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    Default Low COG mod

    I'm looking at doing a low COG build with the CJ7. What kinds of setups do you guys see? I'm going to run 35's. Trimming is fine. One set up that's been presented:

    2.5" SU leafs
    5/8" Shackle
    1" BL/MML for Belly up.
    Trim to fit 35's.

    Lemme see what you got.

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    1st link just talks about lcog cj builds:
    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthrea...ghlight=low+cj

    This one is pretty in depth... stock height on 37s:
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=222124


    Looks like you cam trim off a lot of sheet metal and cover it up with some tj flares for a big gain in clearance.

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    You can skip the MML, but do the 1" BL, it'll not only help with clearance (less trimming) it'll allow you to clock the T-case flat, getting it up between the frame rails.

    I built my own flat fenders, using stock CJ fenders, some strips of sheetsteel (14 or 16 guage) and 1/2" electrical conduit. Still have good tire coverage, but lots of room for tires.

    T case clocked, w/1" BL it just clears the floorbaords:



    Fenders:

    Cut:


    Add strips:


    Fill in/weld up:


    Add flares using 1/2" conduit and more strips of sheet steel:




    Paint/texture (I used Herc-u-liner):


    I have 33's, these front fenders would clear 35's no problem. And they were cheap


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    that second one is pretty crucial

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    Randy I really like that front end. I'm def going to do some sort of some hi-line tubes in the front, but am more concerned about the back. The guy on the second link chopped a bit more off than I'm prepared to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Randy I really like that front end. I'm def going to do some sort of some hi-line tubes in the front, but am more concerned about the back. The guy on the second link chopped a bit more off than I'm prepared to do.
    Haha... don't be afraid.
    There were some pictures in the 1st link where they actually just trimmed the rears, not a full dove tail. Then cut some tj flares and attached them. Looked pretty good and I think the guy was running 33's... again, on stock height.

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    Here ya go....

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    Someone once told me that TJ flares on a CJ was over done, so I did a google search and I have to agree

    I've always loved the tube fender look, so I know I'll be going that end. I'd like to comp cut the rear, but don't want to have to fab up mud flaps when I drive it into PA. The CJ has a lot of body in the rear that can be cut. Man, a gradual dovetail would be sick. The stepped is a little sloppy looking for my taste. If I could fit 35's with little to no lift that'd be sick, but don't want to compromise the streetability of the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Someone once told me that TJ flares on a CJ was over done, so I did a google search and I have to agree

    I've always loved the tube fender look, so I know I'll be going that end. I'd like to comp cut the rear, but don't want to have to fab up mud flaps when I drive it into PA. The CJ has a lot of body in the rear that can be cut. Man, a gradual dovetail would be sick. The stepped is a little sloppy looking for my taste. If I could fit 35's with little to no lift that'd be sick, but don't want to compromise the streetability of the ride.
    Do you still have stock axles? 35's are going to put a serious strain on your Dana 30.

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    I'd think the D30 would hold up find to 35's..... unless the ones under the CJ are weaker than the ones under the YJ or TJ. I thought the amc 20 was the weak point under the CJ.

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