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Old 07-18-2018, 02:05 PM   #51
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I did do the cut and weld on the front spring hats, though after extensive trimming i found 235s were just too big. I think there is something in between 205s and 235s that would be perfect, though budget was my main consideration. Plus time before being ready for the Gambler 500 off road relay!
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:01 PM   #52
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Coil overs on the front make it easier, though not less expensive, to avoid taller tires from hitting the spring buckets.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:07 PM   #53
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On the rear use adjustable spring perches with Moog heavy duty coil springs part number CC217. This will net you anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of lift. The limiting factor on how much lift you can go with is predominately the steering geometry in the front end and the ability to align the car properly with stock lower control arms. As you go higher in the rear the pinion angle needs to be addressed with adjustable control arms and the side to side location of the axle can be corrected with an adjustable Panhard bar, both available from IPD. I have each and they are very high quality.

With this set-up I can fit 27" tall tires.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:13 PM   #54
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The tires are 27x8.50R14 Kenda Klever All Terrain 6 ply

I paid $396.00 for 4 tires.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:18 PM   #55
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I was going to run this set-up on my wagon, but that car ended up being too rusty and a less than desirable candidate. I am now thinking my higher mileage 240 sedan would be a prime candidate for a turbo swap out of a squirter block 940 with the suspension components and larger tires just for something with a different stance.

Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:23 PM   #56
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I need rear shocks, can you post the brand and maybe part number of the ones you used?
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:09 PM   #57
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any update?
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:42 PM   #59
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On the rear use adjustable spring perches with Moog heavy duty coil springs part number CC217.
How does this work with Ben's adjustable rear perches?

I'm in the process of getting a bit of ground clearance as well for rallyX

Edit: never mind a quick look at his site got me the answer I was looking for.
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Got the spring cups raised 2", cherokee springs under the rear, S10 shocks on the rear and a set of 235/75r15s on it this weekend. Trimmed the front lip of both the front and rear fenders. Lots of rubbing on the stock mudflaps so they are coming off with more trimming to see how that works. May also add Jeep XJ front levelers in the rear to raise it up a little further. Found the front frame is so out of shape that the IPD skid plate won't remotely fit. Fun regardless!
Any negatives to raising the spring cups versus just extending the strut bodies? Have you noticed any ill effects of doing this? I could get away with just raising the cups i think running the 27" mud tires i have.

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Old 10-11-2018, 07:24 AM   #61
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I need rear shocks, can you post the brand and maybe part number of the ones you used?
In for this. Mine are too short after putting in overloads.
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