I wanna Jack up my GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4?!?

Its a 99 and I know NOTHING about Lift Kits or Tires, all I know is BIG TRUCKS are awesome and since I cant find a man who has one and I cant afford to buy a new truck I wanna make mine the best I can with out going over board or getting "SOLD" by a salesman since I know NOTHING about it at all. I dont want it too big since Ive seen a Grand Cherokee that looked so silly but a little lift and BIGGER tires would be nice. Also Any idea what size is the biggest tire I could put on her with out a lift? Would that make much of a difference in height? Please help…and dont make fun of me. How will I ever learn if I dont ask! THANK YOU!!
By the way I wont be off roading all the time there is really only once a month I will take it to a local mud hole for their monthly event. Like I said before, I dont want to go too crazy but I want to modify it some for SURE! Thanks for all the help!! :0)

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9 Responses to I wanna Jack up my GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4?!?

  1. g_tastyfish May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    Your WJ is a unibody, you couldn't run a body lift even if you wanted to. You need about 5" of lift on the Cherokee to clear 33's give or take a half an inch. Rubicon Express makes a great lift for the Cherokee, about 4.5" of lift. The url below is a pic of a ZJ with 4.5" lift and 32" tires. I think it looks pretty good.

    It is a very bad idea to lock your Dana35 rear axle without upgrading the shafts first, they tend to break when the diffs are locked up.

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/eblack123/jeep.jpg

  2. Jake May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    Well first it'd help if you give us the year and model of the jeep.

    Sorry didnt see you gave the year,

    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

    Helps you figure out which tire would fit your suv. Look on the sidewall and you'll get the numbers to put in the before part.

  3. Jenv May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    here is a chart that will help you figure out what tire requires what size lift. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v154/jamesvp/TvLchart.gif

    Try either Rusty's offroad or rubicon express lifts, http://www.rubiconexpress.com and http://www.rustysoffroad.com

    hope this helps

  4. 4x4guru May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    try the 2 inch kit from 4wheel parts (procomp lift) it comes with everything to set you up in the air

  5. Çåŗőľîņẫ§ħŷġĭ®ł May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    You can go with a 3" suspension lift and 32×10.50 tires. Because the Cherokee doesn't have much tire room in the fender well, I wouldn't go too wide with the tires, unless you are considering on purchasing new rims or spacers to add clearance for wider tires. I would not get a body lift, as there have been numerous reports concerning problems about them.

    Here are some websites that sell both the suspension lift kits and tires:

    http://www.rustysoffroad.com
    http://www.4wd.com
    http://www.quadratec.com
    http://www.jcwhitney.com
    http://collinsbros.stores.yahoo.net/neblmotj1bol.html

    Also, try ebay and amazon, they usually have pretty reasonable prices on lift kits and tires.

  6. stephen s May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    If you drive it into a lake that will really jack it up.

    Or you can go to Collinsbrothers jeep. They'll gitcha dun up right.

  7. robert e May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    There are soooo many companies out there that offer lift kits from mild to wild. The first thing to do is to determine what you want out of your vehicle. Where will it be driven? Will it see a lot of off-roading? Or will it be an occasional wheeler? I will suggest to you to look on the internet for Grand Cherokee clubs, or for off-road clubs. Become a member of one, and start asking questions as to what lift kits they run, and how the lift kit performs for them. I could tell you to go with a 4" Pro-Comp, Superlift, Skyjacker, Black Diamond, etc, but I feel that you will get the best benefits from asking a few members of a Grand Cherokee club or website. Good luck.

  8. Carlos May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    5" suspension lift kit and 33" MT (mud terrain) tires is what you need first. Anything bigger than this may hurt axles when wheeling.
    Your axles should be a Dana30 front and a Dana35 rear, if you are short on budget get a Lock Right for the rear axle. If not, it could be a Detroit locker for the rear and a ARB for the front.
    Need help? e-mail me.

  9. MIKE S May 18, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    make friends with a mud hole friend,ask their advice,seeing how they can see your truck and best evaluate the terrain youll be playin in.happy trails