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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2000, 08:15 AM
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I know I've already asked most of these questions at some point or another, but I'm getting different answers. Heres the shimmy- I currently own a 78 CJ5 with 33s, I want to juice these babies up and put 36/12.50/15 TSL swampers under there. To do so, I'm going to put a 4 in susp. Superlift Softride under there. I know all the stuff I need to do this lift, brake lines etc. I am assuming that there are 2 or so inch extended shackles because the 33s fit. My question is, will my proposal work. Any idea of price? A few more things...How much does a flowmaster 40 series cost that would fit this thing? <theres no prices on the web page> Thanks so much, you guys are probably sick of me....but I'm gonna need help building this thing. I'm in HS and use it as a commuter vehicle, so it cant be off the road long. Thanks

One more thing, does anyone know the stock size on the CJs when they were new?

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Go with the Q78's instead of the 36's, they'll fit a lot better, similar size, but wihout the width for your narrow track axles. The 8 ply sidewall of the 36's don't lend to flexing well either. Yes, it will work, but what about a SOA setup? It'd be a lot better in your case. You might also need to go 2" body lift, your profile didn't mention if you had one. I ran a 4" suspension lift and 1" shackle on the Scrambler with 33's before, and I still bottomed those out a few times when wheeling hard. If you're not beating on it ruthlessly, a 4" suspension and 1" shackle should be fine. Keep in mind Swampers wear fast on the road.

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