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Fj40 Extended Wheelbase?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by godzilla, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. godzilla

    godzilla

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    I have a 74 fj40 that I have performed scout power steering on and want to extend the wheelbase by moving the front springs forward three inches. Can I do this without moving the steering box forward? I hope so, hate to think I did all that work for nothing. And when I move the springs forward, should I keep the shackles where there at, or reverse them? I've heard horror stories about transfer cases exploding by bottoming out driveshafts, when the shackles are reversed. I just want to get it all done at once. By the way it has a soa too. Thanks in advance, Pete
     
  2. woody

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    reversing the springs adds 3.5" to your wheelbase....the only way you'll know if you have steering issue is the location of the pitman end relative to the tie rod...my guess is 5"+ further ahead, and that you'll have no problems.