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Old May 19th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Starting mods on 1980 CJ7, looking to swap a narrow AMC 20 for a wide AMC 20, anyone tackle this, Direct swap? found info on shocks not bolting up not much more.
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Should bolt right up
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Should bolt right up

Yep!
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Axles will bolt in place. You might or might now have your shocks work out. They moved the shock mounts from the axle tubes to the spring plate. You could swap to the later spring plates and just not use the lower mounts on the narrow axles, if thats how yours are set up.

The drag link and tie rod need to match the wider axle.
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One more note on the front shock mounts. Yours are short, and welded to the frame. Later-model ones are tall, and bolted to the frame. Just make sure you sync the upper & lower shock mount designs so you have enough travel.


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