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post #1 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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What lift is best to run 35's

I need help with a lift for my cj7. Im looking to run 35's and i am not crazy about body lifts. Should i SOA it and just suck up the high price of steering and all that goes with it or does someone make a good spring under lift to do what i want. Every mag i have only has 4 inch lifts. Does anyone make anything bigger/better for my cj.

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 02:37 PM
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Well Dave, you have asked the age old question, but you have not supplied any details about "to do what I want".

Really not trying to be an @$$, but there are many many many threads on this topic and using the search feature will keep you busy for weeks with peoples opinions as to that very topic.

Always up for another discussion though, what do you want to do with your rig and how much money do you have to spend on it?

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post #3 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 06:45 PM
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I will play. I have a 4" lift om my CJ5' I run 35/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson baja claws. I do no heavy dry or wet crawling. We mostly play in soft sand on the beach in the 4wd areas. Have a bad time with rear tires rubbing on back corner of rear fender. It does not take much vertical movement to hit the body. Maybe the 7 is different but mods to the rear sheet metal is needed. I will be watching this thread to see if my problem is typical or atypical. My lift is a coustom spring perch lift btw.
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 08:09 PM
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Ive got a 4 inch super lift, with Eagle Alloy wheels and Pro Comp MTR 35 12.50's

Came with the jeep, and I am going to downsize it. Looking to sell the lift kit and the wheels and tires, tires are almost brand new, as are the wheels. Not sure about the lift, looks pretty new, the guy that owned it just had it as a pavement queen, never offroaded it. Nothing wrong with any of it, Im just getting older, and just dont care about the height and bigger tires.
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post #5 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 08:16 PM
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don't mean to thread jack but
gpower77, do you have a color code for your jeep. super nice man.
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 08:32 PM
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I dont, that is the factory color though.

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post #7 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 09:21 PM
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I go SOA. Before I did my spring over, I had a 2" with 32s. The 4" will barely clear 35s and from what I have seen, the bigger the arc of the spring, the less flex. The SOA rides smooth and flexes awesome.

You can always go nuts and build a link suspension.

I am running 35x12.50 BFG MUDs on 15x8 wheels. They tuck just right into the stock wheel wells but the bfgs aren't as tall as some of the other 35s out there. I have know a few guys to cut out the rear wheel wells and put in yj fender flares.
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post #8 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 09:28 PM
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stock suspension will do 35's, if you own cutting tools
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-06-2011, 10:19 PM
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Generaly speaking, a 35' tire will not fit in a CJ wheel well without trimming. Most folks trim the rear and use a TJ rear flare tomake them fit.

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post #10 of 14 Old 09-07-2011, 09:07 AM
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Generaly speaking, a 35' tire will not fit in a CJ wheel well without trimming. Most folks trim the rear and use a TJ rear flare tomake them fit.
...which is exactly why I went with 33's.

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post #11 of 14 Old 09-07-2011, 10:39 AM
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This was a 4" lift and 1.5" body with 1 1/8 lift shackles and 36's


But I will say now being SOA I would never go back to SUA

Wheel - Wreck - Wrench - Repeat!

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post #12 of 14 Old 09-07-2011, 11:50 AM
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SoA with 1" shackles. SoA is the way!!
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post #13 of 14 Old 09-07-2011, 08:49 PM
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I run 3" front and 3.5" rear lift SUA lift and 1" body and 35's and still rub my fenders with TJ flares in front. I also did the TJ flares in the rear to stop from hitting the rear fender well. I run 35" SS LTBs. I believe BDS makes a 5" lift and RE makes a 4.5" lift. Both have high ratings. And you can bump stop as needed. I went with the BL because I plan on rotating my t-case and I will need the room. SOA will flex very well if done correctly. Alot of people complain of wearing springs out quickly unless they run a spring made for SOA. And I have wheeled with quite a few rig with SOA and mine "seems" more stable in off camber situations. I "seem" to have less body roll. I am not saying that's every SOA set up though. Just stating my experience. And I still flex pretty well in my opinion.

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post #14 of 14 Old 09-08-2011, 07:11 AM
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35's on a 4" BDS lift with bushwacker flares.




SOLD! 83 CJ-7. TBI Small Block Chevy 350/TH350/D300, Scout II Dana 44 front, CJ Dana 44 rear. 4" BDS Lift with 35's. Currently Jeepless.
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