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Unread 10-20-2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Clayton rear coil conversion...



i want it!!!

anyone got it? sounds awesome!

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Unread 10-20-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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I want a hi9, stop complaining. Just kidding. To answer your question... no. Check on www.naxja.org. maybe some people there got em. Badger has a real coilover, but his was "home made"
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Unread 10-21-2005, 07:10 AM   #3
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man they look sweet! seems like it would really be worth the $$
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Unread 10-21-2005, 09:27 AM   #4
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better be comfortable with welding to doubled up 14 gauge steel.i haven't heard any complaints about the kit as of yet.there are a few things i don't like about it.one being the fact that it is weld on to something that is no thicker than you fender doubled up.

Here are some pics of the Clayton kit from somebody on NAXJA.you'll notice a lot of rear steer from this kit.the kit also doesn't come with any type of way to hold the coil the the frame as you will see in the pictures.this isn't a big deal but if not taken care of it can bite you later on the trail
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Unread 10-21-2005, 10:41 AM   #5
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would the limiter straps like mentioned work ok?

that is a sweet looking setup. as far as welding to the metal, isnt the "frame" in the rear the same thickness as it is in the front? someone that deals with sheet metal would have no problem with that huh?
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Unread 10-21-2005, 10:57 AM   #6
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yes straps would solve the problem of over flex and losing the spring.as for the uni-frame it is the same thickness for the full length.it's not very thick.imagine how thick the sheet metal is on you front fender and double that.it's less then 1/16 not fun to weld to .best way to weld it is to use a Tig welder and yes any good body guy/sheet metal worker should be able to do it.i just like my stuff to bolt through the unibody frame with crush sleeves then if needed stitch weld around that .were the bolts are doing most of the work and the welds are just insurance.

just incase you haven't seen what i did here it is
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Unread 10-21-2005, 10:59 AM   #7
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let me add that if this is going to be a DD then you would also have to look into getting a Anti-Rock swaybar on the back to help control body roll on the street
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Unread 10-21-2005, 02:01 PM   #8
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would that help on the trail too?

thats a good looking XJ ya got there!
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Unread 10-21-2005, 06:58 PM   #9
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Wil Badger has my vote on the best coil over convertion ever done,

Have you taken it in really dusty trails and mud??

Does it come inside in by the coil overs???

again great work
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Unread 10-21-2005, 07:28 PM   #10
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little dust comes in.i drive with the windows down most of the time or the cut doors so most of the dust comes in there.i have been in mud and no nothing really comes in.
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