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Unread 09-07-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
banjer1982
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Best lift for 35s on 82 wagoneer bougham

What would be the best way to lift a wagoneer to fit 35s for moderate trail use? Should I do a 6" lift with a body lift or I was thinking do a SOA/rear shackle conversion with a 2" suspension lift? I've never owned an fsj and actually bought the wagoneer for parts for my CJ but now I'm thinking maybe build the wagoneer

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Unread 09-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to the FSJ world.
For moderate trail use a 4" lift (springs) with some sliders and a locker is my typical recommendation. You can fit 31" tires in and if your truck came with the trailer package (3.31 gears) you won't have to regear.
If you want bigger tires then SOA/SF should be good for 33" tires and with a little spring lift or trimming 35's. You will want to regear.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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Thanks. I pick the Jeep up Tuesday and it needs a fuel sending unit and brake line. The gas tank is already pulled out so ill replace those and drive it for a while before I decide to make it a donor or keep it. I will probably keep it but I am not going to run anything less than 35s. I plan on regearing. The motor ran really well so I'm going to put off rebuilding that until after I do the suspension and other odds and ends
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #4
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Ok excellent. Before you put the tank back in PB blast the heck out of the nut and then break it loose with a socket on both sides. If the nut/bolt are rusty replace them, or at least the nut, and tack it in place. Then when you do the lift you won't have to mess with it.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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Ok thanks. I should go ahead and stock up on PB. I'm dreading all the old rusty bolts
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