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Old 08-17-2009, 09:36 AM
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New jeeper needs ideas

1. My '87 stalls on rough roads, at speed. Seems like the carb is fooding out. Has anyone developed a fix for the vent system. ie: do a remote vent, and block off the old one. Vent it back into the aircleaner, at a higher elev. so as to not flood so easy.

2. Lifts. What is the advantage of leaving the leaf springs under the axle? Seems others put them on the top, with no problems. More work in the long run? Or geometry issues. I'm gonna lift, but want to do the most logical thing.

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i had an 89 that did the same thing. rough roaditis. caused by a bouncing float. very common. it also died out when in an extreme nose up attitude. not good. i put a new carb on it. look at quadratec for a kit.

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Old 08-17-2009, 08:22 PM
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Thanks. I'm so green with jeeps, I don't know where to look.

I wonder if anyone on this forum has converted to the coil spring suspension. I'm try'n to cover as many angles as I can before I pull the trigger on any final decisions.

If I can't get this fuel issue resolved, probably go to TPI.
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I am also curious on the coil over conversion from leaf springs....so I'll be curious on what comes up on suggestions. I have a friend who told me the company that makes them got sued and was forced to shut down, so I'm not sure if there are others who make them?
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:00 PM
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Other Jeep friends have suggested converting a tj kit. I havn't seen a specific kit for the conversion. Lots of fab work, me thinks.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:13 PM   #6
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Fabtech has their extreme kit out there. 8 inch lift, I think, and coil spring on the front only. ($5.200) from Quadratec. I have looked for the coil conversion kit and I can't find it. It was under $2,000 when I last researched it. I think that one was a 6 inch lift. I would love to run with coil springs if I could.
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How high are you wanting to go? You can get 3 or 4 inches from a spring over, but my experience is the stock srings won't hold up. They start to bend back in, you also have to swap your leaf perch to the other side. I also had a friend who had his axle roll and ended up damaging the leaf, but that was in a extreme situation. My experience is you can get just as much flex from a leaf spring set up as a coil spring, and it seems much easier to work with, to me. The Yj's had a great set up to work with. You picked a great Jeep.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:02 AM
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At this point, I'm gonna do the SOA conv, try the tie rod flip kit, and run 33" tires. A fellow jeeper suggested a 1" add a leaf to my setup as well, to help with the stock springs. Any ideas on this? Probably use a DP as well. Heard the stock Cherokee works well. Any thoughts on this? The SOA kit I ordered is from RE. Has lots of parts. Looks like a good place to start. Thanks for the input.

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