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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2001, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Need help on 4\" lift

I have a friend with a CJ-7 who is looking for a 4" lift. SOA isn't an option, so it has to be SUA. He's a student, not making hardly any money, so he is looking for one cheap. I know cheap and good aren't used together, but he would like one that does not sag, but would still give him decent flex. I have a 4" Superlift, which hasn't sagged, but is as stiff as a board. National Springs are out due to the cost, and he has asked me about Pro-Comp, which I know nothing about. I have only heard people mention it as "Pro-Crap". So, any ideas?

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fix the SUA part[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Need help on 4\" lift

Thanks for the proofread, I fixed it.

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is he prepared to spend more money on SYE nad CV shaft? 4" will undoubtedly net a rear shaft angle problem right? just mo' money[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] i think he will not escape cheaply if he wants it right as you already said. finish school first or get another part-time job!
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The same question has been nagging me. I heard that SkyJacker had a good ride but that was through a friend of a friend.
The 2-1/2" Rancho that was on my last jeep wasn't bad but I would like to try a 4". Let's here from those that have em!

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No SYE required on a CJ7 with a D300.
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ok so the shaft has a collapsing center like my front shaft?you will need a new longer shaft then right? and what about the pinion angle? install shims and put a CV on transcase end of new shaft?
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wandering away from jeepn's expense account- i thought the 4.5" rubicon express lift netted a good ride with the combination of the "extreme" kit springs and shocks. don't know who makes the springs but they are tagged "made in canada" and the shocks are doetsch. i had rancho 5000's before and they were too firm- they seem to be for extreme off-road type desert racing as opposed to crawling.
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Re: Need help on 4\" lift

No driveshaft mods neded. I know people running 4" SUA's and no mods, just bolt on and go. I know people also hate Rancho, and I'm not sure there are lot others out there.

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all i know is after my 4.5" lift i couldn't connect the shaft to the pinion yoke the angle was so extreme. this is of course without lowering the transcase or any shims.
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