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I got to pondering some long term mods I'd like to make to my Willys Wagon project. I'd like to replace the Rancho front springs I've got with something longer and wider. Would it be foolish to mount the front spring hanger (fixed) to my front bumper? The bumper is stout, 2X4 tubing, weighs 80 lbs. This would allow me to use longer springs from a Wagoneer or Wrangler or ??? I'm looking to get another 2" of lift - any reason to avoid this?


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I would think that as long as the bumper is welded to the frame good, that it will work.

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should work.. but keep in mind when you do this.. your front axle will move forward.. half the amount that you move that front bracket forward.. since you are not moving the back one.. Elusive and i moved are front axles forward.. but we also installed Dana 44's.. their yoke is farther back than a D30's.. so we still used the same front driveshaft.. basically we compensated for the bigger front axle..

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