Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sidney, New York
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Re: More Cj\'s and Rears Up-Front
Here's what I learned with the Calmini s/r and a rear up front kit. The relocator pad doesn't orient the axle forward enough. I had to drill the spring packs (use a cobalt bit and copious amounts of cutting oil). In doing so, being that the axle now what mounted to the upward arch of the spring, I needed to use caster shims (3 degrees).
The rear spring packs used 2 leafs from the front packs. With the Calmini steering linkage, all the goofy handling disappeared and it rides like a dream.
When we meet up again, take mine for a spin and experience the plushy ride (oh brother!)..........
You'll probably need longer shocks in front.......