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    Been doing some research and found this...

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    Is this truly the right way to measure the actual lift on my Jeep?

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    Started the tear down on my 76 CJ5 and now noticing what appears to be the rear axle has been turned upside down?

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    Why would someone do this? What wast the Purpose of this?

    Any issue with this set up.

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    Drove the Jeep prior to tear down and seems to roll nice...

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    I'm guessing, but it looks to me like someone did a spring over lift on it. The different angle on the top pad would point the pinion up towards the transfer case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdofmemi View Post
    I'm guessing, but it looks to me like someone did a spring over lift on it. The different angle on the top pad would point the pinion up towards the transfer case.

    Completely agree. Upper spring perch is not stock. It was definitely added and Jeep at some point had spring over lift. Unless someone swapped the rear diff in from another Jeep. Does the front diff also have top mount spring perches?

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