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New to Jeep
« on: June 15, 2010, 19:56:54 »
Hi all, ignore the profile pic, thats gone....   i have just brought a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 and need to lift it by about 3 to 4 inches, can some one please let me know where i can get the replacement springs for said lift or is there a cheating method ie landrover springs....  or some thing??

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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 21:55:13 »
Hold on there..get used to it first you lucky person

Lifting a GC will NOT involve Landy parts

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Initially your best web site for the UKwith greatest respect to here is to head to Birty Dastards Jeep Club...

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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 14:53:13 »
You need to decide what tyres to put on it before deciding on a lift. The WJ in particular has
very small wheel wells, and even moderately sized tyres can need a big lift or cutting the
arches. Unfortunately big lifts need other bits too. You might need a slip yoke eliminator
for example, and invariably a diff re-gear. You will have questions that you'll find the answers
to at Birtys (UK based), otherwise as Stew suggests,  nagca.org (US based).
Get your wallet out, this could get pricey (especially if you have lpg, which will ruin a 4.7).

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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 14:56:00 »
I've a 4.0 ZG with 4 inch off lift on the springs running 33" simex on stock rims with +35mm spacers. No scrubbing or touching anywhere.

Get about 12mpg with that setup though.  It's about 6 1/2 inch over stock at the sills.
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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 15:08:16 »
But a ZG is a totally difernt vehicle

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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 18:31:51 »
indeed but just as thirsty

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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 19:34:57 »
Ok, as for the tyres i was thinking of, 31, 1050 OR 33 12.5s, i dont really want to start chopping the arches about, did that when i fitted 36" rubbers on the old landie, this one is a little more refined so i want the mods to be quite subtle, all help is much appreciated.  Thanks :lol:
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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 21:02:03 »
Drive it and trawl the sites...the truth is out there..
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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 20:45:39 »
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Re: New to Jeep
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 11:30:08 »
you could do a front to rear spring swap that way you would only have to buy a new set of 3" lifted front springs  and full set of longer dampers
on a zj (zg overhere) its big enough for 31" tyres
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