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Old 06-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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LCOG Suspension Set up

What would be a good set up for a LCOG (low center of gravity) suspension?

- Jeep would be daily driver; not really a rock crawler.

- Needs to handle very well at highway speeds as well as off road.

- Would be running no bigger than 35" tires probably 33" and not lifted more than 2.5".

- Can be a mix of different manufacturers suspension components, flat fenders, etc. Please be specific on parts and maker.

- If replacing stock coils would you look at linear or progressive or combo.

- Normal bumps stops or something like sumo springs or terraflex speed bumps

What all would you look at and, if you had to do it in steps due to costs, in what order?

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Budget and intended usage?

Going for full on race pre-runner stuff, or just normal trails and dont want it really high?

I have the AEV 2.5" and its great for me. If I had a lot more budget I would have looked closer at the MetalCloak stuff. Stays low and has good articulation. Perfect for low lift, 35's, and flat fenders. No first hand knowledge, just alot of internet research before I went with AEV.

I personally am a fan of progressive or combo springs. I run empty as a DD and load up for camping, etc. Didnt want a big change in ride characteristics.

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Metalcloak is worth checking out for a LCOG build.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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I went with a 2.5" lift, 37s, and flat fenders on my last 4-door JK. Suspension was a Teraflex 2.5" coil lift with Teraflex shocks and Teraflex 2.5" bumpstops. It was a good handling daily driver, but suspension up travel was rather limited (same as stock), so the suspension tended to bottom out quite easily when offroad. There was no tire rub with the flat fenders, but mud protection was really poor. I wouldn't recommend flat fenders unless you live in an always dry environment.

My current 4-door JK is being built with a 3.5" lift and 35s. It will have the same height as the last one, so handling will still be fine, but it will have over an inch more up travel with the suspension, and stock fender flares so it doesn't have mud flung all over it each time I go Jeeping.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:25 PM   #5
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Metalcloak is worth checking out for a LCOG build.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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A little more info:
- My budget would be about $1,300 in parts.
- Not racing, just trails and mud and thinking of not going too tall.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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You can run 33' on stock components, so for more flex you only need to look for minor lift if any. If you go to flat fenders of any kind you gain room to flex already. The Metalcloaks give more room to flex then others.
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You can run 33' on stock components, so for more flex you only need to look for minor lift if any. If you go to flat fenders of any kind you gain room to flex already. The Metalcloaks give more room to flex then others.
Yea, I already got spacers to run 33s on stock. Even if I went to flat fenders, how would I get better flex and off roading on a minor lift.

This is basically the question I am asking. Suggestions for minor lift for better handling and flex.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #9
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Linear springs if not changing bumper, metalcloaks dual rate if putting steel bumpers ;D or metalcloak both ways ;D;D;D

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