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Unread 07-27-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
rampimpin
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Newb looking for cheap lift

I just acquired a 84 cj7 as of now it has 33" tires and looks tough but has stock suspension I'm not looking to spend a whole lot on it at this time since I spent all my money On this Jem not a big fan of body lifts wondering if there's another alternative to lifting to clear the 33 without breaking the bank thanks in advance

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Unread 07-27-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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A spring swap with yj springs . What I have and clears the 33's ok. I did trim the back a little to match my flares
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Unread 07-27-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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I had my OEM springs re-arced, and used add-a-leafs.
A 1" body lift doesn't hurt either.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 10:04 AM   #4
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Ok I will give that a shot any objection to a shackle or add a leaf lifts
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Unread 07-28-2014, 11:44 AM   #5
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I had my OEM springs re-arced, and used add-a-leafs.
A 1" body lift doesn't hurt either.
LG
Agreed,I think the 1" body lift is a must. It greatly helps in your ability to work on the driveline. I've had jeeps with and without and will not have another without....

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Unread 07-28-2014, 12:39 PM   #6
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A spring swap with yj springs . What I have and clears the 33's ok. I did trim the back a little to match my flares
If anything stock YJ springs will lower it. They have very little arch to them and it's definitely less than CJ springs.

Then there's the costs of the parts needed to use the wider YJ springs in front.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 07:00 PM   #7
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YJ to CJ Springs

Just completed this swap on my CJ-8 & while the ride is greatly enhanced over the CJ bump ride, the springs are not arched at all. Recommended 4 leaf on front & 5 leaf on rear leaves them almost flat. Stock shocks were used. My 31 10:50's easily clear but I'm only about 3" from bump stop rubber on axle housing. I went this way as wanted ride change (wife) & not a lift set (wife).
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Unread 07-30-2014, 06:36 AM   #8
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I believe your best option would be a rough country 4" lift. They are fairly cheap,but do ride rough like the name. This is what I have on my 86 with 33/12.5/15 Duratracs. The lift will run around $450. May or may not be in your budget. But then there is the option of trimming the fender wells if you don't mind cutting out the fenders and altering the look of your body.
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Unread 07-30-2014, 07:59 AM   #9
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Two weeks ago, I put in the Daystar one inch body lift for my 33s. Already had a 2 inch suspension lift. It wasn't hard at all if you have a floor jack. I had to lower the fan shroud and adjust the the shift linkage on my automatic tranny. Very easy to do and I like how it sits. Seems like there's not an appreciable gap in the back because there was already overlap of the body and frame. It lifted the back to be even. Looks very nice. The only pain was that I had to remove the fan and clutch and take the shroud out. I used a drum sander to modify the lower lip so the fan didn't hit when I put it back in. Drilled some new holes to lower the shroud an inch. I did notice that two of the bolts were larger sized. The kit included two sizes. Can't figure out why only two were different. It was the front and rear drivers side. I suppose the welded mounts had stripped over time and the larger bolts were needed to rethread. Anyway, it's tight and I'm pleased.
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