D 44 wagee - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Elk Mound Wisconsin
Posts: 443
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
D 44 wagee

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?
Gooddogs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 04:25 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: D 44 wagee

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.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 10:26 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: D 44 wagee

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!

I have drawings and pictures of mine if you're intersted. Email me privately because I'm not on this board too much. I generally lurk around the Jeepster BBS.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 10:53 PM
I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
 
ricochet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,526
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: D 44 wagee

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>
ricochet is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 11:03 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: D 44 wagee

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.....
post #6 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 11:41 AM
Keyboard Implanted
 
TOM85CJ7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,072
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: D 44 wagee

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.

later,
TOM85CJ7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome