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Old 07-23-2002, 09:39 PM
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I have a 1979 WT Cherokee S, T18, etc. I want
advice on the best quality 4" lift springs F&R.
I'm looking for great flex in the rocks and a
smooth ride on the roads. Would prefer made in
USA over imported. Price not a priority, just want
the best. Also wondering if driveline vibration
becomes an issue with 4" lift springs or if the drive shafts need to be altered.

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Old 07-24-2002, 12:10 AM
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OH BOY!!! Here we go again!!!

Welcome Netbear...

This is another topic that has been beat like a dead horse....

My vote is the 4" Skyjacker Softride system...all 4 springs. It's the most expensive out there, but I am VERY pleased with the tweakablity and smooth ride... even as high as I am...go to my site (link in sig) and go to the Skyjacker page...

Also... search the archives and forums.... you will find MUCH info....

[ July 24, 2002, 06:10 AM: Message edited by: River Beast ]
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Old 07-24-2002, 01:37 AM
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Do a search for Rusty's lift kits and see what you find. I would if I had the money buy the skyjacker, but if money is an issue the Rusty's kit is hard to beat. The skyjacker will flex and ride really smooth, the rusty's is a little bit stiffer ride but flexes great. The superlift is the stiffest and has the least flex. Those are the only ones I have experience with!!
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Old 07-24-2002, 03:02 AM
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I agree with Brad and Todd on the suspension systems described but if you want the best springs made contact ALCAN springs. Spendy but awsome. Me personally, I would go with Skyjacker or Rusty's. Great flex and great price.
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Old 07-24-2002, 03:43 AM
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I also agree. The Skyjackers are the best, but pretty expensive. For the money, you cant beat what you get with Rustys kit. (Although his customer service has been known to be now that great. I ordered my lift from Crawltech, and they handled any problems with Rustys, making my life alittle easier).
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Old 07-24-2002, 04:17 AM
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ditto. i have the rusty's and i am very pleased. even more so now that i am running rs9000 shocks(thanks irbob.) but if i had the cash to spend i would have gone with skyjacker.

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Old 07-24-2002, 04:45 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by netbear:
wondering if driveline vibration
becomes an issue with 4" lift springs or if the drive shafts need to be altered.
Nope...is the answer to both these questions

SUPERLIFT IS STIFFER THAN TOMMY LEE ON VIAGRA!!!!
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Old 07-24-2002, 05:03 AM
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I have the superlift wouldn't do it again. Given the chance to do it all over again I would stick with stock springs, do a SOA on the front and use river beasts relocater for the rear. Actually seriously considering doing exactly that with the old girl this winter. Should give me about 6 - 6 1/2" lift with lots of flex. Driveshafts are no problem on the 4" but I got longer brakelines front and rear to make up for the lift. Also got the 4" drop pitman as well to help the steering out.
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Old 07-24-2002, 07:19 AM
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Also got the 4" drop pitman as well to help the steering out.
I've "got" the DP too, but never installed...mine drives fine with no bmpsteer.

I second the "i'm considering removing the Superlift and doing a SOA/RB kit" thing...I've thought about it, and it is in the plans for the long haul...if I kee p haulin and dont desert ship and go for an early bronc or scout
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Old 08-01-2002, 04:23 PM
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what about BDS??
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Old 08-02-2002, 01:07 AM
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I haven't tried all the springs. I've read every lift post on this board and its pretty much a consensus that for the money, rusty's springs are the way to go. If money isn't a option or you want the best ride quality you can get, go with the skyjacker softride system.

I have the 4" system from rustys and being that i just got it on the road yesterday, i can't say much about off road preformance or even on road because it hasn't broken in. But, i can say that all the hardware and componients you get are beefy.
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Old 08-02-2002, 02:19 AM
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I just installed the Skyjacker 4" on my 87 wag. I am very happy with the ride on the street but have not tested the flex off highway yet. I do have a slight vibration but the driveshafts likely have the original joints in them and although they seem tight I am going to start by replacing them and go from there. I have the drop pitman arm and the brake lines are on order. You can check out this thread here to see more details on what I went through to do the install.

Skyjacker install

I am happy I went with the Skyjacker.

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Old 08-05-2002, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys. For me the Skyjacker softride
system with four springs sounds good.
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Old 08-05-2002, 01:06 AM
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Don't ignore National Spring. They will build a set to your exact needs based on the wieght of your FSJ, your use, etc. They come with the military wraps, and you can get them made for orbit eyes. In my opinion, these are the best if money is no object.
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Old 08-05-2002, 01:57 AM
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I got the 4" BDS lift (four springs). I have only had it for less than 1,000 miles. Took it to the dunes and it soaked up the bumps really well. I haven't done any slow speed flexy-crawling, yet. The highway ride is good, not at all bouncy or objectionable. It is alot smoother than I would have thought.

I bought them for $525 from David Allen Racing in Mears, MI. The drop pitman was included. Talk to Dave,jr. and mention you are an IFSJA member and I think he gives a discount. I also put on extended brake lines that I purchased from Kerstners Off Road in WI. They might have the best Superlift prices.

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Old 08-05-2002, 06:22 AM
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I have rusty's 4" springs up front with a shackle flip in the rear. The front springs flex better then my rear stockers. The ride is MUCH better then my stock front springs where...and I mean WAY better.

They are pretty well made and the wheeling that I do is mostly slower crawling flexxy stuff. Although even on dirt roads and stuff they do well go a bit faster (15mph or so on old logging roads)
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Old 08-05-2002, 07:32 AM
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Quote:
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I have rusty's 4" springs up front with a shackle flip in the rear. The front springs flex better then my rear stockers. The ride is MUCH better then my stock front springs where...and I mean WAY better.

They are pretty well made and the wheeling that I do is mostly slower crawling flexxy stuff. Although even on dirt roads and stuff they do well go a bit faster (15mph or so on old logging roads)
hEY...I JUST GOT A 64 WAGONERR..opss sorry for caps..... any way it needs springs all the way around. SSSOOOoooo any one with a link to Rusty's site??
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Old 08-05-2002, 07:39 AM
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Old 08-05-2002, 07:41 AM
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www.rustysoffroad.com

Thanks!!!!!!

and i have a 50,63,64 truck..and the new adition..the 64 wagoneer,!!!! for 100$$ in not too bad shap too.
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Old 08-05-2002, 10:18 AM
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[QBI JUST GOT A 64 WAGONERR..opss sorry for caps..... any way it needs springs all the way around. [/QB]
Prolly your 64 has post style spring mounts (springs on side of frame) rather than the other kind (spring under frame) and the stuff that is discussed here wont work 4 you. You'll prolly havw to custom fab...
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