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Offline Cainseagle

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Re: Lifted sas 85 eagle
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 12:20:56 AM »
It drives wonderfull. I bought a 6.5 in drop pitman arm for a 92 xj n it fit pretty good. Im alittle close to the front dif but I think it will b ok for a bit. Im going to upgrade to a high steer kit from an mj soon thow. I also noticed the rear dif angle is almost to much so I will also have to change the rear blocks. The last thing I have to fix is the ujiont n wheel bearing on the left front.

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Re: Lifted sas 85 eagle
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2012, 09:36:52 AM »
Good to hear.
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Re: Lifted sas 85 eagle
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 02:00:09 AM »
With the engine crossbar gone, the frame will spread open unless you add a cross brace. I'd add one for the steering box as well so you don't crack the frame.

These front blocks look scary to me!

For lifted rigs, this is the best way to set up steering.

I'd also go with a full size Jeep (Grand Wagoneer) front diff (D44 driver's side drop) or YJ with high steer knuckles and get the tierods above the leaf springs.

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Re: Lifted sas 85 eagle
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2012, 08:06:36 PM »
I only had them blocks in there for a mock up. They r not in there now. I appreciate the pic for the steering n I will have to do that. Will the nukles from the mj jeep work they have the high steer kit from the factory. I will also make sure to put a cross member in to keep the frame from spreding. As far as the gear box how shuld I plate that. Thanks for the info


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