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Unread 08-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Lift questions for 96 Grand Cherokee

I have a stock '96 Grand Cherokee and I want to put just a 2" lift on it.. I have the AWD model and have read different things that brought up some concerns. some have said you cant put a lift on an AWD, also have read that if you lift it, (even just 2"), that it will mess up the drive shaft and other stuff. I previously owned a '96 Cherokee Sport and put a 1.5" lift on it and never had any issues after that and owned it a few more years after the lift.. just want to be sure its safe before I do the lift and tear up anything... Any help and suggestions are much appreciated! THX!

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Unread 08-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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and I don't know if it helps, but the lift I am looking at is 4 coil spring spacers, 4 shocks, and bumper stops
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Unread 08-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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For just a 2" budget boost, you'll be 100% fine leaving everything as is. Unless there are worn components under there like your steering, trackbar or controls arms,; then you are more likely to get death wobble once the added height stresses those parts more.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Thx WhiteOut.. I have to change the driver side spindle, tie rods and pretty much redoing the front end so shouldn't have an issue there. Just wanted to be sure the lift would fit and not tear up anything. thx again
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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Just make sure to rebuild the front end before the lift. Save yourself some headache.

I'm not the same drivetrain as you, but I have a bb and really felt no difference in ride from stock except peeking over a few more cars
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