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Old 09-04-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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Coilover recommendations?

My old lift is starting to wear down and I'm thinking about going to a stretched wheel base coil over system. Any recommendations or other thoughts?

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Old 09-04-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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Fox, King, Sway-A-Way, and Ballistic all make really nice coil-over shocks.

Are you going to relocate the shock mounts to outside the frame in the rear? This is about the only way to use coil-overs. Then you are going to have to decide on what length shock. I probably wouldn't run more than 16" of travel, 14" would probably be more than enough and I don't really see guy with TJ's run anything bigger. As for the front, a 12" travel coil-over is probably more than enough there.

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Old 09-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #3
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Its all about spring rate as well. Contact one of the major aftermarkey guys like David @ Northridge4x4.com and he'll help answer any questions. Coilovers can also unload bad as well, during a crawl or climb
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:33 AM   #4
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I had been thinking about 14" triple rate kings with reservoir.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:55 AM   #5
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I'm not a King fan, broke a shaft the first time out and they wouldn't cover it. Have you thought about Air shocks instead? Thats what we are using now, cheaper, tougher, and no spring rate bs to mess with
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I hope you have deep pockets, coil over systems are right spendy.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:07 PM   #7
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I just put in some Ballistic Fab hybrid coilovers. My jeep won't be ready to drive for a while yet, so I can't say how they perform. I liked the idea of being able to go with a relatively low spring rate, then tweaking it with nitrogen.
They are 14" with the Genright hoops and I'm running coil springs and shocks in the back with a 105" wheelbase. (just so you can get an idea of what I have going on)
I can't wait to try them out!
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #8
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Its all about spring rate as well. Contact one of the major aftermarkey guys like David @ Northridge4x4.com and he'll help answer any questions. Coilovers can also unload bad as well, during a crawl or climb
So can a regular coil spring. It's more dependent on your suspension geometry than the shocks, although the rates do play a good role.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:40 PM   #9
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Packo,that Jeep is SICK!I love it!What front and rear units are you using?I love the wide stance!
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:53 AM   #10
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Packo,that Jeep is SICK!I love it!What front and rear units are you using?I love the wide stance!
Thanks!
I'm running a Ford kingpin Dana 60 up front with chromoly shafts, Yukon joints, 5.13 gears w/ Detroit, and BTF truss

The rear is a 14 bolt that I shaved about an inch and a half, 5.13 gears and a spool, also with a BTF truss
Both are obviously full width
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I am liking my FOA coilovers. Stretching the WB is money in the bank too. I am at 111" right now.



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I am liking my FOA coilovers. Stretching the WB is money in the bank too. I am at 111" right now.
Wow, 111" ?
Nice! Full hydro steering?
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Blackie was 114"...awesome for hill climbs, a lil too long for woods
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:46 PM   #14
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I think Genright had their King coilovers marked down in price a bit for awhile...not sure if they still are. My buddy bought those, I bought the Ballistic, but neither one of us have been able to test them out yet.
I like how the LJs wheel with their wheelbase, that was what I had in mind when I stretched mine
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Wow, 111" ?
Nice! Full hydro steering?
Yep. PSC double ram. Awesome, pretty much 1 finger turning anytime at all.

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