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Unread 10-06-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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Lift kit difference from 1989 and to 1991 ?

Guys,

I am looking for a 4" lift kit for my 1991 Grand Wagoneer. I have noticed that a lot of kits are specified for models up to 1989 only. Is there a difference between these 1989 lift kits to other kits that would fit my 1991 model?

I saw a local guy selling a used set of four RS44044AE leafs with shackles. The price sounds reasonable but I have learned that these leafs would only give me 2" lift and maybe with the shackles another 2"? Are the shackles a cheap way of getting a higher lift? Should I simply look for the leafs that give me the 4" without the shackles?
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Unread 10-07-2013, 03:13 AM   #2
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There is no difference in the 89-91 FSJ Grand Wagoneer. There is a difference if the XJ Wagoneer (Cherokee). I have noticed many part descriptions for the XJs while searching for FSJ parts. One key is that there was no 6cyl option for the later Grands.
Also sounds like the rear shackle lift is for the XJs, there is no shackle lift for the rear of the Grands, can be done on the front, but you would comprimise the driving stability.
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Unread 10-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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Thank you, I will pay more attention to this little detail from now on. I appreciate your input.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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It sounds like budget is a priority, so you may want to take a look at Rusty's Offroad lift for our FSJ's. Join FSJNetwork if you're not there already, then give them a call letting them know you are a member. At minimum they will drop shipping when you call as opposed to ordering through the web site. Like $70 instead of $150 to ship...big drop.

I just installed the lift a couple weeks ago and am satisfied with it. Shipped to my door, it was just north of $500 for 4 springs, 4 shocks, U-bolts, and brake line relocation brackets. And a truckload of stickers (which my kids loved). Other kits may very well give a better ride, but as far as a budget lift, this one drives pretty darn good.

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Unread 10-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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It sounds like budget is a priority, so you may want to take a look at Rusty's Offroad lift for our FSJ's. Join FSJNetwork if you're not there already, then give them a call letting them know you are a member. At minimum they will drop shipping when you call as opposed to ordering through the web site. Like $70 instead of $150 to ship...big drop. I just installed the lift a couple weeks ago and am satisfied with it. Shipped to my door, it was just north of $500 for 4 springs, 4 shocks, U-bolts, and brake line relocation brackets. And a truckload of stickers (which my kids loved). Other kits may very well give a better ride, but as far as a budget lift, this one drives pretty darn good.
Thanks for the tip. That sounds like a good deal.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #6
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I will say unless you dislike having fillings or kidneys you will want to avoid the Rough Country kit. I did the RC with springs and shocks and even tried adjustable shocks in a lazy attempt at smoothing out the ride. It rides TERRIBLE. Does well enough off road but my Corvette is smoother over bumps, speed humps etc.
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