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Old January 31st, 2013, 07:47 AM   #81
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What would you guys recommend for suspension in order to fit 35's under a J4000? Who has the softest spring rate? I am going to throw Chevy axles under it due to the wide variety of tires and wheels I have for them and to remove the drum brakes all around.... This thing wont be wheeled off road unless at the dunes., I would like to keep the body straight on it

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Old January 31st, 2013, 08:28 AM   #82
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Here was my old 88 Grand Wagoneer. Paid 400 bucks for it and drove it for 9 months before the rear end locked up then I built it up. Ended up trading it off for a bunch of Snap-On and Matco tools. I miss this thing a ton. I am still looking for another FSJ now but I can believe how expensive they are and how people thing they are worth 3 time what they really are.



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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:09 PM   #83
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What would you guys recommend for suspension in order to fit 35's under a J4000? Who has the softest spring rate? I am going to throw Chevy axles under it due to the wide variety of tires and wheels I have for them and to remove the drum brakes all around.... This thing wont be wheeled off road unless at the dunes., I would like to keep the body straight on it

well a rough country 3", 2.5" xj shackles, and 2" blocks will clear 35s without cutting. plus its relatively cheap. bjsoffroad also makes a 6" lift and a spring over kit.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 05:02 PM   #84
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What would you guys recommend for suspension in order to fit 35's under a J4000? Who has the softest spring rate? I am going to throw Chevy axles under it due to the wide variety of tires and wheels I have for them and to remove the drum brakes all around.... This thing wont be wheeled off road unless at the dunes., I would like to keep the body straight on it

What year is the J4000?
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Old February 1st, 2013, 05:09 PM   #85
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judging by the hood mid 70s?
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Old February 1st, 2013, 07:44 PM   #86
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Jeep is a 1973...

The rough country kit shows to start at 74. This should still work?

BJS is a good bet but pretty expensive! Is there any other manufacturer that makes a similar spring that would fit. I would like to have an all spring 6" lift for it...
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Old February 1st, 2013, 07:53 PM   #87
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Jeep is a 1973...

The rough country kit shows to start at 74. This should still work?

BJS is a good bet but pretty expensive! Is there any other manufacturer that makes a similar spring that would fit. I would like to have an all spring 6" lift for it...
Rustys was cheapest when I bought mine for my wagoneer and I'm happy with it.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 07:56 PM   #88
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thats because in 74 they moved the front springs under the frame rails.... that limits your choices alot. unless you want to relocate your front springs.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #89
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some poser pics of my junk




6" BJs SOA, D60 4.56 ARB, Eaton HO72, 203/205, MVB 400, AMC 360 tons of other little crap..money pit
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #90
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Jeep is a 1973...

The rough country kit shows to start at 74. This should still work?

BJS is a good bet but pretty expensive! Is there any other manufacturer that makes a similar spring that would fit. I would like to have an all spring 6" lift for it...
I have the BJs 6" and honestly it was too stiff. I pulled a bunch of springs out and now it's OK but they are settling in.

I would look at doing chevy 63s out back and some 80s ford bronco rears for the front. This isn't bolt-in but that was my plan if I were to ditch my BJs in favor of a flexier setup.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #91
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I have the BJs 6" and honestly it was too stiff. I pulled a bunch of springs out and now it's OK but they are settling in.

I would look at doing chevy 63s out back and some 80s ford bronco rears for the front. This isn't bolt-in but that was my plan if I were to ditch my BJs in favor of a flexier setup.
Nice looking jeep!

I dont mind fabing brackets and putting longer springs on and that's probably what I will have to do. I don't need it to flex too well, just a smoother ride as the body is in too good of shape for hardcore wheeling. I would like to have it at the dunes at least.

When you selling your springs and going the route you suggested so I can buy your old springs?
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Old February 14th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #92
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5.5" lift and 35s
It's a pile right now.

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Old March 18th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #93
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Hate to drag up an old thread but figured I'd update on this one. That Jeep popped up for sale in Middleville in the summer of 2011. They were asking $20,000 and it was pretty rough.

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Old March 19th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #94
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Hate to drag up an old thread but figured I'd update on this one. That Jeep popped up for sale in Middleville in the summer of 2011. They were asking $20,000 and it was pretty rough.
Anyone know who owns this now?
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Old March 19th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #95
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My guess would be either the same guy still owns it and has given up trying to sell or it has been parted out.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 09:18 PM   #96
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Old August 4th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #97
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Old August 4th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #98
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Old August 4th, 2013, 07:13 PM   #99
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Something tells me he isn't finished.
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