Jeep WJ Grand Cherokee Up Country Suspension Group

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The Up Country Suspension Group decal, proven above left, was used on Jeeps previous to 1999 (ZJ collection). No WJ fashions have ever had a manufacturing unit sticker or badge figuring out this function. The decal, which measures 3-9/16″ x 2-11/16″, is not out there from Jeep (discontinued in fall 2006, half # 5DL32MXW, the unique MSRP was $83.75).

From the launch of the 1999 fashions and up till September 2, 2003, the Up Country Suspension Group package deal has been an out there possibility on all WJ fashions, besides (for advertising causes) 2002-2004 Limited’s with the HO engine. Utilizing upgraded shocks, springs and tires, the UC package deal claims to offer about 1″ of further raise, with a barely firmer and steadier journey. However, there appears to be a wide range of completely different springs which have been used for this selection, with some house owners claiming solely 5/8″ of raise whereas others have acknowledged increased. The “physique roll” issue appears to be worse on most fashions with this selection (a shortcoming which may be simply solved with an upgraded rear sway bar ).

Overland fashions with and with out Up Country Suspension

Starting on the finish of mannequin 12 months 2002 manufacturing, Jeep launched a “delete” possibility for the Up Country Suspension, which up till that point had been commonplace on all Overland fashions. The “delete” possibility, nonetheless, simply takes away the Up Country shocks and is derived and never the skid plates, tow hooks or upgraded tires. The motive for this modification is that supposedly analysis confirmed some clients most well-liked the journey of the “softer” commonplace suspension, though it has by no means been promoted that approach.

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An issue that got here up with the “delete” possibility is that the Up Country package deal ordering code (“SDA”) was complicated. It was supplied as a “$0.00” no value possibility, so when ordering a brand new automobile, many sellers and clients had mistakenly checked the field for this, as it’s outlined solely as “QuadraCoil Suspension”. Since it was “free”, clients and sellers assumed “why not put it on the order”. Since QuadraCoil Suspension is commonplace on all fashions of Grand Cherokeee anyway, by checking the field you had been in impact deleting the Up Country Suspension and “bringing it again” to the usual suspension stage. There was no point out of the U/C possibility being “deleted” on the sticker, nor was a credit score given for taking the function away. Any Overland fashions which have the “SDA/ QuadraCoil” possibility listed on the sticker do NOT have the Up Country Suspension parts.

Up Country package deal discontinued for all fashions as of August 31, 2003

All fashions constructed after August 2003 had been not supplied with the Up Country package deal, the particular shocks and is derived had been discontinued. Skid plates and tow hooks, previously included with the Up Country package deal and in addition out there individually, turned commonplace on the Overland and elective on all different fashions.

Adding the Up Country parts to non U/C autos:

WJ house owners having the usual suspension (Quadra-coil) can add half or the entire UC package deal parts to their autos. Although, like including some other elements or choices after the very fact, it’s way more costly. All that’s actually wanted are the springs and shocks (plus the skid plates and/or tow hooks if desired). The finish consequence will most likely be round 1/2″ of elevated raise.

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Up Country package deal availability
(Optional on all fashions besides Overland)
Model / Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Laredo1 “F” Package solely
2 Special Edition “T” Package solely(Not out there on Freedom, Columbia
or Rocky Mountain Editions)
X X X1 X1 X1 X2
Limited3 Except fashions with HO engine X X X X3 X3 X3
Overland(Standard however not included on all fashions,
see Overland notes above)

Up Country Suspension parts 1999-2004

1. Upgraded gasoline shocks (see chart beneath)

(Mono design, excessive stress gasoline charged)

2. Uprated entrance and rear springs (see chart beneath)

3. Skid plate group:

(Front, switch case and gasoline tank skid plates)

4. Tow hooks

(Front tow hooks, + rear tow hooks if no trailer hitch possibility. 2001 Limited fashions and all Overland fashions featured chrome plated hooks.)

5. Upgraded tires

Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all-terrain, OWL, P245/70R16 (Laredo)

Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all-terrain, OWL, P235/65R17 (Limited & Overland)

Note: Different entrance decrease management arm frame-side sill bushings had been featured on the 2002 Overland (SDV gross sales code). This was deleted beginning with 2003 manufacturing and bushings had been the identical for all fashions. The bushing change had no affect on the automobile journey high quality or suspension traits.

Part numbers

The half numbers for each commonplace and UC suspension are listed within the charts beneath. The beneficial elements to make use of when upgrading are in purple textual content. Information continues to be being gathered to try to type out the completely different and quite a few spring functions and spring charges.

NOTE: The costs listed are for reference functions solely and will range by seller. MSRP costs are present as of September 2014 and are topic to alter with out discover. Some elements could also be discontinued from the producer. Parts should not out there from this site.

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Springs – Front 1999-2004

Up Country entrance spring and commonplace entrance spring
Type Code (L/R) DC Part # Comments MSRP
Standard (845 lb) ZKE, ZYE 52088262 1999-2004 $104.00
Standard (900 lb) ZKF, ZYF 52088263 1999-2004 $104.00
Standard (960 lb) ZKG, ZYG 52088264 1999-2004’04 Columbia I6 $104.00
Standard (1020 lb) ZKH, ZYH 52088265 1999-2004 $47.60
Standard (1085 lb) ZK1, ZY1 52088269 1999-2004 $109.00
Standard ZLH, ZZH 52080399AA 2003-2004 $44.25
Standard (1000 lb) ZLG, ZZG 52089421 1999-2004 $62.75
Up Country (820 lb) ZLE, ZZE 52088267 1999-2004 $109.00
Up Country (930 lb) ZLF, ZZF 52088268 1999-2004 $109.00

Springs – Rear 1999-2004

Type Code (L/R) DC Part # Comments MSRP
Standard SKW, ZYW 52088343 1999-2004 $73.50
Standard ZKY, ZYY 52088404 1999-2004’04 Columbia I6 $99.75
Standard ZKX, ZYX 52088550 1999-2004 $112.00
Standard ZLU, ZZU 52088551 1999-2004 $99.75
Standard (tow pkg) ZLX, ZZX 52080400AA 1999-2004 $73.00
Standard (tow pkg) ZKZ, ZYZ 52089500AA 1999-2004(confirmed on Overland w/o U/C) $54.00
Up Country ZLV, ZZV 52088344 1999-2004 $109.00
Up Country ZLW, ZZW 52088345 1999-2004 $109.00

Shocks – Front 1999-2004

Front and rear Up Country shocks

DC Part # MSRP
Standard 5014730AM (1999-2004) $145.00


Up Country 5014732AG  (1999-2004) $169.00

Shocks – Rear 1999-2004

DC Part # MSRP
Standard 5014730AM (1999-2004) $145.00


Up Country 5014732AG  (1999-2004) $169.00

Shocks – Rear 1999-2004

Front and rear Up Country shocks

Type DC Part # MSRP
Standard 52088221AK       (1999-2004) $78.45
Up Country 52088235AE  (1999-2004) $143.00

Front skid plates

Front skid plates, with and with out entry holes

Year Part # Comments MSRP
1999-2001 52058923 Plate with massive entry holes $83.70
2002-2004 52080217AB Plate with no entry holes $143.00
1999-2004 82207487 or 82208305 (identical) Mopar package with identical plate as above (no entry holes)
Includes plate and 4x M10x1.50×40 mounting bolts.
Specially priced as a Mopar accent.
1999-2004 6505961AA M10x1.5×40 mounting bolts $3.00 ea.

Transfer case skid plates

Year Part # Comments MSRP
1999-2004 52058922 Skid plate (identical skid plate as beneath) $147.00
1999-2004 82204489 Skid plate, Mopar package (identical skid plate as above)
(contains plate and 4x M10x1.50×35 bolts w/washers)
1999-2004 6503571
M10x1.50×35 mounting bolts (w/washers) $5.25

Fuel tank skid plates

Year Part # Thickness Comments MSRP
1999-2000 52100313AA
0.040 = 1/twenty fifth inch “Brushguard” $190.00
1999-2004 52100376AG 0.125 = 1/eighth inch Skidplate $542.00

52100376AG Fuel tank skid plate straps


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