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Unread 07-03-2007, 07:39 PM   #1
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4" Suspension LIFT???? 1979 CJ7

All right, PLEASE everyone give their opinions on what suspension/spring lift they recommend for a soft comfortable ride around town and still a little mud on the tires... 1979 CJ7 304 V8 3 speed.

Also, getting ready to put headman fenderwell headers and catback exhaust, manifold bolts look like something from the titanic all crusted over... how much $$ problems am I gonna run into with this?

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Unread 07-03-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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To answer your 2nd ques. 1st: You can't have fenderwell headers AND a cat back exhaust. You'll have to pick one or the other. There's really no way to run full duals on the outside of the frame rail. Here's mine w/ fenderwell headers and sidepipes. I don't think it's too loud. It's louder than a stock Harley but quieter than a Harley w/ drag pipes.
As far as lifts go, mine has a Black Diamond 3" lift with 3/8" extended shackles. Keep in mind I still have the 31's on it. (no coin for 33's yet)http://It rides pretty good.It rides...nt=Jeep005.jpg
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Unread 07-03-2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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Sorry, ran outta space. I was saying, mine rides like I would expect a stock new CJ would ride.http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...ny/Jeep005.jpg
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Unread 07-04-2007, 07:59 AM   #4
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I run the REE 4.5 YJ springs on my 79 CJ-7 with the shackle reverse, it rides and handles better then it did when I bought it new.
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Unread 07-04-2007, 08:23 AM   #5
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I run the REE 4.5 YJ springs on my 79 CJ-7 with the shackle reverse, it rides and handles better then it did when I bought it new.
REE seem to be the best quality kit these days, but each is there own. I just go SOA for the comfort ride and to get the flex I need. I was nicked named the weeble wobble this weekend
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Unread 07-04-2007, 12:03 PM   #6
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Cj7 304 V8

1979 Jeep CJ7 304 V-8 3 speed.

Sorry, that's how much I know... I meant fenderwell headers with purple hornie glasspacks...

Help me out with this tire/wheel chart... I would like to put IROK RADIAL 33 X 13.50 tires on American Racing Outlaw II rims on my cj7. I have no idea what RIM numbers will/wont work...
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