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Old 08-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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coilovers on a short arm kit

I have a short arm kit on my tj and some coilovers laying around collecting dust from another project.is it worth it to mount them.I can make a engine cage for the shock mounts.any info would be great.also I have 16s and 14s are the 16s too long to fit...

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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No one has any info....

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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Yes for sure! The 16s might be a bit long depending on how high you can get them and still fit them under the hood. I'm itching to find some time to put coilovers on my jeep, even with the stock suspension arms!
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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Sweet...does anyone know a good springrate for a tj.mine are set up for a f150 right now..
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You'll never be able to fully use all of the travel, even the 14's. You MIGHT be able to get very close if 1) your arms are flat or very close to it at ride height (ie, non-stock mounts) and 2) you aren't using bushings.

You're not fully thinking this through. What good is all of that travel if the rest of the suspension can't support it? Do you realize how steep the control arms will be at full droop? Do you understand that your anti-squat will just continually rise when drooping? If you want to be able to run CO's, I'd first focus on building a proper suspension, determining the maximum amount of travel you can squeeze out of it, and then going from there. If you haven't done anything about the link mounts and are running stock control arms, then absolutely no way.

Regardless of how you set up the suspension, links and link mounts, I wouldn't even attempt to run over 12" of travel on ~16" arms. That amount of travel can work very well and I highly doubt you'd ever need more than that.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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Good advise....I would put limit straps on.I'm not so much thinking about more travel but the coil overs are adjustable for ride hight and all around better performance.my kit does really well but lift coils are either too soft or too stiff.

I figured that they might be to much for what I have...I just look at the shocks sitting in my shop collecting dust and I can't help to let my mind wander...lol

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