Post your lift size, tire size, necessary modifications, etc.
I did a search, but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. My 1984 CJ7 is sagging on the drivers side by about 1.5", so I'm going to buy a suspension lift for it. Are there any modifications necessary for a 4 inch kit? Will I have to get new driveshafts? Brake lines? I'd like to run at least 32x11.50's but would rather run 33x12.50's. I don't do any major off roading, mostly a daily driver with an occasional trail. Do I even need a 4 inch kit if I don't plan on getting radical?
Please post your lift size, tire size, and whether it is a daily driver or not for those of us considering lifts. Thanks!
check out www.superlift.com or one of the offroad mags websites i believe they have a chart for what size tire will fit with what ever size lift. I used to have a 4" lift on my 79 CJ-5 and 33's fit without a problem.
I too have the "sagging on the drivers" side thing, but only between 3/4 to an inch.....still enough to bug me! You may want to confirm that it is your springs....I switched my rear springs side to side and even tried another set....no change. I believe the frame is slightly tweaked in the rear......only my back left is sagging.
As far as lifting it, I don't want to talk you out of it by any means, but I am completely amazed at what a stock CJ can do (off road). Because mine is so mint and a daily driver, I choose to keep it stock. I still go off-roading in it and have had folks come up to me and say" I'd swear you weren't going to make that obstacle." I disconnect the swaybars and get lots of flex from the soft stock springs. By running near stock sized tires, I greatly reduce the risk of breaking something. As far as self inflicted damage, in 13 years, I have spun both rear axle hubs (on the street), broke two small limited slip parts, and just worn out parts due to age and mileage.
To change speed here, I am building another Jeep where it's getting 3 inches of lift, front and rear 44's (late 86 and cut down Scout front) and 33's with either 4:10s or 4:56s....don't know yet.
4 inches will be a big change if your not used to it.
Thanks for the input everyone! I made the choice today, and bought a 2.5" kit from Rough Country. It was a hard choice, but the dealer lives near me, and it has a lifetime warranty (as I suppose they all do) against sagging or breakage. This way, if something happens, I have very little down time from shipping the springs off to be replaced. I can simply go to his shop for imediate replacement.
As for why I chose the 2.5" kit instead of the 4", it all came down to what I use my Jeep for. It is a daily driver and occasional trail driver. I figure the 2.5" lift will allow me to use 32X11.50 tires for sure, and maybe 33X12.50's if I don't get too radical. Also, I didn't want the extra expense of longer brake lines, longer sway bar links, and the possibility of driveline modifications.
I have a couple of friends who bought these lifts and are very happy with the ride, so I guess I'll find out for myself.
Anyway, just thought I'd post my decision for those who might have been thinking along the same lines as me. I'll post the results after I install it.