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Unread 03-07-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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New to me 1989 GW

I have always wanted a Grand Wagoneer. My wife and I found one we could afford. It needs work but runs okay and drive nice. We both want to start fixing all the issues. We got it for $1800 it has 150000 miles on it. We drove it 100 miles home without an issue.
Whats the best source to read more about the parts used on the 1989 wagoneers ? Like motor, trans, etc.
Thanks Ron

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Unread 03-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #2
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Unread 03-08-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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PM me if you need any electrical advice, help with locks, windows, alt upgrades etc. I did a lot on mine for zero $$ such as fixing all 5 windows/locks without spending a dime.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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PM me if you need any electrical advice, help with locks, windows, alt upgrades etc. I did a lot on mine for zero $$ such as fixing all 5 windows/locks without spending a dime.
please help I have one side window not working. The rear window doesnt work, seats dont work, key locks to doors dont work
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Unread 03-19-2013, 11:11 PM   #5
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I need help finding replacement parts for the drivers door lock inner latch. I installed new locks but the lever inside the door that moves the door lock up is to loose to unlock the door. I can't figure out how to repair or where to get replacement parts. Also Ive been looking for a drivers side visor. I love the wagoneer but I need to be able to lock it. Can I raise the front end using a longer shackle?
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Unread 03-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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Shackle lifts are not recommended. If you want to be cheap get a block and add a leaf from Rustys. I paid for it twice because the 31" didn't look right with the 2" lift so I went ahead and got the 4" lift from them. I'm happy with how it sits now. I dont want to worry about breaking axles with 33"-35" tires. Too much power from that 401
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Unread 03-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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I wouldn't do blocks or shackle on the front AT ALL (I wouldn't do them on the back either). If I was real tight on $ I would consider add a leaf, but I would be doing bushings also.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #8
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I meant block and add a leaf kit to clarify. Blocking the front end is dangerous and not what I was recommending at all. It has the brackets for brake lines, blocks for the rear, and extra leafs for the front. You'll end up buying shocks twice if you end up lifting later on. If I could go back I would have waited until I could afford the 4" off the bat.


Stock with 29" tires
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Four inch lift with 31" M/T's
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And 4" flexed. No rubbing like the 2"
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Unread 03-20-2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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Our sits very high in the rear and seems very low in the front? PO said he lifted the rear for towing, any ways we arent looking for an off roader just want it to sit semi level. Being in Reno and growing in Tahoe we are very familiar with off roading. We are more in to trails now and then. But have always wanted and Grand Wagoneer, my wife loves and wont let me drive it.
So I get the 04 grand cherokee its not but no grand wagoneer.
Any one know where I can find door latch parts and a drivers side Visor?
BTW it has stock size tires and we will be staying with that size.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #10
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I meant block and add a leaf kit to clarify. Blocking the front end is dangerous and not what I was recommending at all. It has the brackets for brake lines, blocks for the rear, and extra leafs for the front. You'll end up buying shocks twice if you end up lifting later on. If I could go back I would have waited until I could afford the 4" off the bat.


Stock with 29" tires
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Four inch lift with 31" M/T's
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And 4" flexed. No rubbing like the 2"
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Your top picture is the look I'm after, but the rear of ours sits about 2-3" higher then yours used to.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #11
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Looks like your all waggy guys, look one thread down and help this guy out, even if your not a Facebook guy it's worth liking this page because he is always is uploading waggy pictures that are cool!!! DO IT!!!!!

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Unread 03-20-2013, 11:36 PM   #12
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How about you count the leafs in the rear spring and compare it to stock. If he added an extra leaf you can pull it out or order a stock height springs from BJ's Offroad. I personally haven't had a good experience with them but lots of guys around here have and they specialize in our FSJ's.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:04 AM   #13
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There is nothing to compare with new springs. A pic would help determine where it sits now, or measure from the center of the wheel to the bottom fender lip.
Yes see what the rear spring count is, or if its blocks. There are stock spring replacements out there, but IMO two inches of lift is where the factory should have put them.
Check BJ's offroad, team grand wagoneer, JC Whitney for door parts, there are many Grands in your part of the country, so sourcing used door parts shouldn't be too far fetched.
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I too recently bought an '89 GW, and it appears mine has an extra spring? I had hoped to run something close to 31" tires without add'l lift???
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I too recently bought an '89 GW, and it appears mine has an extra spring? I had hoped to run something close to 31" tires without add'l lift???


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