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post #1 of 7 Old 04-09-2014, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Lifts opinions and recommendations

I have a Cj-5 and I'm looking to lift it 2.5 inches preferably. Looked at rough country and skyjacker. Rubicon express doesn't offer anything under 4.5. Anyone got any advice or suggestions?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-09-2014, 11:15 AM
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What year '5 and how much are you looking top spend? OME and BDS are probably the two most highly praised on here, although I have no personal experience with either.

77 CJ-7- AMC 360, Edelbrock cam, MC2100, Fenderwells, CJ T18/D20, Chevy D44/EB 9" rear, Trutrac f/r, 4.11, SOA, 1.25 lift shackles, 35x12.50 BFG KM2s, Shackle Reversal
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-09-2014, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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It's a 69 and preferably under a thousand. I'll spend the big bucks when I go bigger. Don't want something unreliable because I use it and plan on putting it to the test
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-10-2014, 04:34 PM
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I don't know about them silly leaf springs, but I heard BDS is quite popular with y'all. I have their 2" coil lift on my TJ. Good quality for the price IMO.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-10-2014, 11:38 PM
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Your 69 uses different leaf springs and a different style shackle than the 76 and newer. I really don't know much of anything about the lifts available for the early '5s.

Are you wanting to convert to a later CJ setup? Not sure what all would be involved in that for you. You can also check on a YJ spring conversion. Rear is pretty much the same as a late CJ but front springs are wider and longer. Haven't done the swap personally, but everyone on here who has swears by it.

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-11-2014, 10:34 AM
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for only 2" or so, you could just go with a body lift while you plan your larger suspension lift. i've used those for years with no issues. also gives you a chance to replace the 40+ year old body mounts and that should help with the ride.

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-13-2014, 04:30 PM
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There isn't much love for the low budget lifts like Rough Country here on Jeepforum. Poor fit, rough ride, premature sagging.

If your max budget is $1000 for a 2.5" lift, you may want to look into a 2.5" lift from BDS suspension.
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