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Unread 02-28-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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Lift & Tire Help/opinions

OK just starting the my cheap lift on the Comanche Devil. Put in the T-Bird springs upfront. Netted 4" lift, today I made sway bar disco's from 2000 Grand links , this weekend I will be lifting the rear, so here is the Question. Do I re-arch the spring pack to achieve the 4" needed or make up longer shackles, or do the both? And about how much arch to net 4"? I know for a 3" lift the springs need a 5" arcs for a 4" would you go 7" or 8"arc? Don't want to do a soa because i will get 4.5-5" and thats too much. Now for tires do I go with 31" or 32"? I want some opinion I know there are only a 1" but what is the pros/cons. Need some experience opinions.

1989 Cherokee "notchback" 4 inch lift, 4.0L Renix, AW4, 231, fozzy locked Dana Turdy Five, HpD30, 3.55's for now, Rollin on 32"MTR's, Homemade front & rear bumpers with removable winch
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Unread 02-29-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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I'd go with the 7" arc and 32's. 31's would look pretty small with a 4" lift. Did you get a dropped pitman or anything similar to correct your steering?
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Unread 03-01-2008, 07:02 AM   #3
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you could do what i did and do the soa with a cherokee shackle, cherokee shackles are about an inch shorter than mj shackles and will lower you about a half inch. however it is still pretty high in the back
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Unread 03-20-2008, 07:14 AM   #4
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What year T-Bird springs are best? I found some at Auto Zone for $71 a pair.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 12:45 AM   #5
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SOA and take a leaf or two out!
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