It's a 1976 CJ7 w/ Chevy 350 swap - has original turbo 400 tranny, Quadratrac transfer case, and I would assume original axles (not sure what axles). The PO installed a shackle lift, and I have been working to correct several issues with this.
I was going to remove shackle lift, but realized that I need it due to what I now believe would be sagging springs. My front driveshaft has been rubbing on the bellhousing on extreme flex, and the Y pipe has been crushed by Ujoint.
Looking at my springs, are these shot? They look like they are sagging a bit. With stock shackles, how could the driveshaft have possibly cleared the bellhousing / Y pipe? I have a replacement pair of stock springs from a parted out CJ, but not sure if these will be any better... Should I try them? What would you do to correct the driveshaft from rubbing / Y Pipe clearance?!? COST IS A FACTOR HERE. FYI, I am doing a tub swap this winter, so I will have a good opportunity to do some suspension work then. Spring lift would be great, but I've heard not much good about some of the aftermarket springs (stiff ride), and it might blow my budget right now. Have about $300 to spend. Can I reuse some parts to reduce costs? Any advice appreciated P