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Unread 07-22-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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CJ-7 height

what is the cheapest way to get more height on a 1978 CJ-7? Lift kit, shackles?

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Unread 07-22-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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correctly.... lift kit. Or doing a yj spring conversion / soa

From what I have learned/read in here, while shackles are the cheapest, you normally dont want to go above 1/2-1" lift with shackles.
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Unread 07-22-2014, 10:04 PM   #3
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I would also look into add a leaf kits. I believe they 're affordable, easy to install , and add about 1.5 to 2.0 inches of lift. Just another option.

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Unread 07-22-2014, 10:25 PM   #4
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It depends on how much more height you want.


Pretty vague question really.
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Unread 07-23-2014, 03:37 AM   #5
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correctly.... lift kit. Or doing a yj spring conversion / soa

From what I have learned/read in here, while shackles are the cheapest, you normally dont want to go above 1/2-1" lift with shackles.
This. If you're gonna do it, you might as well do it right. Figure out how much lift you want, then pickup a decent kit. Everything in your suspension system has a job to do. In order to keep the vehicle from rattling your teeth out of your skull or possibly becoming dangerous to drive (bump steer), everything needs to be modified together. This will explain the basics of how it all works:

http://mysite.verizon.net/res108eps/...ion-basics.pdf
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Unread 07-23-2014, 06:55 AM   #6
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Shackles play havoc w/ castor also
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Well I found a 1979 CJ-7 with the 258 3 speed, I also got a extra frame with it, 2 extra doors, a 4 speed tranny, another dash with all the controls and wiring, an extra new radiator, 4 extra rims, how much did I pay...2,200, I think I got a great deal!!! He wanted 2800 so I brought my son down, its amazing how that works..lol He has a lot more extra parts, going to take the Tundra down with the trailer and bring all the goodies back home and yes the Jeep is drivable...

Thanks for all the replies!!!
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