I have 2 questions/topics I'd like feedback on.
The 2005 Grand Cherokee WK needs new tires. Currently running 245/70/17 size tires. I'd like to put 265/(65 or 70)/17 tires on it. This is a street vehicle only. The worst trails it will ever see are in the difficulty range of Apache Trail or FR300 on the rim. I have my XJ for anything else. Marcia and I are having a hard time deciding which tire to put on it. She likes the Nitto Dune Grappler tire, but they don't make that smaller than approx. 33" on a 17" rim. I don't want to change rims either or go with anything that would fit the mud terrain category. I like the BFG AT tire, but what else is out there that would be a good tire for 95% street use with 5% gravel road use?
While we are at it, we were looking at installing a 2-3" lift on it. The WK has a straight rear axle, but has IFS (struts in the front). Most WK lift kits I've seen in the $200-400 range include poly spacers in the rear and some sort of strut spacer in the front. We'd still have to get new rear shocks on top of that price.
The Old Man Emu lift kit for the WK Grand Cherokee is only kit I've found that comes with taller springs and shocks that are longer. OME seems to have a top knotch reputation. Quadratech has it for $760. http://www.quadratec.com/products/76090_60X_PG.htm Anybody have knowledge of this kit on a WK or alternatives I should look at?
Here's a pic as it sits now.