Re: Suspension lift for 74 CJ5...what kind???
If you think the 2.5 is stiff, the 4 will definitely be worse unless you go with someone like National or Alcan. The extra 1.5 of lift adds a lot of arch and consequently more resistance to bend! I have Skyjackers 2.5 on my '75 and it is the best riding of those narrow springed ones that I have been in. The rear sagged a little bit due to a heavy bumper/carrier and all of the extra gear I take with me, but I am still very happy with the ride and articulation. Try National Tire and Wheel when you price them out. I put a Superlift on a friends CJ7 and paid just over $400 for the springs, shocks, and U-bolts. Look at their suspension specials. They don't advertise what brand, but most of the time they are Superlift softrides. Just my $.02.