1997-01 Jeep Cherokee XJ 6.5In. Long Arm Suspension Kit With 8.25In. Rear End - BDS1433Fs

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BDS1433FS will maximize the capability of your 1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ with this 6.5-inch lift kit with long arm conversion from BDS Suspension. Designed to improve stance this kit includes everything necessary to set your truck up right with clearance for up to 33" tires. By maximizing the length of both the upper and lower control arms BDS has minimized caster change for optimal handling and minimized road forces. The control arm geometry is setup with a massive belly pan that incorporates the link mounts and is built to smash rocks. Believe it or not this system is completely bolt-on with no welding to the unibody required! Up front the lift kit includes a belly pan with new pivot mounts heavy duty lower flex arms and adjustable upper flex arms to optimize handling characteristics 4.5" Pro-Ride coil springs capable of full coil bind and bump stop extensions to control the compression travel but increase wheel travel. Also included are braided stainless steel brake lines ultimate sway bar disconnects and front adjustable track bar with flex joint fits into the existing frame mount and a drop pitman arm to improve the steering and handling geometry. The rear kit utilizes Glide-Ride leaf springs for maximum travel stainless braided brake line and extended shackles that let the spring flex. Finish off the kit with your choice of specially tuned NX2 nitro series gas shocks or FOX 2.0 IFP performance series gas shocks to offer improved damper performance.

Long Arm Conversion
Upgrading the standard control arms to a long arm adds strength improves handling and takes offroad articulation to the next level. This upgrade consists of massive 1/4" steel frame mounted brackets to install the oversized upper and lower formed long arms. The arms are formed for maximum tire clearance and allow the stock control arm tabs to remain on the vehicle. The upper arms are solid stock while the heavy wall tubular lower arms utilize oversized greaseable polyurethane bushings for superior road vibration isolation.

Pro-Ride Coil Springs
A pair of full-length Jeep-specific Pro-Ride coil springs are supplied to provide the correct lift height and smooth predictable ride across various terrains. Manufactured from high tensile steel our direct OE replacement coil springs are engineered with properly sized wire diameter. This results in maximum reliability without premature coil bind.


  • Tapered and roll-pointed leafs add flexibility and provide an even deflection rate
  • Increased wheel travel and a softer ride from tapering allow smoother transition between leafs as compression takes place
  • Higher articulation from bolt-style leaf alignment clamps prevents leafs from fanning out allowing leafs to twist and flex
  • Multi-leaf progressive design for smooth ride
  • Anti-friction pads provide a smooth and quiet ride
  • Details-

  • Front Lift Height: 6_5 IN
  • Front Lift Method: Coil Spring
  • Installation Difficulty: moderate
  • Installation Time: 10 Hrs
  • Installation Tools: Cut Off Wheel or Equiv-Torque Wrench-drill-jack hydraulic-puller pitmanArm-welder
  • Rear Axle Option: Chrysler_8_25
  • Rear Lift Height: 6 IN
  • Rear Lift Method: Leaf Spring
  • Shocks Included: Yes
  • Notes-

  • Measure the rear u-bolts before ordering. Some XJ's are equipped with a Dana 44 rear axle.
  • CV style rear driveshaft (not included) and slip yoke eliminator kit is required.
  • The system only works with 4.0L motor and automatic transmission.
  • Some welding is required.
  • '96 and earlier models may require a longer emergency brake cable.
  • Wearable Parts - Limited Lifetime Warranty BDS NX2 Series Shocks and BDS/Fox Performance Series Shocks: Shock oil seals are not covered by this Limited Lifetime Warranty because they are subject to wear over time and use. At BDS's discretion, leaking shock seals less than 2 years from date of purchase, free from contamination, damage, or abnormal seal wear due to misuse can be considered for repair or replacement under warranty. A shock absorber is a wear item and over time will experience diminished damping resistance due to normal component wear. This is not a defect in material or workmanship and is therefore not warrantable. Defects in material and workmanship do not include such things as dented cylinders or bent rods caused by obvious side impact, rust or corrosion. Fox Proprietary Shocks and Coil Overs: Fox Proprietary parts are covered by their warranty and are not included in the BDS Warranty. BDS may offer to assist with the warranty of defective product, at our discretion. Other warranty concerns should be handled through the Fox Service program. Leaking shock seals less than 1 year from date of purchase, free from contamination, damage, or abnormal seal wear due to misuse can be considered for Warranty. FOX service information can be found here: https://www.ridefox.com/service.php?m=truck Ball Joints and Tie Rod Ends: These items are subject to normal wear over time. However, Ball Joints and Tie Rod ends less than 3 years from the date of purchase, that have been properly greased, maintained, and do not show signs of abnormal use can be considered for warranty. BDS Suspension's obligation under all warranties is limited to the repair or replacement, at BDS's option, of the defective material. BDS will cover the cost of ground shipping on warranty items, and a return shipping label if we require the warranty part to be returned to us. Any cost of removal, installation or reinstallation, expedited freight charges, incidental or consequential damages are expressly excluded from these warranties. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims.

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