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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2001, 11:30 PM
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4\" lift on narrow tracks

im about to get a 4" lift for my 80 cj7, but i keep hearin folks on here talk about how "tippy" a narrow track cj is with a 4" and 33's... whats the story?

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Re: 4\" lift on narrow tracks

I am not the authority but I have a 77 cj w/ 4" and 33's its not that bad as long as you pay attention to what you're doing.

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Re: 4\" lift on narrow tracks

I run a total around 6.5 or 7 inches of lift and 35's on my narrow track 80 CJ-7 and make a 6ish hour drive to my parents every month or so and usually at around 80ish. I do slow down in the mountains but I still keep up with traffic. It is a little hairy, just gotta pay attention. I am going to wider axles as soon as I find them though. Just my thoughts.

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thanks guys, doesnt sound bad, everyone just made it seem that way

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Re: 4\" lift on narrow tracks

We ran SOA for a couple of years on a 78. Was a little tippy sideways on a steep hillside, just had to watch your step. Other than that, no problem.

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Re: 4\" lift on narrow tracks

No problems with the 4" lift, I was running 5" and 33's before the swap, no problems anywhere.

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Re: 4\" lift on narrow tracks

All you guys with narrow tracks and big wide tires, do you have any problems on the trails and rocks because of your turning radia?

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Re: 4\" lift on narrow tracks

Turning was a little fun when we ran this setup. I don't suppose that having both ends welded at the time helped any.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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Re: 4\" lift on narrow tracks

No problems on the turning radius and I even got a free E-brake out of the deal. Just lock the Swampers to one side and the lug locks onto the spring, better than any E-brake out there.

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Re: 4\" lift on narrow tracks

I run 4" and 35's and it doesnt get to bad, I just drove about 6 hours to Moab. I think I am going to go to 35x14.5's this summer though to get a little more stability.

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