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SBC_Tim aka thebigtman
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PostSubject: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Sun 09 May 2010, 9:28 pm

Potlickinpirate, DangerMouse and I put a lift on my wife's WK yesterday AFTER all of the festivities out at Gruene. Whew. What a day. We didn't finish until 2:30am. Thanks again guys. We sure burned the midnight oil. Good thing we had that Belizean One barrel rum!

Overall, it came out pretty well. The diesel motor didn't notice the bigger tires.

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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Sun 09 May 2010, 9:31 pm

Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Sun 09 May 2010, 9:32 pm

Mo Bettah!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Sun 09 May 2010, 10:16 pm

Hey - that looks FANTASTIC!
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Sun 09 May 2010, 11:57 pm

Whoa, that is nice..... If I would've known you guys were gonna be doing this I would've sent wife and kids home by themselves and stuck around to help.
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 10 May 2010, 3:58 am

"It should be a real easy kit to install"...............famous last words
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 10 May 2010, 8:05 am

Looks great! So, Tim does it pass the "I have to drive it too" (your test). Good job.
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 10 May 2010, 8:38 am

Thanks everyone. Todd, good meeting you. Believe me though, you were better off going home. As DM said, "it should be a really easy install." Yeah right. The directions said 3 hours. It took about 6.

Hey Randy, I guess that's because it's a diesel, right? lol.

To answer the question about the drive test, it drives really well. My wife told me this morning that she loves the way it drives. That's about all that matters!
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 10 May 2010, 9:06 am

Looks great! Very nice!!
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 10 May 2010, 9:32 am

Wow, that actually looks great! I didn't know the current generation Grands could look good...
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 10 May 2010, 10:15 am

Looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 10 May 2010, 9:21 pm

thebigtman wrote:
.... The diesel motor didn't notice the bigger tires.

The lift / tires look great but you really should put a Hemi in it for her...

BTW, I'll take the diesel off your hands
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 10 May 2010, 11:45 pm

What a difference. Tim, we really need to talk...
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Tue 11 May 2010, 8:18 am

Joe, if I put a hemi in there, she'd kill me. She loooooves her diesel. Very Happy

Ian - no problem. We can set you up.
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Tue 11 May 2010, 9:46 am

Looks Good
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Tue 11 May 2010, 10:00 am

damn that looks good. How much lift did you go with? what size tires did you swap under there?









...... mmmm, diesel power. same torque as the 5.7 hemi
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Tue 11 May 2010, 11:23 am

lookin damn good
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Tue 11 May 2010, 11:53 am

Thanks guys. The tires measure out to 31.6" (265/70/17). I had to mod the pinch seam up front to clear the tires at full stuff and turned. The lift is 2.5" but it actually was closer to 3" up front b/c of the rake.
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Sat 07 Apr 2012, 12:20 pm

Any wheel spacer? did you do the pinch weld and cutting the bolt mods?
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Sun 08 Apr 2012, 12:54 pm

I did wheel spacers and the pinch weld mod. Negative on the "cut the bolt" mod. I didn't need it with the spacers.
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Sun 08 Apr 2012, 6:51 pm

Hemi_Tim aka thebigtman wrote:
I did wheel spacers and the pinch weld mod. Negative on the "cut the bolt" mod. I didn't need it with the spacers.

Cool thanks! Eventually I might go with the same setup. What programer did you used to calibrate the speedo?

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 09 Apr 2012, 9:22 am

I didn't reprogram it. It really wasn't enough of a difference to justify the cost of buying something. I think Superlift used an AEV programmer for their WK lifts.
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PostSubject: Re: Put a lift on my wife's 2008 WK   Mon 09 Apr 2012, 4:47 pm

That looks great, this is the first Grand of the new generation I have seen lifted. I like it!
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