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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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Ok so the boss man on a whim went out and bought I wanna say 64 willy's.. or 1 year +/- anyways has a sweet PTO winch on the front and frame off blah blah.. anyways its sitting on 33's right now with an obvious lift. the springs are starting to sag unevenly for some reason.. who knows.. but I need to figure out what size there are. Using my YJ knowledge would guess 4" but thats a shot in the dark anyone?
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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Well, not quite the correct forum, but anyway...

In terms of pre AMC Jeeps, they generally didn't make more than a 2.5" -3" suspension lift in terms of the aftermarket companies.

Now, anyone could have built some custom springs, added longer shackles, etc, so its hard to say exactly.

But in general, a 2.5" lift would fit 33s on an old CJ. Not the prettiest, but they fit.

In fact, I think top truck challenge #1 was won by a such a Jeep..


In general, the springs for 55 to 75 CJ-5s are all the same. 1.875" wide, 39" fronts / 46" rears. Most companies sell a 2.5" lift for those years.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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So Willys made what, about 6 different vehicles in 1964.

Not that I'd know the answer but a little more information might help someone that could.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 11:21 PM   #4
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So Willys made what, about 6 different vehicles in 1964.

Not that I'd know the answer but a little more information might help someone that could.

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:05 PM   #5
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ok sorry its a CJ-5 or what ever designation they had back then for short wheel base. sounds like 2.5 or 3" springs it is.. and since its the bosses hoopty.. sounds like a call to National springs is in order
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Knock all the shit off and weld in some later CJ mounts and hangers that will allow for better shackles.
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yea i told him that and he might even do it.. but this thing will never ever see an off road trail, he bought the thing cause it looked cool and so his mastiff can ride around in the back of it in the summer
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