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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-17-2003, 07:12 PM
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Plans for the CJ

I have some plans for my 82 Jeep CJ7- how do they sound?

Fix rust (very little to begin with) and paint body (white)
Line-X body tub
Warn Front Bumper
Warn Rocker Guards
Ramsey 8k lb winch
Dual battery setup
4.5 Re lift
CV driveshaft
1in poly bodylift
.5 in shackles (to make it an even 6in)
TJ flares
35x12.5 BFG Mud Terrains
4.88 gears (i think that would be right)
ARB air lockers or detroit electrac's)
New headers (the old ones arnt so good looking)
Radio and chrome dash overlay
New console (what would you get?)
A mild cam, intake, and carb
Its already had a V8 swap (AMC 304)
Grant steering wheel

Whats right, whats wrong, and what would you do?

Thanks, Taylor
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what would you do?

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Don't waste money on stock axles. 35's are pushing it if you have a dana 20 and/or 30. It gets worse w/ 4.88 gears and lockers. If you don't wheel you may be OK. But I'm guessing you will, otherwise why the lockers.

I have a 4" spring lift. I love it, but, If I did it again I would go w/ a spring over. Then you could run 35's w/o having to go w/ a shackle lift (bigger shackle makes for bad road manners). You will also have more flex w/ a spring over.

just my $.02

sounds like you are going to have a great ride however you go about it!
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Don't waste money on stock axles. 35's are pushing it if you have a dana 20 and/or 30.

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A dana 20 will handle 35" tires without any problem. The low range isn't that good but a 3.15 gearset could help that. I think Advance Adapters is also making a heavy duty output shaft for the dana 20 now too. In his other post he mentioned it's an 82 so it should have the dana 300, not the dana 20.
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