I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: OK...Dont get annoyed yet!
The Q's will rub with just a 4" lift. I had a 4" Superstiff and a 1" shackle (more or less) and my 33" Swampers rubbed. I also know of someone running a 4" lift with Q78's, and they have beaten the tar out of the fenders. I'd also suggest a body lift, 2", and a small shackle lift.
You shouldn't need a drop transfer, I know of people running CJ-7's with Q78's, SOA rear, and 4" front (+ body lift) and no drop case, in fact, theirs is tucked up more with a custom skid plate.
Let's see, I know you mentioned no individual prices, but just for comparison (and it's easier for me)
U bolt sets <2>......$5 each (local spring shop)
Rancho 5000 shocks <4>......No idea, I run RS9000's at $60 each or $180 for 4 during special
Transfer Case Lowering......Not needed, but make your own, $2
I dont need individual prices...just ballpark from experience
And the Swampers....36/12.50/15 TSL or Q78--all depending....catalogs, $150 each.
Don't forget the brake lines to go with the lift, $30 for each front and $35 for the rear.......$100
I hope you're running heavy duty shackles, cause the Q's and the lift will snap the weaker ones like a twig.
So together you're looking at $985, but sometimes you can get the pitman arm included with the lift, mine was included. My lift was also $350 and the U-bolts were included, they were the wrong size, but they were included.
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7" Lift/33" Swampers/REP 8000/RS9000's/Scout II D44's F&R w/4.10's & Lockrights