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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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tire raising problem on cj5

I've noticed that with my cj5 now that if i idle in first and tap the throttle decently i can pull my drivers side tire into the air. While this was a neat trick the first time, i see it being a big problem offroad. It is also wearing out my passenger rear spring really quickly. Is there anyway to make it squat equally in the rear under acceleration? I have an antiwrap bar (modeled after a sams offroad one) that is mounted right next to the pumpkin on the driver side. I was debating whether i would have to put one on the passenger side to even things out. Any suggestions would be apprieciated.
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Re: tire raising problem on cj5

how much power is under your hood ?
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Re: tire raising problem on cj5

I have a 383 stroker, has some slight upper end issues, but low end power is still there, rear end ratio is 3.54 with lockrite, 35x12.50 tires, and sm465 tranny.
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Re: tire raising problem on cj5

The problem isn't the springs wrapping. The problem is the frame twisting. You have 2 frame rails with a crossmember at the front and the next one by the rear axle. There just isn't enough stiffness to the frame to resist the torsion from the engine.
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Re: tire raising problem on cj5

move the traction bar to the pasanger side, it will help DRAMATICALLY!
also add an extra leaf to the right rea rspring back if it doesnt do enough.
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Re: tire raising problem on cj5

The REAL problem is that you have WAAAAY too much power for a '5. Put a Kaiser F-head in it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: tire raising problem on cj5

Now which DRIVERíS side tire are you pulling off the ground, front or rear?

Could we have some video?

If this is [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img] a post, itís time to back out now.


If not:

You need to replace your right rear spring.

a). itís worn out or broken
b). it fell out
c). somebody stole it

If you are going to continue driving this way, you need some 50/50 shocks for it too.

You also need to replace your left front shock.

a). Itís stuck
b). it fits a Peterbuilt
c). you have 7 because you think itís kewwwwl

What have you got for a front axle, an aluminum tube with light weight spindles, 3.75 x 18 tires and super light weight rims?

If your having problems handling that 383, maybe you should replace it with a 4-popper until you hone your driving skills. How many months have you had your driverís license?

You can forget off-road. You would be a menace, a danger to anybody else there. If you donít have enough articulation in that front axle to keep form popping a tire off the ground, you couldnít negotiate a small speed bump.
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Re: tire raising problem on cj5

Damn Taz, wrong side of bed this morning?
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You read, b). it fits a Peterbuilt [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img], and ask that?
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Re: tire raising problem on cj5

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You read, b). it fits a Peterbuilt , and ask that?

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Well, you are in your finest curmudgeonly form today. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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