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Coyn1324

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Lakewood

Jeep Information

Year:1996

Model:ZJ

Engine:4.0

Transmission:24RE

Transfer Case:242

Front Axle:D30

Rear Axle:D35

Axle Gear Ratio:3.73

Suspension:3.5 in IRO suspension lift

Tires:31x10.50R15

Future Modifications:Tires


Hi there everybody. I bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ today and just wanted to share my excitement with everybody. This is my first lifted vehicle and my first post to a forum. Its great to be around so many ZJ lovers. My first Jeep was a Wrangler in college and then a Chevy pickup. In January I sold my truck and bought a car for the economical value of a daily driver. Since then I have missed the freedom of a 4x4 vehicle especially living in Colorado. Odometer reads 288,500 miles but she does have a rebuilt engine and tranny.

Ryan

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wingnutt98
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06-26-2012, 08:12 PM
You will love it ! They are really fun to drive.


Coyn1324

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06-26-2012, 08:54 PM
I hear ya. Loving every minute so far!!!! I'm definitely hooked.


wingnutt98
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06-26-2012, 09:00 PM
I have had three two with the I 6 and finally got me a 5.9 limited !


Coyn1324

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06-29-2012, 02:48 PM
Yeah I almost bought one with the V8 but it was a 5.2 but then I just really liked this one. The 4.0 is a great motor but I hear the 5.9 rocks it.


wingnutt98
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06-29-2012, 05:59 PM
Do you plan on lifting it more ?


wingnutt98
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06-29-2012, 06:01 PM
That's my baby ! It's got 245K on it still has lots of power but the tranny is giving troubles.




Coyn1324

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06-29-2012, 06:53 PM
Looks pretty sweet! I would love to lift it more but getting married this year so all funds going to that. I think I'm going to get some new tires soon and run this lift until its time for new tires again then prob jack her up a few more inches. What size lift and tires do you have?


Coyn1324

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06-29-2012, 06:56 PM
I feel ya on the high mileage. Mine reads 288,500 but freakin runs awesome!!!!


wingnutt98
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06-29-2012, 07:01 PM
It's a 3" procomp lift with 2" spacers. The tires are 285/75/16 procomp extrem mt


Coyn1324

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06-29-2012, 07:06 PM
Nice Jeep bro. I guess I could always go with a spacer lift for a few more inches. Much cheaper than doing a whole other suspension lift.


wingnutt98
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06-29-2012, 07:10 PM
It's not without some complications they are temperamental about being lifted so just be ready to put some time and work into it.


Coyn1324

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07-03-2012, 12:19 PM
I hear that. I guess I'm pretty happy with the lift it has now. Took her up on Sunday and had plenty of clearance for any off roading I'm going to be doing. Bigger tires look cooler though lol


RaevynCarrion
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07-07-2012, 03:00 AM
Nice ZJ, man. I have the same model, right down to the paint. I've been thinking about lifting mine a little, but never actually driven a lifted one. Do they handle much differently?


wingnutt98
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07-07-2012, 09:56 AM
They do handle different ! If I was to do it again with short arms, they would be adjustable and would get shocks that are specifically for the grand with the v8. Mines not horrible but could use some caster adjustment.


Coyn1324

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07-07-2012, 10:07 AM
They do handle differently. To me a lifted vehicle always feels a little loose in the steering. I'm really happy with mine though, it drives really straight and smooth even on the highway. If your going to lift it, save up and do it right and you won't regret it.


RaevynCarrion
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07-07-2012, 10:10 AM
I'm honestly not a fan of high lifts, but I was thinking 2" or so, just to be able to fit some larger tires or something, give it a little more distinguished look, you know. Thanks for the advice


Coyn1324

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07-07-2012, 11:13 AM
I hear ya. I was looking for the same thing. Went with the 3.5" Suspension lift...love it. I have 31's on it now but should be able to fit 32's.


RaevynCarrion
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07-07-2012, 11:23 AM
The kit I found over at Quadratec is a 2" lift that says it'll fit up 30 or 32 , which is probably more than I'll need, and it's less than $200, which is great. It'll be a while before I can do it, but at least I can get some good information here in the interim.


Coyn1324

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07-07-2012, 04:19 PM
Nice!!!



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