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Slinging mud and taking names is what jeeping is all about. When you're out on the muddy trails, suspension matters. Whether you are looking to lift your rig to the sky or just add a little clearance and smooth out your ride, 4WD.com has the jeep grand cherokee suspension parts you need.
Choosing the Right Suspension
There are many options to consider when it comes to jeep zj suspension. Long-arm versus short-arm is an age-old debate and there are several link bushing materials available. When making decisions on aftermarket suspension, you can choose to piecemeal together a suspension system or purchase a kit. Regardless of the route you take, consult our cherokee front suspension diagram to make sure your suspension replacement parts fit your vehicle.
Long-arm Versus Short-Arm
Each suspension setup has its own pros and cons. Because long-arm setups use longer control arm lengths they provide reduced suspension angles. They ride better and flex better than short-arm systems, but they require a much more extensive installation. Short-arm setups are easier to install. They rely on links that are materially the same length as stock arms and can be bolted into the stock link. An aftermarket short-arm setup's ride can be just as good as a long-arm setup if paired with the right springs, shocks and bushings. In addition, short-arms do not hinder break over angles like long-arms do.
Today, there are three choices when it comes to bushing material: rubber, poly or poly-flex. Stock control arms are equipped with rubber bushings. They provide a comfortable ride by offering generous vibration reduction and are self-centering. Poly bushings are tighter but harsher on components due to lack of flex. Newer flex style bushings use ball and socket joints that are flexible and rebuildable. Poly and poly-flex bushings are not self-centering and make for a rougher ride than rubber bushings.
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