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Unread 05-20-2003, 10:36 AM   #1
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Springover Lift On 70 Cj5

I AM THINKING ABOUT DOING A SPINGOVER LIFT ON MY STOCK CJ5. I AM JUST WONDERING WHAT SIZE TIRES I WILL BE ABLE TO PUT UNDERNEATH IT.

ALSO, WHICH ONE WOULD BE BETTER TO USE, A SPRINGOVER OR A 4IN SUSPENSION LIFT?

I AM REALLY WANTING TO PUT 35IN TSL SWAMPERS UNDERNEATH, JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF CLEARANCE I WILL NEED.

ANY INPUT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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Unread 05-20-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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I am able to run 35" TSLs on my '71 using Rubicon Express 1.5" Wrangler springs SOA. My buddy is able to run 35" TSLs on his 83 using a BDS 4" lift, 1" body lift and a bit of trimming. I think it's gonna depend on how willing you are to fabricate. If you're looking for the quickest cheapest way to do 35s, then go with the SUA 4" lift/body lift/fender trim route. If you don't mind spending $$$ and alot more time, then do the SOA. My SOA rides and flexes better than my buddy's Jeep but it cost more and took alot longer to do. Keep in mind that you're talking about a stock 70 CJ5 with a Dana 30?? front end. 35" TSLs are heavy tires. You might want to consider taking this time to upgrade to a Dana 44 front axle if you plan on wheelin your CJ with the bigger rubber. Make sure you think safety at all times. Steering will become an issue especially with the SOA. So will brake hoses, driveshaft angles..etc. Funny how one thing leads to another, which leads to another... and so on.......
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Unread 05-22-2003, 08:21 PM   #3
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the 4inch lift would be easier to do that the spring over unless you are a good fabricator. my '70 has a 2.5" with 1.25 shackles and .5" poly bushings. , it easily clears the 33's i have on it. with a work i could probably fit 35's. i do know that a friend of mine has a 67 and he had a 4 inch lift and could fit 35's. its possible with the lift and in the long run easier than doing the spring over-i agree with jeeper03 on the axles if your going to do a spring over you might as well wait until you upgrade axles. i chose 33's because i didnt want to risk breakage on the stock 27 front.
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