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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2001, 06:52 PM
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spring choice for 38\'s

I'm in the process of putting scout axles and 38" super swampers under my 82 cj-7. I already have a flat fender job and a little rear fender trimming done. I run a wrangler spring over(stock springs) right now but i'm looking to upgrade to a 2 1/2" lift springs on top of the spring over. The jeep is mainly used off road with some ocasional street drives.I've heard of people moving the axles foward to make sure the swampers dont rub. MY question is to what lift to run w/ this setup (brand,size..etc) And what other actions must be done to make these work with excellent wheel travel and still make the jeep look good. i don't want to have to do a serious fender bob job if i don't have to. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: spring choice for 38\'s

some people run cj-7 rear springs at all corrners. They provide more lift (yj springs are flat, cj-7 springs have a little arch in them, if you put yj springs on a stock cj they would lower it a little). If you wanted to you could run 2.5" lift rear cj-7 springs. Also people seem to like old man emu springs on their jeeps, but they are really pricy.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2001, 10:16 PM
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Re: spring choice for 38\'s

with jc whitney rear7 leaf hd springs for a cj in a spring over config. and cut fenders front and rear you'll fit 38's. i did say cut fenders. i have this setup with 38.5's and but i also have a bodylift. i am thinking of removing it though.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2001, 10:17 PM
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Re: spring choice for 38\'s

by the way i would worry about 38's on dana44's. i think 35 or 36's would be max. just my op.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2001, 10:46 PM
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Re: spring choice for 38\'s

I have a SOA with 2.5 springs, I think you could fit 38s with cutting, maybe a body lift too. I think though if you are thinking of going really flexy it could be a lot of cutting involved. I have 35s on mine right now (I haven't had it off-road since the move up in tires - engine problems), but with 33's I could even see that once I get the proper length shocks I am still probably gonna be looking a fender cutting. I'll try to find some pics I may have scanned in and post them. Nothing spectacular but it will maybe help. Also some people even do SOA with 4 inch lift springs... Hope this helps,
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Re: spring choice for 38\'s

Hey here are some pics to check out, like I say nothing real exciting but maybe it will help. All these pics are with 33" BFG Allterrains.
heres a link to some pics that may be helpful (follow the links at the bottom of the page, the 2 lower links are probably more helpful
http://www.geocities.com/david_sande...JeepPage1.html
showing flex as much as I had test with, also remember my shocks are way short I imagine
http://www.geocities.com/david_sande...pics/jeep6.jpg
heres just a straight on shot to give you an idea of how much room it has sitting flat
http://www.geocities.com/david_sande...pics/jeep4.jpg

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