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post #1 of 12 Old 08-21-2006, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Rear coil conversion?...

I remember seeing that someone made a kit to convert the rear to a TJ style coil setup? I can't remember who it was though.

Is anyone running a setup like this here? It might be the cheapest and easiest way to get a reliable 4 link rear.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-21-2006, 02:52 PM
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i believe rock krawler makes a kit, and its pretty pricey...tell us a little more about how you wheel...i made a post about fabricating my own rear coil over kit for my jeep, and people told me that it wouldnt really make a difference with stock axles no lockers and certain things like that..good luck, hopefully someday i can make my own kit..

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claytons does, rock krawler does.....


but theres one better

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i believe rock krawler makes a kit, and its pretty pricey...tell us a little more about how you wheel...i made a post about fabricating my own rear coil over kit for my jeep, and people told me that it wouldnt really make a difference with stock axles no lockers and certain things like that..good luck, hopefully someday i can make my own kit..
Thats the coilover conversion. I'm talking about just the coil conversion which keeps the shocks in the stock location.

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Even better! You are just full of surprises!


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Are you looking into a coil conversion or a coil-over set up?

Edit-How odd. While I was typing my question you your typing the answer. Must be part of the Jeep Zone phenomenon we've been experiencing lately.

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lol. I noticed that as well. The other day I was responding to someone in one of my threads, and it put my post ABOVE theirs. lol!

But anyways, yes I was looking for just the coil conversion.


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lol. I noticed that as well. The other day I was responding to someone in one of my threads, and it put my post ABOVE theirs. lol!

But anyways, yes I was looking for just the coil conversion.
yeah, i cant get into too much about mine, im not a vendor, but ill answer any questions.

my set up is mid arms, non triangulated 4 link (w/ panhard), 2" drop - 2" lift. and a triangulated 4 link, for 6-8" of lift.
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Found it!



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Bump. I take it that no ones done this?


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i have all the springs and control arms for a setup that came off a 95. i have no perches or anything like that. it was a 5" lift with putting the frons in the rear and new front springs. new shocks and other stuff is neded so i havent used it...it's in the for sale section or you can pm me if you want details.

there are kits, i think this one is RO CO or something like that....supposedly they went out of business a few years ago and i can't get the perches. but you could cut them off something else and mount them if youcan weld
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it's an old thread, but I'm totally curious about that item,
How does it install. What type of spring do you use? can
you use your stock-ride shocks? Does it improve handling?
Has anyone here installed it on their Jeep?






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it's an old thread, but I'm totally curious about that item,
How does it install. What type of spring do you use? can
you use your stock-ride shocks? Does it improve handling?
Has anyone here installed it on their Jeep?

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Even though I havn't done the conversion yet, I am still planning on a rear 4 link with rear coils so I can somewhat answer your questions (take it for what its worth though )

From what I understand, those brackets will bolt onto the upper unibody. I'm not sure where though, but I'm pretty sure holes will need to be drilled. Since the unibody in that general location though isn't designed to take the load from the axle I'm going to do some serious reinforcing, and also tie the area into some TNT frame stiffeners.

They use the same TJ style springs, which I beleive are just like front XJ springs. I am also looking at the ruff-stuff brackets though that utilize a more common 2.5" spring. I would rather use this style of spring due to it's huge selection of spring rates, and length options out there.

Longer shocks would definetly be required if you really want to get more flex out of the system. I will be using the JKS upper shock mount, and relocating the lower bracket on the axle tube. I'll then wait to see what size shock will give me the right ride quality/flex.

Does it improve handling? I honestly think there are too many variables to answer that. However, the main factor with that would be the geometry of the 4 link setup, but if setup properlly you'll never want to go leaf again

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