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post #1 of 7 Old 03-18-2019, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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CJ5 Suspension / Lift Kits

Recently picked up a 74 CJ5 with a 304 as a project.....already have the tub off and working on cleaning up the frame and suspension. Previous owner did a home made shackle lift and its twisted and needs replaced. Im looking at the 2.5" Skyjacker kit from Quadratec. Anyone had any luck with the kit? Is the 2.5 lift "too much" if Im not doing a lot of off road? Looking for advice before I order...

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-18-2019, 01:53 PM
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Had that kit on my '75 many years ago and never had any problems with it. Getting the stock bushings out of the shackle hangers was the most difficult thing and you're going to have that with any kit if you decide to use new bushings. There's a thin metal sleeve that surrounds the bushing that has to come out of the hanger once the actual bushing is removed.

This assumes that it has the factory bushings in it.
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Thanks CSP! I don't think anything is original on this one.... I'm more concerned about the 2.5 lift maybe being "too much".
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Too much for what?
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-19-2019, 06:09 AM
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Too much? If there is a lady in your life ask her to climb in. If she has a problem at the present height then you definitely don't want to make it more difficult for her. That's why we have steps on our 74. How big a boy are you? There is an internet video going around that shows two healthy sized old fahts trying with difficulty to get in a CJ5. It's funny but true.

After 45 years your springs are going to be tired. New springs will return it to its original height and are a safer investment.

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Thanks.....I appreciate the advice!
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-22-2019, 10:45 AM
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I ran a two and a half inch lift on my Jeep when I ran 31-inch tires prior to me changing it to a 4 inch lift and 33 inch tires. I found the two and a half inch lift and 31 inch tires to be a very nice comfortable combination for a mostly Street vehicle. it gives it a good look but it does not get too unstable. You may want to consider looking for a sway bar in a wrecking yard as it gives quite a bit more stability to the CJ5 frame due to the narrow tracks.

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