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Unread 08-14-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
TOtheYankee
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CJ5 need help with lift and tire choice

I have a '81 CJ5, its myDD, and want to get a 4" lift but i need to know which ones have what you need, ride good and arent too expensive.
I also am looking for 33x12.5x15 tire that looks aggressive and is pertty capable for the occasional excursion. If anyone has pics too that would be great

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Unread 08-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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i dit the 2 1/2 inch kit from tuff country and it was like riding with no suspension for the first 2-300 miles then it started getting nicer. Those are 31x10.50s for reference. I know its not a four but it something to consider. I was gonna go four too then saw some pictures and realized I am not rock crawling lol.


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Unread 08-14-2009, 07:09 PM   #3
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I did the 2-1/2" BDS lift, which included the shocks and all hardware for ~$700 . Tires are Goodyear MTR..
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Unread 08-14-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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4" Rough Country lift and Mastercraft Courser MT 33x12.50 650.00 mounted & balanced. Daily driver.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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I would run bfg mt's if i was in your shoes. Why do you want the 4'' ? I am runnin 33'' super swampers and have plenty of room with a 3''.
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1977 cj7...... strait 6 .... 3"sus. lift and 1"BL ..... Sway bars ...... ramsey winch....1.25'' topline spacers....after market axles, wish i knew what they were though
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Unread 08-14-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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BTW
Hey mavdog32 do you like the pro comps?
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1977 cj7...... strait 6 .... 3"sus. lift and 1"BL ..... Sway bars ...... ramsey winch....1.25'' topline spacers....after market axles, wish i knew what they were though
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Unread 08-14-2009, 10:21 PM   #7
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havent tried them in anything but sugar sand, didnt get stuck and I dont have lockers so I cant complain. The arent too loud on the road either, even at highway speeds
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