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.
[color=blue][b]1985 CJ7[/color][/b] MC2100,TFI, 2.5" BDS suspension, Full Cage, 31" Mud Tires, 1/2" MORE shackles, Aussie Locked AMC 20
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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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.
'82 CJ7 bone stock except Weber, wheels & paint
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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.