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07-03-2019 01:01 PM
Fourtrail Can't say on the reverse shackle, this one was reverse from the build up from a frame and grill shell. I would to 4.10's as you will get 35's down the road...
07-03-2019 11:36 AM
~JM~ Excellent information. Thank you. My Jeep has been mostly street driven while working out the bugs & I am trying to preserve the original axles. Plan to begin enjoying it off-road after the new axles/suspension are under it.

I have the Big Daddy steering box mount already mounted with a Borgeson steering shaft. Hoping to avoid moving the steering box if possible. Don't really want to buy a new mount & another steering shaft.

Struggling with what R&P gear ratio to go with. Cad 500/TH400/Dana300 & 33" tires. I drive fast at times. Looks like 4.10=3215RPM @ 75MPH. 3.73=2925RPM @ 75MPH. 3.5=2744RPM @ 75MPH. Have 3.31 in OEM axles at this time. Have often been north of the 85MPH speedo.

Did the shackle reversal substantially improve handling?

Anyone else care to weigh in on the subjects?
07-02-2019 09:54 AM
Fourtrail I would buy new wheels, tons of new and used chevy/toyota stuff out there that will bolt on or the Jeep aluminum slots that always look good.. Best bet for disk/w parking brake are the caddy calipers with parking brake. Ruff Stuff or Speedway motors both sell the caddy calipers w/parking brake and weld on caliper mounts.

What are you plans for street driving? I have been happy with yukon grizzly lockers offroad, but a select able is good if you plan to do street driving. the ox is okay if you can get the cable system tuned in and then don't mess with it. not sure on the e-locker, think it still has to spin a bit before it locks in.

Both kits look good and you should be please with either. make sure what spring width they are for, one looked to be for the wider 2-1/2" YJ front springs, which is a good upgrade. Also see how far they move the front axle forward as you will likely have to relocate the steering box farther forward. M.O.R.E. does make a heavy duty mount that will move the box 2" forward. Shock mounts will have to be fabbed up/moved on the rear axle. mot a big deal as you will have the welder out to put on the new spring perch anyway.

Have a reverse shackle and like it, but not sure I would do it again. takes a lot to get the pinion and caster angle correct and you have the front spring hangers that like to hit stuff where the shackles seem to clear things easier.

Standard 3.75" or 4" backspacing on an 8" wheel should be good for a 35.
07-01-2019 08:40 AM
~JM~ No one has any feedback on this?

Any advice/personal experience would be appreciated.

06-29-2019 09:01 AM
Wagoneer to CJ7 Axle Swap ???

I've been searching this site (plus a few others) and now I'm having a data overload problem.

I am using a '75 Wagoneer front & a '91 Wagoneer rear. Both 6-lug. Of course my CJ is 5-lug.

When performing this swap, is it worthy to switch to 5-lug, or buy new rims? I've read that swapping to 5-lug will cause the front axle to gain additional width. Don't want that. Also trying to determine what type of rear disk brake/parking brake system is most reliable?

Do the OEM Wagoneer shock mounting brackets work correctly for a CJ7, or do the mounts need to be removed & relocated?

Still trying to finalize traction device decisions. Full time Locker? Selectable Locker? True-Track? Any reports on the cable operated OX Locker? Has the early reliability problems with the Eaton E-Track been resolved?

Any advice on outboarding the front spring mounts? I have found a few kits & I see where separate components are available. Trying to decide upon shackle reversal, or not. Been comparing these two kits:

I had originally planned to reverse the front shackle mounts, but have recently heard a few negatives. Both have some pro's & cons. I want to do this once.

Will the front wheels require a certain non-standard back space dimension to clear the leaf springs? Suspension will be spring under with approximately 4" lift & 33"-35" tires.


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