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Old 08-05-2003, 08:06 PM
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Question amc eagle-jeep compatability

I Have 1984 Amc Eagle and I was curious about what parts of the suspension are exchangeable with a Jeep of the same year. I'm mainly interested in the shocks, lift kits, and steering. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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There are two different AMC Eagles the SX4 & plain Eagle. One looks like a Spirit the other is a wagon. Neither is compatible with a Jeep suspension weather it is a CJ, Wagoneer or pick up.
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The Eagle uses the same brake calipers as Jeep XJ Cherokees (the small ones), and also the same rear axle. Spring and shock locations may be different on Chero and Eagle axles though. Rears are Dana 35, front axles are Dana 20 on the Eagle. The gears are the same as on a Chero, but the axle housing is unique to the independent front end of the Eagle. The Eagle front axle tube is mounted to the engine itself. BE CAREFUL trying to lift an Eagle! You can only get 1"-1.5" before the half shafts pull out. You can use GM S-10 half shafts on front to get up to 2" lift (take an Eagle shaft out and to a CV shaft/joint dealer before buying to verify the S-10 shaft is the same [but slightly longer] -- some people say FWD Cadillac shafts). Anything over 2" requires making brackets to lower the axle housing, and will require longer driveshafts as well. The Eagle was never intended for real off roading -- rough roads maybe, but not NO roads! It was intended to provide better traction in inclement weather and slick conditions on paved roads. It's pretty tough, but don't expect it to perform like a Jeep -- you'll warp the body if you get to rough with it!
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