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Unread 11-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Moving front axle forward 1 1/2"

To allow room for larger tire 32" with lowest lift possible, I want to move my front axle forward 1 1/2".

I bought the steering box mount that moves the box forward.

Also new spring hangers to weld to frame and planning on adding 1 1/2" to frame rails.


couple question:

1. will I need a new steering sector shaft or will the OEM one stretch?

2. What's best way to move or new links to retain the factory sway bar?

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Unread 11-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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1. You do know what a sector shaft is, right?

2. Drill and tap new holes in the bottom of the frame 1½" farther forward. I'd use the front hole as the back hole on the swaybar mount. Or, do like I did years ago and totally remove the sway bar. Not needed.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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1. Steering shaft. Do I need to get Borgeson shaft ?

2. Like to keep sway bar.
The sway bar mounts are near a curve section of frame.


Anyone moved their front axle forward?

Looking for tips and advice.



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Unread 11-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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I moved mine and did not use the sway bar. I bought a Borgeson shaft only because mine was worn but you can use the factory one if you would rather. On the springs, I used a shackle reversal kit and modified the front brackets to move forward. Over all it was fairly easy.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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Moved mine with the M.O.R.E kit and got jks swaybar links for 4"+ lift... swaybar fits fine in stock location
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Unread 11-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #6
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I moved mine, over all easy, but I tossed the sway bars 12 years ago.

I couldn't tell the difference with them on or not.

You could just tub the fenders out, and not bother moving the axle,

A Longer wheelbase on 32 inch tires is probably not ideal. If you tub the front and cut the rear, you can fit 35s

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Unread 11-21-2013, 05:32 AM   #7
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I'm planning on moving mine whenever my dad lifts his j10. I currently run soa with factory springs with no sway bars. I've never run sway bars. If I was you I'd save some time and just eliminate the sway bar.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replies... and keep them coming.


Good idea about just running longer sway bar links.



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Unread 11-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #9
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Get the detachable links if you wan't they are a bit longer and you can disconnect them.

Odd nobody noticed a difference with sway bar off or on. Made a huge difference in my CJ5. At least I stopped leaning out the door on a left turn.
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