Lifting a Jeep Grand Cherokee WK

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Please take your time to read and understand what you can and cannot do with the Jeep Grand Cherokee WK (2005-2010) in ourĀ ultimate WK/XK lift kit resource.

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Installing a OME lift kit on a Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) with JBA upper control arms.

12 thoughts on “Lifting a Jeep Grand Cherokee WK”

  • Ricardo

    Trying to understand my options, currently running Bilstein strut 5100 with perch set to 2" and 1.5" larger 5100 shocks with 1.75" spacers. I like the height but springs seem to sway too much now that I have a winch and all under armor. Need better springs at minimum but trying to understand my options.

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    • Marlin Gehman

      Ricardo
      Springs give ride height and shocks and struts give ride quality and control. I sounds to me that you may need to look at a higher quality shocks or struts. (Fox or King) Or you may have a cylinder not doing its job of controlling the spring. Do you have your sway bar links hooked up? the sway bars also help with vehicle control around corners with body roll.

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  • Elie Kabbabeh
    Elie Kabbabeh July 31, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I am going to order a set of UCA from your company but before that I need some instructions for being on the safe side for my WK
    I am new in the field of lifted jeep. I already ordered a 2'' rc lift from amazon with 1.5 wheel spacers and bilstein 5100 front and rear. I have them but still not installed. I am not planning to have more then 2 to 2.25 inches lift. will these bilstein cause any problems across the level between front and rear? thank u

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  • Elie Kababeh

    I am going to order a set of UCA from your company but before that I need some instructions for being on the safe side for my WK
    I am new in the field of lifted jeep. I already ordered a 2'' rc lift from amazon with 1.5 wheel spacers and bilstein 5100 front and rear. I have them but still not installed. I am not planning to have more then 2 to 2.25 inches lift. will these bilstein cause any problems across the level between front and rear? thank u

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  • Scott Pearce

    Hello, I had a 4wd shop install your lift kit along with new moog UCA and LCA on my 09 Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7 Hemi and there is a clung where the strut / spring on the pass side of the Jeep hits the alum arm that goes from the UCA to the LCA . They dont know what to do and The alignment shop said its out of spec and no way to align it. The Jeep was in perfect alignment before and now the jeep pulls left so my steering wheel in crooked an the Jeep is unstable feeling when driving... please help I live in a small town and feel like I am dealing with idiots here. Thank you in advance for your help.

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    • Marlin Gehman

      The caster is not as critical and will not cause tire ware, the camber is setting IN and OUT of the top of tire. This will cause tire ware on inside or outside of tire.
      If there is a significant difference comparing the left to right then you need to look closer for other bad parts, lower A-arm bushings, Lower ball joints, bent K-frame, lose K-frame bolts or bent uni-body frame.
      Sometimes you get a lazy mechanic who does not want to do his job, He will say it can not be aligned because of the lift. Do not take that for a good answer. Tell him not to be concerned with the Caster but you want the Camber and toe to be within range, this will minimize tire ware.
      I have thousands of A-arms installed on the Jeep KJ, KK, WK & XKs 99.9% of the time if there is a alignment problem it is a Jeep problem or a mechanic problem not an A-arm and lift kit problem.

      I hope this helps you understand the front end alignment.

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    • Marlin Gehman

      Scott, I do not see what kit you installed on your Jeep in my system.

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  • Jeremy

    Hi i bought a jeep grand cheroke crd(3.0l desiel)08 and im searching to lift me truck(6") but they seem to be only at 4000$

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  • Bill Mckelvey

    Hi, I have a question on the 4" bilstein lift kit. The description says basic kit that may need extra add ons. I have heard that the cradle drop kit is required with this kit. Is there any truth to this theory? I have read your chart, but it does not specify. Plans with my WK are only moderate off road trails with some mudding. Thank you for any feedback.

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