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Unread 06-06-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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I just bought a 1983 CJ7. Just noticed that the rear axle sets back about an inch. It does have a lift,but not sure how much. My tires set closer to the body in the rear than they do towards the front of the body. Can the springs in the rear be installed backwards? In other words my rear tires are not centerd within the fender well.......
Forgot to mention,rear end has been changed to Dana 44


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Unread 06-06-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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They (CJs) were that way from the factory, unfortunately.
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Unread 06-06-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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The springs can't be reversed as the eyes are different. A friend had a similar problem with his Toyota truck. He fabricated an offset spring adapter plate that set the axle forward the required amount. Don't really know if I would recommend it, though.
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Unread 06-06-2014, 02:22 PM   #4
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A friend had a similar problem with his Toyota truck. He fabricated an offset spring adapter plate that set the axle forward the required amount.
Probably similar to these:http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm

They: ORD, make great stuff, pretty much built my K5 with all thier parts...I miss that thing somethimes. I wish they would make CJ stuff....
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Unread 06-06-2014, 11:08 PM   #5
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Probably similar to these:http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm

They: ORD, make great stuff, pretty much built my K5 with all thier parts...I miss that thing somethimes. I wish they would make CJ stuff....
MORE makes a plate that does the same thing for CJs.
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Unread 06-07-2014, 08:07 AM   #6
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MORE makes a plate that does the same thing for CJs.
Good to know, thx....
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