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Unread 02-25-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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Got my frist jeep last summer. A 1984 Scrambler with only 56K miles and it's all original. I have spent time and money getting the bugs out (or almost out). Now I wanted to just as new shocks and tires (BFG 31's) but the more I read and talk to others I find myself lost. I will be doing mild off roading on the family farm--nothing hard core and I want to keep that "Mall" ride if possible. I have been given advice about 2 inch lift kits and add a leaf kits. I also understand that my 84 may have lowered itself over time. Any suggestions on applicatons and parts. Thanks, nc84scram

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Unread 02-25-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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With 31's they should tuck in there stock. You can always do a 1" BL if you want more clearance. I don;t think the hassle of a suspension lift would be worth your while if you will not be doing an off-roading. My suggestion for shocks would be a set of bilsteins - 5100's if the budject allows. Used Ranchos in a few previous applications and hated them. Swapped to Bils and I'm a believer in paying $$ for shocks again.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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It costs a lot of $, but the 2.5" lift from Rubicon Express will give you a great ride (it's not a Caddy), better then old springs for sure. It will handle 31" tires easily, not be too tall, and should not require other mods such as brake lines or transfercase drops.

BTW: This site is the best for CJs, but for more Scramber-specific stuff, check out www.cj-8.com
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Ummm, I don't know, part of me wants to say that with only 56K on it and all stock, keep it that way. I was very surprised of the off road ability that a stock CJ has. A 31" tire does look good, but I lost power and my crawl speed was too high when I had a set with my stock gears (T-5 and 3.31s). I went to a 265 70 R 15 (which is a little bigger than stock) and love it ....for my DD. I would evaluate the condition of the stock springs, regrease the leaves as needed, add a swaybar disconnect and go from there. Just my OPINION. The money you save could go toward one piece axles in the rear 20, engine upgrades or ????
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Ummm, I don't know, part of me wants to say that with only 56K on it and all stock, keep it that way. I was very surprised of the off road ability that a stock CJ has. A 31" tire does look good, but I lost power and my crawl speed was too high when I had a set with my stock gears (T-5 and 3.31s). I went to a 265 70 R 15 (which is a little bigger than stock) and love it ....for my DD. I would evaluate the condition of the stock springs, regrease the leaves as needed, add a swaybar disconnect and go from there. Just my OPINION. The money you save could go toward one piece axles in the rear 20, engine upgrades or ????
Ditto here, I agree. Why change it unless it is all beat up and needs a ton of work. These are getting very rare and you could just add an add a leaf to stiffen up your saggy springs and use your money elsewhere on better fixes.
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