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Old 07-19-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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CJ Lift information. . .

Hey guys,
Here's a quickie... What is the best way to lift a CJ7 about 7in., should I go with a 2 1/4in. shackle and the rest suspension, or is there something else out there that would do me better?
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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SOA will get you about 6 and then a 1 in BL

but i think that 2 1/4 in. shackle, 1"BL, 4 in suspension would give you a better ride, but it will probabaly end up being almost double as expensive, i would have to look into it though because i havent really looked int o lift for cj's

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Old 07-19-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
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I would do a soa and use 2.5" YJ springs for a better ride. Total lift will yield around 7" - 7.5". I tend to stay away from shackles and body lifts if at all possible. My $.02.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:38 AM   #4
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Does somebody have some more information on this soa? I don't believe I have heard of that. Thanx.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:41 AM   #5
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spring over axle, it mean that you move the spring mounts on top of the axle so you gain the diameter of the axle and the mounts while you still retain the stock ride

http://www.jeeptech.com/susp/cjsoa.html

this will give you 6.5" of lift for ~$600 plus you will need an SYE/CV i believe and definitly a longer front driveshaft (and longer rear if you dont need the CV)
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:52 AM   #6
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Don't forget that a shackle lift only gets you about half the length of the shackle. Example would be a shackle that is one inch longer than original will net you about a half inch lift. This is also going to effect the steering geometry in the front. Mainly the pinion angle. As for that large or a lift, if a SOA is not in cards there is the option of adding coil springs. There is a kit sold by 4wd that will net you about 6.5". I think that is the right amount of lift.
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some how this go tleft out of my other post

well here you go

http://www.rocky-road.com/cjspoa.html
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:02 AM   #8
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Thanx Guys,
I'll look into all of this asap, and debruins, thanks for the sites.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:10 PM   #9
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If anyone has any further ado, please let me know.
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:46 PM   #10
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i personally wouldn't do it, but if i did would not use the stock springs get yourself a set of RE(rubicon express) 1.5" spring over conversion springs these are made specificaly for spring over applications, they will provide about 5.5" of lift and thay flex like crazy too. but if your going to spend the money on that your just better off buying a 4" SUA lift kit for it cause its all complete. to go 7" you might consider the 2.5 RE springs. then you must remember to change shocks, pitman arm, a welder worth his weight, extended brake lines, front frive shaft, possibly the rear drive shaft, and the assorted little things that will pop up towards completion.

side note: with a spring over you will have alot of axle wrap in the rear and you will have to make a tracbar for it, to help reduce it and to save the u joints. not to mention there is quite a bit of welding and geometry that goes into it. you have to set the pinion correctly front and rear also you may have some steering issues to deal with and the infamous Death Wobble that comes from not having a trac bar in the front.

do your self a favor do it right the first time and you will be happier that way. cause it sux to not be able to drive your jeep cause it only drives in the direction it wants to.

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