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Unread 08-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
SamArmstrong4
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CJ5 suspention???

Aeight yall so just recently (if you call a year recent) my dad gave me his old '81 CJ5. Its pretty much stock right now but the first thing i want to do it decide what kind of lift i want. Now il be doing SOME climbing but i want to still keep the gas mileage up (ha. ha. ha.). So my question is would it be worth it to put a coil convo on it with maybe a 4" raise? Or would a 1" body lift and a leaf spring lift work just as well? Im thinking about 32" tires and id kinda like to keep as much sheet metal as i can.

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Unread 08-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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For 32s I would start with quality lift springs. BDS and OME are 2 of the must recommended 2.5" kits. They will clear 32s just fine. You could throw in a1"BL in the future if you wanted 33s.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Agreed. Coil spring conversion definitely not worth it unless you are going to rig it for hard core off roading IMO.

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Unread 08-26-2013, 10:02 AM   #4
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Thanks fellas!! I appreciate it.

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