cj rebuild input needed - JeepForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 05-13-2013, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1977 CJ7 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
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.

dtsdave is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 05-13-2013, 04:23 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Colorado
Posts: 16,126
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.
CSP is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 05-13-2013, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1977 CJ7 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
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.
dtsdave is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 05-15-2013, 08:34 AM
Registered User
1975 CJ5 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 606
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.
bradleybrb is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 05-17-2013, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
1977 CJ7 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
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...
dtsdave is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 05-17-2013, 12:08 PM
Registered User
1977 CJ7 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Loxahatchee
Posts: 14
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
ivansdad is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome