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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lifted the Willys

Well, I finally got the money together to get a mild lift for the CJ-2A.
Basically it consists of 2.5" Rancho springs, Rancho shackle conversion kit, Pro Comp ES3000's, Pro Comp U-Bolts, new front spring plates, and a home alignment job.
The springs I replaced were only 56 years old, so they hadn't sagged that much[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img].
Actually, they were sagged quite a bit.
Since I was good enough to take measurements before and after, I was able to tell how much it was lifted.
I did side to side measurements as well as middle of the bumper measurements.
As most CJ owners know, they tend to lean to the driver's side a bit.
Mine was no different, it was about 1.5" lower on the driver's side.
I know the springs have to get broken in and settle down some, but as of now, it has been lifted 4" over the sagged old original springs. Here are a couple of pics to show the difference.
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Here is the after picture.
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looks good what size tires can you run.
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Gotta love the Willy's.... I'm thinkin' 33's!!!
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Looking real good!!!
I wish my 2A was in as good of shape as that.

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I can run 33's, but I am going to get some use out of these first. When they wear down a little more I will start looking.
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Lookin good. I remember that not too long ago you were going to leave it pretty stock.[img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img] We can never leave a good tig alone can we?[img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Lifted the Willys

Well, it needed new springs anyway, and the lift springs weren't that much more, so that it what we ended up with.
Today I got everything else ironed out.
I got a notch cut out of the skid plate where the front drive shaft was rubbing, I trimmed the U-bolts, and I extended the brake lines.
One of the metal brake lines on the rear axle had been crushed by a chain when we had it on the trailer, so I cut, flared, and bent a new line too.
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