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Old 11-25-2005, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who moved forward front axle, I`d like some pic`s regarding how to figured out linkage.
I`m thinking in use waggy springs on front but I guess I`ll move about 2 inches out linkage, and I will get more WB.

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Old 11-25-2005, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im not going to flame seeing as how Im new here too, but you might want to move this to newbie
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Old 11-25-2005, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am asuming you are talking about a cj or yj. I went full hydro on mine so I did not have to worry about it but when I was exploring my options I was told that either I would have to cut the tube out of the frame and rebrace it elsewhere or to switch to a ford aerostar or scout pump since the pitman arm turns the opposite direction and move it back on the frame. Do a search and you should find plenty of info as this swap has been done a lot.
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Unless your going full hydro save yourself a lot of grief and move the steering gear forward the same amount that you stretch the front. You can move it up to 4 1/2" without doing this but you will have to run off the top of the pitman arm and limit the front travel with bumpstops to keep the tie rod out of the pitman arm. Just move the gear, then you don't have to worry about it.
When your down to one wheel drive pull the cable.........or back up and give it one more try!
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Old 11-26-2005, 08:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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As the rest of the guys have said, more info is needed here. For what it is worth, i moved my front axle forward when I swapped in my chevy 60 in the CJ5/6. I used a trick from the toyota guys and borrowed spring packs from the rear of a 4wd toyota truck for the front. They happen to be the same width dimension as stock YJs. I took the first three springs (mil wrapped) and combined them with a set of OME YJ springs i already had. The offset pin moved the axle forward a couple of inches and they yj springs were a perfect match to complete the set. Just experiment with rate by adding or subtracting springs. If you get your springs from the junk yard, they are already sagged out, so you can get a pretty good idea of ride height right off the bat when you put them on. They are cheap as hell and easy to replace if you bend one. I run WFO double highsteer arms (one in front, one behind) and did not have to move a thing. I could have run the standard highsteer setup also, but i chose to run this one for other reasons.

Just a note, I was doing a full width swap, so I was already putting in new spring mounts and outboarding. The Toyota springs are a good deal longer than the YJs, so new mounts will be required to do this swap. Also consider XJ rears or Wagoneer fronts for a similar setup. My brother is a toyota guy, so they are plentifull at my house. Added bonus is the longer spring flexes like mad.
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