Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) 2005-2010
The all-new third generation Grand Cherokee (WK) was unveiled at the 2004 New York International Auto Show by Jeep for the 2005 model year. New features for Jeep included Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive, rear-seat DVD player, and optional 5.7 L Hemi V8 engine. The 3.7 L V6 engine replaced the 4.0 L Straight-6 engine.
The design still emphasized power and luxury, with significant work done on reducing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH). However, for the first time, Jeep also emphasized on-road performance to a similar extent as the cornerstone of its brand, off-road capability.
This new emphasis on on-road refinement led Jeep to replace the XJ-era live-axle with leading-arms front suspension (found in the ZJ and WJ) with a new design: an independent double-wishbone setup like that which debuted in the 2002 Liberty. The new Jeep changed its philosophy due to what it perceived as increasing demand in the SUV marketplace for on-road performance and decreasing demand for off-road capability.
The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee made its European debut at the Euro Camp Jeep held in Ardèche, France.
The Grand Cherokee received a minor facelift for 2008. The bottom part of the headlights became rounded and High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps with auto leveling were added and the lower portion of the front bumper became removable to increase the approach angle for off-road use. The 4.7 L was refined, now producing 305 hp (227 kW; 309 PS), and 334 lb·ft (453 N·m).
The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with an improved 5.7 L Hemi engine rated at 357 hp (266 kW; 362 PS) and 389 lb·ft (527 N·m) of torque. The engine uses variable valve timing to increase fuel economy.[5
- 2005–2010 – Laredo (not in Europe)
- 2005–2010 – CRD (Europe)
- 2005–2010 – Limited
- 2006–2010 – Overland
- 2006–2010 – SRT-8
Old Man Emu 2.5" Lift (Heavy Duty)
Old Man Emu Suspension Systems (Includes Shipping)
This relationship between vehicle weight and suspension is where Old Man Emu gets its name - the emu is a large Australian flightless bird, when it runs, it's powerful legs absorb most of the impact, allowing it to move over all types of terrain while its body remains virtually motionless. This is what Old Man Emu strives to achieve with its range of fully integrated 4x4 shocks and suspension systems. Old Man Emu suspension systems include carefully matched spring and shock combinations engineered to improve vehicle ride, handling and control under various loads.
The Jeep WH/WK Grand Cherokee is a medium sized passenger wagon with a good blend of off road capability and comfort. With a comfort orientated suspension setup from the factory our OME engineers focussed on increasing control and handling, particularly with extra loads on board, as well as providing increases in ride height. A range of springs and shocks were developed to cater for differing vehicle setups whilst achieving ride height increases of approximately 50mm without the need for costly modification. Extensive shock and strut tuning was undertaken to optimise comfort, control and handling.
Components in this kit include:
- Coil Springs (Front) (2991 x 1 pair)
- Coil Springs (Rear) (2993 x 1 pair)
- Nitrocharger Strut (N188S x 2)
- Nitrocharger Shock (Rear) (N190 x 2)
- Front: 50MM
- Rear: 55MM
12 Bolt differential Cover with drain plug
This switch plate provides a location on your dash for you to install switches for your accessories. Make sure your review the proper size and style for your vehicle.
2008-2010 4 Bay Switch Plates
These brackets attach to the top of your vehicle with the provided self taping screws. Placement on your roof depends on personal preference and the options are limitless. You can check out our You-Tube page for one install option. These mounts work with a 52" curved light bar.
The Steel Armadillo Hidden Winch mount between the side rails of your front frame. You do have to remove the center cross-member an then bolt in the Hidden Winch with provided hardware.
In some cases the plastic facia will need to be remolded to fit, this seems to be more of an issue in colder climate installations on the Jeep Commander when the plastic does not give. If this is the case you can leave the facia in the sun to warm up or use a heat gun to help reshape the facia as needed.