What to do? Leafs VS. Coils?? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-06-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Odd is he's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Stamford, CT
Posts: 668
Send a message via AIM to Odd is he
What to do? Leafs VS. Coils??

I'm currently running a 3.5 OME lift and want to go bigger ...

My debate is to either do a SOA with the 3.5 leafs I already have, or get a fully custom fabed 7" coil conversion from clayton offroad for $2,999 with out installation cost?

Not sure what I want to do yet? What do you think?

I'm leaning more towards the SOA at the moment, but my mind can change quickly


Thanks,
Neil

__________________
Currently not a Jeep owner.

Taking a break from the "jeep thing"
Odd is he is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-06-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
1BLKJP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
Man, if you SOA with those 3.5" lift leafs you are looking at almost 9 inches of lift. That's way too high for anything and it probably won't flex worth a poop because those leaf packs have to be pretty stiff. If you are looking to roll on 35's then at the most do an SOA on 1.5 inch springs.

If you are looking to spend that kind of money for a coil coversion then in my book you need to ask yourself what it is you want to do with your jeep. Is it going to be a great enough benefit to doing a coil conversion vs. SOA.

__________________
Thanks,
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-06-2007, 01:30 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Hackle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 592
First off SOA on that set of springs would be rather tall I hope you would change springs.

Second in your area I doubt you can find enough rocks to justify the cost of the coil/link kit plus install. If you can install it yourself, you can fab your own kit for less money.
HTH
__________________
I refuse to belong to any group that would have me as a member.
89 YJ Nearly Stock Dual D30's front and rear
Hackle is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-06-2007, 02:27 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: pahrump Nevada
Posts: 1,241
coils will give you a smoother ride
why not keep it leaf spring in the rear and coil in the front like the super lift's black diamond x2 lift kit does

http://www.superlift.com/suspension/jeep/BD-X2.asp

I think you might be able to fab up a coil sping suspention
for a little les money
mr4x4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-06-2007, 06:27 AM   #5
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,079
Images: 5
You said you want to go bigger. For what reason? Larger tires,, just like the look? There is more to it than that. Once you go bigger in lift you need bigger tires, with that much lift your into the 36-38" tire range. Then with that come axle and steering upgrades, drive shaft upgrades etc etc. Thus give us an idea what you want out of the jeep.
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-06-2007, 08:56 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Odd is he's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Stamford, CT
Posts: 668
Send a message via AIM to Odd is he
Most likely going to dana 60's front and rear. I think Im gonna go with 37's or 36's.

Driveshaft wise, i know I'll have to upgrade. Same goes for steering.

Also with the coil conversion The wheel base will be streetched to 104+"s.
__________________
Currently not a Jeep owner.

Taking a break from the "jeep thing"
Odd is he is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-08-2007, 02:52 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: pahrump Nevada
Posts: 1,241
are you wanting coilovers
you can weld up poly performance kit into place
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/home.php?cat=312
mr4x4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-08-2007, 11:37 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Odd is he's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Stamford, CT
Posts: 668
Send a message via AIM to Odd is he
Not really sure what I want to do yet, Many options run through my head each night....

I don't know if I'll NEED to do a coild conversion or a SOA..... I think I might go with a RE 4.5 or a Skyjacker 6, and built waggy 44's with 35" tires... I dont know If i cant justify spending the money and basicly building a rock crawler when I dont need one....

decisions decisions.........
__________________
Currently not a Jeep owner.

Taking a break from the "jeep thing"
Odd is he is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-08-2007, 02:44 PM   #9
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
1BLKJP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
If you are thinking about wanting to link it and do it all yourself as a project, then check out Gen Right. They are putting together some nice stuff and you can actually get it unlike Poison Spyder.

http://www.genright.com/category.aspx?categoryID=111

__________________
Thanks,
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front and Rear Stock Coils: Cleveland, Ohio G54 Classifieds Archive 0 01-29-2009 05:21 PM
Picked up some Coils Now What osbornl1 TJ General Discussion Forum 12 07-31-2007 10:58 AM
Rubi Shocks and Coils Kelly M. TJ General Discussion Forum 11 06-21-2007 11:35 AM
Coils or shocks? BlueBoy TJ General Discussion Forum 2 05-19-2007 07:26 PM
tj coils 97texasTJ TJ General Discussion Forum 2 01-16-2006 05:51 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC