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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-08-2001, 06:29 PM
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Recommended Lift???

I have a 95 YJ with the 4cyl (yeah i know, but it runs) and everything is pretty much stock. I'm currently running some BFG 30x9.50's and would like to go up to 32's. I don't want to put a huge lift on my jeep, nor can i afford one. I would like something that doesn't ride like a three legged cow pulling a wagon...something kinda smooth riding, closer to factory the better. I was thinking about the Rough County "Soft Ride" 3.5" lift. Any pros/cons on this lift? What do you all recommend? Also, what gearing should I have for 32x11.50's? Keep in mind, pricing is #1 next to ride quality. Thanks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-08-2001, 06:34 PM
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Re: Recommended Lift???

I think the name says for itself on that lift. For money's issue you might want to go with BDS or Superlift Softride, they usually have a 2" lift not too much money. Any taller and you will have driveshaft issues, caster angles to deal with. Any bigger tires and you aren't going to move well.

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Re: Recommended Lift???

Take a look at

It doesn't have the 32's on there but it has the 31's stopping at 3" and the 33's starting at 4" so 3.5" should be about right for 32's. I don't know anything about that lift though.

BTW, Anybody know how much lift I need to have 35x12.5 tires on my 82 cj-7? I am thinking about going SOA, but what would I have to do if I just went with a 4" suspension? Add a 2" body lift? Which would be cheaper using my dana 30 and model 20 stock axles? Thanks, Andy

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 08:14 AM
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Re: Recommended Lift???

You should be able to put 35s with a 4" lift and probably some rubbing. I would use like a 1" body lift. Extended bumpstops would keep it out of the fenders. I would question the Model 20, I broke mine with 32s and a 6 cylinder, and i don't drive it hard, but some people never break them. You could always buy 1 Piece after market axles from Moser or Superior.

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