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Unread 06-12-2003, 06:10 PM   #1
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what lift is best?

I have a 73 cj5 and i want to put a 4 inch lift on it.. I have heard bds is good but i am really not sure what to get. I know most people lift their jeeps so everyone shoul dhave some idea

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Unread 06-12-2003, 06:55 PM   #2
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havent heard any thing on the bds
try doing a search on the lift forum
i put a 2.5 inch skyjacker on my 75 cj5
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Unread 06-12-2003, 07:10 PM   #3
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I have a 76 and put a superlift on it. Got it off of EBAY, price was right and it had the tc drop kit, all the poly bushings you could want, sway bar pieces and the shims to prop the rear up right. Also had the pitman arm drop, not to mention the Ubolts as well. It turned out good and was really easy to install. Just make sure you have a buddy and some beer and everything is good.

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Unread 06-15-2003, 12:46 AM   #4
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Me and my buddy both used Trailmaster lifts. He has a 3 inch on his CJ7 and I have a 4 inch on my CJ5.
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Unread 06-15-2003, 03:29 PM   #5
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I just put a RE 2.5" on a buddy's CJ and he loves it. The Parts are top quality and it included everything needed to install correctly. It gave 6" of lift and he liked that. He was running the original suspension (21 yrs old) so that explains the huge amount of lift form the kit.

The RE lifts convert to YJ springs and the ride is fantastic!!!

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Unread 06-16-2003, 09:02 PM   #6
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From what i hear Rubicon Express is one of the best of the market parts wise and and what comes in the kits themselves...

they come with everything short of shocks. Extended brake lines and all.
I just ordered my 4.5" RE today actually for about 800 and it should be in my hands in a week and installed a week therafter
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Unread 06-16-2003, 09:05 PM   #7
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Where did you buy your re 4.5 lift from? also do they make the lift for a 73 cj?.... what is the difference between the 76 cj5 and 73 cj5

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Unread 06-16-2003, 10:15 PM   #8
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Unread 06-16-2003, 10:58 PM   #9
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Well i don't know about the 76 or 73 cj5. But i have a 81 cj7 and i know that the cj7 has a longer wheelbase than the cj7

but i got the kit from the local jeep guy - you can e-mail him at ricky@jeepersden.com

And SOA is spring over axle - its a pain from what i hear but it would give me about 6 inches of lift out of a 4.5 inch lift kit...
Go to the top of the cj section and i think they still ahve a write up of it
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