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Unread 04-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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4" suspension lift

I am in the market of buying a lift for my 1985 cj7. I'm looking for opinions on which lift works or worked for you?? I'm hoping for a not so bouncy ride. I do off-road but not a rock crawler (unless needed). Thought?????

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Unread 04-16-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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I settled on the skyjacker lift. People that I know seem to be happy with theirs. I can't tell you how it rides, because I am in the end of a never ending restoration.

One tip I learned in my research is Nitro shocks are better for street riding and hydro are better for off road.

I will let other's with first hand expeirence chime in but I seem to remember, that kits most often recommended are Old Man Emu, BDS, skyjacker.

Hope this helps.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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I like my Skyjacker 4" lift just fine but it is a pretty stiff ride. The Rubicon Express kit seems to be the most thorough kit but I can not comment on the ride. If ride quality is the deciding factor for you then a YJ Spring conversion with an OME lift is supposedly the best ride and performance. Again - I can not speak from experience and I am just passing along what I have read.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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I have the RE 4.5 Extreme Duty lift. It came with the wider springs you would find with a YJ swap. I've rode in cheaper lifted rigs and while they are a bit stiffer I don't think anything with hi arch leaf springs will be a "soft" ride like you may find in a good coil lift.

A SOA lift with stock or near stock springs will give a softer ride than Hi arch SUA lifts.

Good Luck!

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Unread 04-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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SOLD! 83 CJ-7. TBI Small Block Chevy 350/TH350/D300, Scout II Dana 44 front, CJ Dana 44 rear. 4" BDS Lift with 35's. Currently Jeepless.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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Bds. If you're looking to save some dough I'm trying to sell my new front 4" bds springs... going a different route and just trying to free up space.. give you a good deal!
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