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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2000, 02:01 PM
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Another lift-kit question

I've been researching different brands of lift-kits and now I'm more confused than ever! I want a 2-1/2"
lift-kit for my CJ-7. I would like the best ride possible. I've considered Old Man Emu, but read that
Skyjacker is almost as good for a lot less money. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Also,
CJ-7 has a Chevy 350, not sure if there is much difference in weight or not.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2000, 06:16 PM
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Re: Another lift-kit question

I don't know about the 2.5 inc skyjacker kit, but I have 2 friends with 4 inch kit on there early 80's CJ7. Both Jeeps can RTI better than 1000 on a 20 degree ramp. Not sure of the exact numbers, but one can bring one front tire 39 inches off the ground without lifting the other 3. The other one with older springs can do 42 inches. This is almost as good as my SOA CJ5. The 2.5 inch kit should flex better, and will probably ride better then stock. The 2 CJ's with 4 inch kits ride very nice, for a Jeep. The OME I don't have any first hand experiance with so I can't comment on that.

Thanks, Ray

post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2000, 08:55 AM
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Re: Another lift-kit question

I have 2 year old Superlift 2" spings in the front of my CJ-7 and unknown aged Superlift 2" in the rear. I replaced the fronts b/c they sagged. The rears are fine. (Still have the Superlift rear springs unused if anyone's interested).

I thought the Superlift springs were a little too stiff. I carried a wagoneer front and Scout II rear Dana 44 in the back last week at 55 mph - w/ the tailgate closed. Since then there has been a huge improvement in the ride quality. Looks like the weigth softened up the springs significantly. My advice: whatever springs you get, stress them out after instalation b/c it probably will soften up the ride a bit. Good luck.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2000, 08:32 PM
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Re: Another lift-kit question

What size tires are your friends running on their CJ's with the 4" lifts?

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Re: Another lift-kit question

my jeep is running old saggy 4" skyjacker springs in this pic... i love the springs, I designed my suspension around them
ps.. i have a spring-over too...

tj-7 thingy..[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]..see it at
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2000, 11:31 PM
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Re: Another lift-kit question

Thanks for the input. I guess I'll go with Skyjacker.



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