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post #1 of 19 Old 12-16-2001, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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how can I lift my Grand Cherokee besides a suspension lift?

I already have a 3" supsension lift and I need another 2" or so, I heard that you couldn't put a body lift on a grand cherokee because they have a uni-body, is this true? How can I gain this needed lift?

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post #2 of 19 Old 12-16-2001, 10:15 PM
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You are correct. You can't fit a body lift

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post #3 of 19 Old 12-18-2001, 08:49 AM
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best thing i can think of is to just get a larger suspension lift. being that i haven't modified my zj yet, i couldnt give any more details. but you're right, if you look at your frame, you will see that it is completely integrated into the body (uni-body)

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post #4 of 19 Old 12-29-2001, 08:01 PM
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I have talked to several people about doing the same thing you are thinking of doing. You can add a 2" Budget boost which is a spacer lift, it goes inbetween your coils and the body. The only thing is, you need to ask a specialist about whether or not you need to change the angles of your differentials. I believe it is the differential.
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post #5 of 19 Old 12-29-2001, 10:38 PM
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you could do the coil spacers or the higher suspension lift. Either way you will definately need to get flexarms (will allow you to change the diff angle) and prolly a slip yoke eliminator. You are gonna be changing you driveline angle and will notice if not already driveline vibrations and spacing probs with your rear axle and tires. If you have not already had it done, you will also need to get and adjustable trackbar for the front or move your track bar mounting point on the bracket on the axle. Likely also need a steering stablizer. I have a 3" teraflex lift and have to accomodate for these things with just 3". Its prolly gonna be a lot of money.

I am not an expert, I could be mistaken!

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post #6 of 19 Old 12-29-2001, 11:12 PM
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i personally am glad that you cant body lift a Jeep.

i saw a Ranger the other day. 5 inch body lift, no suspension lift. its rediculious. now i do understand that you spend xxx amount of money to get a 3 inch lift, and you need 2" more, but dont wanna spend that much again.

however, if its your first lift, dont run a body lift, save up and get a lift that will at least be benefitial to the car (not just raising your COG).

its the same way i feel about body drops on a lowrider. if your going to lower it, do it the right way.

i cant really help you, technically im not even a Jeeper yet, but give me 2 months max, and i will be!

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you could do the coil spacers or the higher suspension lift. Either way you will definately need to get flexarms (will allow you to change the diff angle) and prolly a slip yoke eliminator. You are gonna be changing you driveline angle and will notice if not already driveline vibrations and spacing probs with your rear axle and tires. If you have not already had it done, you will also need to get and adjustable trackbar for the front or move your track bar mounting point on the bracket on the axle. Likely also need a steering stablizer. I have a 3" teraflex lift and have to accomodate for these things with just 3". Its prolly gonna be a lot of money.

I am not an expert, I could be mistaken!

Good luck!
Turk is right here. You will need adjustable control arms all around (8 of them) and adjustable front and rear track bars if you don't already have them, longer discos or sway bar links (or lose the sways entirely), and also longer shocks.

Anyone with the 249 T-case will definitely need a custom front driveshaft made as well.

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post #8 of 19 Old 01-06-2002, 05:57 PM
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What lift are you running now? I have 5" of lift on my ZJ with a 3" Skyjacker coils and a 2" Teraflex BB I got from www.trailquest.com. As for control arms I am running stock uppers and the LCA's that came with the Skyjacker kit. I just lifted to 5" all at once so I added longer shocks, RS 9000's sizes 9116 and 9112. Adjustable track bars front and rear, brake lines for the front, JKS discos, and a few other things I am sure I forgot. So it is doable and that is the best way to go, the BB.

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post #9 of 19 Old 01-06-2002, 08:49 PM
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Hey Ryan, good to see you over here.

Looks like you just registered also.

You did mention brakelines, which I forgot.

Fronts are necessary, rears are not.

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post #10 of 19 Old 09-15-2010, 10:29 AM
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I agree with not being able to have a body lift but if your looking for a cheap lift i went 6" with just coil spring spacers from o'reily auto parts i got 3 2" spacers on each coil spring which comes up to a 6" lift and the only mods i had to do is get longer sway bar links and after market shocks the drive shafts and brakelines were ok and needed no mods and believe it or not it didnt affect the smooth ride and now im running 35" nitto mud grapplers and had LTBs before that
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post #11 of 19 Old 09-15-2010, 10:33 AM
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Meeks,

Do you do any wheeling with that set-up?
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post #12 of 19 Old 09-15-2010, 10:38 AM
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Every weekend its in the rivers and bog holes havent had any problems
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post #13 of 19 Old 09-15-2010, 10:59 AM
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You just dug up a nearly 9 year old thread!

And 6" spacers . . .
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post #14 of 19 Old 09-15-2010, 11:05 AM
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well thats fine if its an old thread its to whom ever is looking for a cheap but reliable lift
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Wow, theres no way that can be good.

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