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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2000, 06:02 PM
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Lift Height - Part II

Thank you all for playing the "Guess the height of Archie's Jeep" game! Now, its time for part two. Attached is a photo of my CJ-7 with 33x12.5" tires, see how easly they fit? Is this a 4" lift or a 2.5"? Can I fit 35" tires? Hint: I do not have a drop pitman arm nor does it appear to have a lowered transmission.

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Re: Lift Height - Part II

if thats a 4" lift, it's old and saggy.. most probably the case.
you do NOT have room for 35's
not all 4" lifts come with pitman arms.
you really need to replace the 2 pc axles in the back, and tighten the bolts on your front hubs.
you also may have a 2.5" lift with an add a leaf thrown in..
better yet, take the axle from the scout.....and put them in the cj.. yes... very nice.....

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Yeah, even if you did have a full 4 inches, it's still barely enough room to clear 35's on the street, let alone off-road. I bet you you can still do some "fender rearranging" with the set-up you got now.

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Re: Lift Height - Part II

Hey, uum, errr, ahhhh, what are you running for a ratio in those Scout axles? They make a NICE swap...

Forget tightening the bolts on the front hubs, can them and go to studs, they stay tighter and won't back off. Best mod I ever did to the old set of axles.

I'd say you have a healthy 2.5" lift or a sagging 4" lift. I used to run just a 4" lift (Superstiff), and could clear my 33" Swampers with a lot more room. Attached is a pic. I also had to run a drop pitman arm, without it the angle of the tie rod would have been pretty noticeable. BTW, the pic is of the Caribou-Dallas run up in Eustis, Maine (near Sugarloaf USA).

The rear 1-piece axle is a good investment if you're going to keep it. A lot of us have tons of 2-piece axles around though. If you decide to go with a higher lift, I have the NAPA part number for longer brakes lines, just FYI stuff.

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