Originally Posted by Rusty Knutt
You seem to have a pretty good plan....one thing though, CJ front shackles are narrow. 2" actually and YJ front springs are 2.5". Also scrap the track bar idea, money you don't need to spend, as long as you don't get crazy with shackle height. Plenty of YJs running around without'em.
Yea I agree I didn't plan on track bars at all. IF needed at all for road handling I could use the front but in our last 3 non of them needed it at all with proper steering setup. I planned to do the currie currectlync steering and I can just use a drop pitman arm so it works and clears the spring.
As for springs I did forget 2" was CJ's. So I figured go 2.5" all way around like a YJ. I have a feeling I will be ok with a full Yj lift say an old man emu medium spring kit. I can retain the rear shock mounts on axle. Then the fronts are the same, as for rear just use a pin eliminator kit since they mount to the body not the frame like a YJ. Measure up the shocks needed and order them. Or whatever spring is suggested to match shocks. Not saying budget is an issue but since I went from about to spend like 6+ grand on a long arm lift an all that crap.... This will be cheaper no matter how crazy I go.
Real thing I want to learn from someone with the knowledge before I just go installing is should I use the front rear springs just like a YJ and any special way the springs should mount or how far apart the frame mounts should be compared to a YJ. Maybe just take measurements off a YJ and make the distance the same. Any special things to know about the leaf springs besides make center min in center right?
Should I be good with a Tom woods driveshaft for the rear along with a 1" transfer case drop setup? As I have been told in the past if that 1" holds me up in a trail, I'm probably in over my head haha.