Grab a cup of coffee and a comfy chair...
Hey, new member, hello. Before we get started let me say that I've scoured this site and searched until I could search no more. I see a lot of lingo and acronyms, and as a new guy to 4WD terminology, it's lost on me for the time being.
So here's the deal:
I've got a bone-stock 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo. I've looked at endless pictures and seems like a 4" lift is what I'm after along with a new set of wheels/tires. I'd love to find some newer 17" Jeep wheels to use, for what it's worth. So...
I'll be having the suspension work done, anyone make a recommendation for Kansas City? Which kit to use, suspension or body lift? Is it that simple? Do I need anything other than what is in the kit?
I won't be using the thing for any serious off-roading, just want a nice, tasteful lift and wheels and tires to go with it.
Will my speedometer still be accurate? I can't see how, on my motorcycles any change in wheel or tire size would throw it off. I'm guessing there is a speedo healer for Jeeps, too?
What am I getting in to? Do these lifts cause premature replacement requirements for steering/drivetrain components?
Also, as a former Wrangler owner, I fell in love with the GC because of the ride and capability. How much of that gorgeous, smooth ride am I going to sacrifice with a lift, if any? I won't be going too crazy with tires, just a little more beefy as again, I'm not doing anything crazy with it.
Thanks for any and all help. If I've totally missed something that would answer all my questions, feel free to turn me in that direction and give me a nice shove. Thanks again.