Alright, long story short, I have built dana 60s left from another project, 42 Iroks and wheels for those axles and I'm looking to get back into four wheeling... I'm not far from a place that gets salvaged jeeps and sells them as such. I ran across an 07 two door red JK 3.6L with a 241. Cage, top, door, fenders, etc are all trashed, frame however is amazingly straight. I was planning on building my own cage and comp cutting the rear and flat fendering the front anyhow, so this isn't really a big issue for me. I'm not looking for a show queen, this thing will be wheeled, flopped, and more than likely rolled one or ten times
My question starts where my knowledge stops. I am a fan of leaf sprung suspensions. I have been able to attain rediculous amount of flex with some tricks I use. NO suspension surved the wreck, so all stock mounts will be removed and leaves will be used. No 4 link option at this point. I would say 4 link front 3 link rear and coilovers will be in the future, but I want something built by April.
If one of you wonderful owners could give me some measurments I would greatly appreciate it. What width are the frame rails on JKs? Are they fairly symmetrical all the way back? Meaning, am I going to be able to hang leaves utilizing the factory frame by frenching in hangers or will I have to build some sort of crossmember?
Thanks and sorry all at the same time.
For reference, this jeep. If i like the answers, I'll purchase it. For some reason when I imbed the picture links, they don't show up, so here are the links