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post #1 of 9 Old 08-13-2020, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Scratching my head.

The newest project I bought has a suspension lift kit in it installed by a previous owner. I canít tell if itís a four inch or 2 inch kit. Iím figuring 4 because it had tires that were equivalent to 37ís on it. I do see slight rubbing marks on the one rear tire. Well I need to get a drop pitman arm for it and want to order the correct part. There are no numbers on the springs except some numbers on the clamp on the springs. Anyone know of a way to figure out what size kit I have?


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post #2 of 9 Old 08-13-2020, 09:05 AM
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While you have failed to give us any information on what you/we are working on, I can tell you that there is NO way a 2" lift will mount 37" tires on a stock vehicle. A 4" might with added modifications.


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I will add that the drop pitman arm for manual steering and power steering are different.
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you are better off to order the goferit inserts and flip the draglink to the top side of the knuckle than you are to go with a drop pitman arm that will likely reduce your turning radius as the center to center of the big hole and little hole are less than a factory arm giving you less steering.


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post #5 of 9 Old 08-13-2020, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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While you have failed to give us any information on what you/we are working on, I can tell you that there is NO way a 2" lift will mount 37" tires on a stock vehicle. A 4" might with added modifications.


Information and pictures will greatly help.

Sorry about that. Itís an 84 CJ7.



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post #6 of 9 Old 08-13-2020, 11:49 AM
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Yeah, I would do a Drag link flip. First.

It will help greatly without sacrificing steering radius.

Normally I don't go in for large dia. wheels and small sidewalls but that doesn't look bad.


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That's funny, John, I was just thinking those wheels look kinda silly on a CJ. But then, I don't like them on the newer pickups, either.

I'd definitely do the tie rod flip, instead of a drop pitman arm.

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That's funny, John, I was just thinking those wheels look kinda silly on a CJ. But then, I don't like them on the newer pickups, either.

I'd definitely do the tie rod flip, instead of a drop pitman arm.

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The wheels and tires are gone (well off of it. Trying to sell them). I put my 31ís on it. The 31ís are a little small but will do for know.


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Something isn't right with the steering. I'd like to see a couple more picts of the box.

At least a 4". It has a skyjacker steering stabilizer. I would be interested to see if the numbers on the spring clamps might align with something they offered. Nice to see that at least it isn't sporting a stupid shackle lift.

Gearing? How does it drive with the smaller tires? You may be better off dropping it down a couple of inches and going to a smaller diameter tire.

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