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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2002, 10:37 PM
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SOA \'79 CJ7

I have a '79 CJ7, 6 banger, 3 speed and a D20. Narrow trac axles. I am thinking of doing a SOA with said components. I have been doing alot of surfing and I see a lot of SOA discussions, but they deal mostly with swapping in axles D44's and or YJ's.

What would I run into regarding the narrow trac axles and my driveline?

1) Steering linkage? (hi steer vs dropped pitman)
2) CV driveshaft needed?
3) Slip yoke?
4) Driveshafts - lengthened (new)
5) Shocks?

I'm not dong serious wheeling with this thing, just want some cheap lift. Thanks for any and all advice.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 12:28 AM
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Re: SOA \'79 CJ7

Cheap lift go with 4 inch lift spring unders and save yourself the hassle.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 01:00 AM
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Re: SOA \'79 CJ7

I agree save yourself the hassle of soa... if you want to go cheap just get a 4in...
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 12:10 PM
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Re: SOA \'79 CJ7

One major problem when you mix narrow axles with SOA. It falls ove too easy. I had a wide track rear and this still happend. I'm currently installing Waggy axles.

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Re: SOA \'79 CJ7

Yeah wally's got er pegged, been there, looks like you had quite a dip,narrow track axles and 5"s of suspension lift......tippier than a sailor on a saturday night. SOA isnt that bad to do, once you get into it, I would opt for wider axles, more stability. One of my first axle swaps was 10 bolts under a 82 cj7, man i could haul down dirt roads 60mph without feeling tippy, wider can sometimes be better, and remember that even moving your spring purches to a wider stance can help, good luck

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