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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 78 CJ-5 with 33x12.5 tires. I also have a chev. 350 with a turbo 350 auto trans. The tires JUST fit and rub if I turn them tight a large bump would probably result in the rear tires hitting the fender. I would love to keep the 33's but I am afraid that the rear drive shaft angle will be too large if I do put a lift in. What can I do to keep the 33's or should I go back to the stock 31's :(
the rear drive shaft is currently about 12 inches long.
I attached a Pic that may help show the clearance I need.

78 cj-5 all fiberglass, chev.350 .30 over eddlebrock manifold and 4 barrel carb.



Discussion Starter · #2 ·
If you just want a tad more bit of clearance you might think about putting some longer shakels in or maybe just a 1 in. body lift.

Big 78 CJ5, 95 Chevy 2500 ext. cab

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You need a body lift bad, maybe even 2"

/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif Big Ed
'88 YJ, 4" susp,3" body,33's,283 Chevy V8,TH350,4.11's,D30,D35c

Discussion Starter · #4 ·
How much longer would the shackles need to be and who sells them? Also any suggestions on a munufacturer for the body lift?
Thanks again.

/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[78 CJ-5/blue] all fiberglass, chev.350 .30 over, TH350

Discussion Starter · #5 ·
You could also trim the fenders, but that CJ looks too clean to me to hack up/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif. Go body lift. It's pretty easy on a CJ.


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