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#1 User is offline   Rollbar 

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 08:16 PM

I am in the market for a 4" lift kit fo my 79' CJ7.

I want to keep the best ride on the street that I can.

I met a guy that has an 81 CJ7 & he installed the 4Wheel Drive Hardware 4" lift on his CJ & he said it rode pretty well but he couldn't tell me about the offroad aspects of it because he just had it installed.

So the question is to all of you w/ lift experience;

Which one & why. :nerd:

4WHD lift:

Skyjacker softride lift:

Rancho lift:

Trailmaster lift:

Procomp stage1 lift:

Tuff Country lift:

Rubicon Express lift (after Jim gave me the heads up on it):

Other:

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  Posted 13 July 2003 - 08:53 PM

Rollbar,

I have no experience at all with CJs, a few guys on this Forum do have. It's almost a hit or miss and it depends a lot on the springs from what I heard. Will you be doing a spring over?

JeepinIan, Tom, Hellbender, Jeepincj78 plus a few others currently have or have had CJs.

Out of your list, you did leave out one of my favorite companies that have a good rap for offroad quality while having on road manners. I've see a few guys out West with these. Check this link out. Rubicon Express CJ Kits
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Posted 13 July 2003 - 08:56 PM

I knew I left out a good one,

Thanks Jim,

I'll check it out.

This board is great.

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:05 PM

Ah Ha, finally i get to talk about cj's again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :nerd: Just kidding. Well I have a 78 cj7 and I decided to go with the BDS 4" spring under lift. I was very pleased with this kit. It handles excellent on and off road, it even has double military wrap on both ends. Talk about over doing it(I thought I was the only one? :unsure:

With this or any other kit you will need to get extrended brake lines and new shocks to aid in the added height of the jeep. I went with Rancho 5000's front and rear. I have no complaints.

Oh by the way I have a brand new set of Superlift shocks(still in the box) for a 4" lift for sale. maybe we can work something out???? :cool:
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 10:34 PM

jeepincj78,

It's late & what is the BDS 4" lift. :amazed: BTW 78, I'll let you know about the shocks. Are superlift shocks any good? I have never used them.

Jim,
I checked out the Rubicon Express 4.5 & I'm leaning towards that lift kit. :cool:

Anymore comments out there in CJ land. :give:

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