I use a set of 2" of E-bay. I haven't had any trouble after I retorqued them. I used blue loctite also. The opposite wheels started wobbling on the trail. I pulled both wheels and the lugnuts came loose. I then realized I didn't retorque after my fist trip. After I torqued them down and then retorques them after the trip I haven't had troubel since. They have been on mutliple trips also. Trails and rocks and some short back road trips. As long as you check them you should be alright. Mine are tempt fix until this winter (if all goes according to plan).
1980 CJ 7--3" Black Diamond, 1" body, locked both ends, 4.56, 35x12.50x15 SS LTB, "family" cage
Get that axle in there yet? I know a guy with a geared and locked widetrack that will solve your front end problems........just sayin, lol
Ok I give, so what do you want for it?
But no I havent gotten the rearend in yet. Trying to get the dumb transmission in still. The pilot bearing has a small hole, and I cant seem to get it in it for some reason. Its really annoying, spend all of last night till 5 in the morning trying to get it in. I only have a couple of inches to go.
Well, I believe you, just there is, like most other things, an argument about if it works or if it doesnt. I think it would, just dont want to go dump $45, and then turn around and have to dump another chunk.
So an update on whats going on with the CJ5. I got my SM420 installed today along with the transfercase. I do not have my skid plate mounted yet because taking my previous one off I broke off every single bolt. What I am going to do is drill all the way up through the frame and tub, and insert a long grade 8 bolt.
After that is finished I am going to install my AMC 20 that I just picked up ( pics coming). Its a widetrack AMC 20 with Warn Full floating axles, lockout hubs, and a Detroit locker. When I am installing the axle the 4" Superlift super ride springs are going on as well, as one whole unit.
As far as the Front goes I have some fab to do and money saving to do. My front is just a narrow track Dana 30. nothing special...yet... But I am going to buy some 1.5" spacers, and get the goferit bushings to flip the steering. Then I am going to weld some shock mounts on to the axle. Probably go with something like this http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/paired-bracket-175tube-p-30.html. Afterwards, I acquired a set of what appears to be aftermarket upper shock mounts that are made out of square tubing and are longer, and I am going to mount them on the front. Then all there is left to do is find some front shocks.
I recently got me a Set of MT 35" Baja Claw tires. Pretty well worn, and they dont sit anywhere near 35", more like 33", but should work for now till I get all the bugs worked out and I get some more money saved. This is why I asked how does a CJ5 steer with manual steering and 33 x 12.50 tires.
After all this major drivetrain and drive line work, I can start on body armor and paint, cant wait!
Will have some pictures of the transmission in the jeep and my new wheels and tires. Then I will get some before, during and after of the lift and axle installs. Should all be happening this week. Unless of course something goes terribly wrong.