I like the "Crabtree" art and welcome to his club!
My pal and I are waiting for our Crabtree shackles and hangers to finish up his OME 2.5" suspension swap. The install is super easy thanks in part to this thread.
I don't recall reading or seeing it anywhere but wanted folks to know that if they intend on installing sway bar quick disconnects they will need to take off the old sway bar links from the stock sway bar and those damn things are pressed on (think ball joints). We had a helluva time removing them from my pal's '86. For awhile I was thinking they were threaded in there but we ultimately took the sway bar off, clamped it in a vise and took a BFH to the end links until they finally popped out.
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains
I have a question for you guys. If you're piecing together your kit, do you buy cj u-bolts or yj u-bolts? Or does it matter?
Same U-bolts as CJ. The front ubolt plates are your concern, you can use your existing rear plates, but will need to modify the front plates or buy YJ plates, due to the leafs being wider (2.5") in front than the CJ springs(2"). The rear springs on your CJ are already 2.5" wide.
** See Renegades post up above
I had my front plates modified for the wider springs.
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