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Unread 11-05-2003, 07:58 AM   #1
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show me your CJ with 4" or less lift on 33's...

like the title says... i don't get to see too many CJ's around here, plenty of Y and TJ's, but even most of them are stock as a rock. I am leaning in the direction of 2.5-4" of lift and getting 33" mud terrains... so show me what to expect.

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Unread 11-05-2003, 08:01 AM   #2
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Here's my 85 with 2.5" BDS lift and a 1" daystar body lift.
33" BFG A/Ts on it

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Unread 11-05-2003, 08:21 AM   #3
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Here's my 85 with 2.5" BDS lift and a 1" daystar body lift.
33" BFG A/Ts on it
That is exactly the direction I'm headed with my '79. How's the BDS lift? Only things I'm doing different are TJ flares and '92+ YJ roll bar. I'm not far down the road from you either, up in Douglassville.
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Unread 11-05-2003, 08:34 AM   #4
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Well the BDS is a fine lift once it settles. It will drive stiff and freak you out at first, but then it will settle down.

My Rubicon Express lift is far superior due to the wider front springs and new shackles.

BDS doesn't come with extended brake lines or new shackles.

Consider the RE 2.5" kit.

Yeah you are pretty close... If you need any help, let me know!
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Unread 11-05-2003, 09:08 AM   #5
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Here's my 85 with 2.5" BDS lift and a 1" daystar body lift.
33" BFG A/Ts on it

Man, that's sweet... i was concerned that 2.5" wouldn't be enough, but i guess combined with the 1" body lift, it comes out about right... very nice
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Unread 11-05-2003, 09:22 AM   #6
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Here's my 85 with 2.5" BDS lift and a 1" daystar body lift.
33" BFG A/Ts on it

Excuse my french, but I have to say, that is ONE F*****G NICE CJ!

I like plain-looking, slightly modded CJs! Nice color, and tastefully done! No crappy looking doo-dads and gawdy attachments!
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Unread 11-05-2003, 09:59 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. When I bought this one, it was tan and it needed some body work and an engine rebuild.

My plan in the future is to do a frameoff restoration. I am of course going to leave the body alone because that's mint. It's just that I want to keep it garage kept and super clean for shows.

...but that's a few years off....


If anyone cares, here's my trail jeep...

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Unread 11-05-2003, 10:03 AM   #8
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The trail jeep is F*****G NICE ALSO! (French again) Another nice plain-looking but tastefully done CJ!
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Unread 11-05-2003, 10:07 AM   #9
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Yeah and if I can get the mother f****ker to pass PA emissions today it'll be a miracle.

Weber carbs are a pain in the *** to get past the sniffer tests in PA.
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Unread 11-05-2003, 10:31 AM   #10
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front bumper

Hello jadam, can you tell me who makes that front bumper on your trail jeep and where you got it??

Thanx, Matt
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Unread 11-05-2003, 11:52 AM   #11
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EZ-Ride

I'm getting a Tuff Country EZ-Ride 2" suspension lift and a 1" Daystar body lift soon. I'll be upgrading my 31" BFG A/T's to 33's soon after that. I'm on the road a fair bit and don't want to trade in too much handling. I've read so much on how peoples Jeeps ride crappy after lift/tire mods that I'm a bit afraid to go anymore than 2" and/or 33's. My totally stock "82 CJ7 with 31's handles perfectly rock solid at freeway speeds and I don't want to lose that.

I'll post how things turn out as soon as I get it on the road.
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Unread 11-05-2003, 11:57 AM   #12
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Hello jadam, can you tell me who makes that front bumper on your trail jeep and where you got it??

Thanx, Matt

Matt,

I have Warn front and rear bumpers on both CJ's.
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Unread 11-05-2003, 05:18 PM   #13
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here is my 75 with a 2.5"
skyjacker lift,33/12.5 rubber on 15x10 wheeles
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Unread 11-05-2003, 05:28 PM   #14
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here is my 75 with a 2.5"
skyjacker lift,33/12.5 rubber on 15x10 wheeles
Hey Goody,
I've been looking for that style wheel everywhere. What brand are they? Thanks!
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Unread 11-05-2003, 05:35 PM   #15
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I wouldnt go with anything other than a 4in lift. I you ever plan on wheeling it, you will hit the fenders sometimes even with a 4in lift. I run superlifts springs which sit now at about 3in and flex like mad. The ride is great (i even had a TJ owner say how nice my CJ rides), i have no steering problems and didnt have any when i still ran the stock rears. To get my setup from not rubbing i had to cut my fenders, and use daystars one inch body lift/mounts. I also have the shortest daystar greasable shackles ( i think they are an 1 longer then stock), i highly recommend greasable shackles for anyone that wants a better ride. Fresh grease is always a plus. I do run swampers all the time and they measured new at 33 inches. Most other tires i have measured run in the 32 range for 33's. Almost everyone i talk to that went with a 2 1/2 lift ends up wanting a 4in and say they should have went with the 4in first. Now dont forget most of those jeeps are jeeps that get wheeled. So if you dont ever plan on flexing the suspension, then i guess a 2 1/2 lift will do the job.

Here is mine before the fenders where cut.


By the way where in NJ are you from?????
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