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post #1 of 17 Old 05-23-2020, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Lift kit for my 99 WJ gC Laredo RWD!!

I'm having so much trouble finding a full suspension lift kit for the rear wheel drive version of my 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo however everything says that it's for the four-wheel drive but I'm assuming everything should bolt up but someone please steer me in the right direction

https://www.morris4x4center.com/roug...-shocks-1.html

That's the kit that I'm looking at and I'm wondering if it will be sufficient for my rear wheel drive Grand Cherokee

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-23-2020, 11:27 PM
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...several things. 1) RC has horrible reviews/experiences on WJs. A 4in should run you closer to $4k+. 2) Lifting a 4x2 for...looks? Won't really improve functionality. 3) I don't know what the front end of a 4x2 looks like but if it has a solid axle, any lift for 4x4 should work. If it's IFS, I'd say leave it at 2in BB.

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...several things. 1) RC has horrible reviews/experiences on WJs. A 4in should run you closer to $4k+. 2) Lifting a 4x2 for...looks? Won't really improve functionality. 3) I don't know what the front end of a 4x2 looks like but if it has a solid axle, any lift for 4x4 should work. If it's IFS, I'd say leave it at 2in BB.
Yeah it's a solid axle in the front so the 4 x 4 version should work?
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How much lift height would you like? And what size tires are you thinking about installing?

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...several things. 1) RC has horrible reviews/experiences on WJs. A 4in should run you closer to $4k+. 2) Lifting a 4x2 for...looks? Won't really improve functionality. 3) I don't know what the front end of a 4x2 looks like but if it has a solid axle, any lift for 4x4 should work. If it's IFS, I'd say leave it at 2in BB.

I have been an RC hater for many years, It all started when they were doing cheap front springs and rear lift blocks for Chevy Squarebodies back in the 90's. I figured they were stupid enough to name their company after their ride quality(not the places you are supposed to be able to go with their lifts, because you didnt wanna go wheeling after a kit install without a kidney belt)


But........
I have to be honest here, I recently stumbled on a complete RC 4" short arm lift(almost new) that i basically got for free, and i could not be happier after installing it. I REALLY paused when the deal came up, and it wasnt until i made sure all stickers were removed(dont want anyone to know i had one of THOSE kits on my ride), that i finally decided to install it one saturday. It went on super easy, it aligned superbly, and drives like a lifted Cadillac. I believe the biggest plus is the Bilstein shocks, but when you combine their lift with a good set of shocks, it's pretty impressive....FWIW


That being said, I seem to remember that RC had a couple comments about their kits fitting on 2WD WJ's in their Q&A section on their website.(I read everything i could find about their lift before i put wrenches to their kit) Only thing I remember that they dont say it fits, is the AWD version of our Jeeps.(and thats just because of the potential vibrations from Rzeppa jointed front drivelines-which Rowdy doesnt have))

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I was thinking about doing a four and a half inch full lift and if I can't find a kit like that I'd probably just go 6 in and I'd like to go like 33 x10.50 on tires maybe 35x10.50 mt's in rear at's in front. I'm RWD.
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Yeah I have a few friends that have rough country full lifts and they don't have any complaints out of them I guess it's Hit or Miss depending on what kit you get but I was definitely thinking about doing possibly a 6-inch lift. everybody's telling me if I go four or four and a half that I'm going to go want to go more so I think I'll probably just do 6 with some 35 by 10.50's and a good set of Billstein or skyjackers.
Should I might be able to find the RC kit that includes the bilsteins I'll keep looking

it's going to be a piece by piece build I want to lift it first and get some real tires on it and then I want to put one of those solid like diamond plate front bumpers on the front of it and a smittybilt 10000 lb winch with a 52 inch bar on the roof for starters

I don't ever plan on putting a snorkel on it because I don't like going on water like that if it was made to go in the water it would have pontoons on the bottom of it
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I havent ever seen or heard of a 2WD with that much lift, but i suppose its possible. Your asking alot of that Street machine, so be ready to find all the other worn out parts in the steering and suspension. I'm betting you wont like those 35's at all on the Hwy....



RC does not sell the Bilstiens with their lifts, you will have to buy them separate. You may be able to talk RC into selling you a lift without shocks for a discounted price, But I dont know for sure.

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post #9 of 17 Old 05-28-2020, 11:46 AM
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hahaha 6.5 for a 2wd wj. No offense but seriously why

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Mall crawlin'


They do look good all lifted up in my opinion.

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This is what I forsee........


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Oh my Hell! My eyes, my eyes!!!! I can never unsee that now.....That does NOT look good lifted....

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Is that even real? Please someone tell me it's not

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Worst part about it? I swear I can see the remains of the word Rubicon on the side of the hood? If I'm right, It's a damn shame......No Rubicon should be treated like that.

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Oh it's real alright.....if you can stomach it google Jeep donk.
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