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Unread 01-26-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Wj hey guys new guy with a wj cherokee

i just bought a 2000 grand cherokee limited 4.7 and there are a few things i have to fix on it to get it running properly. it has 160k miles the engine and tranny seem to be running pretty good but the down side is the struts are cracked in the rear and when driven the body wobbles very bad. I came here hoping to get good advice and tips. In he meantime i will be reading posts for what coil springs, struts would be a good heavy duty replacememnt with a little bit of a raise such as 1.5 inches because i will be looking to put beefier tires on it. thanks.

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Unread 01-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #2
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Struts?
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Unread 01-26-2014, 07:03 PM   #3
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shock absorbers**
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Unread 01-26-2014, 07:05 PM   #4
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shock absorbers**
That's what I figured but you never know lol, I have a 2" budget boost from Rustys off road, and I also put Rancho shocks the ones that are made for a 2" lift. It is a stiff ride but I like it
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Unread 01-26-2014, 11:02 PM   #5
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For coil springs fat bobs garage has a 2.5in lift that is bds for right at 300 with their hydro shocks and I believe the coils are the same as rustys from what I have read and you can add bilstein shocks for a little more $ and I hear those shocks are really good.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 06:47 AM   #6
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Last night i ordered The 3 inch lift kit From iro. Ive read some decent reviews and The price was spot on. Hopefully this should fix the suspension issues. The only thing I forgot to order was a steering stabilizer.

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFW
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Unread 01-27-2014, 06:56 AM   #7
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While you have the rear end disassembled, you may want to replace the Upper Control Arm (A-Arm/Bushings), and the differential Ball Joint. This is a common repair on WJs. You mentioned the rear end wobble. That could be indicative of A-Arm issues. It's just a matter of time before it goes bad, if it already hasn't.

Do a search for A-Arm. Lots of threads on this repair.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 08:29 AM   #8
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Any part numbers or brands I should look at in particular? Any input would be appreciated
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Unread 01-27-2014, 10:11 AM   #9
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Just ordered rear upper control arms, upper and lower ball joints, steering stabilizer and upper bushings.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 09:43 AM   #10
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Sounds like you're going 'balls to the wall'!



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Just ordered rear upper control arms, upper and lower ball joints, steering stabilizer and upper bushings.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #11
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Yea I took your advice and went the extra mile since the rear will be opened up might aswell do it right the fist time around. Thanks for your help. After the suspension is together I will be putting 275-70r16's and will be looking for a cheap or used grill and light protector
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Unread 02-07-2014, 11:04 AM   #12
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Update: got all the suspension parts just waiting for some decent weather to bring it to upstate by to have all the parts installed/ replaced
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