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Old 05-11-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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Lowering a CJ-5

I'm going to look at an '81 CJ-5 this weekend that has an 8" suspension lift and 38's. Does anyone have a feeling for how much it would cost to lower it about 4-5"? Would it be a big deal? I would like to run 33's or mayby 32's.

Thanks for your input!

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has it a 8" susp lift? or a 5" susp lift and a 3" bodylift?
a bodylift is easy to remove.
if you want to lower a susp lift you need some other leaf springs and shocks. and with that amount of lift some other track bars (if installed, most people with leaf springs i know remove them). does a cj5 have swaybars? if yes you have to change the sway bar end links.
but i think that you should find a cheap 3"-4" lift kit for a cj5 at ebay.

p.e. new 4" lift with springs, shocks and everything you need:
http://roughcountry.com/jeep_cj_4.asp

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Old 05-11-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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A good 2.5" - 4" lift would set you right about where you want.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:34 PM   #4
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Sounds like it might be a spring over vs under. However.. either way just get some springs with less lift. You may also need new front and rear drive shafts, CJ don't use trac-bars, so no worries there, Got a pic of this thing?
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i was worried when i saw the title, but now i am okay, the hyperventilating has stopped

and it all depends on how it was done, we need a few pics of it to tell escpecially around the springs and axles
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:19 PM   #6
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i was worried when i saw the title, but now i am okay, the hyperventilating has stopped

and it all depends on how it was done, we need a few pics of it to tell escpecially around the springs and axles
lol ive thought about lowerin my jeep onto sum 22's on low-pros

lOL only a thought.. im gettin 4 inches under my baby
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i was worried when i saw the title, but now i am okay, the hyperventilating has stopped

and it all depends on how it was done, we need a few pics of it to tell escpecially around the springs and axles
HAAA HAAAAAAAAA me too !! ..i thought PIMP my ride. .what a relief. .lol
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:39 PM   #8
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ok I was going to smack this guy but I understand wher hes comming from, thy get a little unstable in off camber situations
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Lowering a CJ

Thanks for the input, guys. Unfortunately, what was represented as "fully restored" was a bondo baby with a cheap paint job. Looked good when you drove up but when you got close there were rust bubbles everywhere. It looks like what the owner called an 8" suspension lift was an SOA + a body lift. With the 38's it was really unstable feeling. Anyway, I'm moving on and hope to get something else in the next week or so.

Thanks again for your help and I'm looking forward to being able to participate more!
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i was worried when i saw the title, but now i am okay, the hyperventilating has stopped

and it all depends on how it was done, we need a few pics of it to tell escpecially around the springs and axles
So you're not thinking about something like this? lol
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thats a yj, i dont care about defacing them, they already look like sheet
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:10 AM   #13
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well i figured it WAS the CJ section so i wouldnt get shot(u know they're a little defensive b/c their jeeps have problems), but i try not to say things like that in the yj forum, (TRY is the kmeyword)


so true though
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thats a yj, i dont care about defacing them, they already look like sheet
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYY EYESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT BURNS!

That's something I would joke about but if my eyes would stop burning I would find the porcelain altar and make a very large donation.

Is that something drugs does to you? The lowered and chopped "Jeep" that is, not the porcelain altar thing.
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haha, looks awesome haha

and the rengade for the CJ's was sick, see it was the YJ that skrewed everything up!

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