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Old March 7th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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I'm looking for some ladder bars that will work on a cj7 model 20 rear axle. I've invested too much money in the axles on my cj to change anything major this year. My 4 inch lift springs are so soft that I get so much axle rack that I can't keep the drive shaft in it.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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I assumeyou men "axle wrap", not axle rack. There are better solutions than ladder bars. There is a company (can't remember the name) that makes a shock absorber & bracket that attacked on top of the spring. It goes horizontalle between the axle u-bolts and the end of the spring near the main pivot bolt. However, I'm sure any decent fabricator could make the bracket, and you could take measurements and figure out which shock would work best. You could even get a 5-way adjustable shock and determine the best setting.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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My 4 inch lift springs are so soft that I get so much axle rack that I can't keep the drive shaft in it.
As in your slip is pulling apart, or you are damaging the shaft somehow?

Did you lift the CJ without lengthening the rear driveshaft?
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Old March 13th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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sorry about the brain fart, the "wrap" on my axle is about three inches each way when i let the clutch out with it sitting on flat ground. the shaft was built to measurment at a local drive line shop. i did find a 5th link setup through GL4X4 so thanks for your input and wish me luck this season.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #5
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One of the cj-7 that i am parting out has a set of ladder bars on it, i would sell them for $20 if you are interrested?
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Old March 13th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #6
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sorry about the brain fart, the "wrap" on my axle is about three inches each way when i let the clutch out with it sitting on flat ground. the shaft was built to measurment at a local drive line shop. i did find a 5th link setup through GL4X4 so thanks for your input and wish me luck this season.


Your on the right track a 5th link is the way to go. Unless your bracket racing
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Old March 14th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #7
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got mine at at farm store 3 piont hitch turn buckel have $60 and 1.5 hr time pinion dont move no more and still have good ride
can send pics of set up if you want
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I would like to see a picture to see what the turn buckel setup looks like.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #9
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it is pretty simple, all you would be doing in simple terms is mounting one 4-link bar from the frame to the axle,preferrably on top of the axle to prevent the wrap. my buddys cj has two of them
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #10
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got mine at at farm store 3 piont hitch turn buckel have $60 and 1.5 hr time pinion dont move no more and still have good ride
can send pics of set up if you want
Can you post pics on here? I'd like to see it, as well!
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #11
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I think this is going to be easier than I thought.
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