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Unread 05-06-2011, 09:45 PM   #16
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How do you intend to use it?

Here are a couple of pics. The rebuild is a '79 CJ5 with FG tub and 33" ties. It has 2.5" lift.

The same model 2.5" lift on my CJ7 with 31" tires. I don't have a rear shot comparison. Hope this helps.

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Unread 05-06-2011, 09:46 PM   #17
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just dont let your body panels look like that when done

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Unread 05-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #18
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Unread 05-08-2011, 07:41 PM   #19
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I really like the looks of the 4" lift and I am leaning towards that. Ya'll have posted some nice looking 5's. Is there anything that I will need that does not come in the kit other than drop p-arm or tie rod flip and extended brake lines and sway bar links? Will my stock drive shafts work? Is there anything else that you would recommend that would make the lift better?
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Unread 05-08-2011, 09:30 PM   #20
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I would recommend the tie rod flip over the drop arm. Sounds like you have a good handle on the rest. I used both the rear axle shims and the tcase drop without any issues and had no driveline issues.
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Unread 05-08-2011, 09:46 PM   #21
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Awesome. Thanks alot. Will post pics when I get it done.
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Unread 06-05-2011, 08:29 PM   #22
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I got everything put together yesterday. Here are before and after pictures with the 4" BDS Lift and 31x10.50-15 tires. I hope to have my hands on some 33's before too long.













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Unread 06-06-2011, 08:59 AM   #23
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nice! The 33s will definatly help fill in the wheel wells a bit. Just a word of warning though, with 33s, you are increasing the stress on the rear M20 axle. I just spun my drivers side hub a couple weekends ago due to 33s and I wasn't wheeling hard at all. You might want to consider finding a set of 1 piece axles here in the very near future.
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Unread 06-06-2011, 09:57 AM   #24
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Yeah, I already have moser solid axles installed.
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