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Old March 1st, 2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Well the wife finally said her Tracker is done as a daily driver. It's a 96 4 dr. I'm looking to run 30's and a mild body lift to clear the tires, and possibly a alockrite for the the rear. What other issue's will I need to address? I'm looking at getting the steering brace and idler arm brace from Calmini. What else should I look forward to? Also what is the lug pattern on these?
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Well the wife finally said her Tracker is done as a daily driver. It's a 96 4 dr. I'm looking to run 30's and a mild body lift to clear the tires, and possibly a alockrite for the the rear. What other issue's will I need to address? I'm looking at getting the steering brace and idler arm brace from Calmini. What else should I look forward to? Also what is the lug pattern on these?
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the lug pattern is the same as your CJ, I just put 30x9.5 goodyear GSA'a on my tracker. I put a 2" BB (coil spacers) and it rubs a little, I think I will add the 2" body lift next and see if there's any rubbing after that. if there is I'll do some trimming.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 12:39 AM   #3
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I'm going to get som 30x9.5's from Hightec retreads. what kind of backspacing do you have?
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I'm going to get som 30x9.5's from Hightec retreads. what kind of backspacing do you have?
mine are on standard CJ 8" wide rims, I'm guessing 3.25
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Old March 4th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #5
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Cool I already have rims then!! Course I already have a set of Roy's old 31's. But I had talked to Jim Mazzola and he said 31's would be sluggish with the stock gearing. And I had planned on running them on the CJ.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #6
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it didn't seem to bother me at all i dd'd mine with 31's and so did my buddy. and there was plenty of power in 4 low. and that was with the 8v you have the 16v.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #7
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I plan on changing out the exhaust as well, to something that'll flow better. Seemed when the wife lost the muffler a couple years ago it had a lot more power running it open like that.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #8
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Where'd ya get your spacers from John?
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Where'd ya get your spacers from John?
I altered some Jeep ones I had laying around, took the front to about 1" spacer, that matched the 1.75" on the rear very well.
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stick with calmini. they have everything you would need in a kit. it all depends on how high you want to go. a solid 3" suspension lift is all you would need to clear 30's
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i used shopping cart wheels on the front of mine and casters on the rear. you can go with calmini for like 700 for a 3 inch lift or a 2.5 inch using tj coil spacers, crown vic rear shocks and strut flip. for $75 for spacers. 26 for shocks and 25 for camber bolts for front. so you will have about 126 wraped up in the 2.5 lift. even though calmini is a nice product but i cannot bring my self to putting a 700 lift on a 200 tracker. also for something in between check out boondox. i have seen all in action and all r nice. bondox had alot of flex i thought. but do not have new control arms.

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i used shopping cart wheels on the front of mine and casters on the rear. you can go with calmini for like 700 for a 3 inch lift or a 2.5 inch using tj coil spacers, crown vic rear shocks and strut flip. for $75 for spacers. 26 for shocks and 25 for camber bolts for front. so you will have about 126 wraped up in the 2.5 lift. even though calmini is a nice product but i cannot bring my self to putting a 700 lift on a 200 tracker. also for something in between check out boondox. i have seen all in action and all r nice. bondox had alot of flex i thought. but do not have new control arms.
I know everyone says to use the crown vic shocks, but I had a set of stock TJ fronts that had almost no miles on them, they worked great on the rear.
I imagine the cronw vic may give more travel, but the TJ's didn't seem to limit the travel very much at all,a nd definatley longer then the stock tracker ones.

and they where free

I have a few set laying around still...
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Well finall starting on this, got new joints to put in the rear dshaft, and will be doing a spacer lift once I get some rust repair on the front strut mount done.
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Actually have it sitting on 31's right now, have to do the rear brakes, shoes rusted over the winter and are grinding pretty good. Hopefully the drums are still good, priced new ones and they're around $60 a side. Might be switching to disks if I need to replace them. i have no lift on it and the tires will rub if I'm on anything but pavement. But they don't seem to hit anything in the front suspension. Might just do a spacer or body lift and see how it handles off road.
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can you take pics with the 31's on it right now by any chance?
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Well just have the fronts on right now, the ass end is up on jacks so I can change out the brake shoes, but I can get a pic of the front. I have had the rear tires on and they had more clearance than the front does. I'll try to get a pic in the morning.
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Well just have the fronts on right now, the ass end is up on jacks so I can change out the brake shoes, but I can get a pic of the front. I have had the rear tires on and they had more clearance than the front does. I'll try to get a pic in the morning.
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Ok here are the pics, the front is a little nose down in the first pic cuz, I've got the rear jacked up to work on the brakes.







Should have stuck a tape in the gap on the last pic, but it's about and 1.5" to 2" gap there.

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thanks man!

and thats stock height?
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Yeah stock height and the rims are off a CJ, though not sure on the backspacing.
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