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Hi,
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Just inherited a 93 grand Cherokee that I want to set up to use for hunting. Not doing any rock crawling or anything, just fire roads and such. What tire size and lift would be recommended? I do not want to change much but the tires and a bit of suspension. Thanks in advance.
 

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Don't mess around like I did...buy a 3.5 long arm on 33s, e lockers front, true locker rear...u will save money in the long run...
 

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I've been happy with Old Man Emu shocks, springs, and steering damper. It gives you a couple inches of lift at most. I run 31's that rub a little on the suspension at full turn. Been that way for 150k miles no problems. I also have an ARB front bumper - without it you may need to trim the stock bumper cover to fit the tires or use spacers for a little extra lift. But it's high quality parts that won't break the bank, and gives you an awesome ride over rough roads and highways.
 

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My ZJ has a Rubicon Express lift. I bought it from 4wheelonline because of the price. It has a comfortable ride and decent flex.
 

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"Don't mess around like I did...buy a 3.5 long arm on 33s, e lockers front, true locker rear...u will save money in the long run..."
Yup, this is definitely sound advice. You should listen to this.
 

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Old Man Emu springs nice but hard to find now. A couple of companies make 2" spacer lift kits with a longer shock.
They have videos on youtube.
Or you could go with a larger size Pmetric tire. I'm running Kumho 235/75r 15 all terrains.
Unless you are well versed in wrenching and have a garage full of tool stay away from long arm kits.
 

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Stock tires are pretty small. I believe around 29" for the 235/75.
Decide what tire size you'd like to run.
Then figure out what size lift you'd need to accomplish this.
See if lift/tires fit into budget.
If not, then go down in tire/lift until you are within budget.

The spacer (budget boost) kits are cheap and easy to install. No additional suspension/steering parts needed, although when front trackbar bushings wear out, I do recommend adjustable front replacement. Think those get you to a 30 or 31" tire with minor trimming of front bumper.
With the ZJ you can also do a front/rear swap (placing front springs in back for about 3" lift and buying new springs for front; little stiff in rear but good if you are hauling gear regularly).
It really is a lot less headache to buy a full kit at the height you want so everything is matched and ready to install together.
 
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