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Unread 10-06-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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'79 QuadraTrac Lift Question

I have recently purchased a '79 CJ7 with the 400 & QT tfr case. I want to lift it, but after looking at the rear driveshaft (stubby doesn't even cover it) - I'm worried about the angles for a lifted set up. I already have some 4" lift CJ7 springs that i could use, but don't want to ruin anything. I know guys are doing it successfully - any insight?

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Unread 10-06-2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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I am using the Skyjackker J20RS 2.5 inch lift springs in the rear on my 1976 CJ7 304/TH400/QuadraTrac with no issues. I do not believe another 1.5 inches will make any differnce at all.

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Unread 10-06-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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I'm running 4" BDS on a 76 with Th400/QT and yes it's steep, but the diff and rear output is in phase. No vibration and still plenty of slip in the drive shaft.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 11:21 AM   #4
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I had a slight vibration after installing the lift and went with a Tom Woods CV shaft and new pinion angle shims and now I have no vibration.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 11:42 AM   #5
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1" TC drop fixed my vibration from the lift, but I want to put a double cardan joint in there to get the ground clearance back. I am not sure if there is enough room to do it. Front was no issue.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 11:45 AM   #6
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You should have no problem. We have the same setup. I think my over all length of the CV shaft was 17.5".
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Unread 10-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #7
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Even with 4" of lift you're not in the same ballpark as a CJ5 with a T18/D20 with 3.5" of lift. I had that setup and when my wheelbase was stock the rear shaft was 13.5" long.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 01:32 PM   #8
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Could always do what I did. I stretched the rear 8" and kept it spring under. Made for a much better ride for stability and control. Pretty easy to do as well.
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Unread 10-14-2009, 10:19 AM   #9
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I'll keep pushing on then - thanks for the insight!
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Unread 10-23-2009, 08:47 AM   #10
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I got most of it put back together! With the degree shims installed and TC drop the difference in angle is almost negligible - thanks to all for your input.

Now just to finish the body........
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