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Old September 16th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default 2002 jeep grand cherokee 4" lift kit

Im looking to put a 4" lift kit on my 02 grand cherokee. My questions are for recommendations on brand. Perferrably a kit that comes with everything in it and if I do install a 4" kit will I have to change anything else on the jeep.

Also want to install 15" wheels will they fit on an 02 grand?

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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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Iron Rock Offroad is pretty popular in the WJ crowd. 15" steel wheels will fit with 4" or less backspacing IIRC
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The 4" kits out there, don't come with everything you need. IRO is good but the kit is basic. Rough Country is ok, but again, it is basic. Same with Zone Offroad. To do it right with adjustable short arms about $1300. Long arms will be a lot more. Pick a kit and we can go from there. I just got done doing my 4.5" kit.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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the rough country 4 inch x series with adj lcas was less than 800 bucks
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So a 15" alloy wheel will not fit a 02 grand cherokee?
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Maybe. I am running 15" soft 8's with 4" backspacing. But again they are steel.
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I want to go with 31x10.5x15 general grabbers mt red letter tires. 15" steel wheels. I just need more info on a lift kit that will give me the correct clearances and comes complete with everything I need. Not sure if I need to go with a 4" kit or less?
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My 4" Zone kit was OK. I upgraded shocks to the Nitros. It rides good. My JK Wheels and Tires (32" x 10.5") rub, I need some wheel spacers to push them out a bit. Had to cut the front bumper for clearance. They rub in the rear and had to lengthen my bumpstops more. I would say my kit was complete, except the bumpstops needed to be longer. I don't use the t-case drop either. It aligned at the shop. Replaced the steering damper and I have no shimmy (death wobble). I have about 20,000 miles on this kit.
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Zone Offroad, Iron Rock Offroad, BDS, are good. Rough country is ok. Heard the springs sag quickly. I have 4.5" Teraflex springs, but you can't get them from teraflex anymore. You have to go through a guy on jeepforum.com. I had to trim the front bumper on mine. I would not go less unless you plan on triming the actual fenders.
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I was leaning toward the rough country long arm 4" lift kit for about $1500.00. It recommends changing the front cv axles. Where do I get the correct axles? I will look into the other brands before I buy anything. Thanks for all imput! I am still not sure if a 15" alloy wheel will fit?
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I was leaning toward the rough country long arm 4" lift kit for about $1500.00. It recommends changing the front cv axles. Where do I get the correct axles? I will look into the other brands before I buy anything. Thanks for all imput! I am still not sure if a 15" alloy wheel will fit?
They are probably talking about front Driveshaft, Some used a cvs not ujoints. CVs will not hold up with that much lift. You may or may not have this front driveshaft.
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They are talking about the front driveshaft. If you have the dual c/v joint shaft, it will start making noise and go out. I actually put one on from a 04 v8 WJ. cheaper and is working great at 4.5 inches.
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