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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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CJ 7 Tough Country 2" Lift

Anyone have any experience with this lift kit? I purchased it used and I had some questions about it. Are the front springs narrower then the rears? Do you really need new shocks with a 2"?

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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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Yes, the front springs are narrower. Any CJ from 76 and up left the factory with 2" wide springs in front and 2.5" wide in the rear.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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You know I've never noticed that before and it's sad to say since I've had 6 CJ's. makes you wonder though why not heavy springs in the front with all thy weight from these motors??
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Unread 04-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Wider doesn't necessarily equate to a higher spring rate. You have to take individual leaf thickness and number of leaves into account also.
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