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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2002, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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CHEEP LIFT

I just bought a set of 44's for my cj, but the wagon runs too good to retire now. what i want to do is get as much lift for the least money. i would like to fit some 31's on it. My son is going to use this thing for a wile. What should i do to get the room i need. i am not afraid of the saw either.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2002, 04:35 PM
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Cheapest way to fit 31's on it is a 3" bodylift for around $69... the least amount of work this way...and definitely the cheapest...stick with 15x8" rims and no wider... they will rub... but then again you said you are not afraid of a saw...



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Re: CHEEP LIFT

what other things will i have to do , break lines, shift linkage, steering , .... are there any springs i could get out of a pick up or any other doner.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2002, 01:51 AM
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With the 3" body lift you will need lots of PB Blaster or WD-40 or similar penetrant for the old bolts, preferably a good impact wrench, new body mounts if you are so inclined while you have it apart (but then your cost goes up). You will need to lower your radiator which means drilling new holes (right angle drill, unless you want to pull the entire radiator) and extend the hi-n-lo shift lever for the t-case which means a welder and some threaded rod, or maybe a trip to your favorite machine shop. You might run into the welded body nuts breaking loose and spinning, which means more welding work, that depends on if you live in the salt belt or not though. I'm probably making this sound like more work than it actually is.

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