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Old 01-25-2008, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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stretching the Cj 7

I am putting a Dana 60 14Bolt FF under my jeep.

I am going to be pushing the front forward 2 inches, and the rear up to 10 inches back


My question is, for the front I been told to use Xj springs or Yj springs, easy enough

But which one is better for the front to push it forwards 2 inches?

For the rear, I was told a S-10 spring would work.
is that true?


Wat is a good cheap option for the rear springs?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Waggy springs will give you about 2", XJ's give about 5. If you want 10" in the rear you'll prob have to link it or move your spring mounts back and make some goofy looking frame extensions.
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if you want simplicity and the el'cheapo dollar factor go with XJ leafs all around and move the steering box forward or get an astro box with forward facing pitman arm. you are gonna have to make new driveshafts neways. and you should you a full length add a leaf in every pack and traction bars, but that suck will flex like a high school cheerleading captian and you'll only have to keep one kind of spares.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was planning on making to spring mounts on the out of the frame to push it back

I just needed to know what springs will work for the rear.

and for the front, I only want to push it forward 2 inches. so yj rear springs are a good option?
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yj springs are 48" long with a centered center pin. you tell me.

this has been more than covered. do a little reading. i dont think any of the jeep builds in this section arent stretched a bit, flip through a few, do some searching and save yourself the flaming.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Problem is,
90% of the jeeps that are stretched on here are linked in the rear.
I am trying to avoid doing that.

but after making some cuts and placing axle where I would have liked it, isnt going to work,

unless I rebuild another rear bumper.


that being said looks like am going to be sitting at 100-103
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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check out geberhard's build, or tomb raider, there was a tj unlimited with a rear leaf conversion not too long ago, and thats without searching, try searching for cherokee rear springs, or try rear leaf conversion, maybe stretch with leaf springs, keep trying and youll learn to search.
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Here are a few different spring measurments:

http://www.4x4spot.com/spring_swap_info.htm

http://www.4x4spot.com/misc__spring_information.htm

Ten inches is alot in the back. I only took six to stretch my rear. OUCH!!!!!! You will pprobably have to extend the frame some for that much stretch in the back if you use leaf springs. Dodge Dakota springs have the center pin offset ~10 inches and length of 24"/33".
Waggy springs will give you two inches on the front.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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merry xmas, i just ran across this on another search

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...t=leaf+stretch
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