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post #1 of 5 Old 10-24-2007, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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whos done a rear coil over conversion on their XJ?

just trying to get a feel for a few different options.

the jeep did really well at rausch creek this weekend. looking to change just a few things. i'm putting my skids on tonight and starting to build the front and rear bumpers soon. I've decided to go with the T&T y-link arms upgrade and bring the lift height to about about 5.5''-6'' for now, either run a D44 or put the free 8.25 i acquired in the rear & re-gear, also run at least a locker in the rear. just a little curious about the coil over conversion, i haven't seen any XJ in person with it. Anyone on here have it? I'm not considering getting it per say, I was just curious.


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i was looking into a 4 link and rear coil over for a while and found this jeep. http://www.jeeps-offroad.com/reader-rigs/BadgersXJ

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after my research i decided it was probably better to start with a different vehicle or go with a purpose built tube frame. once you start getting into that much modification the unibody needs to be cut and reinforced. i am going to build a tube frame buggy after college..maybe throw some xj stuff on it in places.

there is also a kit out there but i have heard bad things about it. http://www.rockkrawler.com/ look in the cherokee suspension systems..there is a coilover
conversion in there.

edit: they have just the rear conversion in the build components

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i was looking into a 4 link and rear coil over for a while and found this jeep. http://www.jeeps-offroad.com/reader-rigs/BadgersXJ

this jeep belongs to a forum member


after my research i decided it was probably better to start with a different vehicle or go with a purpose built tube frame. once you start getting into that much modification the unibody needs to be cut and reinforced. i am going to build a tube frame buggy after college..maybe throw some xj stuff on it in places.

there is also a kit out there but i have heard bad things about it. http://www.rockkrawler.com/ look in the cherokee suspension systems..there is a coilover
conversion in there.

edit: they have just the rear conversion in the build components
yea i was just curious about it in general. rock krawler is the name ive heard most when the topic comes up. my friend got their longs arms and wasn't a huge fan of them. i wouldn't know though, haven't tried their products.

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yea i was just curious about it in general. rock krawler is the name ive heard most when the topic comes up. my friend got their longs arms and wasn't a huge fan of them. i wouldn't know though, haven't tried their products.
Talk to matt6669 on this board or on tristate 4x4. He ran the RK coil over conversion in the rear, and the RK 3 link in the front with coil overs. I really like RK stuff, people seem to either love em or hate em. Ive never had personal experience with the rear coi over conversion, but i run the RK short arms, and wheel with people who run their LA 3 link and im always impressed with the performance of that kit. I personaly would prefer their 3 link over a radius or y link setup. Plus its a lot cheaper. The tnt kit does have a sweet belly pan though.
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I really like RK stuff, people seem to either love em or hate em. Ive never had personal experience with the rear coi over conversion, but i run the RK short arms, and wheel with people who run their LA 3 link and im always impressed with the performance of that kit. I personaly would prefer their 3 link over a radius or y link setup. Plus its a lot cheaper.
A lot of the bad rap with RK came from their Gen. 1 stuff and the old owners of the company.

RK now has new owners, and have re-designed the majority of their products. It's a lot better now and people who use them love them so it seems.
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