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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
dtsdave
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cj rebuild input needed

I have a 77 cj7 Im currently doing a rebuild on and would love input from all you jeepers out there. For instance the rear axle the shocks are on the same side (both on the rear of the axle) from what I understand tis can cause wheel hop like on the 67 cameros. has anyone here staggered them one to the front on to the rear? so far I've taken the body off the frame is in great shape Im going to pore15 and paint it chassie black. The two sides of the body need replacement any suggestions? Plus any othe mods anyone has that they did would be great.

Thanks, dave.

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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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Your CJ shocks are just like they left the factory and no, it won't cause wheel hop (spring wrap really).

Staggered shocks can help with reduce wheel hop in vehicles where it's present, but it never causes wheel hop to have them on the same side. CJs don't suffer from the same wheel hop characteristics that you see in F-bodies, Chevy pickups, etc.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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Yea mine had bad wheel hop maybe worn out springs? I used to have a 67 camero and the first year they did like jeeps however it caused wheel hop they put a factory traction bar on and in 68 they staggered te shocks fixing the problem. So i thougt it might be the cause on the jeep.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #4
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Some pics of the Jeep may help with suggestions. One thing about a Jeep is there are tons of things you can do to them to make them look sharp and your own.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 10:10 AM   #5
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yea its tore down to the frame right now I guiess I'm looking for input on mods people do to get better shock travel strengthen the frame ect...
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Unread 05-17-2013, 01:08 PM   #6
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If it's wheel hop or shudder from a standing still, i'm hearing and reading it may be a bad pilot bushing in the clutch. mine is doing this. New clutch kit is on order for me

wish you luck on the build
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