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post #1 of 4 Old 09-01-2003, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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what lift?

This is my first post on the site here, and i just recetly bought a 97 jeep grand cherokee laredo and I love it. i am wanting to put a nice lift on it so i can fit comfortably 32's and maybe even a 33. Wanted to simplyy get you guys opinion about which lift is better than some others and what to stay away from. Let me know guys a nd it would be greatly appreciated. Tlak to you guys soon. Thanks agian.....seth

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-01-2003, 03:08 AM
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You will need at least a 4.5 to get 32's and you will need to trim fenders and front bumper for 33's Even if you put a 5.5..
If it where me I would go with a 3.5 (Rubicon Express is good)
and Just trim a little for the 32's .. If you go higher than 4 you run into all kind of problems.. Adjustable trackbars , new driveshafts..
longer brake lines. Etc. etc... See you will open yourself up for alot of money.. Just to fit 33's and you will still have to cut...
good luck with whatever you decide...

By the way.. YOu can get a 2" budget boost and fit 31's
that should get you into some stuff.. And a BB only cost around $100 ish.. Compared to the 12-1500 for a 5 inch..
Look around and see how much you are willing to spend ..Then decide what you want from there.

Like I said ..... Good luck.. Lots of decisions..and tons of money...


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post #3 of 4 Old 09-01-2003, 11:39 AM
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i have 6.5"s with no sye, no new driveshafts. but it all depends. the RE is very good. yeah you spend some money but its worth it. i know that you can fit 32s with 3.5"s, but you have to trim the front bumper. i have 6.5" with 33s and had to trim the front bumper. the reason you have to trim so much is because the wheel wells are like and upside down U. so therre is not room on the sides. hope this helps

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-02-2003, 02:07 PM
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I'm running 6.5 and 33s. At 4.5 you can run 32s.

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4.5 and 32s

6.5 and 33s

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