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post #1 of 46 Old 09-22-2019, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Lowered Limited X

I searched the vast web of internet forums prior to my final decision on lowering my 2019 Limited X (5.7 Hemi) and couldn't find much on the standard Grand Cherokee (non-SRT). Most guys that didn't have an SRT that lowered their Jeep also changed rims/tires; so that didn't really help. So, I wanted to post my results with the Swift Spec-R springs from Black Ops.

I've got 31-3/16" from the ground to the bottom of the fender (measured from centerline of wheel) and 31-5/8" on the rear. It is lower than what I expected, but the lowering distance posted on the Black Ops website is for an SRT, so naturally a standard Grand Cherokee will be more than that. It rides a little stiffer, and the rear tends to hit the bump-stops when I go over a good sized dip in the road. I am using the standard shocks and didn't trim the bump stops.

Also, see photo where I measured the stock front spring to the Swift Spec-R spring. It's 6" shorter than the stock spring!

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post #2 of 46 Old 09-22-2019, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, 31-3/16" is the measurement on the front.
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post #3 of 46 Old 09-25-2019, 07:59 AM
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Looks great!
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Thanks. Not bad for half a days work!
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What size are the wheels?


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post #6 of 46 Old 09-27-2019, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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The wheels are the stock 20" wheels that are in it from the factory. I added black lug nuts, but that is it.
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post #7 of 46 Old 09-29-2019, 07:23 PM
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OK on the successful WK2 lowering project.

Just do not follow me on the 4x4 trails.

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post #8 of 46 Old 09-29-2019, 08:01 PM
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Very few WK2s ever see trails, most are very nice highway cruisers or nice street jeeps, and there are many that modify their Jeeps for better on street performance or style. Nothing wrong with that .
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post #9 of 46 Old 09-30-2019, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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You bet. The Limited X is a "sport" version, that's why I bought it! It comes with Pirelli street tires and no "Tow/Haul" mode. It has a "Sport" button on the center console. No offroad for me! My jeep and my racebike are asphalt only.
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post #10 of 46 Old 10-23-2019, 09:43 AM
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Looks good. I was just about to purchase the same one . Curious how the alignment went? Did everything go back into spec?
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post #11 of 46 Old 10-24-2019, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good. I was just about to purchase the same one <img src="https://www.jeepforum.com/ubb/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />. Curious how the alignment went? Did everything go back into spec?
Actually, I never had it aligned. The front looks close, but the rear needs some work. The tops of the tires kick in. My vehicle situation has changed unfortunately and I lost my tow rig. I need this as a tow rig for a 7x16 enclosed trailer and it wont do it lowered, even with my load distributing hitch. I have to put the stock springs back in. If anyone is interested in my Swift springs, PM me, I'll sell pretty cheap at this point.
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Can imagine it corners much better.

I need the ground clearance up nort here fer snow!
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I just bought Eibach pro kit springs. Going to install them over the Xmas break. Will post before/after pics and measurements. I am going for this stance/look.

https://www.customwheeloffset.com/wh...gen-vf5-eibach
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You bet. The Limited X is a "sport" version, that's why I bought it! It comes with Pirelli street tires and no "Tow/Haul" mode. It has a "Sport" button on the center console. No offroad for me! My jeep and my racebike are asphalt only.
Definitely with that SRT hood!

It’s the same with the High Altitude (less the nice hood) being a street inspired Overland with its lowered front fascia, no front hooks, and flared body cladding aesthetic.

You and Salerno will have to follow the SRT guys with the 22” rim mod for the full urban warrior look

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post #15 of 46 Old 12-20-2019, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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I wish! 22's would be sweet! Unfortunately, I only have enough cash for one expensive hobby, and racing motorcycles is number 1 priority now. Maybe someday.

That said, I traded my old tow rig (2013 GC Limited w/5.7 hemi) for the wife's Cherokee. Now I need to tow with this vehicle so I had to remove the Swift springs. The fronts would have been fine, but the rears wouldn't support the weight on my 7x16 enclosed trailer. I switched to the Mopar SRT drop springs, and they work great. See pic. Much rougher ride than the Swift springs though. Anybody looking for Swift springs cheap, PM me. I only had them on for 1,500 miles. I also have the stock springs for sale.
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