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post #16 of 56 Old 08-14-2013, 01:43 PM
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thanks lumpy (lol)
some guys on my other threads made it seem so difficult, saying it would be super difficult to repair and costly, but you make it seem easy enough!
Probably because you didn't post pictures in your previous thread. Now that we see that you still have the original perches in place, we know it is a quick fix.

Depending on tire size, your current set may rub after you go back to SUA with the current springs. If you DO want more height, you'll just need to find some 2-4" lift springs, and keep them SUA.


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post #17 of 56 Old 08-14-2013, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Probably because you didn't post pictures in your previous thread. Now that we see that you still have the original perches in place, we know it is a quick fix.

Depending on tire size, your current set may rub after you go back to SUA with the current springs. If you DO want more height, you'll just need to find some 2-4" lift springs, and keep them SUA.
how does a 3 inch lift with some 34s sound?

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how does a 3 inch lift with some 34s sound?
Probably a bit too large. I'm running 3" suspension and a 1" body lift (due to fiberglass tub) and 33s fit perfectly. I don't know what gearing you have, but I wouldn't go too large if you dont have the budget to swap unless you know you're all set.

If this is going to be a Daily Driver, I'd go 2.5" lift and 31-32s, personally. Mine is a 2nd vehicle and for nicer days or snow storms.

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Probably because you didn't post pictures in your previous thread. Now that we see that you still have the original perches in place, we know it is a quick fix.
Yep. Good pics make a difference.
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post #21 of 56 Old 08-14-2013, 02:24 PM
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Any larger than 33s, and you will have to start looking at cutting the rear wheel wells to let the tire fit at full stuff. A good 3" lift and 33s is a good setup. Just my opinion, but you might look up "Ubolt Flip Kit" for a CJ and that will get your Ubolts up and out of the way.

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Probably a bit too large. I'm running 3" suspension and a 1" body lift (due to fiberglass tub) and 33s fit perfectly. I don't know what gearing you have, but I wouldn't go too large if you dont have the budget to swap unless you know you're all set.

If this is going to be a Daily Driver, I'd go 2.5" lift and 31-32s, personally. Mine is a 2nd vehicle and for nicer days or snow storms.
2.5 inch lift and some 32s? sounds fine with me!

hey atheists,
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Any larger than 33s, and you will have to start looking at cutting the rear wheel wells to let the tire fit at full stuff. A good 3" lift and 33s is a good setup. Just my opinion, but you might look up "Ubolt Flip Kit" for a CJ and that will get your Ubolts up and out of the way.
are those necessary for the conversion?

hey atheists,
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are those necessary for the conversion?
No, just helpful. It gets the U-bolts pointing up instead of down, reducing snag points.

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No, just helpful. It gets the U-bolts pointing up instead of down, reducing snag points.
X2!

I have skids on mine and they do get abused.

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damn these guys really did a number down here

the shocks on the left are placed by using a couple of metal plates and 15/16 bolts with the head cut off in between them, as fillers, in a Z shape.

the ones on the right are attached the same way but flat across

the bottom flat part where it used to be SUA is really close to that thingy running across that turns the wheels (sorry for my lack of mechanical terminology, thats why i made a JF account lol)

in between the block and the springs on the drivers side theres a tiny plate of metal wedged in between, kind of like a make shift shim.

on the right side, there isnt.

i decided not to touch anything till i consult you guys.
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can you post up a pic of the front axle and steering gear from right in front so we can see the whole thing in one shot?

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post #29 of 56 Old 08-15-2013, 11:53 AM
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How good are you wrenching? Fabing? Welding?

You really need to find some local help from someone that knows their way around CJs and tools or you are in for a long, expensive, drawn out mess assuming you don't give up first.

Based on what we've seen so far this probably has a lot more issues beyond the obvious. What folks say in passing on a forum may "look easy" but they aren't telling you 98% of the details that you need to know to do this correctly. I guarantee you undoing the previous owner's shortcuts won't be nearly as simple as simply bolting up the axles the other way.

I'm not trying to bring you down, and I'm not telling you not to try to fix it, but it sounds like you need a serious mentor that is going to help you do it right, and I don't mean a bunch of strangers on a forum. You can't just post a few pics and expect step-by-step instructions on how to undo this atrocity.

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How good are you wrenching? Fabing? Welding?

You really need to find some local help from someone that knows their way around CJs and tools or you are in for a long, expensive, drawn out mess assuming you don't give up first.

Based on what we've seen so far this probably has a lot more issues beyond the obvious. What folks say in passing on a forum may "look easy" but they aren't telling you 98% of the details that you need to know to do this correctly. I guarantee you undoing the previous owner's shortcuts won't be nearly as simple as simply bolting up the axles the other way.

I'm not trying to bring you down, and I'm not telling you not to try to fix it, but it sounds like you need a serious mentor that is going to help you do it right, and I don't mean a bunch of strangers on a forum. You can't just post a few pics and expect step-by-step instructions on how to undo this atrocity.
im good enough at welding to work at a welding shop and never see my jobs come back lol
fabing, im okay. im learning.
and what a bummer. when i agreed to the jeep i had no clue how much work it needed, but its too late! my brother in law is going to graduate from UTI in september... but i dont want to wait that long. the previous owners really effed us good.

hey atheists,
If God doesn’t exist… then how has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/662931/highlights/35184377
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