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Unread 05-17-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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spring over spring question and i searched

i got a 83 cj-8 that has a spring over on it now
i had to lift the front 2 inches more than the rear to leavle it out
its on 35s with stock springs
im planning a ford front 44 8-lug and a rear d60 shackle reversal on the front and out board the springs and 40s
my question im wanting 4inch lift yj springs will my jeep sit levle be lower in the front and will 40s fit
any help will be greatly appreited

thanks j-rod

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Unread 05-18-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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It should sit some what level with the YJ springs on it. The CJ springs are definately higher in the rear as I just recently found out when I put my shackles on last week. It almost looks like I did it on purpose.
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Unread 05-18-2004, 06:02 PM   #3
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with a spring over and 4 inch springs, 40s will fit.....especially if the axles are full-width
83 CJ7 IN PROGRESS: Warn 8274, Locked Scout D44 with 4.09s, rollcage, T18, Dana 300, Swampers, etc.etc.....
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Unread 05-21-2004, 01:09 PM   #4
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Might need to rethink that Ford front axle as it has a driver's side pumpkin compared to a CJ's passenger side drop.. also, if you're gonna do enough fabbing to swap axles and do a shackle reversal, you should be able to "tweak" the mounting of the shackle reversal to make sure you end up level (unless you plan on purchasing one of the bolt on kits then I guess you're kind of stuck with the factory height). 4" springs on a SOA are gonna put you way up there. Not sure if it will clear 40's without some trimming or body lift (I run 1.5" springs SOA and have lots of room for my little 35" TSLs). 40's might also push a Dana 44 to its limit if you wheel it. Might want to consider a D60 frontend. One thing you have going for ya is that longer wheel base. It'll help with the rear driveshaft angle (my rear shaft is only 15.5" long).
'80 CJ5 w/AMC360, T176, D44 w/Detroit 4.56, RE 4" YJ lift and 35s..

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