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Old 03-09-2021, 08:52 PM
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Lift kit suggestions?

I would like something to give me a bit of a lift (big enough to run some beefier tires) and still ride like a dream. Suggestions?
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Old 03-10-2021, 04:27 AM
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contact national springs or deaver springs and have a custom set made.
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Old 03-10-2021, 09:07 AM
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Yep.

I think the only dream ride you can get from off the shelf kits is when you're asleep.
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Old 03-10-2021, 11:06 AM
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I have Rancho 4" springs on the front of mine (part number 44044) and they ride a little stiff for me. I also have a Monroe Gas-Magnum shocks (pretty soft) and a RockLaurence Front Shackle Reversal kit. I pulled one spring out of the front pack and that softened it up a tiny bit but my Cherk is no Grand Wagoneer; It's not a kidney killer by any means but I also would not call it "a dream".

In the back, I have what I think are stock springs with a 1" block. If you add a block in the back, the ride is basically the same but you get some clearance. My back end rides great.
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Old 03-10-2021, 01:22 PM
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I have Rancho 4" springs on the front of mine (part number 44044) and they ride a little stiff for me. I also have a Monroe Gas-Magnum shocks (pretty soft) and a RockLaurence Front Shackle Reversal kit. I pulled one spring out of the front pack and that softened it up a tiny bit but my Cherk is no Grand Wagoneer; It's not a kidney killer by any means but I also would not call it "a dream".

In the back, I have what I think are stock springs with a 1" block. If you add a block in the back, the ride is basically the same but you get some clearance. My back end rides great.

Are KYBs any good? They have some gas-a-justs that I have been looking at.
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Old 03-10-2021, 01:41 PM
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I have run gas-a-just on some of my other rides and really liked them. They are good shocks but a little firm if you want a cloud-like ride.
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Old 03-10-2021, 10:14 PM
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I just installed a BJ's 2.5" lift with bilstein shocks on my J10 and it rides so much better then my worn out stock suspension. They are Deaver springs so good quality there. Its currently 4" above what I was but I've only had it on for a week so it will settle. My old suspension was also sitting low. The below photo has 31's on there (what I had before the lift) I could probably fit 33's definitely 32's. I have only driven it a couple times so can report back down the road.

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Old 03-12-2021, 01:54 PM
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I just installed a BJ's 2.5" lift with bilstein shocks on my J10 and it rides so much better then my worn out stock suspension. They are Deaver springs so good quality there. Its currently 4" above what I was but I've only had it on for a week so it will settle. My old suspension was also sitting low. The below photo has 31's on there (what I had before the lift) I could probably fit 33's definitely 32's. I have only driven it a couple times so can report back down the road.


I'm going to assume those are the B6 4600's you are talking about from Bistein... whats the ride like on those?
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:41 PM
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I've read good things about the Deaver springs that BJ's sells for their 2.5" lift kits, so if I eventually raise mine from stock height that's what I'll use with 31" tires.

I'm not one to really enjoy having to climb in and out of my vehicles, and figure a 4" or more lift is just too much. Factoring in the added weight/sluggishness and stopping distance of larger 33" or so tires doesn't sound like something I want to deal with either.
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Old 03-12-2021, 09:18 PM
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I'm going to assume those are the B6 4600's you are talking about from Bistein... whats the ride like on those?

I purchased the Bilstein 5125 with 2.5" Deaver BJ lift. So far the ride is perfect for me. Not too soft where it feels sloppy but the perfect amount of give to make the ride feel super comfortable and under control. Bumps that used to rattle my teeth are hardly felt now. At least with the hand full of drives Ive had on them. Ill try to report back when I have more seat time.
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:41 PM
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I have the Skyjacker 4" lift kit, and was a bit disappointed about the harsh ride. Although after a while it smooths out somewhat, it is nowhere near the ride of the stock springs.
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Old 03-26-2021, 02:24 PM
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I have the bjs 4 inch all spring lift and ranch 5000s. Not harsh but much firmer than stock. Rides like a typical 4x4 from the 70s.these waggys were designed to ride much more car like than other 4x4s of the era
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