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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2003, 08:56 PM
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CJ LIFT

I know this will probably sound pretty pathetic but I'm tryng to figure out if my CJ 7 has a suspension lift(leaf springs) on it. I've read the threads on tire sizes and the lift needed to use certain sizes. Mine has 33x12.50 and has quite a few inches between the top of the tires and the top of the fender wells. Reason being is the steering is non resposive and all over the place. Replaced 3 tie rod ends(which were bent), removing the longer shackles and installing stock tommorrow and will have a new steering stabilizer in a day or two. The pitman arm is still stock and the angle from there to the knuckle is around(best guess) 15deg or so. Real new to the jeep thing but want to learn.
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5. Measure from the Top of the Windshiled to the ground.
6. The Sock CJ7 height should be about 67.6 inches.
7. Or about 20" from ground to bottom of rocker panel.
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Thanks. At work now but I'll check tonight. If it's only 20 in to the bottom of the rocker panel it's probably lifted. I'm pretty tall, 6'7", and have to step up pretty good to get in.
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Re: CJ LIFT

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6. The Sock CJ7 height should be about 67.6 inches.

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About 67.6 ??? seems pretty exact to me...sorry LEVE had to give you some razzin'
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Re: CJ LIFT

Three things make me thinjk that yes you are lifted....

1. 33x12.50 and has quite a few inches between the top of the tires and the top of the fender wells.

2. removing the longer shackles and installing stock tommorrow (kinda obviuos [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] ) how long are the shackles?

3.The pitman arm is still stock and the angle from there to the knuckle is around(best guess) 15deg or so. Ya, you want this as close to level with the ground as possible. either by a high steer set-up, where you bring the tie-rods up higher to the pitman arm, or by and easier and cheaper method of a drop pitman arm. between this and you shackles, I bet you could clean up your steering quite a bit!!
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About 67.6 ??? seems pretty exact to me.

[/ QUOTE ]1. Hey John, after all I am an engineer.
2. While working with my father-in-law (IMHO the best carpenter in Washington State) we were laying out a foundation.
3. I wanted the measurements EXACT...and I was taking forever making them.
4. He walked over and said: For God's Sake... we're building a house, this ain't rocket science. A quarter inch here or there in 40' ain't going to hurt any...
5. Since it was my foundation I was laying out... I kept with Rocket Science.
6. When done... anywhere in that house a marble wouldn't roll when placed on the flooring!
7. It may take a little longer to measure twice and cut once...
8. But it's worth it.
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Re: CJ LIFT

I had this same question, thanks for asking. I assume those heights from the ground up are with stock tires. Mine are 205 by 75. My 84 is 20" just in front of the rear tire and 19" just behind the front tire. About 67.435" to the top of the windshield [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]. Here is a picture.
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My 84 is 20" just in front of the rear tire and 19

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About 67.435

[/ QUOTE ]4. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
5. Is that with a Plus or Minus .07" Fudge Factor?
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Thanks. Measured it last night. To the bottom of the rocker panel is 25. At least I know where to start on this thing now. I'll go back and search. I remember seeing something about shims and castor angles out of tolerance due to lifts.
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