Originally Posted by stinkpickle
Thanks for the advice Ill keep that in mind. I have the "rare" column shift on this cj serial number 36????. My intention is to keep it near stock as possible except for the 31"s I put on it. They seem to clear fine but my springs are bent and sagging some. I considered 2" lift to get more clearance but I think some good new or used stock ones will work fine. I plan to use it for show and shines and LIGHT trail use around Cadilac, Lake city area.
If it's an original column shift you should also have tool indents, FWIW.
My stockers seemed ok when I pulled them off. They are there if you want them, they need new bushings though.
I was just reading on early 5 about 2" with Ross, it seems most people swap for the convenience of the saggy. Less to get in the way, wear out and deal with after the lift (tilt column = more belly room
). Worth a shot