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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Full-size drivetrain under cj
That puppy is gonna be huge.
I am running 5" SUA, but it's on the Scrambler. My rear shaft is 32" long, and since a CJ-5 is 20" shorter, that'd make it 12" long (I know it's not 100% linear, but you get the idea). My point is, I think it'd be REAL short if you don't move the engine forward AND run a CV shaft. I'm not saying it can't be done, I just don't know of anyone that has done it. I have heard of people running SM465/D300 in a CJ-5 though, that's nice a short.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 5" Calmini, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!