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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2003, 11:49 PM
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spring over \'75 cj5

Is there anyone out there who has sprung over a pre '76 cj5 with the narrow frame and narrow springs? If I spring mine over is it going to be to tippy? Will I eventually want to go to yj springs outside the frame, or even wide axles? Is there anything special I need to know, or parts I need, in comparison to a spring over on a YJ? I have searched the forum with not much luck.
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Re: spring over \'75 cj5

I had a 74 CJ5 that I went SOA with YJ springs and kept the narrow axles. It wasn't terribly tippy, but when I went to a different offset wheel to get more width it felt more stable. Wider axles are going to give the benefit of more stability on such a short wheelbase.
Doing the SOA is the same as doing it for a later model, with the exception of later models having the wider springs.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2003, 11:00 AM
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Re: spring over \'75 cj5

I have gone SOA on my 72. I am using stock YJ springs, and slightly wider front axle (60") with rear spacers to widen the stock rear axle. I did not outboard the springs I just cut off all the stock mounts and built some to work with the YJ springs. I have not had the opportunity to trail test mine yet but it seems to be stable and extremely flexy.
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