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Unread 01-16-2003, 04:10 PM   #1
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What lift is needed to fit 36-38 inch tires a 1980 cj 7?

What lift is needed to fit 36-38 inch tires a 1980 cj 7? Would a 4 inch suspention, 2 body and a spring-over-axle, work? How much do u think it would cost?

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Unread 01-16-2003, 08:28 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure that would take care of ur tires.. all together u have like 9 or 10" of lift.. if that wont do it i dont know what will.. u might not even need the spring over..

a rough guess would be around 500-600.. but i duno...

Suspension Lift 4"- $400
Spring Over if done right, 4" or more- $150
Body Lift 2"- $75-100

hope that helps

check out www.off-road.com

this site will tell u how much lift for what size tire..
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Unread 01-16-2003, 08:32 PM   #3
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SOA and 2.5" lift is sufficient - several of my friends are setup this way and it works fine with 37" tires.
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Unread 01-16-2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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about 7-9" of lift is usually adequate.

a large leaf pack from national spring can get all of the lift for you in springs, or you can opt for variace combinations to get it

slightly longer shackles if you go with a high arch lift... this will let the suspension work better (probably consult the maker of your springs for their suggestion on added length).

spring over and body lift can get the rest of the clearance you need
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Unread 01-16-2003, 10:42 PM   #5
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OldJeepguy has the right answer. You add 4" to a spring over and you're sitting in the 8-9" of lift range. Way to high to be comfortable and much higher than needed for 38's. If you have slight rubbing with that combo go with fender trimming and TJ flares or 1" of body lift.

cj5mudman your $150 estimate for spring over is a bit too low for one "done right". Your estimates also didn't include longer driveshafts, brake lines, and steering conversions needed with as much lift as you propose.
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Unread 01-18-2003, 06:42 PM   #6
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spring over, cut your fenders out or remove completely. I fit my 38 tsl's this way!
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