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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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who all is running a narrow track jeep?

well, i haven't been on this post for quite a while, work just got overwhelming. but this is what i got. i recently bought 2 cj-8 scramblers from a guy for 200 bucks. they were in really bad shape and i had to drag them out of the woods. but they both have chevy 350s in them one is an automatic and one is a manual. the one has the advance adapters adapter in it for a chevy auto to a jeep transfer case. and the other has a advance adapter bell houseing for a chevy sb to a jeep tranny. but then a week ago i bought a 77 cj-7 frame in great shape, with a 4'' superlift in it, axles, tranny and tc, for 500 bucks. (i also got the hood and dash.) this jeep has narrow track axles with the narrow leafs in the front. I want to know who all is running a narrow track jeep and how it works for them....

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Re: who all is running a narrow track jeep?

My narrow track 74 CJ5 works great, of course the only lift on it is a 1" body lift and 3/4" shackle lift. I have wheeled it quite a bit and also driven it back and forth from NC to OH several times and it performed flawlessly. BTW, congrats on the good finds....I never get that lucky, whether I have the money or not.
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Re: who all is running a narrow track jeep?

My '78 CJ7 is narrow, and I like it. Most of the offroading I do is in the woods, where narrow is an advantage squeezing between trees. When I put a D44 in front I ,ade it narrow-track width between the knuckle eyes. With the bigger hubs, the front is a couple inches wider than it was, but still much narrower than a wide-track. When I replace the AMC 20 I'll probably match the front width.
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Re: who all is running a narrow track jeep?

I got me one of them. The axles are fine. But the narrow springs are crap for wheeling. I bend/break them often enough that I carry a spare.
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Re: who all is running a narrow track jeep?

The Moss is narrow-trac...I like it for the same reasons stated by Jim...but it does have it's disadvantages! Side hills cause it to "feel" like it's gonna flop...

Both Brent A. & Aaron are also running narrow-trac axles and go just about everywhere
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Re: who all is running a narrow track jeep?

I ran the stock narrow track rear for 2 years. The only downfall i had was side hills. It actually became an advantage in the mud, since everyone was wider i normally would run between their tracks. Then i found rocks and gravel pit rain washouts and knew i had to go wider. It the woods/trails, the wider stance sucks. I cant get between some of the trees i use to be able to get though. But i only loose three trails local to me and the cops have been nailing that area hard anyway. So i really didnt loose anything.
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Re: who all is running a narrow track jeep?

#7 on my list of smartest wheeler ever.

Wheels illegally, and likes to talk about it online.


You, Sir, are a credit to the Four Wheel Drive Community.
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Re: who all is running a narrow track jeep?

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT TROLL?
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Re: who all is running a narrow track jeep?

Well, your 8's will have wide track axles. You could swap those into the 7. You could even swap the narrow track knuckels/hubs to the widetrack axle.

I had narrow track axles on my 79 but after putting on the 4" lift, I would lift the inside rear tire making turns on pavement. Soon after I swapped in a wagoneer rear and a wide track front. I am about to swap in a wagoneer front and the rear too since I'll be going to 6 lug wheels. It's only a few inches wider on each side. It's enough for me to notice the improved stability but I haven't run into problems with the small extra width and Arkansas is full of tight trails.
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