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03-08-2012 12:03 PM
Redsand
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Originally Posted by 66fordman
does anyone sell a kit to convert a yj from leaf to coil(front and rear) ?
Several companies do
03-08-2012 12:01 PM
66fordman does anyone sell a kit to convert a yj from leaf to coil(front and rear) ?
03-08-2012 11:25 AM
Will George I'm adding a 1.25 inch bL and getting 35s and a dana 44 with 488gears
03-08-2012 01:54 AM
s3nt3nc3d 6-8" of lift. Flat fenders. 33" tires.

HOLY CRAP that would look ridiculous. Not to mention, your center of gravity would be high as hell...you'd need to do a long arm lift...and just OMG.

Dude...4" lift, normal fenders or flat fenders if you wanna lil extra clearance "just in case" and 33's would look good. Don't screw it up...
03-08-2012 01:04 AM
CilvestDrad i want to get higher, i have 4inch coils

03-08-2012 12:27 AM
Will George i just cut my fenders to flats and saw it driving down the road (mom was driving lol) and it looks pretty tall actually, guess i was just used to the height and wanted to be bigger like everyone.
02-21-2012 01:37 PM
TJspeed
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Originally Posted by arcountryboy View Post
Only thing I'm really curious about is why you think your 4" coils make the Jeep look stock? If you really have a 4" lift and it looks stock, you have some serious issues with your springs. Really serious issues.
yeah this is what Ive been wondering to...
02-21-2012 11:49 AM
ou812 I love my TJ but I'd consider leafing the rear and leaving the front as coil


just because its diffrent.
Sure i'd love a YJ but I like the airbags of the TJ for my children when they ride with me.Im not in a position to buy a YJ as a toy
02-21-2012 08:38 AM
arcountryboy Only thing I'm really curious about is why you think your 4" coils make the Jeep look stock? If you really have a 4" lift and it looks stock, you have some serious issues with your springs. Really serious issues.
02-21-2012 08:02 AM
snwchris <-------- My TJ has front leafs and rear 4link and works awesome with that set-up.

If your confused don't worry, it's something different, you don't have to understand, that's the nice thing about Jeeps and making your own decisions.
02-20-2012 09:16 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by TreeClimber1 View Post
Do you know Kilby?
Enough so we recognize each other, we run into each other every year or so at trade shows and talk Jeeps or OBA systems.
02-20-2012 05:53 PM
TreeClimber1
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
A few like Brad Kilby (very well known in on-board air circles) experimented by converting their TJs to leaf spring but those experiments were short-lived. Brad did that to his first TJ 13-14 years ago but in the 5-6 coil spring Jeeps he has owned since then, he kept all the rest of them as coil spring Jeeps.
Do you know Kilby?
02-19-2012 05:54 PM
Will George leafs were just a random idea i had, i like tjs way better.
02-19-2012 02:20 AM
TJspeed
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Originally Posted by jeepr View Post
If you want to do that why not sell your tj and buy a yj then use the money left over and do an soa... Coilovers on a tj yes, leafs no.
X2... im still confused and why........
02-19-2012 02:12 AM
XJ Knight
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Originally Posted by Will George View Post
can my 35 and 30 hold 35's? with proper re-gearing. 4:88's,
Not without a Super35 Kit.. the max limit to a stock D35 is 33's Open.. And even then you got to be kind to the axle.. The D30 is good up to 35's
02-19-2012 02:02 AM
jeepr If you want to do that why not sell your tj and buy a yj then use the money left over and do an soa... Coilovers on a tj yes, leafs no.
02-19-2012 01:43 AM
TJspeed
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Originally Posted by Will George
is it possible to spring over a tj? I'm new to lifts, i want to get higher, i have 4inch coils, that make my jeep look stock and they don't flex out that well, plus they're old and starting to sag a little.
any suggestions for a good lift? i want a 6-8inch lift.
i like the spring overs though, my friend has one on his yj and it looks and drives great.
Do you have quick dicos?
02-18-2012 10:30 PM
Will George can my 35 and 30 hold 35's? with proper re-gearing. 4:88's,
02-18-2012 10:01 PM
nick50471
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Originally Posted by Will George

to mount 38s, id need to get bigger axels (so I've been told, i have a 35 and a 30,) then regear it, and that costs a lot more cash. I've heard some talk of a coil over? anyone know how those go?
Yes. The coil goes over the shock.


For the record I have a SOA lift on my TJ and love it.
02-18-2012 09:56 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by blue6tj View Post
6-8 inch lift and your only gonna put on 33's, wow, well thats a good waste of $$$ and time. If your going for that size of lift, SYE, gears etc you might as well spend the extra $$$ and put on some 38-40's... I'm very confused!
You can't run 38-40" tires without replacing both axles. None of the axles that come on our TJs are strong enough to run anything larger than 35". At least not long-term.
02-18-2012 09:19 PM
Will George
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Originally Posted by blue6tj View Post
6-8 inch lift and your only gonna put on 33's, wow, well thats a good waste of $$$ and time. If your going for that size of lift, SYE, gears etc you might as well spend the extra $$$ and put on some 38-40's... I'm very confused!
to mount 38s, id need to get bigger axels (so I've been told, i have a 35 and a 30,) then regear it, and that costs a lot more cash. I've heard some talk of a coil over? anyone know how those go?
02-17-2012 04:40 PM
blue6tj 6-8 inch lift and your only gonna put on 33's, wow, well thats a good waste of $$$ and time. If your going for that size of lift, SYE, gears etc you might as well spend the extra $$$ and put on some 38-40's... I'm very confused!
02-17-2012 04:05 PM
RubiCobra
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Originally Posted by denisbaldwin View Post
I'm the guy who wants to convert his YJ to coils!

Swap Jeeps with the OP. Boom. Done and done.
02-17-2012 03:40 PM
denisbaldwin I'm the guy who wants to convert his YJ to coils!
02-17-2012 03:36 PM
TJspeed A Tj with 4" lift on 33"s looks nothing to stock.... Like said above listen to Jerry!!
02-17-2012 03:06 PM
RubiCobra Liten to Jerry, he nailed it.

If you want leaves, converting a TJ would just be added difficulty and expense. Get a YJ or a CJ then lift it.
02-17-2012 01:13 PM
tomcahuita why should someone want to convert a TJ to leaf springs
My mechanic recently converted his Yj to coil springs. I donít know what lift he has but I am about 6 ft. and can barely look over the hood.

02-17-2012 09:44 AM
jeepinmike Back when I lived in CO, I recall a short fad back in 99-2000 or so where guys were leaf'in the rear of there TJs.... Think it had to do with stability and the negative effects of lifted short arm suspensions. (recall the lifting of the front wheel on turns?) Long arms and advances (such as Currie's Antirock) have addressed many of these issues.

I see no reason to leaf a TJ. Even stretches are pretty straight forward with the products available today and some welding skills.
02-17-2012 08:08 AM
snwchris I have front leafs on my TJ. It was easier doing leafs in the front for adding the stretch as well as swapping the D60 in also. I'm stretched front & rear. The front leafs so far have proven to be pretty stable IMO. At the time of fab and to get back wheeling it was easier to deal with. I've thought about linking the front, but the leafs still work great.
02-16-2012 11:23 PM
Jason1348 Its simple if u whant leafs buy a cj or yj
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