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I'm SOA right now and have no complaints but coilovers are really getting to me now. This is going on a travel Jeep, we travel all over the US/Mexico in it so it has to keep the on-road stability. Is there a kit currently in production for this mod or is anyone running it and have a writeup? Any information basically would be great.

Thanks!
 

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Originally posted by attachcurrie:
<STRONG>I'm SOA right now and have no complaints but coilovers are really getting to me now. This is going on a travel Jeep, we travel all over the US/Mexico in it so it has to keep the on-road stability. Is there a kit currently in production for this mod or is anyone running it and have a writeup? Any information basically would be great.

Thanks!</STRONG>
Last I heard, Black Diamond/Warn sold the rights to their set up - but I can't recall to who. I know someone that has this set up and it's pretty awesome.
 

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Procomp, Ect. = Coil conversion
King, Ect. = coilover

[ 10-08-2001: Message edited by: Eddie Mcstiff ]
 

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I think that Pro Comp is the only company offering a coil conversion for a YJ right now. It is bolt on, with just a little drilling. Gets you 5 inches of lift good for 33.12.5s. You do need an SYE kit and I don't think that it comes w/ sway bar disconnects.

Macromotive.com had an ad in JP mag this month with it for $1335.

I am looking at this kit too, but take a good look at it, the brackets for the control arms hang pretty low, and you can only use the stock axles.

happy building.

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Originally posted by Matt R.:
<STRONG>I think that Pro Comp is the only company offering a coil conversion for a YJ right now. It is bolt on, with just a little drilling. Gets you 5 inches of lift good for 33.12.5s. You do need an SYE kit and I don't think that it comes w/ sway bar disconnects.

Macromotive.com had an ad in JP mag this month with it for $1335.

I am looking at this kit too, but take a good look at it, the brackets for the control arms hang pretty low, and you can only use the stock axles.

happy building.

matt</STRONG>
And you also have to take into concideration it doesnt flex anywhere near his current SOA
 

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LMNO (thud thud) at this post!! <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> the guy is looking for coilOVERS not coil CONVERSIONS. bahahaha <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">
 

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I think I saw an ad for a coilover kit in a mag. a few months ago. Can't remember who it was. Maybe Tompkin Machine?
 

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The bug got me too... I went from SOA to coilovers using race runners in the front and 1/4 ellipticals with coil overs in the rear. Flexes great and the rear coil overs actually help pushing down the rear wheels.

<IMG width=200 height=150 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/yjfront.gif">

<IMG width=200 height=150 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/yjrear.gif">
 

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Originally posted by attachcurrie:
<STRONG>I just love the idea of not having springs anymore but the Jeep is so modified that I could never get a TJ.</STRONG>
I'm just the opposite. If I were keeping my TJ I would look at ways to convert to leafs up front. It's just too many negative quirks for my liking.

My CJ will be a simple SOA but lately I have been tinkering with the idea of putting the leafs under the axle and shaving a ton of sheet metal to run the desired 38" TSL SX's.


'Keep it simple' is my new motto!
 

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Originally posted by 1988YJ:
<STRONG>The bug got me too... I went from SOA to coilovers using race runners in the front and 1/4 ellipticals with coil overs in the rear. Flexes great and the rear coil overs actually help pushing down the rear wheels.

<IMG width=200 height=150 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/yjfront.gif">

<IMG width=200 height=150 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/yjrear.gif"></STRONG>

That thing look pretty sweet. I would love to do that to my YJ. But its all a matter of $$$.
 

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Originally posted by billyji:
<STRONG>check out avalanche engineering if you have big bucks and want to design you own
Mike</STRONG>
several people on this board have used stuff from avalanche for there suspension, and all of them said it was a waste of money on parts that didnt fit like they were suposed to. Also the avalanche stuff is all pretty puny
 

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Originally posted by 1988YJ:
<STRONG>The bug got me too... I went from SOA to coilovers using race runners in the front and 1/4 ellipticals with coil overs in the rear. Flexes great and the rear coil overs actually help pushing down the rear wheels.

<IMG width=200 height=150 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/yjfront.gif">

<IMG width=200 height=150 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/yjrear.gif"></STRONG>
I would love to see more pics of your setup. I am toying with the idea of coilovers and am looking for ideas for link design etc...

Do you think the coilovers were worth all the effort?
 
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