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Unread 04-06-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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82 CJ Rock Crawler (Big Red)

82 CJ with an straight 6 and SOA lift. The lift is only about halfway done, thats how I got it when I bought the jeep. Rear Axle still needs to be centered and welded, driveshafts not in yet, stock springs going to be replaced with stronger 1.5"s. Also going to install high steer setup and get some monster tires on it, probably 36"-38", but right now it has bald 32s. Im going to post pics of all the stuff I do for reference and maybe it'll help someone else figure out what to do, or not to do. At the moment engine doesn't run, not sure why yet Im going to get starter test and some other things but ill post up when I find out.

Heres what Im starting with

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As you can see the front springs are a little worn out.

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Unread 04-06-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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that thing will be awesome! cant wait to see it along the way
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Unread 04-06-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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ya im pretty amped about it. This is the first time I've documented a project so hopefully Ill remember to take lots of pics.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 08:54 PM   #4
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Also I dont know enough about gearing but im pretty sure Im going to have to gear up when I get my larger tires on it. Ive got a d44 and 12 bolt right now both geared at 373 gears. Im going to be getting at least 35's probably more like 38's what gears you think I'll need.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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im not familiar with CJs but my guess which is only a guess with the 38s id say 4.88s or 5.13s?

i have no idea
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Unread 04-07-2009, 11:02 AM   #6
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I say get 'em as low as you can...

I've got 4.88s in my J-10 on 37" shoes and those barely cut it when crawling with a manual transmission. With my CJ, I'm going to try to hunt down some 5.13s (with 37" tires).
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Unread 04-07-2009, 11:04 AM   #7
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Hell - I just realized you called this the "rock crawler CJ"...get those gears low, homie. As low as you possibly can.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 05:09 PM   #8
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thanks, anyone know best place to buy them. Online preferred.

Also anyone familiar with fuel issues I replaced the starter and its working now but Im not getting any fuel to the carb. It does fire when I pour some gas in carb which is a decent sign. Im thinking fuel pump but any other possibilities for me to explore.

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Unread 04-07-2009, 06:03 PM   #9
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Nice. My friend is currently in the process of doing a SOA/restoring his CJ. Good luck
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Unread 04-08-2009, 05:14 PM   #10
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Update

Got engine started, still not running like it should but will wait until drive trains in
Ordered Yoke U Bolt Kit and new leaf springs will take pics during the install
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Unread 04-08-2009, 05:36 PM   #11
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Update

Got engine started, still not running like it should but will wait until drive trains in
Ordered Yoke U Bolt Kit and new leaf springs will take pics during the install
Nice jeep. Can't wait to see it with bigger tires Keep us updated on how the Yoke U bolt kit works for you. I was thinking about buying one myself.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 05:37 PM   #12
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from my experiences at the local jeep shop, they recently switched to Dana ring and pinions and they are extremely happy with them. i personally havent installed any but
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Unread 04-08-2009, 06:14 PM   #13
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looks great! Ill definitely fallow this thread, I am in the process of building up my 1980 CJ7 and I just bought a D44 today and hopefully a 9" tomorrow and I plan on going with either 4.88 or 5.13 gears and Im wanting to run 38" tires also
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Unread 04-08-2009, 09:43 PM   #14
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thanks guys and ill post more pics when I get the parts in
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Unread 04-17-2009, 11:02 PM   #15
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Update got highsteer arms in the mail as well as yoke ubolts. Found out springs backordered and wont get them for another 2 weeks. Will post some pics of the arms. Already had studs on driver side but passenger side needs to be drilled for the studs.
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