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Unread 05-30-2002, 10:06 AM   #1
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Leaf Spring Lift over Axle

Got a question for anybody that has done this before, because I sure haven't. I have a 85 CJ-7 and want to do a spring over axle lift. How much lift can I obtain from doing this and what are some of the parts that I am going to have to change to deal with the added height. (for example steering, clutch rod, etc.)

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Unread 05-30-2002, 01:20 PM   #2
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Not to sound like a jerk but if you go under the serch topic under post a stament and enter soa for cj7 or something similar it will provide you with all the posts that relate to that subject. Also if you go back a few more days i did respond to the subject. but anyway. You shoudl expect abotu 5.5" of height out of this. You may need 4 purchases, u-bolts, drop pitman arm, t-case lower braket, extended brak lines, weld on shock mounts, and new shocks. you will need at least 2 perches, we actually cut my rear off and rewelded them. you must have the weld on shock mounts added because the spring plates more much closer to your mounts. Also i am not sure if your year of cj had the taller shock mounts int he front but i added those to mine. all and all you shoudl look to spend about $200-500 depending on what you have, can reuse and have to buy. hope this helps.
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Unread 05-30-2002, 04:58 PM   #3
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Check out the "Tech" section at this board. There
has been a heated discussion about SOA. We are going to do 2 CJ7 SOA's this weekend. I'll let ya know how it goes.
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Unread 05-31-2002, 09:03 AM   #4
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Most definentely let me know how it goes and all of the parts you had to replace and the cost that was involved. Thanks
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Unread 05-31-2002, 10:50 PM   #5
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Few things to keep in mind if you do a spring over. Axle wrap so will want to address that. also keep the caster angle of your ball joints, pinion angel to transfer case angles. driveshaft length, you wont need to worry about shifting linkage but will need to worry about steering linkage and your track bar will need to keep parallel to your drag link. You will gain a good deal of lift doing this and be able to fit good sized tires, so will also have to think about gear changes. Lots to think about even axle swapps should be considered since the dana 30 and amc 20 arent the strongest.Warn makes stronger axles and full float mods for the amc 20 and same with dana 30 front also dana 35 rear if you have one by chance. Well anyways food for thought check out peoples projects what they have run into etc.Hope this helped
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