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post #1 of 4 Old 09-05-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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willys suspension upgrade

i bought a 49 willys frame with a 42 body on it. has a TBI 350 v8 and a ford t-18 4 speed and the dana 18 twin stick transfer case. not sure what the dana 30 axles came from but they are going to be replaced. im trying to find a lift kit for this jeep. the crossover steering rod is less than an inch from the leaf springs. i have searched and not found alot of support for a leaf spring lift kit. since im not a welder a coil over set up is not really an option. sorry if this is in the wrong section i didnt know where to put this. really new to the jeep world as this is my first jeep and they guy i bought it from didnt know anything about it. you could never guess what i paid for her either

thanks for any help and direction you jeep gods can give me.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-07-2013, 05:22 AM
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plenty of leaf spring lift kits for it on ebay, some include shocks.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-07-2013, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by hotrod351 View Post
plenty of leaf spring lift kits for it on ebay, some include shocks.
^ This. Browse around some of the build threads and the CJ forum for ideas too. You'll have no problem finding something online. I know Superlift makes a kit for the older CJ's. I would be willing to bet there are a few others out there too.
In fact... I think Superlift is what MikeG576 used on his CJ2A - Thread

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-10-2013, 01:24 PM
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How much lift do you want? What size tires you going to run? The Holbrook long leafs seem like an interesting option, alot of flex and probably a very comfortable ride. I was considering them for my 2a for a while, but didn't want quite so much lift. You'd have to weld in new brackets for this kit though.


If you just want a bolt on setup, SuperLift makes a few spring sizes (1", and 2.5" I believe).

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