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Old 03-14-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Can someone on here talk my parents into letting me get a 2.5" lift on my 11cj-5. They both think that it will become to unstable and roll over. Thanks for the help.

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Old 03-14-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
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Cj5s are sketchy to lift IMO

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Old 03-14-2014, 05:42 PM   #3
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Can someone on here talk my parents into letting me get a 2.5" lift on my 11cj-5. They both think that it will become to unstable and roll over. Thanks for the help.

Leave it stock til after you have a bit more experience under your belt. Cj jeeps get sketchy when you lift them.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
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Get wheel spacers at the same time. Or tell them you need to swap to wide stance cj7 axles....with a higher gearing


In all serious MyRed88 is somewhat correct. You can do it but you already are on a narrow wheelbase so just be cautious. How long have you had the jeep? Do you know its limits yet? These are good questions to pose to your parents, prove it.
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Get wheel spacers at the same time. Or tell them you need to swap to wide stance cj7 axles....with a higher gearing In all serious MyRed88 is somewhat correct. You can do it but you already are on a narrow wheelbase so just be cautious. How long have you had the jeep? Do you know its limits yet? These are good questions to pose to your parents, prove it.
I've had the jeep for around 2 years just got done with a full resto and I've been in the hills a little bit but it won't be off-road ass much as some of these guys. I play a lot of baseball and it would and has been off-road about every 3 weekends. It is mostly a daily driver. I also go to some of the car shows around town. I want a lift to give it a different look on 32 or 33 inch tires. I just don't thing now with 32 it is at its full potential with the "flex" spacing it will rub on the arches and that is also why I want "need" a lift.
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Sorry it is a 77 cj5
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Leave it stock til after you have a bit more experience under your belt. Cj jeeps get sketchy when you lift them.
ya that what I was thinking but with wheel spacers an wider tires I think it would cure some of it
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2.5" with 12.5" tires and some spacers will help if your axles can handle it. Less sketchy, still a bit more than a cj7 but the cj5 is already unsafe so ya know, don't be dumb is how I take it and my parents.
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2.5" with 12.5" tires and some spacers will help if your axles can handle it. Less sketchy, still a bit more than a cj7 but the cj5 is already unsafe so ya know, don't be dumb is how I take it and my parents.
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Then you should be good.
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Then you should be good.
that what I thought should I do a front axle swap

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