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    Went to Big Bear this weekend, got kinda gnarly, slamed the jeep around, then I started hearing this new squeaking. Turns out I busted my passenger side front spring hanger. Shuold I get bolt on or weld on replacements?
    “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. ”
    -Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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    Weld.
    olllllllo <--- If you can read that, roll me over!

    Price is soon forgotton, quality is not.

    KG6OWO

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    • #3
      Slickrock makes a good shackle hanger. Check the holes and see if the threads are all good. On my CJ I had to drill a couple of the holes larger and tap them for bigger bolts. That was a PITA. If I'd had a welder at the time, they would be welded on there today. I think I broke several drill bits that day.
      Last edited by rick; 09-06-04, 02:41 PM.
      1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
      My Jeep

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rick
        Slickrock makes a good shackle. Check the holes and see if the threads are all good. On my CJ I had to drill a couple of the holes larger and tap them for bigger bolts. That was a PITA. If I'd had a welder at the time, they would be welded on there today. I think I broke several drill bits that day.
        Actually I was looking at slickrock but could find them for CJ's. They got YJ ones? I'll do some searching.
        “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. ”
        -Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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        • #5
          If they don't have YJ specific part numbers, I believe that the bolt spacing on CJ hangers is the same as YJs. So you should be able to use a CJ rear hanger for all four corners (CJ rear springs are 2 1/2", same as YJ). I just measured my rear hangers and they are 2 1/2" wide with bolt spacing of about 1 3/8" - 1 1/2" (it was hard to measure because of all the other junk I have going on back there). If that's what yours measure, then I'd say you could get two sets of rear CJ hangers and be in business.
          1986 CJ-7; 4.6L stroker, balanced & blueprinted; 5" lift, 35x1250 MTRs, Poison Spyder Full Width kit,
          My Jeep

          Moab Rocker Knocker Video:shades:

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          • #6
            I'll check it out. thanx
            “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. ”
            -Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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            • #7
              Paul, they make them for the YJ - have them on mine for a few years. Necessary modification on the YJ - most of the factory spring hanger welds look like they were done by my Dachshund!
              Jeff
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              KG6TY
              You're just upset because the voices in my head only talk to ME!

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