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lift need advice .... want to fit 35's

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by Rapha, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Jul 12, 2004
    Rapha

    Rapha New Member

    Belgium
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    Hello ,

    i own a 1975 cj6 with the thin leaf , and i want to fit 35's.
    i have already a 2inch and half body lift .

    do i need 2 inch and half suspension kit or 4inch.
    i saw (4wd) , they have a lot of different brand for the 2,5 lift but almost nothing for the 4. Is there any reasons....

    Over here we see some later CJ lifted but no early ones, so i don't have a clue....

    Ohhh , yes i will go often off-road :)
     
  2. Jul 12, 2004
    plunkinberry

    plunkinberry Member

    Canonsburg, PA
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    If it were me, I'd get the 4 inch kit and ditch the big body lift. You shouldn't need much more than a 1" body lift or some bigger shakles to squeeze 35s.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2004
    jjfalconer

    jjfalconer New Member

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    Get rid of the body lift. Install 4 inch lift (this setup clears 33 with out a problem and looks like it will clear 35's). If you have problems with tires rubbing add a 1inch body lift or a small shakle lift.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2004
    Rapha

    Rapha New Member

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    Yes ,
    i know body lift are not that good,
    mine is home made ,new body fixation welded , i use stock screw and mount .
    i need it to pass my exhaust . rear dual outlet with inside frame headers.

    i will also use bigger schakles but not to lift , just to have a stronger one.
    I saw that i could built my own lift kit, ranco or skyjacker leaf and add schocks for not so much money.
    But my real question is 4 inch too much with the thin leaf OR
    do i have enough lift with 2,5 inch body lift, 2.5 lift kit and 1' schackles to fit 35 without rubbing at all ?

    thank's :shock:
     
  5. Jul 12, 2004
    Rapha

    Rapha New Member

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    well,

    mhmmhm...grrrr R) i will go crazy...

    2.5 body lift , 4 inch suspension , 1inch longer schackles...

    will it be too much for 35 , somebody has a picture of a similar set-up on a pre 1976 CJ 5 or 6 ?
     
  6. Jul 12, 2004
    fred

    fred Member

    Dallas, Texas
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    If you don't cut out the rear of your rear wheel well (and please don't) the 4" SL, 2.5"-3" BL is the minimum. Some go with 4" SL and 1-2" BL and very low bump stops to keep the tires from hitting the fender. If you have narrow track axles you may have rubbing on the front at the springs on full turn. This can be fixed. You may have rubbing on the inside of the rear fender well at full "Tire Stuff". Some people also use Spacers to push the wheels out. I'm uncomfortable with that. You might be aware of the regearing that somtimes follows with 35s.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2004
    jd7

    jd7 Sponsor

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    Had a cj5 (early)ran 35s with 3" suspensionwith a little longer shackel in the front 2.5 backspace wheels. Worked fine except in really rough going would rub on the inside of the back wheelwells
    My next door neighbor has a cj7 with 35s with a 4" suspesion lift and standard 3.5 backspaced wheels. he tells me only problem he's had is sometimes they rub the front spring. FWIW
     
  8. Jul 12, 2004
    Rapha

    Rapha New Member

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    Thank's for youe help,
    you know what it's ... don't have enough money to make a bad buy.
     

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