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Keith_b00ne 04-15-2012 04:05 PM

Stretch CJ5 with Steering Woes
I have CJ5 in which the front axle has been 4 linked and pushed forward significantly. (Not sure exactly how many inches from stock) It is so far forward the track bar mount is only 6 inches or so from the front of the frame. The issue is that the CJ is currently full hydro steering and I am trying to convert it back to a steering box. I would like to put the Jeep back on the road. I see no way to get a steer box back on the Jeep without redoing the entire front end. Has anyone seen any creative steering solutions for stretched Jeeps that I might be able to use?

Thanks for your help.

Keith_b00ne 04-15-2012 04:24 PM

Here are a few more tid bits.......I estimate that we pushed the front axle out 12" to compensate for the tires. I am running 38". There is a winch on the front of the Jeep and the frame can't be extended any more than what it is without looking weird.

papa355 04-15-2012 05:28 PM

it sounds pretty wierd ;) j/k :D

John N 04-15-2012 06:22 PM

What front end are you using? Can you run steering arms that put the tie rod and drag link behind the axles? Then you could mount a steering box in-board and/or face the pitman arm reversed, facing forward.

Just some thoughts.....

Keith_b00ne 03-21-2013 02:40 PM

Just a quick followup to my old thread. We were able to make a 1987-1995 Astro Van steering box with forward facing pitman arm work on this project. Highly recommend it to others.

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