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10-25-2010 06:10 PM
DaleII
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Originally Posted by LuckRider View Post
Works fine for me... I will just quote the page though. It has demonstrative pictures too, but I am too lazy to copy those:



Anyway, back to killing people with brakes, not lifts.
Thanks! I get it. It all makes sense.
10-25-2010 06:02 PM
crazyak
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Originally Posted by asknight View Post
What's a budget boost for a CJ-5?
Okkkkkk.....
Sorry I know we're still a little off subject here but that's a perfectly good example of how well I pay attention. Completely over looked the CJ part. The 4" BL completely had me confused as hell. I'm one of those people that hates even a mild amount of BL. I'll be honest I didn't even know a 4" existed. I thought a 3" was excessive and have been hesitant to even do the 1.25" on mine. I keep pushing the wifey for the 6" Clayton LA to swap out this crappy pro comp.
10-25-2010 05:20 PM
Savvy I haven't died yet! I'm trying as hard as I can to make these aluminum blocks of death fail with the 17" BBB (Blaine Big Brake) kit!
10-25-2010 05:04 PM
Hendrix
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Originally Posted by Robert J. yates View Post
Neither Blaine nor me are dead yet from test driving them on my truck so I'd say that so far, they are not the death brakes that some made them out to be
Thats great. Just trying to get back on topic. Now lets see some upgrades for the JK .
10-25-2010 04:40 PM
Robert J. yates
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Originally Posted by Hendrix View Post
Yeah, Wtf talk about a derail. Any updates on how the killer brakes are working out?
Neither Blaine nor me are dead yet from test driving them on my truck so I'd say that so far, they are not the death brakes that some made them out to be
10-25-2010 04:07 PM
Hendrix Yeah, Wtf talk about a derail. Any updates on how the killer brakes are working out?
10-25-2010 02:53 PM
LuckRider Works fine for me... I will just quote the page though. It has demonstrative pictures too, but I am too lazy to copy those:

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4x4 Front Lift Blocks - Stop The Blockade!

Scary Truth Behind Front Lift Blocks
From the February, 2009 issue of 4Wheel & Off-Road
By Ali Mansour
Photography by Ali Mansour




For years we've been telling you to stay away from front lift blocks. Not only are they a danger to you, but to everyone around you as well. What makes them so bad? It all boils down to simple physics. Whether driving off-road at high speeds or cruising down the freeway at a normal pace, your vehicle creates a certain amount of rolling momentum. Whenever the brakes are applied, roughly 70 percent of the vehicle's weight is transferred to the front axle. This pitching action causes the front axle to roll forward, thus applying extreme pressure on the front U-bolts and springs. When you add a block into the equation it elevates the leverage point on the front axle, causing the axle roll to become even more dramatic. Enough force or pressure can be applied to fire the front block out from between the axle and the spring. This will result in loss of steering and frontend control, which may have a tragic result for you and the vehicle.

Some argue that welding the front blocks to the axle can eliminate the block from shooting out, and in their mind it's a safe fix. True or not, when you raise the spring perches higher on the axle you place a greater amount of force on the spring. The springs are now working harder to control the vehicle's vertical and lateral movement and can cause the axle to travel unpredictably, cause spring deformation, and also raise the leverage point on the axle. Sure, you won't shoot the block out, but instead the entire axle will wrap violently under the vehicle. Simply put: Don't run front lift blocks.

Anyway, back to killing people with brakes, not lifts.
10-25-2010 02:38 PM
DaleII
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Originally Posted by LuckRider View Post
It is a good thing you aren't giving SOA lift advice in the CJ or YJ tech section. It is dangerous to use lift blocks on the front axle of any vehicle. It is also illegal in many places:

4x4 Front Lift Blocks - 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
The web page doesn't work for me. I can't say from experience, and I haven't read much if anything on it. But people used to do it all the time. I know my Dad probably wouldn't hesitate in doing it, depending.
10-25-2010 01:09 PM
LuckRider
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Originally Posted by DaleII View Post
That's true. If it's SUA then make it SOA. There's your lift, and it you want anymore add in a spacer. I'm not sure what's involved in the process, but I can't imagine it'd be that hard.
It is a good thing you aren't giving SOA lift advice in the CJ or YJ tech section. It is dangerous to use lift blocks on the front axle of any vehicle. It is also illegal in many places:

4x4 Front Lift Blocks - 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
10-25-2010 12:35 PM
DaleII
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Originally Posted by JC00TJ View Post
That is considering its SOA? I thought they were SUA? :/
That's true. If it's SUA then make it SOA. There's your lift, and it you want anymore add in a spacer. I'm not sure what's involved in the process, but I can't imagine it'd be that hard.
10-25-2010 12:21 PM
JC_Sahara That is considering its SOA? I thought they were SUA? :/
10-25-2010 12:15 PM
DaleII
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Originally Posted by asknight View Post
What's a budget boost for a CJ-5?
A 2" or so piece of metal square tubing that you can put between the axle and leaf springs, with longer u-bolts.
10-25-2010 01:41 AM
asknight
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Originally Posted by crazyak View Post
First off who ever suggested a 4" BL was pulling your leg. No profile info so it's hard to determine but you could probably do a 2" budget boost and a 2" BL if you were wanting to achieve 4" total lift. I've got a ProComp Explorer 4" lift which isn't to great for off road but it gets the job done height wise. Second off. Jeeps weren't really meant for Kite Surfing. (Unless it's really shallow and you set it up with a Snorkel)
What's a budget boost for a CJ-5?
10-24-2010 03:02 PM
RubiconRazorbac
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Originally Posted by Hendrix View Post
WTF??????

X2.

And it's not even Tuesday yet...
10-24-2010 02:59 PM
Hendrix
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Originally Posted by bonedog1 View Post
Hello, newbie here...

I have a 80 cj-5 6 cyliner 4x4 jeep. My goal is to have a cool looking jeep to take girls to the beach and to take kite surfing. I really don't anticpate going off road, but I would like the tire to have that look, but a great ride. I want to be able to rotate the tires...so I don't think I want directional tires.

I was told I should put a 4" body lift kit (not suspension...which is more expensive) so that I can put slighly larger tires on it.

Question: 1) What is the standard size rim for this vehicle and what are the largest size tires I can put on that factory rim. 2) Suggestion for tires to consider? 3)suggestion for a pretty cool looking average priced rim that meets the specificatiions I mention.

-Many thanks,
bonedog1
WTF??????

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