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post #1 of 11 Old 07-22-2020, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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2006 Grand Cherokee Laredo Lift question

Hey all , planning on buying a lift kit this weekend but I have a few questions . I plan on getting a 2” kit or a 2.5” kit. My questions are : Is there a noticeable difference when looking at the two of them lifted? Can you see and when sitting inside the Jeep feel that the Jeep is lifted with the both? Also not looking to spend a ton but can you give me some good brands to look at? I am also looking to buy front and back struts and springs , in total spending about 600.00 if possible. One last question gonna need some new tires once lifted , what size can go with , without putting spacers and no rubbbing at all. Thanks in advance all!!!

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-22-2020, 08:49 PM
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Welcome!!

I have an 06 Laredo as well and put on a new lift in the last 6 months. @Kolak is a vendor here that will get you the best prices and has the most knowledge regarding lifts for our trucks. I went with OME MD springs and Bilstein 4600 fronts and 5125 rears and I couldn't be happier. Kolak showed me my options and gave me all the information I needed to make a choice. Lift is roughly 2.5" and is very noticeable with new tires. Before this I had the Rough Country 2" lift and didn't like the look or feel of the ride.

I'm not sure if you can fit bigger tires without spacers but I'm running 265/70-17 with 1.25" spacers and its exactly what I wanted.
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Thanks for the info Rockaway.
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Anyone else with some insight ???
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-30-2020, 08:36 PM
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The WK isn't like a truck with a flat hood so you won't feel like it is lifted when sitting inside of it. Sitting in a WK is more like sitting in a car in my opinion.
You will want to inspect your suspension before ordering a lift as you may need to replace wear items at the same time.
I have the Bilstein 5100's with 2" lift up front and 2" spacers in the back. This is fine for ripping on the highway and the occasional offroading. It's really stable with the stock springs but the rears do sag a lot when fully loaded.
I did a 5" lift on my Chevy Express 3500 about a month ago and you can really tell its lifted in the fact that the seat is 5" higher off the ground. 2" wouldn't be noticeable in it either.

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Thanks for answering. So I think I am going to go with a 2.5 inch lift. Now what kit would you recommend for a 2.5 inch lift? I will also need new shocks and struts all around
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-31-2020, 04:36 AM
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I would contact Kolak as stated above, he will give you the best deal and insight on what you need......
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Yes I have been talking to @Kolak through pm but for some reason it won’t let me pm anymore
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-01-2020, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have an email for @Kolak
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I have OME MD in the front and HD in the back, perfect for me. I run 5100’s in the front/rear.. ended up spending way more money than I’d hoped for tinkering. If you’re looking for 2.5” of lift then I’d second going with OME MD and the 4600s. The 4600s have the same valving as the 5100 IIUC, and I really like the feel of those with the MD springs. I regret not going with a longer shock I the rear, like the 5125 / OME / King.
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