Re: Stacking lift kits for 04 WJ
9.5" of lift huh? With a 6.5" lift you would have to swap in a Dana 44 or Ford 8.8 front and rear to run 35's off road without snapping axle shafts left and right. With 9.5" you could probably run 37's to 40's and you would need a Ford 9" or a Dana 60 front and rear. Just for the axle swap and gearing your looking at about $10,000 to do the front and the rear professionally. Then custom drive shafts, at least $2,000 for both. Then you would need to upgrade your t-case about $1,000 minimum. You would need a more durable Transmission so about $2,000 there. Custom steering arms and assorted drop brackets would be another $1,000. And to turn those tires you would need at least Hydro assist so about $500. Then you have the lift $3,000. Tires $1,000 minimum. Wheels $500. So were at $21,000. If youre going to put that much money into a custom setup you might as well get custom Coil Springs made so another $1,000 there. So $22,000 for a custom 9.5" lift on a vehicle that's worth $6,000 at best. It would be an AWSOME rig in the end but that's ALOT of money. Not to mention that the height would be illegal in most states. For most off road applications a Quality 4.5" long arm on 33's would provide you with plenty of clearance, and articulation, while still being drivable on the highway.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) Laredo, 4.0L, L6, 4x4
2" Rough Country Lift, 245/75/16 Firestone Destination A/T's, 100% Straight Piped, 10" Kicker Comp Woofer, 10" Ported Kicker Truck Box, 250.1 Kicker DX Amp, JVC Head Unit, Spectre Intake