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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-19-2002, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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There has been a lot of talk of this swap over the past few weeks. I am planning it in the spring and I'm rounding up parts. I have the CJ's, a set of TT M/L's,and spring relocator pads. I have bolton SR and plan to use a kit with spring relocator plate to keep the front axle where it belongs.For the rear do I need the attached brackets or will the M/L's and relocator plates be OK? Also a little iffy on the rears upfront after hearing of handling problems. Am I missing anything?Thanks. Jim
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Re: More Cj\'s and Rears Up-Front

Jim,
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.......
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drill slow so you don't burn up the bit. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: More Cj\'s and Rears Up-Front

Maybe with all that in mind it might not be worth me doing. I just figured for what it will cost it might be something new. But drilling springs and adding shims, I may rethink it. Any comments on the rear setup I plan? Thanks. Jim
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