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Question for you guys running YJ\'s...

I just bought some YJ springs. I plan to make my own mounts and links for these springs. As far as the mounting points go, for the front end how far back (from the original hole) are the springs mounted ?? Same for the rear, how far forward should I locate the spring ?? I would like to have my axles spread apart as far as possible, not to cause steering linkage problems. Just for the record, I'm running D44's, Toy P/S, and a '00 4.3. Any help would be great !!


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Re: Question for you guys running YJ\'s...

far as i remember i extetend my frame 6 inches in the front used same rear just lowered about 2 inches theres pics on my website
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Re: Question for you guys running YJ\'s...

I extend the frame 8-inches with a S/R. You can buy bolt-on CJ spring hangers on the rear with (I think??) CJ-6 bushings that, once you cut the ears off on the factory front main-eye hangers will bolt trhough the pad. In all, this pushed the front axle 6 inches forward of factory location and will keep 35's from rubbing at the firewall.

Here is a pic of the rear spring hangers I made. You can estimate the distance the holes have moved. It isn't as critical in the rear.
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Re: Question for you guys running YJ\'s...

Those mounts you made look like a Trail Tough type mount. So looks like about 3" to 4" between the stock and new hole. So where did this place the rear axle in relation to the stock location ?? So your front axle uses the original rear mount for the shackle ?? Thanks.

Anybody running a TT or RR wrangler kit in the front ?? I'm wondering what the distances are between the holes.

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Re: Question for you guys running YJ\'s...

The new main spring eye hole is 2 3/4" farther forward and 1 1/4" lower than the stock hole. This puts the axle only about 1/2" farther back (I am guessing about that). I redrilled the perches an inch forward to move the axle back another inch. It fits the 35's just perfect.
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