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cj6 Lift Height

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by RVSwisher, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Aug 7, 2008
    RVSwisher

    RVSwisher Member

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    I have a 1964 cj6 that I am going to start working on. How much lift has everyone added to their cj6. I am debating between 1" or 2.5". I want to keep it mostly stock looking, but with the added 20" of length what lift and wheel combanation looks good?

    I know it a personal choice, just looking for everyones input.

    RVS
     
  2. Aug 7, 2008
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    SSDutch has stock springs on the back with extended shackles, replacement springs on front that look to be ~1" lift or so.

    Tires are 32" on 7' wheels.

    [​IMG]

    IMHO a bit taller with 33"s would look good too - but personally wouldn't go taller.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2008
    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

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    4" with 35s. ;)
     
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    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member Sponsor

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    2 1/2" lift,,,33-12.50-15 tires,,,V8 w/ a rear gas tank
    [​IMG]
    Jim S.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2008
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Hey Jim,
    Can't wait to see it in person on Sunday at Loon Lake...I like the copper color better!
     
  6. Aug 7, 2008
    RVSwisher

    RVSwisher Member

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    Thanks for the photo's.

    The look I am going for will probably end up with a 1" lift with either 31 or 32 tires. I really like the look of the red jeep in the web site logo. I may try 1" lift with original 16" rims and tires.

    Thanks.

    RVS
     
  7. Aug 7, 2008
    windyhill

    windyhill Sponsor Sponsor

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    I'm going 2.5" with 33x10.5"s haven't run it yet though.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2008
    barucker

    barucker Member

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    I went 2 or 2.5, and like the looks with 31s, but have not driven yet. It was cheaper when I bought the National tire and wheel suspension special (which was a superlift). Also I figure the 6 needs the clearance with long wheelbase/more weight.

    I will try to post pics tomorrow, or if you do a search, I installed last summer and posted pics then. Search by my username.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2008
    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

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    Here is the pic I was looking for.
    4" Superlift and 35" MTRs.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2008
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering Sponsor

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    I would go 2.5 on 32's or 33's. Both look good, I lean more to 32's. Boyink's 6 has a great stock look yet almost a beefy military look.

    I have 32's on one Jeep, 33's on another -- and 31's on the 3rd? *scratches head*
     

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