Re: Help with 78 Cj5 Lift
I run pretty close to what IN2DEEP has except I run Scout 44s as the axles and mines in a CJ7. I like the 4 " Superlift (National Tire & Wheel sells it w/ shocks for $400-450 delivered). I also run a 1" body lift and TJ flares to help with the clearance issues. And STOCK length shackles (get rid of the extended ones....or atleat dont get them more than 1" longer than stcok). BTW IN2DEEP, you'll love the TJ flares they open up the wheel wells quite a bit. Dropped pitman $50, extended brake lines $100 or so. I did the same thing on the "transfer case lowering kit"...made one from 1" square tubing with holes drilled in it. You might have to get your driveshafts lengthened.
Brad is right about hanging up on crap with that damn skid hanging down, BUT in I was having driveline vibrations with my 7 without lowering it 1". A CJ5 is going to have more because the distance is shorter than the t-case and rear axle than on a CJ7. I didn't want to spend the cash on a CV joint, hence the $5 worth of square tubing. The Superlift superide does come with degree wedges bolted to the rear springs to correct for your angle at the axle, but the angle is still too great at the t-case output without a CV joint .
Couple of other things no one has mentioned...with narrow track axles & 35s you may have some tire rub on the front springs on corners and, of course, gearing. 3.54 gears are not gonna like churning 35s in the mud...its gonna be hard on your tranny and motor.