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CJ7 with Meyers 6.5

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Detroitdan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Looking at an 86 CJ7 with an old Meyers on it. 258 six with auto trans. Any thoughts on this setup? I believe it's a Chrysler trans that year. Would rather have a stick, but the price may be right and an auto is actually easier to plow with, IMO.
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    I find a stick easier to plow with!
     
  3. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Why is that? What do you like about it. My first plow truck was a 79 GMC 1/2 ton with an SM465, I found it to be a lot slower and kind of tiring. I didn't do much plowing then but I changed it to an auto anyway.
     
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    With a blade full of snow or pulling up to a garage door on fresh snow with an auto you step on the gas the engine speeds up but no movement so you step further.. and further then the truck shoots forward (or backward) witch is not a problem in parking lots. I plow driveway where its very restricted.
     
  5. sparky747

    sparky747 Junior Member
    from 53228
    Messages: 5

    Where can air shocks for front of CJ-7 be purchased? I want them to offset weight of a plow.