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Old 03-10-2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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coilover kit or not?

i can't find much information on people doing coilovers. whats the benifits? whats bad about it? i have the RE 5.5 kit. would it work well with it?

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or would i be better going with the rock krawler coilover kit??

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Old 03-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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well, unless youre going to be a hardcore off roader, id go with regular short arm 4" or 6". Seriously to get your moneys worth out of coil overs, id go with waht I suggested. unless you have alot of money, then buy everything
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What do you hope to gain by going to coil-overs that you don't have now?
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i dont know. thats why i'm asking your guys opinion. i'm new to the jeep thing. dont know much about them.
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well, unless youre going to be a hardcore off roader, id go with regular short arm 4" or 6". Seriously to get your moneys worth out of coil overs, id go with waht I suggested. unless you have alot of money, then buy everything
A 6" short-arm lift is a NO-NO.
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Well cave your not entirely correct on the NO-NO short arm 6in lift. If you spend the money to do it right the rig is amazing but it will cost you more then a long arm to setup-- I guess you would call it more of a mid arm because they would all be adjustable.

To the coil over kit, there are a lot of advantages of them but then they cost a BUTT LOAD too. I am going to run coil overs for a few reasons
You never have to worry about dropping a coil out of the bucket with a long arm. You can adjust the 2 springs on the shock differently to have the truck react to different terrain, IE you need more lift one day or less the next. I could go on and on. I also run a coil over setup on my mustang. It is a lot of fun there too
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I would say stay on your existing kit that you already have, it's plenty of suspension for what you'll throw at it.

Not trying to rain on the parade. I like to dream as much as the next guy, but why do you think you need them?

Can you do all the fab work thats required to do it right? mounts, swaybar, etc. etc.

Have you ever seen anything climb with coilovers? or rode in a Jeep or rig with coil-overs?? From what I've heard some setups like to unload pretty bad.

TJ's work very well with Short Arm and Long Arm kits.
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A 6" short-arm lift is a NO-NO.
Want to explain why?
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1. No one makes a 6" short-arm spring lift that I am aware of.
2. Stacking a spring spacer on top of a spring lift to achieve 6" of lift on a short arm suspension will result in such an extreme driveshaft angle that you'd NEVER get the vibes out of it. Your driveshaft will beat itself to death in no time. You'd be replacing u-joints on a weekly basis.

Your best bet, if you want 6" of real-life, usable lift, is a long-arm lift. There isn't a single person on this forum with any sense that will disagree with that statement.
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1. No one makes a 6" short-arm spring lift that I am aware of.
2. Stacking a spring spacer on top of a spring lift to achieve 6" of lift on a short arm suspension will result in such an extreme driveshaft angle that you'd NEVER get the vibes out of it. Your driveshaft will beat itself to death in no time. You'd be replacing u-joints on a weekly basis.

Your best bet, if you want 6" of real-life, usable lift, is a long-arm lift. There isn't a single person on this forum with any sense that will disagree with that statement.
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Well cave your not entirely correct on the NO-NO short arm 6in lift. If you spend the money to do it right the rig is amazing but it will cost you more then a long arm to setup-- I guess you would call it more of a mid arm because they would all be adjustable.

To the coil over kit, there are a lot of advantages of them but then they cost a BUTT LOAD too. I am going to run coil overs for a few reasons
You never have to worry about dropping a coil out of the bucket with a long arm. You can adjust the 2 springs on the shock differently to have the truck react to different terrain, IE you need more lift one day or less the next. I could go on and on. I also run a coil over setup on my mustang. It is a lot of fun there too
Nope, I'm talking straight, non-adjustable short arms. Even adjustable short arms are still not long enough to really run 6" of spring lift and still be usable off-road.
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Hahahaha......should have known RC would market one. Buyer beware.

(And they're adjustable short arms) Wonder how that suspension articulates and works off-road? I'd bet not well. Of course, it IS a Rough Country lift, so that pretty much goes without saying......
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It's obvious you non-believers want to trust in what I say, so I challenge you to ask one of the forum's Jeep Information Gurus......Jerry Bransford. Send him a PM and see what he says about running 6" of lift on a short arm.
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i could do it all myself. one of my friends has a tacoma sas'd with coilovers, it does great! and its rides so nice
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Doesnt he run a 6" Short arm? Im pretty sure he does as he doenst like Long Arm kits for the type of wheeling he does
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My Jeep was stolen earlier this evening. - Page 18 - JeepForum.com page 18 post 259. He says he wouldnt go for a LA
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Doesnt he run a 6" Short arm? Im pretty sure he does as he doenst like Long Arm kits for the type of wheeling he does
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Jerry runs (used to run, his Jeep was stolen) a 4.5" Rubicon Express LONG ARM suspension. NOT a 6" short arm. By all means, WRITE HIM if you don't believe me. I don't know if you are trying to play Devil's Advocate with me or not, but it's getting old. I'm not saying you have to believe me, but if you don't, then get your facts straight from Jerry.
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wow chill. ive met the guy in person, wasnt totally sure if it was a 4" 4.5" or anything bigger.

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