Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Tech Tips/DIY/How To

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #25  
Old 12-01-2013, 09:15 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2013 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: WY/MD
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 612
jpcjf is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

I went out and double checked the height after the wife has put 15K miles on her GC. The bottom center of front fender is still at 35" and the rear is at 37 1/4 " wearing stock rims and OEM size Cooper ATR 265/60-18's. (the same measurements as posted above).

On another note, after 15K miles with the RRO kit, the vehicle still drives like factory and tires wearing great as long as rotated with LOF every 6 months.

The lift quoted by Rocky Road is what I gained, you will get 35" front & 37" rear with the Rocky Road Kit and the stock tire size. I have 285/70-17's on my Power Wagon and just cant see the vehicle being drive-able up front with 285/70-17's, maybe just rolling straight on the rear.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Profile.JPG (113.2 KB, 73 views)
File Type: jpg Side.JPG (200.3 KB, 76 views)
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-02-2013, 06:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 570
Mr Big is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpcjf View Post
I went out and double checked the height after the wife has put 15K miles on her GC. The bottom center of front fender is still at 35" and the rear is at 37 1/4 " wearing stock rims and OEM size Cooper ATR 265/60-18's. (the same measurements as posted above).

On another note, after 15K miles with the RRO kit, the vehicle still drives like factory and tires wearing great as long as rotated with LOF every 6 months.

The lift quoted by Rocky Road is what I gained, you will get 35" front & 37" rear with the Rocky Road Kit and the stock tire size. I have 285/70-17's on my Power Wagon and just cant see the vehicle being drive-able up front with 285/70-17's, maybe just rolling straight on the rear.
Looks Great I spoke with my local Dealer and he recommended +1 on the tires. He said the max he would recommend is 275/60/18. Mine came with the 265/60/18. They won't install the RRO lift though. They said they will not install kits they do not sell. They wont install leveling kit either. I think I'll get a friend to help and do it myself. Did you opt for the upper control arms? I'm thinking of doing the arms and the BWoody long sway bar links while I'm at it. I'd hate to go back in later on. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-02-2013, 07:05 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2013 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: WY/MD
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 612
jpcjf is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

We did not do the control arms. Just the complete RRO Kit. Seeing that it's the wife's daily driver I didn't think it needed larger tires. The slightly taller suspension and mildly aggressive tire tread have allowed this SUV to go anywhere it should be expected to. The roughest we've been on are prepared Forest Service roads. Especially in the winter with Blizzaks on, it's seen some impressive snow in WY and MT travel.

I also didn't want to alter the tire size without a re-calibration module being offered (at least when I checked a year ago). Speedo, transmission shift points, ABS sensors pulses are affected; just to name a few.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-15-2013, 01:50 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Gamez904 is on a distinguished road
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

Quote:
Originally Posted by misantrop View Post
I've got this kit installed too!

But instead of taking the boot of tripod mount apart, we just took the whole axle out of the gearbox. This is much easier!!!
Attachment 9804
Attachment 9803
Attachment 9805

After all it took only 4.5 hours for whole kit.

Then, 275/65 R18 Cooper Discoverer ST were installed.

Attachment 9806

Did you loose any fluid taking out the whole axle from the gear box?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-24-2014, 11:32 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 364
KillerM5 is on a distinguished road
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

I just installed my lift this weekend and now have the ABS, CEL, Traction Control and Brake light all on. The transmission will also not shift out of 2nd. Has anyone else run into this problem?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rocky Road accessories chibianh Interior/Exterior/Visual 17 08-21-2012 08:48 PM
Anyone done the Rocky Road Llift kit yet vikingdave Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10 12-11-2011 11:09 AM
NEED HELP WITH UPCOMING PROJECT WJ LIFT 6"long arm lift....CAN I INSTALL 2"puck lift slim Off Road Modifications 4 06-17-2011 08:08 AM
Rocky Road lift? 08pretaco Off Road Modifications 4 01-24-2011 10:17 AM
Rocky Road wk2overland Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 0 11-30-2010 10:31 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community