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Old 08-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Off Road Evolution Coilovers Versus Rebel Off Road

For those considering coilovers. These two companies make coilovers that are well known. Watch this guy Wayoflife attack Rebel off road's coilover..

informative read btw


Coilover vs standard sping lift - Page 9

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Old 08-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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thats a painful read. That thread is a clear example of if you want actual, factual information, dont go to JKF. eddie is a dick. Plus, as clearly pointed out by folks who own both systems, 12" travel coilovers will give you plenty of flex; and any of the current coilover kits will give you a great ride and will dominate the trail. I love how theres no mention of the fact that the shocks only give you vertical travel, and without the proper set of control arms you'll still bind on flex.

best part of the whole thing, especially from where you linked it, is WOL saying to rebel that their claims of travel length dont count, because anyone can claim anything on the internet. so rebel went out, took pics, and proved it. then when WOL is asked the same thing, he claims he has nothing to prove. Unreal. Considering how hes the owner of the site, the amount of disrespect he shows both his users and his paying vendors in insane

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best part of the whole thing, especially from where you linked it, is WOL saying to rebel that their claims of travel length dont count, because anyone can claim anything on the internet. so rebel went out, took pics, and proved it. then when WOL is asked the same thing, he claims he has nothing to prove. Unreal. Considering how hes the owner of the site, the amount of disrespect he shows both his users and his paying vendors in insane
yet people still stick up for him like hes got minions dedicated to him.

I hear what you're saying and I agree. I'm considering coilovers for our future rigs and quite honestly, evo is an amazing kit in all but it's a turn off when someone goes out of their way to attack the competition. it makes off road evolution look bad. but business is business.
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yet people still stick up for him like hes got minions dedicated to him.

I hear what you're saying and I agree. I'm considering coilovers for our future rigs and quite honestly, evo is an amazing kit in all but it's a turn off when someone goes out of their way to attack the competition. it makes off road evolution look bad. but business is business.
yeah. personally, if I had to buy today, I would probably go with the RK kit. designed with coilovers in mind. Sure its weld in, but if I'm dropping that type of money on a kit, I dont mind paying another 1000 to get it installed. I'd probably add in the genright coilover kit in the rear, and get the covers to seal up the tub again. seems like a pretty solid combo.

If I absolutely had to go bolt on, I would most likely go with the recon in the front, and if not the recon in the back, I'd go with Poly. In the end, it doesn't really matter. all the kits are trail tested; its like trying to argue who has the best long arm kit. you'd be hard pressed to find a user of a LA system that wasn't happy with it!
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yeah. personally, if I had to buy today, I would probably go with the RK kit. designed with coilovers in mind. Sure its weld in, but if I'm dropping that type of money on a kit, I dont mind paying another 1000 to get it installed. I'd probably add in the genright coilover kit in the rear, and get the covers to seal up the tub again. seems like a pretty solid combo.

If I absolutely had to go bolt on, I would most likely go with the recon in the front, and if not the recon in the back, I'd go with Poly. In the end, it doesn't really matter. all the kits are trail tested; its like trying to argue who has the best long arm kit. you'd be hard pressed to find a user of a LA system that wasn't happy with it!
Yeah... but check it out, wayoflife even slams rock krawlers coilovers early on in that thread when some guy post's pictures of his rig. he totally get's made fun of and apparently to wayoflife, every inch matters.
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which is sad, because as WOL himself pointed out, total droop in the front is limited no matter what if you dont modify the exhaust and crossmember. even if you put an 18" coilover in the front, you still need limiting straps to prevent it from hitting the crossover, no matter what. in the rear, yeah youre a bit more free in terms of total downtravel, but even then, there is still a limit to what you can do with a double cardigan. So essentially, he doesnt even care about useable travel, he just wants the most; even if that most is pointless because you go with a 2.5" lift just to get 10" of down travel (uptravel is overrated, amirite?)
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Lol... yeah. i think we're figuring that out with our 12'

we're running rebels in the front and the amount of down travel it has is insane. binding the shaft for sure. we've already had to extend it..
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Hmmm... Interesting way of putting it....
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Sad.

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