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michigan_pinstripes, Need some info please

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Gump, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Jun 2, 2004
    Gump

    Gump Old Timer

    Bethel, CT
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    I'm not sure if I'm in the correct area, but how do you like the Super lift? Is it softer than the stock springs? I just bought 16" repro rims and 700X16 NDTs which give me 31.5 dia. I was looking at the Super Lift or Rancho replacements, any thoughts? I have the "CJ Lean" to the left and figured it's got to be the springs looking at the shackles. I have replacement5 seats on the way so springs are next. It'll be restored mall crawler..........right now ;)

    Painting - did you do your own? More and more I think I'll do all the filling and primer then bring it to Macco for the finish coat. I'll probably fill, prime and get it mechanicly sound this summer then frame off next spring. :stout: :stout:

    Anybody please feel free to straighten this noob out :D
     
  2. Jun 2, 2004
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

    Portland Tn.
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    Really don't need any lift with the NDTS..........
     
  3. Jun 2, 2004
    Gump

    Gump Old Timer

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    No, you're right, I don't really want to lift it any more, but both companies claim the "replacements" will lift an 1". I can live with that. It has plenty of clearance now.

    If I run across some used alloys w/ 32s I may pick them up just for fun. The 700s rub now at full turn.

    Thanks,
     
  4. Jun 2, 2004
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    You can adjust steering stops if need be, but they should not rub.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2004
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering

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    Gump,

    The stiffness of the Superlift took some getting use to but, in comparison, my old setup had a mushy babybuggy ride due to sag and shackle angles. As I drove it more, the Superlift seemed to loosen up and feels good now (still firm though). I was very pleased with the flex at Tellico (see photo album link in my sig).

    Overall -- Very happy with the product!

    My paint job was done by the previous owner. I have rust to fix so I will be digging into it soon. I am installing the original vented windshield too! Maaco is not a bad choice for the do-it-yourselfer. I prepped a car and sent it to them once and it came out nice. The paint faded bad in less than two years, so I assume the UV properties of what-ever paint they used was non-existant. See if they will let you bring in a reputable single-stage enamel. I always like less glamourous paints with good quality such as RM (BASF) and NAPA (Martin Senour).

    EDIT: I did see a completely retored 2A this past weekend at a car show. It obviously had at least a 1" or more spring lift with stock 16" wheels/tires. It looked good high!!
     
  6. Jun 3, 2004
    Gump

    Gump Old Timer

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    It does have that "stock" look because the thing is so narrow and the 700 NDTs are 31.5"...........now if I could just get rid of that lean :D . I saw your pics and that little one looks good. I like the wheels on yours. In CT there is no wheeling except through our club on private land or we drive 95 miles (in a 2A?) to western MA. My 93 has a 4" Skyjacker and I think it rides really nice for leafs.

    Thanks,
     
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