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post #1 of 2 Old 06-22-2001, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Shackle and Suspension Lifts

I'm going to add a lift to my 1980 CJ7. I was wondering if it would be better to use a straight out of the box suspension lift, or combine a 2.5" suspension lift with a 1 - 1.5" shackle lift. I'm thinking of finishing the lift out at 3.5 - 4.0", but the final height is not as import as handling and responsiveness. Also, any suggestions on whose putting out the best lifts? Oh yeah, I have reverse shackle mounts on the frame. I'm going to go with with 31-33" tires, will probably drop the transfer case, and installed a dropped pitman. This vehicle is not going to be a daily driver, but will see a lot of road use.

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-25-2001, 10:38 PM
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If handling is important, then don't EVEN mess with shackle lifts. You'd be better off buying a 4" kit than the mix you're suggesting. I'd only suggest the shackles if you can't afford the lift kit.

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