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Old 10-18-2005, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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best 4" cj lift for the buck

well after thinking about it, i am gonna just go with a 4" lift and 33s for my 78cj. If i did a spring over, i would go 35s and that woudl be over taxing my axles most likely. im not gonna spend the $$ to swap them out. so my question, who makes a good 4" kit for these jeeps that doesnt cost 1k. im looking for just a basic lift. thanks, jake
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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don't take this wrong im not flaming by any means.


4" CJ7 LIFT KIT

I did it and on the first page there were 4 manufacturers that popped up.
You will just have to do a little home work.
Tuff Country has 2.5 and 4 inch
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i know the companies...i just need to know which ones provide good flex. ive heard procomp flexes like crap and rides really rough. basically what im asking is, who makes the best lifted springs for our jeeps?
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Rubicon Express
Black Diamond
Old Man Emu

but you get what you pay for and the three listed are in the top of their class.
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Old 10-19-2005, 12:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Look at Rubicon Express. They have pretty nice springs. Also search some of the other Jeep forums like Jeepforum.com and JU. My .02 cents.
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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BDS, hands down.

IIRC, the 4WD Hardware kit uses these same springs, but cheaps on some of the other components.
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Look at Rubicon Express. They have pretty nice springs. Also search some of the other Jeep forums like Jeepforum.com and JU. My .02 cents.
Note, he said he DOESN'T want to spend $1000 on a lift kit.
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Note, he said he DOESN'T want to spend $1000 on a lift kit.

Just because RE sells the lift for $953.00 doesn't mean he has to pay that price. There are alot of venders that sell RE and they could probably get that kit for him at a lower price.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Go SOA with stock springs
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Look around on some local boards... There has to be a few in your area... Shoot even search boards out of your area. KCJeepclub.org, midwestjeepthing, etc. Sometimes you can pick up a slightly used liftkit... Usually (not always) a 4" kit is a stepping stone to something bigger... a liftkit that was used on the trails 5 times and trailored home will not have very much wear... Usually you can obtain a used lift (minus shocks and a few other items) for pennies on the dollar.

AND you can ask the Prev. owner what he/she liked or disliked about the lift.
Otherwise - I would say SOA with Stock YJ packs and 33s.
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but wouldnt a SOA w/ 33s would look funny from so much lift?
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No lift 33's. find a new tranny and get locked up
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Nope - A CJ with stock fenders and fender flares will look good SOA and 33s. It's all a matter of opinion. - If you think about it there will only be about an aditional 1 inch gap SOA vs 4" lift and 1" bl. SOA is 5 - 6 inches of lift... unless you go with like RE 1.5 lift springs...
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Nope - A CJ with stock fenders and fender flares will look good SOA and 33s. It's all a matter of opinion. - If you think about it there will only be about an aditional 1 inch gap SOA vs 4" lift and 1" bl. SOA is 5 - 6 inches of lift... unless you go with like RE 1.5 lift springs...
I'm no expert but from experience I can tell you that my 5 was too high soa w/yj springs and waggy 44's. I just wouldn't run stock width axles w a spring over.
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I am going to flame you dickhead. do a search on jeep lifts on google, like suguested before, read the fucking reviews and make a choice for yourself. then when you find something you are intrested in, go back to google and find places that sell what you have decieded.

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You do not need a lift to run 33's They will rub the inside of the fenders at stuff and be your bump stops.
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I just bought a set of used Ranchos for $100.
Shocks were $130 from PORC.
Brake lines $100.
Drop pitman arm should be about $50 or you could have your knuckle and arm reamed for 3/4 TRE, then you'd need a new link Maybe $100?
Possibly U-bolts.
The killer is the drive shaft changes. (maybe $400) I'm not done with that part yet and I refuse to lower my transfer case. Mine vibrates like mad at about 2500rpm on the shaft.

My friend did the exact same lift, but he has a shackle reversal.

I'm running 35 on stock axles, but I'm really easy on the go pedal.

One good thing about used springs, they may be broken in already.

That said, I could have run 33’s with my 2.5 and 1” body lift. The TJ flairs would have meant no rubbing. You might want to pick up a couple stock axles from a CJ wide track. They are all but free and you won’t rub on your fender wells.

Where are you? I know of at least one set of 2.5” springs that could be sold pretty cheep.
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You do not need a lift to run 33's They will rub the inside of the fenders at stuff and be your bump stops.
I will second this. 33's will fit and with the right backspacing will not rub at all, even at full travel with no lift.
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