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Old 05-08-2007, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I am piecing my lift together... not going to be "hardcore" off the bat but I'd much rather have opinions from XJ owners...
All said and done... this is only for a planned 3" lift but not a budget build up...rather just using parts that I prefer over others...

Now coils, there are waaaaaaaaaay to many to chose from, originally I was planning on a $ky-jacker coil but recently talking to my buddy he mentioned "soft ride" = spongy ride, I do not want this....

Future plans also include a front bumper and winch (bumper is in the works)

What coil would be in my best interest to purchase which won't sag under normal conditions and won't squat heavily under the weight of my front bumper when complete (along with the planned winch)?

I thought about rusty's but I have heard shipping nightmares and don't want to deal with someone who has a bad service rep. RE is like Oakley sunglasses, they were "the shit" until everybody and their dead grandma had a pair...

Any good things to hear about Rock Krawler springs? I know RC is a jarring ride and cheap, >>> doesn't like pro comp

What about Fabtech?

Another rumour I heard that I would like to confirm, are TJ $ky-jacker coils stiffer then XJ coils (I am not sure if SJ makes a "soft ride" for the TJ)?

*edit* looks like SJ only makes a 4" coil not 3", however there are certainly a shit load more wraps in the TJ spring...can anyone confirm spring rates?

Atleast I know what shocks I want to run
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shocks create the spongy ride, not springs. I would look at RE springs.
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shocks create the spongy ride, not springs. I would look at RE springs.
Really? I figured it would be the springs from everyones complaining about RC and stuff...

I was looking into SJ'r Nitro 8000's because everyone I have chatted with that runs them, loves them (not to mention they are competitively priced), damn it Beat95YJ ya just opened another can of worms for me
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Skyjacker is actually stiffer than most.

If you're going with a big aftermarket bumper, I would go with the upgraded Rusty's 3" coils (they make a heavier-duty version), and Bilstein shocks. Something like the 5125 is a good choice. I ran those Rusty's coils for years and never had any complaints.
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Rusty's was originally what I had in mind with the upgraded spring rate (I believe that is 180lbs?), I had a friends, dads, buddy who makes trips from MI to Ontario weekly, said he would drive them across to me which would have uncomplicated much of the shipping dilemma with Crusty. However I am still on the fence about his services. I realize Rusty's springs come from the same place RE gets their coils but cheaper and with the lift height I actually want, because this is still a DD

Couple more years and I'll be rolling on 37's and 1 tons
I actually know a yard very close to me with an abundance of front D60 (Ford Dodge Chevy) that the owner sells for cheap (we are talking $50-$250 CANADIAN), 60's have even gone to the crusher! It's an fn' up set
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homey, no bullshit....rusty bullshitted me for two months before i told him that i was gonna go on his ass at the all breeds jeep show if i didn't have my shit in a week...suffice to say i had my shit in a week...i have read some nasty horror stories on naxja about shipping nightmares spanning 3-4 months....but if you need a rusty's long arm kit, i got one for sale...freshly pressed bushings as of today...sorry to hijack the thread....
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I would love to have long arms but there is just soo much other stuff to factor in
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