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Unread 09-26-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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Lift kits?

Hey y'all, I am wanting to put 35" tires on my stock 1980 cj7. What height lift kit do I need to get and what would be a good brand name? Thanks

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Unread 09-26-2011, 09:24 AM   #2
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depends on how much cutting you are willing/not willing to do but generally you would need 4"+ to run 35's, but expect some rubbing. I've got 36's with 4" lift springs and long shackles.

This is assuming you want to stay spring under. with spring over you can use your stock springs and you will be able to clear 35's
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Unread 09-26-2011, 09:28 AM   #3
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look into spring over, its what i plan on doing and all ive read is that if done right it is better than any other lift. and you can use stock yj springs. search the forums as their is TONS of info on SOA on here

if you dont want to go that route then check out the rubicon express 4.5"
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