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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2000, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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suspension lift advice

I'm planning on getting a 4" lift for my cj-7 and was wondering if I should use rear springs for my front and rear to prevent sagging or does it just depend on the brand that I go with? I was thinking about the Superlift 4" Superride kit. Anybody have an opinion on this kit or any other suggestions? Also, what all do I need to get seperate of the kit? I figure I need a pitman arm and extended brake lines, anything else? and any recommendations on shocks? Thanks, Andy

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Re: use rear springs for lift?

i prefer the skylacker springs, and the cj's have differnet width springs front and rear.. the rear springs wont go 9nto the front. some kits are more complete than others ..when you are ordering, make sure you know what comes with..

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Re: use rear springs for lift?

Rear springs will fit on the front, you just need new shackle hangers, like ones for the rear, since they're wider. I would recommend using them because they're a heavier spring rate, and typically have one more leaf. I have had superlift superrides, and they ride like a brick. I'm much happier with my skyjackers, I'd recommend them to anyone. The construction of the springs is much better too, the spring clamps are of a looser design and the springs have a teflon pad between them, whereas the superlifts don't.

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Re: use rear springs for lift?

I have to agree with the comments about SuperLift SuperRides. I was very happy with the front springs, but the rears were so stiff I eventually took the middle leaf out. They rode alot better but after 2 years, have sagged pretty bad. Now with a 4.3L Vortec upfront, the front end looks like its ready to take to the air compared to the back.

The only bad thing I've ever heard about SkyJacker is that they (supposedly) sag fast.



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Re: use rear springs for lift?

i used stock rear cj springs in the front for my spring over. the rears flex more than the front springs do. atleast with my setup they do. i'm not sure about lift springs though.

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Re: use rear springs for lift?

Thanks for the advice.. I found a 4" Skyjacker used lift for sale. It's a pretty good deal I think compared to the price of the lifts new. Is there anyreason I should buy a new lift instead of a used one? It's been used for one year. Thanks, Andy

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