be completely bolt-on. Although it is possible to weld to the unibody, the longevity of the weld in questionable. The unibody is only 16 guage (.060 in.) and the heat of a weld stresses the thin metal. The weld may not crack, but the unibody around it may. The unibody was welded from the factory, however, it was done with robotically-controlled equipment complete with heat sensors that resulted in welds which are much more exact than even the most skilled human welder. Our bolt-on systems are not only more durable but they are also much easier to install. The Rusty's reinforcement brackets creates a larger surface area that distributes stresses over a larger area than a weld-on installation. In addition, we use adjustable control arms that not only allow easy caster adjustment but also incorporate pivot points designed for suspension flex, which further eliminates stress on the unibody mounts. With Rusty's having over 40 years in business, engineers and design specialist and complete in house manufacturing you can expect the quality and craftsmanship you demand for your Jeep.

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Rusty's used over 40 years of knowledge and the technology of 3-D computer modeling to design a suspension system that would retain a good ride, offer great articulation, and most importantly, would hold up to the most severe off roading imagineable. Many other companies have products that weld on or have an un proven design. Make sure you don't accept anything less; Buy Rusty's.

The Rusty's Off Road 8.5 long travel suspension applies race technology as well as over 4 years of designing and real-world testing. This system delivers the articulation that keeps your tires on the ground, even over the most radical terrain.

Surprisingly, this kit bolts on to the unibody with minor drilling. NO WELDING is required or recommended. The front uses radius-style control arms and are completely adjustable, both the long lower arm as well as the upper link. Adjustable Rusty's Forged Flex Joints are located at the unibody, while Clevite factory rubber control arm bushings are used at the axle end. This combination provides great strength and flexibility, while eliminating noise and vibrations that could be transmitted to the unibody. Rusty's arms are constructed of massive 2 inch diameter D.O.M. tubing, so you can be sure they won't get damaged by rocks or ledges. The new control arms bolt to a new 1/4 inch thick steel, laser cut 3 piece removable center section crossmember which offers easier service and maintenance that is also surrounded by Rusty's frame reinforcement brackets. The 3/16" laser cut CNC formed reinforcement brackets are located both on the outside and the inside of the unibody and basically sandwich it, tying the unibody and the new crossmember together as one solid unit. This design distributes the extreme loads from the suspension over a much larger area of the unibody and assures many years of extreme four-wheeling without any structural damage to the unibody. The crossmember's design does not reduce ground clearance and also drops the transfer case relieve driveline angles. Our optional Transfer Case Skid Plate can be easily added for further protection and support.

The Rusty's 8" long-travel suspension is a complete package; we didn't cut any corners. Rusty's high quality 8.5 coils springs are used in the front, while complete 6.5 leaf spring packs, grade 8 U-bolts, and heavy duty boomerang extended shackles are used in the rear. NO LIFT BLOCKS! Rusty's heavy-duty track bar, frame mount, and frame brace keeps the body centered and adds significant strength to the unibody. Rusty's 3 inch drop pitman arm is included to keep the steering straight and to keep the tie rod ends from binding during extreme flex. The Rusty's Kevlar stainless steel brake lines offer better brake performance and give the extra length needed for long-travel suspension systems. Rusty's own sway bar disconnects are used for maximum flex off road and can be re-attached in just seconds for great on-road handling. Rusty's Hydro shocks offer great handling on the street and an emphasis on off-road performance. Rusty's mono tube shocks are available.

NOTE: When raising the Cherokee 6 inches or more, Rusty's highly recommends the use of an Advance Adapter's SYE (Slip Yoke Eliminator) to prevent driveline vibrations. This is available for only the NP231 transfer case. We also offer a Combo Kit that includes a quality CV driveshaft built by Tom Woods Driveline.

  • • Made in the USA
  • • Completely Bolt On
  • • Proven Design
  • • Great Articulation
  • • Great Road Handling
  • • Clears 35 inch Tires

  • • Front 8.5"-9" coil springs
  • • Rear 6.5" leaf springs
  • • Rear extended greasable shackles
  • • Front hydro performance shocks
  • • Rear hydro performance shocks
  • • 3" drop pitman arm
  • • HD track bar
  • • Rusty's frame brace
  • • Rusty's front sway bar disconnects
  • • Front & rear stainless steel braided brake lines
  • • Grade 8 U-Bolts
  • • Steel 6 degree shims

  • • HD crossmember
  • • Adjustable long arm
  • • Adjustable radius arm
  • • Frame reinforcement (inner & outer)
  • • Hardware Kit
  • • Flex Joint Wrench

A SYE kit will be required with this much lift. Sold seperately.


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