Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK > Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #361  
Old 08-15-2011, 04:34 PM
JeepCoop's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2007 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,750
Thanks: 360
Thanked 75 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 1892688
JeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond repute
Any time you do any suspension work you should get it aligned. It'll save ya money in the end. The place that does mine gives me as many as I want within a year of the first alignment.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
|Build Thread

Reply With Quote
  #362  
Old 08-15-2011, 05:09 PM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,425
Thanks: 504
Thanked 87 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 469953
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Anytime you do front suspension work that is.
__________________

__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #363  
Old 08-15-2011, 06:10 PM
No One's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 298
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 139690
No One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

There might be one extra step you will need to have performed. Your entire inner tie rods are gonna need to be threaded whereas only 1/4 of the rods is currently threaded. This will allow the extra adjustment needed to have the front tires stand straight up instead of bowing out from the bottom causing premature wear.
__________________
<> '07 WK Limited HEMI <> K&N Intake w/Air Tornado <> MOPAR Performance Exhaust <> 4 inch Superlift / Bilstein Heavy Duty Front Shocks - Bilstein 4" Rear Shock w/Remote Reservoir <> Jeepin By Al's Upper Control Arms <> 285/60R20 Goodyear Duratrac Tires <> American Racing ATX Storm Teflon Coated Wheels <> 4XGUARD HC Skidplates <> JW Speaker 8700 Evolution LED Headlights & KC 3500 Lumen HID Hilites Installed In Headlamp Housing <> JW Speaker LED Fog Lights <> Taillight Solutions LEDs <> Rigid Industries Dually D2 LED Offroad Lights <> Saguaro Grill Insert <> Bully Dog GT Gas Tuner <>
Reply With Quote
  #364  
Old 08-15-2011, 06:14 PM
JeepCoop's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2007 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,750
Thanks: 360
Thanked 75 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 1892688
JeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by lll2for3lll View Post
Anytime you do front suspension work that is.
Haha touché
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
|Build Thread

Reply With Quote
  #365  
Old 08-15-2011, 06:15 PM
JeepCoop's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2007 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,750
Thanks: 360
Thanked 75 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 1892688
JeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond reputeJeepCoop has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by No One View Post
There might be one extra step you will need to have performed. Your entire inner tie rods are gonna need to be threaded whereas only 1/4 of the rods is currently threaded. This will allow the extra adjustment needed to have the front tires stand straight up instead of bowing out from the bottom causing premature wear.
Is this hard to do? I seem to have a wee bit of bowing
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
|Build Thread

Reply With Quote
  #366  
Old 08-15-2011, 06:16 PM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,425
Thanks: 504
Thanked 87 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 469953
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

I'm bowing just a tad also. Same question here.
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #367  
Old 08-15-2011, 08:03 PM
Jnabbott21's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle TN
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1303
Jnabbott21 is on a distinguished road
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

I have a rc 2" lift ready to install. What are the largest tires I can install without needing spacers? RC says you can use 265's but they fail to specify the aspect ratio. Their live support was no help at all either. I have found a good price on a set of Wrangler Silent Armor 265/70's for $575 otd. Just want to make sure that they are going to fit properly.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #368  
Old 08-15-2011, 08:07 PM
GCL06's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
Posts: 644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 2513
GCL06 has a reputation beyond reputeGCL06 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jnabbott21 View Post
I have a rc 2" lift ready to install. What are the largest tires I can install without needing spacers? RC says you can use 265's but they fail to specify the aspect ratio. Their live support was no help at all either. I have found a good price on a set of Wrangler Silent Armor 265/70's for $575 otd. Just want to make sure that they are going to fit properly.
265/70/17s are the most common size for the 2" lifts. My aftermarket wheels had a wider stance so idk to what degree this will apply to tires on stock wheels but you'll have to "bend the pinch weld" which is a metal corner in the front wheel wells behind the plastic on the side close to the back of the Jeep. Plenty of threads on here with different ways to do this. Personally I used a metal saw to cut most of what I needed to off then resorted to a torch and hammer when my cut wasn't enough. You also may rub a good bit on the wheel well plastic for a while. You can see where the tires rub and then go back and cut or fold that area back.
__________________
Nick, 18 and learning - 06 WK, 3.7L V6 Laredo

4" Superlift, 33x12.50 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 18" KMC Rockstars without center caps, red interior LEDs, 10k HID headlights, Thrush Welded Muffler, custom PVC CAI, power wire, ported/polish throttle body, Hunter brushguard, shorty antenna, Rola roof basket
Reply With Quote
  #369  
Old 08-15-2011, 08:40 PM
Jnabbott21's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle TN
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1303
Jnabbott21 is on a distinguished road
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

What might that thread title be? I browsed around for it in the lifted thread and could not really see anything. Nothing that jumped out at me atleast. Thanks for all of your help man.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #370  
Old 08-15-2011, 09:05 PM
GCL06's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
Posts: 644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 2513
GCL06 has a reputation beyond reputeGCL06 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Probably the best guide I've seen:
http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=481896
__________________
Nick, 18 and learning - 06 WK, 3.7L V6 Laredo

4" Superlift, 33x12.50 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains on 18" KMC Rockstars without center caps, red interior LEDs, 10k HID headlights, Thrush Welded Muffler, custom PVC CAI, power wire, ported/polish throttle body, Hunter brushguard, shorty antenna, Rola roof basket
Reply With Quote
  #371  
Old 08-15-2011, 10:02 PM
No One's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 298
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 139690
No One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond reputeNo One has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoopCooper View Post
Is this hard to do? I seem to have a wee bit of bowing
You are gonna have to remove the tie rods and have them threaded at a machine shop. Since GCL06 has not done his front end yet( I think ), then this headache can be taken care of during the disassembly. It also helps to find an alignment shop that has experience with aligning lifted vehicles with off road tires.
__________________
<> '07 WK Limited HEMI <> K&N Intake w/Air Tornado <> MOPAR Performance Exhaust <> 4 inch Superlift / Bilstein Heavy Duty Front Shocks - Bilstein 4" Rear Shock w/Remote Reservoir <> Jeepin By Al's Upper Control Arms <> 285/60R20 Goodyear Duratrac Tires <> American Racing ATX Storm Teflon Coated Wheels <> 4XGUARD HC Skidplates <> JW Speaker 8700 Evolution LED Headlights & KC 3500 Lumen HID Hilites Installed In Headlamp Housing <> JW Speaker LED Fog Lights <> Taillight Solutions LEDs <> Rigid Industries Dually D2 LED Offroad Lights <> Saguaro Grill Insert <> Bully Dog GT Gas Tuner <>
Reply With Quote
  #372  
Old 08-16-2011, 10:26 AM
OBXJeep's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: OBX, NC
Posts: 3,423
Thanks: 9
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 635779
OBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond reputeOBXJeep has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by GCL06 View Post
265/70/17s are the most common size for the 2" lifts. My aftermarket wheels had a wider stance so idk to what degree this will apply to tires on stock wheels but you'll have to "bend the pinch weld" which is a metal corner in the front wheel wells behind the plastic on the side close to the back of the Jeep. Plenty of threads on here with different ways to do this. Personally I used a metal saw to cut most of what I needed to off then resorted to a torch and hammer when my cut wasn't enough. You also may rub a good bit on the wheel well plastic for a while. You can see where the tires rub and then go back and cut or fold that area back.
I've got 265/70 without the pinch weld mod. The rubbing wasn't drastic enough to want to do it. I only rub at full lock

Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________

--Tony D--
05 3.7L Laredo, 2.25" Rocky Road lift, Bilstein Shocks, SpiderTrax 1.5" spacers, 265/70/17 BFGs, tinted tails & 3rd brake light, diy painted stock wheels, 3/4" D-Ring Shackles
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
Official CAI/Exhaust Thread!!!!!!! Robert Palmer Performance Modifications 201 05-09-2014 11:40 PM
JustForJeeps.com Official Feedback Thread Frankie JustForJeeps.com 46 05-26-2013 11:22 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:08 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

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.