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Old 11-07-2007, 07:05 AM
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How much lift

I am ordering a set of custom springs from alcan for my cj-5. I will be running SOA, full width chevy 1 tons. As it stands I have they set at 1.5" of lift. How much lift do you think would be required to fit 40" tires. I know the body will have to be cut or beavertailed. Any help would be greatly apperciated.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:19 AM
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i hope you are planning on stretching the wheelbase... a cj-5 on 40's at the stick length is gonna be tippy! I guess it all depends on what you are going to be using it for.

I'm just guessing here but somewhere in the area of a 2" spring should do it.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:45 PM
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do you mean dovetailed? a beavertail wold be flat and wide...

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Old 11-07-2007, 12:58 PM
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most I have seen have stock wrangler springs SOA to run 40's. I think that stock cj springs would give a higher ride that stock wranglers. So you would need less cutting.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:59 PM
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Beaveratil.. Dovetail we all know what I am talking about. The rear will be stretched about 8 to 10" and the front about 4" and going full hydro. Right now I have a 2 " body lift on it. I will be clocking the dana 300 flat. So I might keep the 2" if necessary, otherwise I will clearance the floor . So do you think I could get away with 1" springs in SOA form?
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:22 AM
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Beaveratil.. Dovetail we all know what I am talking about. The rear will be stretched about 8 to 10" and the front about 4" and going full hydro. Right now I have a 2 " body lift on it. I will be clocking the dana 300 flat. So I might keep the 2" if necessary, otherwise I will clearance the floor . So do you think I could get away with 1" springs in SOA form?
yeah definately 1" will be plenty if you keep the body lift. if you ditch the body lift 1" might be good as well.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:35 PM
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I talked with alcan again today. They gave me a better way to get exactly what i need. They said to mock up the height theway I want it to sit with 40's. Pull a string between the shackle an the hanger, then measure from string to spring pad. With that and the weights I have already given they will design spring rate to match.
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Off course, if you keep the body lift it will be plenty, may be it is 1 lifted then excellent.
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None of your plan makes sense. Mega lift(SOA) and clock the 300 flat on a short wheelbase do not go together. Not sure what you are making this to do? Body lifts became unpopular like 20yrs ago, they suck. I would say do a lot more research before you start destroying a classic Jeep.
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