RE 4.5 Inch Extreme-Duty Leaf Spring Lift Kit Question -
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post #1 of 6 Old 07-18-2019, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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RE 4.5 Inch Extreme-Duty Leaf Spring Lift Kit Question

I just scored a great deal on this lift kit and I can't wait to install it in my 1984 CJ-7. I have a few questions for those with experience with this lift please:

Has anyone installed this lift in a Jeep with auto trans? I have the factory TF999. Does that change the drive-shaft length requirements? Will I be able to use the stock shafts or need custom?

The Jeep is currently on 31x10.5's. I am not ready yet (financially) to get the larger tires and gears I want. In the meantime, will it look silly with 31's and this lift? Anybody have pics of similar rigs?


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-18-2019, 06:16 PM
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Yes you will need to get a custom length rear drive shaft with a double cardan joint for the transmission end. You most likely will need a longer front driveshaft. Yes your 31s are going to look tiny and lost.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-18-2019, 10:20 PM
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I have that lift on my CJ-8. It will lift it higher than you think and it will look a bit goofy until you get bigger tires. I have 33s on mine and I think it looks good. It's a good kit, but it will be a bit stiff - at least mine is.

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I have that lift with 33s and mine is stiff also. It does have a 1" body lift due to shifter issues.I needed a double cardon in the rear but my front shaft was fine.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-19-2019, 10:29 AM
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Same here, little stiff but good quality. 33s as well
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-19-2019, 12:43 PM
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They will soften up. They have proven themselves enough for me to not hesitate buying again. In the process of installing another set on a CJ8.
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