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spring over and gear ratio question

How much lift does a spring over on a 82 cj-7 give, and what would be the smallest tire that I could reasonably use with a 4.56 axle ratio, a 258 engine, t-5 tranny, and dana 300 t-case? I use my jeep a lot on the road too... Thanks, Andy

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Re: spring over and gear ratio question

spring overs typically give 5 1/2" lift.
this varies a lot depending on the springs you use(sag)
smallest tires with 4.56 and a t-5( i ran last year for a bit) are 33's, but the 35 bfg muds were perfect, and i drove trips that were many miles like that

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Re: spring over and gear ratio question

Id say 35s would be good with that much lift and gears, 33s if you used YJ springs instead of CJ springs.

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Re: spring over and gear ratio question

do the YJ springs have more sag than the cj springs?

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Re: spring over and gear ratio question

yes.. the yj's are softer.. but if you go the soa route... i would use rear springs front and rear.. those 4 pack fronts just dont last..


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Re: spring over and gear ratio question

yeah, I can tell my front springs sag more than my back springs right now, but I didn't know you could use back springs for all four. do you have to do any mods to get them to fit or are they the same size?

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Re: spring over and gear ratio question

they will bolt right in.

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