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CJ-5 vs. CJ-7 Differences
One of the most asked questions about Jeeps is what are the differences between the CJ-5 and the CJ-7. Below is a list of comparable differences that you can see both visually in their features and technically with what they came stock with. Yours might differ if it has been "upgraded", but in stock form, the differences are listed below.
            CJ-5           CJ-7
Years Produced 1955-1983 1976-1986
Door Opening "S" - Style Shape "U" - Style Shape
WheelBase 83" 93"
Width 71.75"(55-75) / 69"(76-83) 69"
Windshield 59" 59"
Rear Axle AMC20(76-86), Dana 44(72-75) AMC20(82-86), Dana 44(86)
Front Axle Dana 30(72-83) Dana 30
Wheel Bolt Pattern 5 x 5.5" 5 x 5.5"
Engines AMC304, 258, 232, 225, GM151 AMC304, 258, GM151
Trans Types Manual(early), Auto(Late) Manual, Auto
Transmissions T150, 14, 176, 18, SR4 T15/14/5/18, TH400, SR4, TF999/904
Suspension Leaf Spring Under Leaf Spring Under
Brakes Early(4/Drum), Late(Disc/Drum) Front Disc / Rear Drum
Brake Option Manual(early), Power(later) Manual(early), Power(later)
Fuel Delivery Carbureted - 1bbl, 2bbl Carbureted - 1bbl, 2bbl
Fuel Tank 15 gallon 15 gallon, 22 gallon
Steering Manual(early), Power(later) Manual(early), Power(later)
This list is still being compiled and will continue to grow, if you spot something that is not quite right, please let us know.

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