i am in need of a new lift kit. hopefully 2.5in.
this is a cj with stock yj springs SOA. from rocky-road.com it seems to me the yj springs flex pretty good. now this is with some premium shocks i assume.
this made me think, what if i put stock yj springs, SUA, but to obtain my 2.5 inch lift i make custom spring hangers that would end up with the mounting hole 2.5 inches lower than the stock mounting hole. I would also buy front lift shackles to make the front and rear of the leafspring even.
i am in a welding class every day for about 2.5 hours in school, so i can weld up the spring hangers no problem
if project turns out like i hope it will be an 81 cj5 with 283 chevy, nv3500, and dana 300. money will only allow me to run 31's for now which is why i would like to go budget. then two or three years down the road i can grind off my homemade hangers, get 33's and a 4 inch lift
tell me what you guys think about this, because besides the rather large spring hangers, i cant really see any problems with this scenario