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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Spring Over on 70 cj5?

a friend has a 70 cj5 and wants to do a spring over. we were wondering if there was a good source for such information and/or tips for doing a spring over on that vehicle. we performed one on a samurai and swapped in dana 44s at the same time so we are pretty capable in the mechanics department of it. we just wanted to know the do's and dont's before we started. its bone stock at the moment. thanks a million in advance.

92 blazer sport, 3" rough country/custom lift, 4.10 gears, 285/75 yok. geolander mts on stockers, warn x8000i on warn brush guard, flowmaster, k&n, 180,000 miles on original motor and tranny..ha ha.
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Re: Spring Over on 70 cj5?

A couple of suggestions. Convert it to saginaw steering. This will make the
tierod/draglink setup much cleaner and ditch the D27 front diff for a D30 or a
D44. This will allow you to do a high steering arm setup.

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Re: Spring Over on 70 cj5?

thanks a lot...anymore?

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Re: Spring Over on 70 cj5?

a dana 44 rear from a postal jeep is (i'm pretty sure) the same width and is already spring over from the factory-might save you some time and money

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Re: Spring Over on 70 cj5?

I thought the D44 from a postal Jeep had the diff centered. The 70CJ5 has
the rear diff offset to the right, that I'm sure of since I had a 70CJ5.

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Re: Spring Over on 70 cj5?

it does. besides it would be more work than its worth to off set the diff and make a setup for steering. i dont even know if its possible. I think the dana 30 is a much better idea. If i were you i would take the 30 and the entire steering setup from a latter cj. you might also get discs with that. good luck.

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