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Old 04-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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I'm planning on a lift around the end of the year and have been researching coilovers. I like the flex, but by the time I got done with the lift and tires, I'd have spent about 15k. So I'd like to hear the opinions on coilovers from the members. I'm not interested in comparing different vendors, just the concept and feasibility. My jeep is my weekend car and I love to go off roading on the weekend. So here are my questions.

1. How is highway drivability? I do have to drive a ways to the mountains or and off road course.
2. Is off road capability worth the price?
3. Is the Flex really worth paying 2 to 3 times the cost?
4. I live on the east coast and am planning trips out west, how feasible is a long trip in a vehicle with coilovers?
5. Any other pluses/minuses I haven't seen?

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Coilovers are not so much for added travel. They are for being able to adjust your suspension. They ride great on the road if set up to do so, they soak up big bumps at high speed if set up to do that, they handle lots of small bumps like they are not there if you set them up to do so, they are great at keeping your suspension from unloading wich can lead to bad things when off camber. The list goes on and on. If you educate yourself on there set up and tuneing they are real fun to mess with if you are the kind of person who likes these kinds of things.

The only draw back in is the price, but I have NEVER heard someone say they wish they would not have spent the coin on them. I guess if someone just bolted a pair on and never swaped springs around and didn't tune them then they could have a bad experience with them.

I know I will allways consider them in for any of my future builds.
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