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Old 02-25-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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CJ7... Looking To Lift

i want to lift my cj a little. it already has a shackle lift (about 1") and a fugly 1" body lift (had it when i got it). i need new springs so i might as well get a lift kit w/ some new springs. i have a nice new set of 31" mud terrains on there, so i don't want to have get new tires yet. I am considering a 2.5" lift. will that look ok w/31's? if i go with a 2.5" (and the 1" lift shackles that are already on it) will i have problems with the drive shaft angle, brake lines, or anything like that?

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Old 02-25-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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your drive line angle should be ok, kit might have shims for rear springs. might wanna just do a t case drop though. probably can relocate front brake lines, and just get a longer rear hose from the parts store, tell them to look the one up for yours, and then find one a few inches longer

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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I had a 4" super lift on mine. Stock rear driveshaft, no issues. had spring shims with it for the rear, no T-case drop. I ran 32's on it, worked really well. here is a crappy picture from years ago..

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i've been doing some research for the past hour and have decided that the 2.5" is the better option b/c it fits my budget better. any suggestions on a brand?
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i've been doing some research for the past hour and have decided that the 2.5" is the better option b/c it fits my budget better. any suggestions on a brand?
Hm not sure on CJ stuff. that was um a few jeeps ago. I like the Warn or I guess black diamond kit not sure on lift size, and my super lift was decent, took several trips for the springs to settle in from being stiff, but once they did it was great. Buddy of mine runs a BDS kit and like it a lot.
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looks like about 7 jeeps ago to me. stiffness doesn't matter. i run trails with it, plus it s cj comfort was not really an available option at the time. performance is what i'm looking for. if it flexes a bit and lets me get over rocks i'm good w/ that.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:13 PM   #8
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rough country makes a good yj kit. no complaints from anyone thats owned one, i would waiger the cj kit would be the same quality.

get fancy and swap in yj springs.
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how much extra is that? <$100 or $100+ (if you had to guess)?
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you need to weld on yj hangers and shackle mounts, and use yj shackles. the springs are wider and softer, little more stable and little more flexy.
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hmmm, so i guess the yj's were good for something at least

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