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CJ-7 Suspension lift

I have a 1985 CJ-7 currently running 31-10.50's on it with what appears to be plenty of clearance. While rebuilding the front end, I stuck one of my old 36-14.50 mud tires on it for kicks. The tire fits in the front, but you can't steer. It looked like it would rub the fender opening corners in the back, but I didn't try it.

I re-arched the springs about 5 years ago because of sag. I don't have any idea if they're stock height or not, but they sure are rigid. I'm looking at putting a Skyjacker lift on the jeep, but I don't know if I should get a 2" or 4" kit. The final goal is to have a softer ride and fit 33's (which would/should fit now in comparison with the 31's)

Can anyone shed some light? If I go with a 2" will the Jeep sit the same height, higher, lower? If I go with the 4", will it be too much and I'll have to get longer driveshafts?

Any measurements would be helpful for those that have the Skyjacker lifts (spring length from eye-to-eye, arch depth, etc).

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Re: CJ-7 Suspension lift

go with the 4" springs for 33" tires... the skyjacker springs are soft enough that they will send your 33's into the fenders with any less lift. the springs will also sag after some harsh treatment.. but with 4" springs, you'll still have room fo the 33's

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Re: CJ-7 Suspension lift

Look at my site pics. I'm running a skyjacker 4" w/ 33's on some of the pics.
You will want the 4" for sure!

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Re: CJ-7 Suspension lift

I put a 4in superlift on my cj with 33's. At full flex the tires still hit the fenders. Not hard but enough to have cut into some of the lugs on the tires. The driveshafts i had no problem with. You dont need a drop pitman arm, but you do need longer brakelines. Goodluck

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Re: CJ-7 Suspension lift

Thanks to all those that replied! I even had time to order my 4" kit this afternoon.

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I have a 4" rancho on my 86 cj7 with 33's and 10" wheels. No
rubbing, even in tight cornering, bumpy situations. While
not a soft ride, i've got over 3 years on it and still no sag. Up to you though.....Bill

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Well, your killing us.............[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
What did you order?

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Re: CJ-7 Suspension lift

I ordered the Skyjacker 4" Softride. From everything I've heard/read/talked to people about, they have a nice ride.

BTW, I loved the pics of your CJ!


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Re: CJ-7 Suspension lift

Mine do ride alot better than stock and flex great.(the little wheelin that I've been able to do[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img])
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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Dirt Dog, I can't get to see your page. It says "Error" than on the blank white screen it says "The remote computer is not available. "

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