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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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In order to run this at full width be it wide or narrow track how far out do I need to move the spring hangers and are there any pages that show how this was done buy someone else?
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do a search. there have been lots of pic's and posts on how to do this. i take it you have a cj right? because yj's do not have to be outboarded.
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Exactly 2.5" on each side. The negative crap you've heard about outboarding the springs is just that, crap. Do it right with reinforcement and you won't have any problems. Besides, J trucks, Chevys and probably more pickups have their rear springs outboard, and they reall carry some weight!

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I have a small write-up at <a target="_blank" href=http://www.dreamwater.com/ironpines/techcenter/outboardsprings/outboardsprings.htm>http://www.dreamwater.com/ironpines/techcenter/outboardsprings/outboardsprings.htm</a>
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Hey ricochet just thoght I would share a little info here. I know a guy that did his the sameway on the front where your shackles bolt to. After his first hard run he had to go back and add some gussets because they started bend upwards and it kicked the shackles out at an angle. Im not saying yours will but you might want to give that some thought.....
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I just did this on my Scrambler. I moved the hangers out exactly 2 inches. The perches on the original CJ axle were 27.5"s center to center and the G. Wag 44 was 31.5"s C to C. I can post some pics of my hangers if you like. I made my front ones out of 2x4x3/16" tubing. This makes my frame similar to a YJ upfront.

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