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Unread 11-10-2014, 04:08 PM   #1
json1123
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1979 CJ7 
 
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bds add a leaf, do i need it?

Hey guys,

I'm going to order the bds 4" lift for my 79 cj7. Ultimately I want to get a swing out bumper for the spare, and way down the road maybe a hard top. Question is, in the short term, will the extra leaf lift the rear a noticeable amount or does primarily just increase the stiffness without much (1/4" or so) lift? Also, regardless of bumper and top, is the extra leaf really necessary for light offroading?

Thanks.

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Unread 11-10-2014, 08:59 PM   #2
gmakra
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Run it with the lift kit and see if after the springs break in, if you really need it.
Chances you wont need it unless you transporting a large Marge and her sister.
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