After a spin around the neighborhood yesterday, I realized just how choppy the ride is with the old and sagging factory springs and how bad I want to have the lift on before I start driving the CJ to work.
In my mind I was thinking 2.5" would be plenty and started searching for the best price on the Black Diamond YJ kit and read that Black Diamond used to be Warn but they are now owned by Superlift, and the springs may be Superlift.
Searching for other lifts, I see Rubicon Express has a decent deal with shocks and springs and it's offered in 2.5" and 4".
Considering the 2.5" lift is suggested for 31" tires, a 4" lift may be better with my 32's.
Just curious if a 4" lift would look balanced with 32's.
32s with a 2.5" look better to me. I just think 4" with 33 and 2.5 with 31-32 looks more balanced. Neither of them look 'bad'. But you will notice the tire to wheel well size/distance/stance will look better with 2.5"
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I still don't understand how BFG gets away with selling 32" tires that only measure 30.5" brand new.
No tire (radial) will be the same height with weight on it. If one were to jack up the vehicle until the tire is just touching the ground. Then take a measurement, do the same without the jack, I'll bet you would see a 1" difference at least.
1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
very true Bill! A friend of mine and I put on a set of 4" springs on his old K5 blazer, the springs and almost everything were all original (took us weeks to get all the bolts removed!) Once we were done, the truck was actually about 6 inches higher than where it sat before, the old springs were so flat. The original front springs were actually worse than flat, they were bent the other way, haha!
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