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post #1 of 20 Old 03-19-2012, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Outboarding front springs on a cj

Im thinking about using a scout front end on my cj and I will have to outboard the springs. There have been post about doing that on here and I was wondering if any of you guys that have done it could post some pics?

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-19-2012, 07:12 PM
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I welded these outriggers on and had to modify one for through frame bolt for steering box brace.
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Whats the other end look like?
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post #4 of 20 Old 03-20-2012, 12:08 AM
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I made these for my YJ.

Front:




This is the front driver side shackle hanger before I welded it to the frame:




Rear:





Added some gussets:




Driver side before all the welding was done:



You can kind of see how it turned out here:

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Whats the other end look like?
Nothing fancy. Mr Dillard makes mine look like crap
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Those are some great pics, thanks guys.
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post #7 of 20 Old 03-20-2012, 12:50 PM
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I like to see a spring outboarding done where the front hangers are tied together...... It may just be me though, I don't trust something just attached to the frame. Consider making your front hangers and front bumper as one unit, like BTF's:

http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...-Axle-Kit.aspx

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post #8 of 20 Old 03-20-2012, 03:53 PM
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It may just be me though, I don't trust something just attached to the frame.
I understand the concern. I'll try to explain.

Mine are very similar to a friends - which is where I modeled mine from except mine have more gusseting and a much higher degree of welded area to the frame. There's ~36" of welded area just on 1 rear hanger to the frame. Stock has 14". What you don't see - is there is more gusseting added that the pics don't show.

My friends (we both do film transportation crew for KOH) has survived KOH duties which require us to drive the KOH racecourse prior to race day, and again on race day ahead of the racers. In other words - we run most of the KOH racecoarse as a team of two Jeeps prior to race day, and again on race day ahead of the racers.

What I'm trying to say is - if his withstood KOH, I'm certain mine will too. If it'll hold-up to this type testing, it should be good to go.

My Jeep sees mostly JV/Hammers trails.
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Here's how I did mine, nothing fancy, all cut out of 1/4" plate















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What kind of leaf springs are you guys using? Just about to start my one ton swap on my scrambler, and dont really want to use the cj springs......heard yj's are more flexy?
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What kind of leaf springs are you guys using? Just about to start my one ton swap on my scrambler, and dont really want to use the cj springs......heard yj's are more flexy?
I used a set of stock YJ's for the front and some XJ's for the rear. I found the YJ's for $50 on CL. I took the extra set of springs from the YJ and added them to both sets of springs for a custom pack. When I first mounted the stock YJ's they were so soft it was scary.

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post #12 of 20 Old 11-09-2012, 03:34 PM
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stock front yj springs in the front, or did you use rears? yj springs seem to be a dime a dozen, so using them would be best!
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post #13 of 20 Old 11-09-2012, 09:03 PM
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I'm using yj rears all around. Have several spares too as I have broken one recently this past summer


Got several for free and paid $10 a piece for spares. They are soft and that's why I put the money Into my shocks.
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I used stock yj all around
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post #15 of 20 Old 11-12-2012, 08:24 PM
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Nice work Joe. Cant wait to put in my 60.
Here's some pics of my outboard

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ax.../#post13182273
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