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Best lift kits for CJ7

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by Bret79CJ7, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. Jan 30, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    Bret79CJ7

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    I am currently in the process of building my cj from the frame up and am looking for some expertise in helping me select the best lift kit for it. I am thinking along the lines of a 4inch lift. All help appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    JKBob 25

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  3. Jan 31, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    Thanks for the info!
    On another note - are greaseable shackles worth the money?
     
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  4. Jan 31, 2021 at 7:27 PM
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    My 2 cents. Any link I can get for my JK that is greasable. I spend the extra cash. Worth it IMO. Otherwise, over an extended period of time. They eventually end up making an annoying squeaking sound. And my OCD.....enough said.
    Get the greasable shackles.
     
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  5. Feb 3, 2021 at 8:55 PM
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    I got greaseble ones for my CJ7 build for the same reason. I'm sure they will last longer too, providing they're made well (as well as being greasable) but I got them mainly to keep them riding smooth, and quiet.

    Big V8 rumble... yes please.
    Nice stereo... that's a must.
    Tire noise... comes with the territory.
    Squeaky suspension... Oh hell no.

    Guess I'll find out if I ever get her done.
     
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  6. Feb 9, 2021 at 8:09 PM
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  7. Feb 10, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    He has a 1979 CJ @cookingpapa . I believe that kit is for JKs. And based on my research. Mopar doesn't make lift kits for CJs any longer. It's all aftermarket now.
     
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  8. Feb 10, 2021 at 9:10 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    I'm the same....Oh Hell NO......greasable...
     
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