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Old 03-23-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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lift using zj v8 coils/ crown victoria coils

i know 4x4 xplor has the lift with zj v8 coils in the front and stock tj coils in the rear.. ive read/posted before about the using coils from a crown victoria in the rear instead of the oem coils from the tj since they arent as stiff as the ones in the back..

does any one have more info on this? jd and i were discussing it and ive had no luck finding the information i need

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Old 03-23-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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Yea Moa I can't find it either. hmm wish money grew on the tree out back no need to try and figure this out I just want my 5.5 long arm kit already.

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Old 03-23-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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the v8 ZJ coils will only give you about 2" maybe 2 1/2" of lift. I've never seen or heard anything on the crown vic, so I would rule that out.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:46 PM   #5
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Could I run those with stock springs? I was just wanting a little more flew in the truck until summer.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:02 PM   #6
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You mean ZJ V8's up front & stocks in the rear... you should be able to but you might want the ZJ coils on all 4 though.

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Old 03-23-2009, 09:07 PM   #7
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ok - so I am not going to hurt the stock shock if I kinda over stretch it. I can get all four coils for i think 20 bucks with tax just got to go pull them out of the truck at the pick in pull. I am also looking into a v-8 outta there too, from a chevy. 350 small block should do the trick I got quoted 250 for the thing with everything needed to run it except the tranny. I want a manual back in it.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:15 AM   #8
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Yea that should work for springs, but I would invest in a set of shocks if you plan on flexing it or offroading.

Better work with Advance Adapters if you plan on putting the 350 in the Jeep... also drivetrain, becomes the next weak link with a 350 engine install.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:54 AM   #9
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actually.. a guy on this forum ran d30/d35 combo, 38s, and a 350.. he never broke anything until he swapped the 38s out for some 35s =p

you can ask him yourself.. it was coyote =p.. now that doesnt mean im recommending doing it, but it seems like people who tend to brake stuff are harsh on their jeep, if you have a light foot you wont have any problems
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I've been doing a lot of research on the zj/crown vic coil lift I actually have them setting in the back of my jeep waiting to go in the v8 zj coils up front will net you about 2.5 inches to 3.0 inchs of lift the variations of lift was because of people using them on 6 cylinder and 4 cylinder models the 6 cylinder weighs more so you would probably get 2.5 inches of lift on the 6 cylinder and 3 inches on he 4 cylinder.
I'm not going to install mine until I get shocks and adjustable track bars right now my budget is tight so it might take me a month or to before I get around to putting them on. Here are a few write ups on the lift I would suggest reading through all of it before throwing the coils on just to give you an idea of what to expect. So far I've got $20.00 dollars tied up in all 4 coils.

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:20 PM   #11
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thanks bark.. i knew it was somewhere.. i just didnt feel like searching for it.. i hate the search feature on JF
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thanks bark.. i knew it was somewhere.. i just didnt feel like searching for it.. i hate the search feature on JF
I have been arguing with a buddy of mine all morning wether or not these coils give you that much lift or not and I have a full day of doing nothing so I'm going to throw the v8 zj coils that I have on the front of my rig and see how much lift that I gain and I will post before and after pics. I have 2" spacers in the back so I'm hoping it levels out well see I guess.
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I have a shop full of floor jacks and airtools so this didn't take me maybe 1 hour to accomplish but here is what happend I have 2" fat bob spring spacers front and back I removed the front 2" spacers and replaced them with the v8 zj front spring coils on the passenger side of my jeep. Before I did anything I took a rough measurement from the bottum of my fender flare and got a measurement of 34 & 3/4" of an inch of hieght from the ground with the fatbob 2" spacers. I installed the v8 zj front springs using the tj stock spring isolater and the zj spring isolater stacked on top of eachother. I took my measurements again after installing everything and this is what I got. Measurement from the ground with the new springs is 35".
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I am going to do the drivers side now to see what I get. I was really hopeing to get more lift with these springs, but I am really pleased with the results so far.
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thats good.. i know jeeps normally sit about an inch higher in the rear.. when i got my acos i put 2 of my 1'' pucks in the front of my gfs dad's jeep to level out his stock suspension.. now his front sits about 1/2'' lower.. but hes got heavy tube bumpers on it..

ive changed my suspension around sooo many times that it takes me an hour to do all 4 coils =p.. keep in mind i got disco's for the front however, which makes the job even easier =p

oh bark looks like your gonna need bigger tires =p

i actually have a pic of a jeep running this setup.. his on 32s

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Results are in I just finished the drivers side of my jeep putting the v8 zj coils up front and took measurements from all four corners. The front of my jeep is pretty much level it is setting at about 35" to 35" & 1/2 from the ground to the bottum of the flare and the back of my jeep with the 2" fatbob spring spacers still installed is setting at about 36" inchs from the ground from the bottum of the flare.
Overall I think it turned out great I think I have only got $20.00 tied up in the coils. Overall results my vary I think if my jeep was a 4 cylinder I probably would of gotten another inch of front. But my jeep has the heavy 6 cylinder with auto and the v8 zj coils are used from the salvage yard with unknown miles on them so who knows if there sagging or not.
I would tackle the back with the crown vic coils that I have but those require a small amount of cutting to get to fit right. The v8 zj coils require no modification just remove and replace they fit perfect.
Well here are a few pics I took enjoy now I'm off for a test drive and have to do another alighnment myself.
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I took the jeep for a test drive and it rides great probably even better than what it was.
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He's a Spammer...he's hitting every thread on the board.

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hey bark.. where do you live at in indiana?
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hey bark.. where do you live at in indiana?
Currently residing in Indianapolis but may be moving to columbia, South Carolina in a few months for a new job. I got laid off from AAR CORP a couple of months a go with no hope of getting called back. But drawing unemployment has been a nice vacation for me so far.
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[/QUOTE] oh bark looks like your gonna need bigger tires =p

Yeah I am going to install a 1" bl/mml in a month or two and will be purchaseing some 33"s right now it has 31/12.50/15
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yah i was working at the getrag transmission plant but got laid off =/ stupid apprenticeship..

i havent been able to draw unemployment yet.. gotta wait until april 7th..

you should try and make it over to attica this weekend =D
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yah i was working at the getrag transmission plant but got laid off =/ stupid apprenticeship..

i havent been able to draw unemployment yet.. gotta wait until april 7th..

you should try and make it over to attica this weekend =D
I was suppose to be leaving this weekend to go to a training class in pheonix,AR for my new job in SouthCarolina but they still haven't got back to me yet or gave me a plane ticket to fly down there yet so I'm thinking there going to push my class back another month I don't know I should here back from them before the daty is over because the class starts monday. I'll let you know whats up because I've been wanting to take the jeep up to attica for a while now and if I don't leave this weekend theres a good chance you might see me up there.
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Bark lets go!! Just 3 days of wheeling and camping and little beer for some dinner!
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I was suppose to be leaving this weekend to go to a training class in pheonix,AR for my new job in SouthCarolina but they still haven't got back to me yet or gave me a plane ticket to fly down there yet so I'm thinking there going to push my class back another month I don't know I should here back from them before the daty is over because the class starts monday. I'll let you know whats up because I've been wanting to take the jeep up to attica for a while now and if I don't leave this weekend theres a good chance you might see me up there.
good to hear.. =p crappy about them waiting to tell you whats up with the class though.. but the more the marrier at attica =p.. we got 4 jeeps going now, maybe should have 1-2 more by the end of the week.. i got 2-3 friends bringing their quads up saturday night/ sunday morning

right now we got 2 stock 4banger jeeps (1 yj/ 1 tj)
mine which has the same amount of lift as yours pretty much and 33s
and a cj on 36s?

i think we got another stock sahara i6 coming too, hes not sure yet though
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hey hey hey I am not fully stock!!! I have 30" mudders on it lol
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hey hey hey I am not fully stock!!! I have 30" mudders on it lol
lol the stock yj has homemade shackles (1'' maybe) and 31 ats =p

heck my jeep came stock with 31 ats =p

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