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Old 10-21-2018, 01:11 AM   #1
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My first post... I own 1969 cj5 jeep. I live in Finland. Here car building is very hard because of law. Here maximum suspension lift is 3 inches unless there is some original accessory or suspension lift kit what Jeep offered when you buyed cj...

So i need some special model what i can compare in my jeep.
Is there any sppecial model for example two inches lift kit?

And sorry about my engllish, it is little bit rusty...

 

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Old 10-21-2018, 09:13 AM   #2
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The early CJ5s came with different spring packs. My 71 Renegade 2 came with 13/12 pack. The base model 69 CJ5 came with 6/5 from what I recall others optional models came 9/8. Between the base and optional spring packs there may have been up to an 1 1/2 lift, possibly 2.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:43 AM   #3
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Okey.. do you have any literature about it? I have to show "proofs" when i register changes of car.

 

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Old 10-21-2018, 12:02 PM   #4
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The info is in the factory service manual (FSM)
In the FSM the F-head came with 7 in the front and 9 in the rear.
The V6 came with 10 in the front and 5 in the rear.
However, there's lots of variation in leaf count.
Jeep offered a standard and "heavy duty" suspension package for the entire run of the CJ-5

https://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf...975_s/1950.htm

http://oljeep.com/53CjDj/53-71JeepCjDjServiceManual.pdf

I can tell you that my 13/12 leave pack in my 71 would cause your teeth fillings to fall out.


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Old 10-22-2018, 12:46 PM   #5
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That was helpful and and interesting. But most important distance is missing. I need to know height between frame and ground with highest suspension from factory.

A lot of leifs in your cj. I have only 4 per corner... My car have six inches lifting kit installed.

 

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Old 10-22-2018, 01:22 PM   #6
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That was helpful and and interesting. But most important distance is missing. I need to know height between frame and ground with highest suspension from factory.
Get out a tape measure and measure your Jeep.
If you have a 6" lift subtract 6" for stock height
Measure a leave spring, take that number and multiply it by however many springs you add on be it 5, 7. 9, or 13.

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A lot of leifs in your cj. I have only 4 per corner... My car have six inches lifting kit installed.
That is too tall for an 81" wheel base in my opinion.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:14 AM   #7
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Get out a tape measure and measure your Jeep.
If you have a 6" lift subtract 6" for stock height
Measure a leave spring, take that number and multiply it by however many springs you add on be it 5, 7. 9, or 13.


That is too tall for an 81" wheel base in my opinion.
It is too tall i admit it. That lifting kit was installed already when i purchased car.

I cannot measure height because car is now totally take apart. I need take all rust off and put v8 under the hood...

 

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Go to the link below you will find more stock CJ5's there, ask for measurements. Very friendly group.

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Hello

My first post... I own 1969 cj5 jeep. I live in Finland. Here car building is very hard because of law. Here maximum suspension lift is 3 inches unless there is some original accessory or suspension lift kit what Jeep offered when you buyed cj...

So i need some special model what i can compare in my jeep.
Is there any sppecial model for example two inches lift kit?

And sorry about my engllish, it is little bit rusty...
Give these guys a shot. Got my 2" lift kit there. Good stuff!
https://www.morris4x4center.com/a-na...ion-parts.html

 

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