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Old 12-20-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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going from BB to coil lift

I purchased my jeep a couple months ago & the PO had installed a Teraflex BB.

I have the chance to purchase a set of used Black Diamond 3" coil springs. But only the springs.

first, should I switch from the BB to the springs? will the effort be worth it?

Also, what else will I need to purchase to do this since I am only getting the springs? going from a BB to coil lift will I need to do things like longer sway bar links, or will i have to relocate anything?

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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If all you want is an extra 1", alot cheaper and less ha's to add a 1.25" BL instead.

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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thanks.. i wasnt sure if getting rid of the BB and going with coils would result in a better ride.
I think I am going to pass
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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Coils are most certainly going to be better than a BB spacer. Do you think more spring or more hard spacer is going to make the ride better? Of course the coils require more work. If you are happy how you are now, leave it alone. If you want to make your rig better than do it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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I put 2" coils in my 97. It raised the front 3.5" and the rear 3". My stock coils had sagged a fat inch over the years. If your coils have sagged you may get that amount back to your height. I would swap. was not very hard.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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Coils are most certainly going to be better than a BB spacer. Do you think more spring or more hard spacer is going to make the ride better? Of course the coils require more work. If you are happy how you are now, leave it alone. If you want to make your rig better than do it.
I respectfully disagree. There are aftermarket coils on the market that are a worse ride than stock coils with a BB on top.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:23 PM   #7
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I respectfully disagree. There are aftermarket coils on the market that are a worse ride than stock coils with a BB on top.
I never knew that, I'm glad you told me.
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I never knew that, I'm glad you told me.
That may be true, but they still under perform compared to a spring, can cause coil bind, etc.

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