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Thread: CJ-5 Project Old School

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    Thatís awesome, That thing will look really cool on 35s


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    Canít wait to see it up on 35ís. Are you going to do the Gears too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Canít wait to see it up on 35ís. Are you going to do the Gears too?


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    Once I get it on jackstands I'm going to check the ratio. It seems to rev pretty high at 60-65 like it really wants an extra gear. From what I've read, it's possible it could have 4:10's in it... that may be very optimistic. I would rather not re-gear if I can avoid it. I want to do widetrack 44's front and rear down the road so investing too much in these axles is not on my wish list.

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    Good news, mostly. The box kit showed up a little bit ago. Did an inventory and all the parts are there, so tomorrow begins the install of the lift. Down side is only two of my tires showed up so far with the other two due in on Monday. Since the wheels are here (at Discount at least) I am having them mount and balance the two they have. They will be ready for pickup first thing tomorrow. This will at least give me an idea on clearance issues I may have to address and whether or not I will want spacers to push the tires out.
    If I don't end up wanting spacers, that will save a few bucks and, later will change my axle choice to narrow track. Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Explorer View Post
    Once I get it on jackstands I'm going to check the ratio. It seems to rev pretty high at 60-65 like it really wants an extra gear. From what I've read, it's possible it could have 4:10's in it... that may be very optimistic. I would rather not re-gear if I can avoid it. I want to do widetrack 44's front and rear down the road so investing too much in these axles is not on my wish list.
    They were rare with the 4:10s. Hope you have them!

    If all goes right Iím swapping my Dana 30 and AMC 20 up to 44s this winter when I swap the 258 out for a 360 I bought off a friend. East coast gear has a good reputation in the CJ world, I might go that route for the 44ís.


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    I had some 32x 11.50s on mine with narrow track axles. 15x8 wheels with no spacers and they rubbed. Mine is 33x 10.50 bfg now with 2in spacers now. No rubbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybird 11 View Post
    I had some 32x 11.50s on mine with narrow track axles. 15x8 wheels with no spacers and they rubbed. Mine is 33x 10.50 bfg now with 2in spacers now. No rubbing.

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    Got to be wide track or beyond. Iím running 33x12.5 on 3.5Ē backspacing on wide tracks. No rubbing but under full flex I get into the fenders and body. With the next set of axles, I may have an 1Ē added to each side. Iím going back to cragar wheels and will loose an 2Ē of back space. 4Ē lift too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    Well that escalated quickly! 😂

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    Ha! Lift kit... escalated... I see what you did there. Slid past me the first time.

    Okay, Did not get to spend as much time on the Jeep as I wanted to today. Had a meeting with our credit union today and my wife and I got pre-approved for a house. So that's good news.

    What I did accomplish Jeep-wise, is I installed the transfer case drop brackets, the front leaf springs and bushings.

    The first two tires are on and definitely need the body lift. I may need some half inch lift shackles, but if I do I have some degree shims to bring it back in line.

    Also had to go get wheel spacers. Not spidertrax but Synergy 1.5, the only other brand I would run. One of my local shops had them on the shelf, so I had to run and get them before they closed. That ate up more time.
    The thing is, I'm not in a hurry to get it all done in one day and, I am really enjoying the process. This little Jeep is so easy to work on. And I have to say I love that it is a southwest vehicle. All the bolts have come apart so easy, no cutting or grinding.

    I will have the rear springs on tomorrow along with the shocks. The sway bar will take longer as getting the old links replaced are the only things that's giving me trouble since the kit didn't come with longer links. This is fine since I won't be driving it anyhow for a while. I'll order something with disconnects.

    Once again, the rear tires aren't tracked to get here until Monday so I won't get those on until Monday night or Tuesday. Once those are on, I'll do some pics. I kind of want the pics done with the top off so we'll see how that goes. It has been dry with pretty warm weather, so I think I should be good. The only thing that could push pics back is if the body lift comes in. I will probably install that first but if it ends up getting tracked for like, Friday, then I'll just put up a couple as it sits now and add more later.
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    Cant wait to see it all done!

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    Awesome build. Keep it up
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