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Old 01-22-2014, 02:34 PM
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JK factory suspension on my YJ is it possible??????

So I have a 2.5 Rubicon Express lift on my JKU and I was thinking about trying to get the stock suspension to fit under my YJ.... Have any of you guys tried this or heard if it works? I am wondering if I can fabricate it enough to work? Let me know if you have any experience with this or am I chasing a pipe dream? The only reason I am considering this is because I have the suspension components in the garage.

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You'll be going from leaf springs to coil springs. EVERYTHING from a suspension standpoint will have to be changed. IMO it wouldn't be worth it.

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Im going to have to change out the brackets on the frame that hold the leaf springs in place anyway due to rust. That was why I was thinking of just using my JK suspension and converting over. But I would be certain that cutting and welding new brackets would be just as easy
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I think it would be worth it. I have seen a couple of YJs with TJ suspension and they rode nice.

Just a matter of welding brackets and buckets on the axle and frame. Make sure your track bar bushings are in good shape as you will actually need them with coils.
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Will I have to fabricate the brackets on the axle and frame or do you think I can buy some for a TJ or JK and make them work? I have to agree with you, I would think that it would be very similar to the TJ/YJ conversion. Now are there any components I would have to swap out? pitman arms, end links, tie rods, anything? I would assume that I will probably get a slight lift out of this right? do you think I will have to extend the brake lines or drop the Transfer case any? Im looking for suggestions I know this has probably not been done on here but you guys are always the experts when it comes to changing and fabricating on the jeeps so I am looking for every possibility I could run into here.
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The biggest hurdle I would think is making sure the suspension geometry is going to work. Jk frame rails may not be the same width and height in relation to the axle. Also the front coils may interfere with the frame rails and that would require notching the frame when u fab the coil towers

For brackets I'm sure you could get universals for the buckets etc. from someone like ruffstuff..

I wouldn't think the new suspension would interfere with the stock steering. Unsure if it would give you any lift..
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I think I am going to try it out. Ill make my decision tonight when I can crawl under the jeep and see how it will sit. If I end up doing this Ill make a thread so you guys can see it in progress. In the meantime if you guys have suggestions on how to do it or comments on what not to do please let me know. Im still up in the air if this is what I want to do so I am open to opinions and suggestions. Thanks guys
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The biggest hurdle I would think is making sure the suspension geometry is going to work. Jk frame rails may not be the same width and height in relation to the axle. Also the front coils may interfere with the frame rails and that would require notching the frame when u fab the coil towers

For brackets I'm sure you could get universals for the buckets etc. from someone like ruffstuff..

I wouldn't think the new suspension would interfere with the stock steering. Unsure if it would give you any lift..

How can I make sure the suspensions Geometry will line up?

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