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SPOA -BIRDFIELDS QUESTION/HELP

i have taken your input and tried it out.i have a couple of questions.the CJ springs i put in back ,moved the rear axle back 2.5"s.is that right?they were 7 leaf.the bottom two leafS were added to my stock rear springs and went up front to support my 4.3 and winch.i think i need to raise my gas tank to protect it if i stuff the rear tire.i have about 2" clearence between tire and guard for gas inlet line..any pointers on that task?I NOW SIT ABOUT 10" HIGHER THAN STOCK.it looks scarey and my 32x11.50[ACTUAL 30"], look real small.i have a 3" body lift,welded in-3" tired spring-and the spoa.all ideals on tire/wheel combos welcome.would like to keep the rubber on the ground.i have breeze birdfield rings to install-no instructions.does the big bevel side go to the inside or outside?thanks for your input.ranger rick

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You need to move the spring perch pad holes back about two inches, yes your on track, its what I had to do to, in order to avoid stuffing your wheel into the gas tank upon compression. Get rid of your three inch body lift by going down to two or less and that will take some of the scare factor away. Everything else sounds right on, but measure your 32's because mine are really 30's when I checked them. Yeah they do look small, but real 32's should fill it up nicely. Give us a picture rick, and what did you do for steering, z link? did you ML it and extended shackle too? Talk to me, Max

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yeah chunk the body lift. if it is as high as it sounds then you won't need any body lift so get rid of all of it.

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Re: SPOA QUESTION/HELP

thanks for the comeback.i have breeze m/l,-z bar for steering, -tires do measure 30" not 32" as marked.i need to find a way to post picture,i do not have the equipment to do that.the body lift will be hard to remove.welded in.options ,wide tires and wheels.i am thinking 31x12.50 in front and 31x15.50 in the rear.maybe 33 inch tires.comments please.thanks again ranger rick

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MAX ,MORE INFO AND QUESTIONS.6 HOURS TO FIX AND MAKE LAST TRAIL RIDE OF THE YEAR.I LOVE PRESSURE.RR

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if you want to widen your stance for stability then how about a set of 33x12.50's on a set of 15x10 wheels with 2" back spacing. try that and is still not enough then spring for a set of wheel spacers. this will have you really wide but it will greatly help your stance and stability.

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hi brian,SEMPER FI,do you think a 10"wide wheel with 2" BS will put much strain on the front tube/ends?i do not hot dog it,just cruise over the trail.thanks ranger rick

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i see alot of guy's running 15x8's with 2" backspacing on their zuks and have heard of no problems. if i were you and are only going to run 12.50's i'd run the 15x8's too. the only reason i suggested the 10's is because you were worried about being top heavy and that was a way to help that tippy feeling. the 10 inch wide rims maybe ok too but i havn't heard of anyone running them to say weather or not they will cause a problem.

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hi brian,i am going to run the 10" wheels.12" tires in front and 14s in the rear. that should keep me stable.many thanks ,not only for the info ,but also for serving your country.ranger rick

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If you find the CJ springs riding stiff, you may want to go down to only the 3 longest CJ leafs in the springpack. When we set up vehicles with the CJ springs, we use the three longest leafs and the stock overload leaf. Rides plush and just about matches the lift height of a 1.5" Rancho spring on the other end of hte vehicle.


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