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Unread 07-25-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
westtexascj7
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YJ suspension lift kit on a CJ7?

Do any of you all know if a yj suspension lift would work on a CJ7?

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Unread 07-25-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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Front CJ springs are 2" wide. YJ springs are 2.5". You'll either need to put a pair of rear CJ shackle hangers on the front or run adapter shackles. Everything else in the kit should work - assuming it comes with plates (can't reuse the stock CJ plates on the front).
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Unread 07-25-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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yeah run the CJ rear shackle hangers in the front and move it forward about an inch. Do a search it's been talked about. The front bolt for the hanger becomes the back one and you just redrill the front hole. You might be able to use your spring plates if you drill them out, but It might better to just find new YJ ones Ubolt skid plates.
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Unread 07-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #4
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Do you think that Yj springs would make for a better ride?
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Unread 07-25-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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If you are getting a kit the pitman arm is different, and shocks are different. I got the parts i needed from rough country but not in kit form. Well worth the effort the ride and flex are both greatly improved. I got spring plates from Rocky road.
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Unread 07-25-2009, 10:56 PM   #6
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It'd be a good time to flip the TREs to the top of the knuckles - then you can run the stock CJ pitman arm. The kit with the reamer is about the cost of a CJ drop arm anyway and you don't lose any turning radius like you do with a drop arm.
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Unread 07-26-2009, 10:51 AM   #7
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It's a fairly common swap (the springs, nothing else). Search around this or any other Jeep forum and you'll find plenty of info on the swap.
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