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Old 05-21-2007, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Coilover in front / Air shocks in the rear?

Just trying to get some thoughts on this concept. I was wondering what the issues would be with running coilovers in the front and air shocks in the rear on a 98 TJ? Both sets would be 14" stroke with a long arm set up. rear is stretched about 12" or so and the front about 1".
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Lot's of people do this. Some find that you need a sway bar when you run coilovers and/or air shocks all around but you can always run it first and see how it goes.

BTW, the travel on the front and rear shocks don't have to match.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Save your money for coilovers. Airshocks ride poorly, have limited tunability, and need rebuilding often.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Save your money for coilovers. Airshocks ride poorly, have limited tunability, and need rebuilding often.
That is what I as wondering, I know that coilovers are better. I was just wondering if I could get away with it or would I always want the coilovers in the end.
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I have 14" coilover front, airshock rear. Rear is stretched 11" with sway bars front and rear (Currie anti rocks). No complaints at all. We do slow crawling to high speed dune running/whoops. Air shocks ride great and have never had an issue needing a rebuild. Been using this set up for 2.5 years without any problems.
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The difference is you live in the Pacific North West and we live in So. Cal. And there's no way those airshocks ride nice through whoops unless you are so slow it doesn't matter! Get the coilovers or you'll always be wanting them.
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It is tough to clear CO's in the rear of a TJ with a backhalf. I have CO's and can only use about 8" of the 14" travel due to clearance limitations. CO front and Air shocks rear would be fine.
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The difference is you live in the Pacific North West and we live in So. Cal. And there's no way those airshocks ride nice through whoops unless you are so slow it doesn't matter! Get the coilovers or you'll always be wanting them.
You're right, I lied about my experience with them. You got me.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It is tough to clear CO's in the rear of a TJ with a backhalf. I have CO's and can only use about 8" of the 14" travel due to clearance limitations. CO front and Air shocks rear would be fine.
I have may rear notched pretty good, so I do not think the clearance is an issue. I was just looking at the $$$ more another set of coilover for the front. I am sold on getting another pair, thanks teeny!
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