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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Lifting 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee, need some advice

What im trying to gather s info on what is needed to lift a grand cherokee. I priced suspention lift kits for it. What i dont understand is when you lift a grand cherokee do you have to get new Coil springs for the front end. I looked at what came with the suspention lift and it showed nothing about new coils. First time doing a suspention lift so any help would be great.. Thanks
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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what lifts are you looking at, and there is a Jeep Tech Section...
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If you are only going 2" then you don't really need new coils. If you are going 3" and higher then you need new coils, shocks, trackbars, control arms etc
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #6
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We need more information to help you...need to know how high you're going, what (if any) parts you already have installed, what kits you're considering, if you are trying to do this on a budget (then you're CRAZY), and what your goals/plans are with the lift. :)
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Old March 14th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #7
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looking at going 3.5 to 5.5.... have not decided yet....
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Well to give you an idea then, I'm doing a 5" lift in the next few weeks - all my parts are on order.

I have:
4" Rough Country Kit (I'll use the 4 springs, shocks, bump stop extensions, brake line bracket, the 6 adjustable control arms it comes wtih, and I think that's it really...)
JKS Rear Adjustable Trac Bar
Kevin's Off Road Front Trac Bar Conversion
Rubicon Express front upper adjustable contol arms
Generic 1" spacers
JKS Quicer Discos
Rear Sway Bar Delete

This is a FAIRLY complete list that will give me a solid lift. The only thing I really want to do to it in the future is to add the JCR 1-ton steering ugrade. I'm also swapping in a u-jointed front driveshaft (via using a conversion flange) and i'm swapping the u-jointed axle shafts from my 96 ZJ to the 97 until I get a set of Cherokee ones I think.

EDIT: WOW that's a lot of stuff once I see it listed!!!
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Around how mutch all together
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Oh lord, let me think...

Just my list is around $1300 depending on where you order the parts from and what you pay for shipping and stuff. That doesn't include the extras I want listed in the paragraph below or tires at all.

I will say this, you will probably run into people who do NOT have adjustable tracbars and run the bracket. That is a TERRIBLE idea. Sure you could run it for a week or so if you just drive around town but there are HORROR stories of them failing on the highway or while wheeling.

Also, the Rough Country kit is cheap, but it allows you to customize the parts you want. There are other more expensive kits available but even those are missing parts you SHOULD have to make a good lift a great lift. They also do not allow you to choose what parts you WANT in your rig - you get stuck with their branded stuff or something they sell for someone else.

EDIT: One more bit of information. If you just run 3.5" you won't need to run new adustable control arms as long as your old ones are in good shape (well the bushings are). However, if you plan on going higher, you should seriously consider them for for anything above that up to 6". If you go 6", then you probably plan on doing some hard core stuff and i'd consider Long Arms at that point (Claytons).
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if you want to do it on the cheap, like i did on the last two grands, just swap the front springs to the rear and buy new 4.5 front springs. You still need shocks,adjustable track bars and swaybar endlinks, but that is by far the cheapest way to go. I never went with new control arms until they got all bent to shit.(year later) I probably put over 2000 miles on and off road with my last jeep without a problem at all. Theres easier and cheaper ways to lift them and in my opinion theyre just as safe as any complete bolt on kit. PM me and i can get some killer prices for all the components. jason
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