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post #1 of 45 Old 07-09-2011, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Best Liftkit worth every penny??

Deciding on getting a 3.5 Lift kit on my 97 Grand Cherokee.
Which shall i get??
Looking for comfortable ride:
Durable:
Wouldn't regret on purchase:
etc.

Help me out.



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post #2 of 45 Old 07-10-2011, 10:07 AM
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Get the Rubicon Express 4 1/2 kit and go with the 3 1/2 inch springs. You'll be amazed at how it rides on and offroad. I have that kit in my 97 with an SYE, 1.75 inch spacers, front and rear trackbars, and this thing is great. It rides better on the street than stock, and has amazing flex offroad. You won't be sorry. The only thing about my lift I'm not 100% satisfied with are the shocks. I have the Bilstein 5100 shocks, and although they feel great on the pavement, they are not quite stiff enough offroad. I would probably look into the 5150's or another Bilstein shock that is a little stiffer. The shock preference is your choice, but I wouldn't look at any other lift kit.
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I have the same set up. But have BFD 4.5" springs im the front. A+ GREAT setup

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post #4 of 45 Old 07-10-2011, 11:02 AM
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I have the same set up. But have BFD 4.5" springs im the front. A+ GREAT setup

What shocks do you have?
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post #5 of 45 Old 07-10-2011, 11:34 AM
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Get the Rubicon Express 4 1/2 kit and go with the 3 1/2 inch springs. You'll be amazed at how it rides on and offroad. I have that kit in my 97 with an SYE, 1.75 inch spacers, front and rear trackbars, and this thing is great. It rides better on the street than stock, and has amazing flex offroad. You won't be sorry. The only thing about my lift I'm not 100% satisfied with are the shocks. I have the Bilstein 5100 shocks, and although they feel great on the pavement, they are not quite stiff enough offroad. I would probably look into the 5150's or another Bilstein shock that is a little stiffer. The shock preference is your choice, but I wouldn't look at any other lift kit.
I agree! Love my RE lift. I am running MX-6 shocks for their adjustability and they're great. You can see the specs in my sig.

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SOLD - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L Some go fast goodies, JK Moabs 255/75R17 BFG M/Ts, MX-6s, 4'' RE Lift - Super Ride Adj. control arms, Addco's, JKS trackbars/discos..... Kolak Exhaust/Ignition, SCT tuned!
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post #6 of 45 Old 07-10-2011, 01:20 PM
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I have the 3.5 RE springs and RE monotubes and must say that these shocks are quite awful on bumps and potholes. I'm still running stock control arms but the shocks definitely are too stiff for my taste. Bilstein 5150's will be swapped in when I go up to 5.5".

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I have procomp 3300 they suck but the price was right.

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post #8 of 45 Old 07-10-2011, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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my budget is only 400$.

forgot to add it to the post.
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post #9 of 45 Old 07-10-2011, 02:04 PM
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Iron Rock Offroad if that is the budget. But I would either save a bit more or just do a BB with good shocks.
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I have the 3.5 RE springs and RE monotubes and must say that these shocks are quite awful on bumps and potholes. I'm still running stock control arms but the shocks definitely are too stiff for my taste. Bilstein 5150's will be swapped in when I go up to 5.5".
90% of the problem is coming form the stock arms with trashed bushings and the horrible suspension geometry that is present on your Jeep.
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im looking for something durable/comfortable for all seasons, no major off roading + a lift to fit my 255-265/75/17 bfg all terrain or bigger tires on a stock grand cherokee.
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Save some more and get an OME HD kit.
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http://www.rocky-road.com/zjtrailblazer.html
the liftkit for 469$ for zj ?? - Trail Blazer.
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http://www.rocky-road.com/zjtrailblazer.html
the liftkit for 469$ for zj ?? - Trail Blazer.


I can't say from personal experience, but search "Rocky Road" on any of the forums and you'll find thread after thread about that company. Save yourself the hassle and get something else.
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post #15 of 45 Old 07-10-2011, 05:18 PM
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I got my OME HD lift from Rocky-Road and had no issues. Haven't purchased anything else though.
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