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Old 06-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Rear COILOVERS?

Hey everyone!

Ive been wrestling with a plan for rear coilovers. Has anyone tackled this monster? How did you do it?

Do you love the outcome?
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Check out Stan's (JPi1) rig. He's a Vendor here...JPi (Jeeperformance INC.) He has done a few coilover setups on rigs at his shop...including his personal Jeep on 40s

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Old 06-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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I have seen them done a few different ways on JKs. Ha I saw one setup where they were mounted to the rear bumper, great for mallcrawling maybe but not very practical to wheel with. I will building towers into my tub also when I get around to it. Dont really see any other good way of doing it and keeping them out of the way.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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EVO: Suspension / Steering, Rear Double ThrowDown System

Something i've been drooling over. Not sure how well it works though
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are coilovers better than jeep's design? I thought jeep's design was strange but I figured it must offer an advantage.
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are coilovers better than jeep's design? I thought jeep's design was strange but I figured it must offer an advantage.
The factory set up is probably a good middle ground between trail and road. However, there is always room for improvement.

One of the biggest advantages of coilovers is tunability. You can choose your spring rates, set your preload, etc. etc. That is why that is the only thing you will see on trophy trucks, ultra 4 rigs...along with triple bypasses of course.
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How much would it cost to convert front and rear to coilovers?
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:28 PM   #13
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I'll figure out the cost and tell when I price it all out.

Right now Im trying to figure out if it can be done and if its an improvement over the stock configuration.

I dont want to do it just because it looks cool. (although it does look cool). AND I dont want to cut the tub of my truck for shock towers to come up thru the cargo compartment.

I already can barely fit more than the toolbox in the trunk.
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I'll figure out the cost and tell when I price it all out.

Right now Im trying to figure out if it can be done and if its an improvement over the stock configuration.

I dont want to do it just because it looks cool. (although it does look cool). AND I dont want to cut the tub of my truck for shock towers to come up thru the cargo compartment.

I already can barely fit more than the toolbox in the trunk.
Well heck yes they are an improvement over coil springs. You might want to ask yourself if you want/need to spend the money on them. It is not a cheap mod at all and is not worth the cost for lots of people. You can get something that rides worse then stock if you just buy some coilovers and a set of springs and slap them on not knowing what you are doing.
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Check out Genrights website, they offer rear coil overs as well as various packages. Totally proven and tested.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #16
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Genright uses shock towers thru the tub.

thats what Im trying to avoid.
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there is rebel off road bolt on kit.
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OP, there is no comparision between stock and C/O's. There are at least two major comp's that offer C/O kits that don't require cutting the tub. EVO and Rebel for example.
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synergy makes a kit also. Ive been researching and think that it may be the way to go.

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