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post #1 of 32 Old 10-16-2019, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Recently picked this rig up. Needs new tires. I'd appreciate someone chiming in and giving me an opinion on what size lift this thing is rocking. I'd like to drop the tire size to 31x10.5r15, but I'm unsure if that tire would look too small in this application.

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post #2 of 32 Old 10-17-2019, 09:33 AM
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Here's mine with the 31" tires:
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post #3 of 32 Old 10-17-2019, 09:39 AM
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HI, I'm a little concerned the rear tire is NOT in the center of the wheel well. something is out of wack??
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HI, I'm a little concerned the rear tire is NOT in the center of the wheel well. something is out of wack??
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Someone told me the YJ spring swap moved the rear axle backward. Was that incorrect information? Definitely looks funny to me too.

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Ok yea that's probably the reason..
but yeah looks off..
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I think if you dump the shackles and went to 31"s, it would be a win win.


Might check your gearing first, as it looks to have a 5 bolt (hub) front axle (later front axle). I switched to 4.10's with 31's and found 4th a little too low.


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The body is an intermediate CJ5--note the external wiper motor. A lot would have to have been changed to use the YJ spring conversion. The intermediate spring width is 1.75". Who knows what lurks under that nice orange body?

I agree with the shackle change. IMHO if you paint the orange in the wheel wells black it changes the contrast between the tires and body and the tires don't appear as small.
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post #8 of 32 Old 10-18-2019, 08:32 AM
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HI. Something just caught my eye that I don't like and most likely the motor don't like it ether.
That upper radiator hose is WAY BAD. Thats a HUGE AIR POCKET You really need to change that. You can't even open the radiator with out dumping a bunch of coolant out. That needs to be brought down so the out tube is level not pointing UP ward from the radiator, it goes at least 6 to 8 inches above the radiator top.. Not good ... cut and shorten it at the thermostat and turn the curve so its level.
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Wow thatís a nice looking CJ, love the orange color too. Nice find


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HI. Something just caught my eye that I don't like and most likely the motor don't like it ether.
That upper radiator hose is WAY BAD. Thats a HUGE AIR POCKET You really need to change that. You can't even open the radiator with out dumping a bunch of coolant out. That needs to be brought down so the out tube is level not pointing UP ward from the radiator, it goes at least 6 to 8 inches above the radiator top.. Not good ... cut and shorten it at the thermostat and turn the curve so its level.
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Good eye, I didnít even notice that before I read your comments. Likewise with the rear axle.




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yea that hose is most likely for a Truck as the 350 would sit way low in a truck.
I'm pressurized he does not have over heating issues.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. So I'll definitely look at changing the upper radiator hose. As for the suspension. I took some pics and measurements for you folks so you can have more information. This is completely foreign to me. I'm a hot rod drag racing guy who bought a jeep. Let me know what other pictures I should be taking for you folks? Thanks for your patience.

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I bought some tires. I went with a Kenda 32x11.50r15. At least I can drive it now. So on the to-do list: (1)fix the radiator hose, (2)get this rig up on a lift and see if there's something janky going on with the suspension/driveline making the rear end sit that far back.

It goes down the road well and it's not TOO terrifying at 65mph, so I suspect there's nothing super terrible going on with the driveline. I wonder if the previous owner set the rear end back to make the rear driveshaft longer after the 350 swap???

Further ideas, suggestions, and criticism are welcome.

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HI, You might want to check and see if your wheel base is the same on both sides. This tire looks more centered on this side over the other one being way towards the back of the wheel well? Also X the measurment ( LF to RR hard points ) to check centering.
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HI, You might want to check and see if your wheel base is the same on both sides. This tire looks more centered on this side over the other one being way towards the back of the wheel well? Also X the measurment ( LF to RR hard points ) to check centering.

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Thank you. I just measured from the front of the spring perch to the center of the rear leaf spring eye bolt. It measured 20.5 inches on each side. When I can finally get it in the air, I'll do the cross measure. I also noticed something else interesting while I was down there. The spring perches welded on the axle have three holes. Is that normal for aftermarket spring perches?

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