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Old 12-29-2006, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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might be gettin a 78 cj-7

hey yall my cousins got a 78 cj-7 i might be gettin thinkin bout liftin it n puttin bout 33's or 35's on it whats the best n cheapest way to go spring over? or n some blocks or what?

and if i spring it over you think i will need to correct steering? this will a offroad only jeep so... not sure what gears it has but i want it to be able to crawl with 33's or 35's maybe bigger
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I recommend that you take a little time and review what it is that you want to do with your jeep. Spring overís come with a lot of bumps stear issues that you may not want to try and cure. I run 33í witha a 2 1/2" lift on my CJ because what I do with the jeep does not demand 35s. I subscribe to the KISS formula (keep it simple stupid)

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Old 12-29-2006, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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By the way, no blocks like you see on the back axles of full sized trucks sometimes; they are dangerous.

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thanks kriss but would i still have bumpsteer issues if it is a strictly offroad vehicle the longest i would be drivin on the road is prob 10 miles im gonna be using it for rocks , mostly trails and mud
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine had just 3" BL and got 33s under I SOA the rear after the fact with yj springs and going to 4" springs in front for the 35"s
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Rule of thumb is you can run 33's with a 4" SUA lift. 35's with a 4" SUA and a body lift. Going bigger....Well you should probably think about heavier duty axles. SOA by itself will net you around 6" of lift using stock springs. And a whole lot of other parts to modify.

Remember that just because the MFG says it's a 33" tire (or any size for that matter), it may not truly be that heigth. My 32x11.50 TSL/SX are closer to 30" than 32" mounted on 15x8 rims. 78 Jeeps were still narrow track, wide tires will create problems with turning radius, you will have to adjust the stops or hit the spring pack or stabilizer bar. You can fool around with the offset by picking different wheels, or add 'spacers' (really hack, IMO....And I know Hack).
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