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Unread 05-16-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
PAMedic13
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OA Height of lifted CJ?

I'm looking at a CJ7. As a future build, I'm thinking of SOA and Dana 44s with 38" tires. What I done know is how tall will the CJ be, will it fit through my garage doors? I haven't found any figures as the height to the top of the roof. Thanks.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:50 AM   #2
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why so high?

why do you want so much lift?. i am new to jeeps and just got mine legal and driving daily. i have taken it out and done some modest climbing with it at stock height and can tell you that it dosent take to much of a sideways lean to get you clenching tight. like i say, im new and maybe it just takes time to get used to the feel of a short/narrow wheelbase on a side angle but i cant imagine being excessively lifted and having to avoid all leaning situations to keep from rolling it over on it's top.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #3
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My CJ5 is spring over with springs that equate to about a 2.5" spring lift and 37" tires. Overall it's about 7.5" over stock. Mine fit under a 7' garage door opening if it didn't have the soft top installed. Luckily my garage door openings are 8', so there's no clearance to worry about now.

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i say, im new and maybe it just takes time to get used to the feel of a short/narrow wheelbase on a side angle but i cant imagine being excessively lifted and having to avoid all leaning situations to keep from rolling it over on it's top.
The OP mentioned Dana 44s, so it's pretty safe to assume that with taller he's also going wider which is definitely necessary going that tall. Mine doesn't feel tippy at all. It's been on it's side a few times, but it's gone over very easy and I knew I was right on the edge of pushing it.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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I've had two CJ5s in the past and now poking for another. I've always wanted to lift up and I would like to run BIG tires. I've ran 33s and 38s are the next size I want, I think. With the price of tires that big I don't want to buy a set every year! I'm glad to hear that with the soa and large tires will clear an 8' door. It will be awhile as I want to get the axles, regear for bigger tires, and also the spring over, so I have all the pieces together when I start into it.
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