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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2001, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at putting a set of d60s from a 85 3/4 dodge pickup under my CJ can I get new rims with a different offset to keep the width down?

Then I'm still in limbo over what to do with the suspension? Should I get the coil kit from Tomken, or get the Old Man Emu YJ 2 1/2 inch and conversion and go SOA? Currently I have a 4-inch Rancho lift.

Any input would be great

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Re: setup question

no matter wheels they will be wide as heck, check your state's laws regarding fender/tire coverage if you plan to keep it street legal


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Re: setup question

hummer rims will keep your tires in.. they have like serious back spacing.. but..
always a but.. your front hubs will hang waaaay out.. and you will run into problems with your steering arms.. since the rim is so far inboard.. you will need to fab up some new arms that turn inward..
whatever springs you use.. use the thick pack in front also.. my 5 pac went flat in a hurry.. the 6 pac from a rear cj.. has held up alot better.. but i have yet to wheel really hard with it..
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if your going to run 38" tires.. i would go with a 4" kit.. spring over.. but that is just me.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: setup question

stockton wheels sells wheels with custom backspacing, but like jeepgod said you can get into problems with steering and brake parts clearance.

this is something i've put alot of thought in, i have changed the backspacing in acouple sets of wheels and am planning on running some hummer wheels myself (after a front axle swap with some custom steering stuff...bla bla bla)

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2001, 07:03 PM
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Re: setup question

If I were building a leafsprung cj. I'd go with stock (pickup truck) springs (over the axle), and lower the spring perches a couple of inches, stretch the wheelbase, cut the wheelwells and build a traction rod.

I have some custom stockton wheels, they're nice but expensive, I'd look into the humvee wheels first.

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Re: setup question

ive seen truck leaf springs mentioned twice in the last day]
im going to be doing my SOA in oct or so should i look into some truck springs then ?

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