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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-27-2021, 11:19 AM
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Posted By RARECJ8
Just finished up YJ conversion up front. Some...

Just finished up YJ conversion up front. Some hassles moving the front mount forward and wider. Rear fixed shackle hangers was cut off and new one welded in place. This is SOA application. ...
Jeep Forums: Nevada Jeep Forum   07-27-2021, 01:23 AM
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Posted By RARECJ8
So are u here? Lots to see/esp person e in...

So are u here? Lots to see/esp person e in Reno. Been wheeling here all my life. Our clumps is hills angels 4x4. Look us up on face book. We do monthly runs and also a monthly pizza meet n...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-26-2021, 06:23 PM
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Posted By RARECJ8
for this sort of maintenance we simply place a...

for this sort of maintenance we simply place a bottle jack between the leaf near the shackle and frame to take up the load. YMMV. good luck.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Picture Requests   07-25-2021, 01:07 PM
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Posted By RARECJ8
Testing new suspension

Testing new suspension
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-25-2021, 07:49 AM
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Posted By RARECJ8
Twisting up new suspension to locate positions...

Twisting up new suspension to locate positions for front and rear bump stops. Project nearing completion. Need hew muffler and a CV rear driveline and small stuff. Rubicon trail in two weeks.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-12-2021, 07:43 PM
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Posted By RARECJ8
Next challenge is the 2” CJ axle spring perches...

Next challenge is the 2” CJ axle spring perches and we need 2.5” perch. Flap disc up the existing perch, clearance the new perch inside and bevel for old weld bead. Sits right over the old. ...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-12-2021, 07:35 PM
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Views: 2,301,445
Posted By RARECJ8
Burning in new SR front spring hangers. ...

Burning in new SR front spring hangers. Torchmate to the rescue. This is a then/now perspective. Go from 2” CJ pax to YJ pax. Wider and more forward. A bit. Far from finish but basic plates...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-10-2021, 07:41 PM
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Posted By RARECJ8
The soon to be gone front spring mounts.

The soon to be gone front spring mounts.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-10-2021, 07:26 PM
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Posted By RARECJ8
CJ is growing up. Doing YJ swap up front. Gets...

CJ is growing up. Doing YJ swap up front. Gets deeper and deeper as we progress. Big shout out to WFO Concepts for parts. Was already SR and SOA. Requires cutting out old spring hangers and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-02-2021, 11:12 AM
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Posted By RARECJ8
its already SOA and SR-- been like that for 15...

its already SOA and SR-- been like that for 15 years but the skinny CJ pax are about shot and we believe this might be affecting the rear spring troubles, documented here under leafspring nightmare...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-01-2021, 09:13 PM
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Posted By RARECJ8
This..

This..
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-01-2021, 09:10 PM
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Posted By RARECJ8
Builder parts for front YJ pax. So long 2” pac. ...

Builder parts for front YJ pax. So long 2” pac. We believe all needed. Challenge is centering app hangers. From 2” oem to 2.5++ for YJ mounts. Lots of geometry and science, plus book learning.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-29-2021, 04:04 AM
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Posted By RARECJ8
Converting to YJ springs in front. Old pack...

Converting to YJ springs in front. Old pack coming out…
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-17-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,179
Posted By RARECJ8
deeper investigation reveals LF spring is bent...

deeper investigation reveals LF spring is bent and trashed. SOA and shackle reverse is a bugger. LF 1" higher than PF side. Yanking those and adding rubicon express 6 leaf 1.5" SOA YJ pax. then...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-15-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,179
Posted By RARECJ8
this weekend get the joy of tearing it all apart...

this weekend get the joy of tearing it all apart and look for any issues, especially P side spring perch. Look for wallowed out center pin hole. front and rear of that hole are two voids cast into...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-15-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,179
Posted By RARECJ8
they sure are twisted but completely deflated. ...

they sure are twisted but completely deflated. no load, just hanging there. lift to full droop the P side still not completely vertical...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-15-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,179
Posted By RARECJ8
a hack fix can be grind off the RR shackle hanger...

a hack fix can be grind off the RR shackle hanger and outboard it to sit directly over the spring eye. But that is not addressing the core problem of why... it is tempting tho...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-15-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,179
Posted By RARECJ8
back from the alignment shop. This shop builds...

back from the alignment shop. This shop builds high end KOH class 4 race trucks and numerous custom builds that grace several magazine covers. highly rated. Their recent 63" swap onto another jeep...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-15-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,179
Posted By RARECJ8
No idea as to weight but there is a lot of heavy...

No idea as to weight but there is a lot of heavy stuff. Orbital debate aside, it did the exact thing on the first go around using oem factory spec chevy shackles, etc. the fact the rear pass side...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-14-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,179
Posted By RARECJ8
Before going with new pax and the orbital hanger...

Before going with new pax and the orbital hanger in the rear, just rear of each pack, installed used pax with new bushings and new oem shackles. 15 mile drive and lookie here. This motivated new...
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