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Unread 07-14-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
foggybottombob
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Minimum work Waggy lift.

I'm an XJ and CJ guy. But I have a friend with an 87 Grand Waggy. He wants to do a lift but not have to change brake lines of drive shafts. For an XJ that means 3" max. What lift height can you go to with a Waggy FSJ and only have to change shocks and leaf springs?

Secondly, what are the better lift springs for an FSJ Waggy. I've always heard that skyjacker springs were stiff. I had some rubicon express springs once and they were really stiff. I don't want to make any bad recommendations to a friend on his first jeep project.

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Unread 07-15-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Seems pretty dead in here. From what I can gather, 2" is about all you can do without having to change brake lines but 4" is about minimum lift required to put even 31's on a Waggy.
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Unread 07-15-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
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Yeah, not a super active forum. There are a couple other sites dedicated to FSJ. This side does have a few guys who are very knowledgeable. Yeah, about 2" is all you can do and not extend the drive shafts. 4" can be done with out a drive shaft extension but I can tell you from experience they are too short to extend. Best lift is springs all around. bjsoffroad has some 2" kits.
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Unread 07-16-2014, 02:25 PM   #4
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For longer hoses, in front I use Chev truck ones (3-6" longer stock than FSJ ones and $15 each average)
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