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Old 12-20-2017, 11:10 PM   #11
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So you recommend Rough Country or Superlift?
Are you on a budget?

 

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Old 12-21-2017, 12:27 AM   #12
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So you recommend Rough Country or Superlift?
Not sure about Superlift on a Jeep, I tried a 6" Superlift on a Dodge and it was great.

I have had two 4" Rough Country lifts on CJ7s and liked both of them.

 

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Old 12-29-2017, 09:21 AM   #13
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Thanks for your input guys, sorry to go off the scope for a while. Back to topic. As everyone, I would like to get as much for my money as I can, but budget won't stop me if there is a stand out, hands down, winner in the lift kit world. Some of the most complete kits have been Rubicon express. But the price is triple. It jumps from 500 to 1600. Like I said, it has everything, brake lines, degree shims, shocks, drop arms, etc. I think I need to research more because some of the kits mentioned here I have never heard of. Thanks for your help.

 

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Old 12-29-2017, 11:00 AM   #14
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I think it's overkill for me because I'm not gonna be trail riding or rock crawling.
I think we'll be able to offer better help if you define your goals, what you plan to do with your jeep and your constraints. (E.g. trying to fit 33s, doing mud bogs but also need good street manners, not cutting fenders, don't want to go to YJ springs, etc.)

With 4in you'll have to address driveline issues which adds a bit to the budget. There is a chart floating around from JP magazine that shows what lift is needed for what tires, but you can get away with more tire and less lift depending on your use.

 

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Old 12-29-2017, 11:09 AM   #15
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No rock crawling, mud bogging, may trail ride occasionally. i have given thought to 3" suspension and 1-2 body lift. wheel spacers for help on clearance.

 

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Old 12-30-2017, 01:41 PM   #16
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What size tire are you wanting to run? Sounds like that is the driving factor here if your needing a 5" overall lift. There are a lot more factors to consider when you lift a CJ. For a daily driver and some trail riding, 5 inches of lift is a lot. With that you have to consider your axle angle, driveshaft and u-joints. You'll also need to take a hard look at your steering components. Maybe you'd be better off going with a slightly smaller tire that still looks good, but allows you to use a 2 1/2 inch lift. This way you are not stressing your drivetrain components or your steering setup. There are several threads on here about the other things that come into play with several inches of lift.

 

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Old 12-30-2017, 06:54 PM   #17
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No rock crawling, mud bogging, may trail ride occasionally. i have given thought to 3" suspension and 1-2 body lift. wheel spacers for help on clearance.
33's would do you well then. Forget wheel spacers.
What's your R&P ratio? What tranny are you running?
Do you still have the OEM 2-piece axles in the rear?
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:46 AM   #18
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If your intent is to run 33" tires, and run mud, then you need to be 4.10 gears in the axles. Running mud is all about wheel speed, and it's going to be hard on the Dana 30 front end. If you've beefed up the AMC20, then you should be okay with 33's.

Honestly, without the articulation issues of crawling rocks, you can get by with a 2.5" lift and a 1" body lift.

I'm running a BDS 2.5" lift on my 76 CJ5 with 32" TSL/SX tires. And honestly, the BDS warranty is tough to beat.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:33 PM   #19
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Once again I really appreciate the response. I have the oem Dana 30 front and AMC20 rear running 3.54 r/p. Open diff. Still 2 piece axles. i just finished replacing every rubber bushing in the sway bar and the suspension. This helped my drift problem considerably. It still gets a little squirrelly after hitting bumps in the road but that may be normal. I have no problem with it but I'm trying to get it ready for my 16 year old daughter to drive occasionally. She tried it when I first brought it home and at 20 mph we were all over the road. Finally making progress. Happy new year everyone!

 

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:26 PM   #20
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Getting squirrelly when hitting bumps on the road is probably due to tired rod ends, it is not normal.
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