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Unread 03-08-2012, 10:47 AM   #46
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Hey lol I didn't mean to take over you tread. And yes the shackles are the worst decision I ever made yes I was a rookie but I posted a tread a few days back and some one said get rid of them. So I ordered a rough country 4 in lift kit with skyjacker shocks I am gonna loose the shackles. Cause the jeep drives like crap.

My tires are are 35 x 16.50 they are wide and yea I will prolly cut down on size but I really don't wanna go smaller than 14.50 do you think that would help?

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Unread 03-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #47
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Yea I drove it a time or 2 but it doesn't drive good. I ordered them from somewhere they were suppose to be 4 " lift shackles they are about 5 inches from hole to hole. They are going in the trash lol my lift kit should be here this afternoon. So I will have to up date my pics of my jeep soon lol
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Unread 03-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #48
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Sorry I just measured them they are 8 in from hole to hole!!!
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Unread 03-08-2012, 12:05 PM   #49
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So what did the wrap cost you, that is cool.

Did you do this before the song came out about camo paint and the guy with a cavilar.
I can't take credit for the wrap since the PO was the one that put it on. I like it but eventually I'll remove it and give it a solid paint job.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 03:38 PM   #50
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Sorry I just measured them they are 8 in from hole to hole!!!


lol...........I think your jeeps looks cool as hell. but the shackles are too long.

Yeah, when you said 5 inches , I was like wtf ever, more like 8-9 "....... My shackles measure 5" o/c, but I have YJ style mounts, front and rear.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #51
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Thanks I really have put a lot of work into it I gonna post a tread of a few pics I took going thru the process and just see what everyone thinks. I wish I could get a good pic of the paint cause I put 2 oz of white diamond flakes in the clear it's nice up close. Ha oh and my lift came in today. I am excited Thanks for everyone's input on my jeep y'all have helped me stay alive Later.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #52
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Cause the jeep drives like crap.

My tires are are 35 x 16.50 they are wide and yea I will prolly cut down on size but I really don't wanna go smaller than 14.50 do you think that would help?
Heck yeah it would help. The lighter your tires the better that 258 you have is gonna work & the better chance you have of your Jeep actually being able to go anywhere with your rear axle, which I'm assuming is still factory.

Good move getting proper lift springs, & good luck with the install if you're doing it yourself. You're gonna be a proud son of a gun when it's all finished. Let me know if you have any Q's.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #53
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Here's a further question: how is it that a mere three more years of production in the 80's ('83-'86) results in a relative preponderance of CJ7s to CJ5s on the roads, given the fact that the CJ5 was manufactured for nearly 30 years until '83, and production outnumbered CJ7 production, by 600,000 to 380,000 (quoting BagusJeep)? Did CJ5 production taper off in the late 70's/early 80's towards the official end of the manufacturing run? Why do you see more CJ7s than CJ5s?
Anyone? Now that we've established we see more '7s...this stumps me.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 08:31 AM   #54
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Anyone? Now that we've established we see more '7s...this stumps me.

Well one reason "I" like 7's better is simple....they are longer, more room, more comfortable. My wife and I used to go wheelin' with a friend who had a 5..........sucks when you are the one crammed in the back seat (imo). So I knew for a fact I would not be buying a 5. He always said he wished he had a 7, especially once he did the SOA.

My boss has a 5, his son drives it to work on occasion. He looks like a circus clown behind the wheel, because he is a pretty big boy. His knees are sticking clear up above the steering wheel......lol. Even they wish they had a 7, but...............(in his very famous last words)........."I got a good deal on it".

That's kinda of a inside company joke, because usually when he says that, he brings home a piece of equipment/ or a truck that I have to spend thousands of dollars on, to make it usable and/or safe.............. A very recent Peterbilt 379 purchase comes to mind
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Unread 03-20-2012, 02:42 PM   #55
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I will tell what you won't see a lot of, a CJ-8. I know of only 1 maybe two in our area. and he does not drive it much.

they only made 27K of the CJ-8.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 04:26 PM   #56
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I've been reading this thread since the beginning and it has been very informative. So now I'll get philosophical and tell you that the even more rare Jeep lies between the CJ5 and the CJ7, that is in fact the CJ6. They were rather unique and are few and far between today.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #57
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Unread 03-20-2012, 06:36 PM   #58
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CJ 4. There was only one ever made
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Unread 03-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #59
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CJ 4. There was only one ever made


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Unread 03-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #60
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It would be pretty cool to see the old girl all restored
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