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Unread 08-05-2010, 12:49 PM   #31
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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).

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Unread 08-05-2010, 03:16 PM   #32
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So is it almost cheaper to buy 2 wheels for the front that have an extreme offset? Or is it better to go with the wheel spacers?
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Unread 08-06-2010, 11:00 PM   #33
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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
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Unread 08-08-2010, 03:56 PM   #34
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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.

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Unread 08-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #35
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With a 4" suspension lift. Do you need a drop pitman arm and High Steer in conjunction. OR do you just need one or the other.



AND Can I get some pics of the way you guys reinforced your Steering boxes?

Also, let me know how 33 x 12.50 tires and manual steering is while on the trails and what not.

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Unread 08-09-2010, 03:45 PM   #36
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Can no one answer my questions?
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Unread 08-09-2010, 03:54 PM   #37
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I just have a tierod flip on mine and it works fine. I can get pics tonight if you wana see.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #38
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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.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 08:19 PM   #39
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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.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 08:40 PM   #40
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I updated the first post with my specs as she sits, and other things like some links to info that I am using (this list is sure to grow as I think of things).
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Unread 08-10-2010, 09:26 PM   #41
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Heres some pictures of what I have been doing.

Heres my new to me tires... Still wondering how the manual steering will be with that wide of a tire.


Heres how I am going to install my Crossmember on the transmission. I just drilled all the way thru the frame, and install 7" long grade 8 bolts with a nylon lock nut.




This is my AMC 20 with full floating axles, and rear 4" lift springs already installed. Very excited to get this thing installed.
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Unread 08-11-2010, 09:44 AM   #42
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I had 33x12.50 tires with manual steering when I got the jeep. It sucked! The steering column was getting loose. Almost impossible to turn at a dead stop. I would highly recomend power steering.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 06:34 PM   #43
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Got some new pics today off all the work I got done today. Got the old axle and springs out, and installed my 4" lift springs, and Widetrack AMC 20.

Just finishing up getting the springs up and shackles on, and starting on the brakes.


All Done! I cant tell the difference...


The Other side....



< Here is a Before pic >




Tomorrow, if the GF lets me, I am going to install the front lift springs.
I definitely need them 1.5" wheel spacers for the front now, other wise it just looks goofy with that wide track in the rear.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 06:55 PM   #44
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I had 33x12.50 tires with manual steering when I got the jeep. It sucked! The steering column was getting loose. Almost impossible to turn at a dead stop. I would highly recomend power steering.
X2... they don't call it "Armstrong" steering for nothing!
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Unread 08-12-2010, 07:20 PM   #45
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Will I need shims on the front w/ a 4" suspension lift?

And since I am not running a widetrack axle, am I going to have problems with the brake calipers hitting the front shocks?
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