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Unread 06-15-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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leafs v coils

how common is it to switch from leaf springs to coil? the PO had a coil lift kit installed on a '93 YJ I just got. pros? cons? thx

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Unread 06-15-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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it's not super common. people do it. it's not crazy. better ride, potential for better flex. of course, then you need sway bars and disconnects and all that business if you have coils. I like leafs better.
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Unread 06-15-2014, 12:35 PM   #3
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Coming from Someone who had both, on the same jeep, I can say that leafs are easier. Coils involve a lot more than just the springs like leafs. The coils ride better on the street and can flex better than any SUA leaf setup. However I am SOA up front and it flexes just as good as the rear coils, if not better.

If you have a coil setup already then you should be pretty solid both on and off road.
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Unread 06-15-2014, 12:42 PM   #4
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Not common unless someone has and old coil conversion kit. most coil conversions are on hardcore custom setups as they are not cheap to do right and usually cost as much as a used YJ
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Unread 06-15-2014, 05:13 PM   #5
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There were never any conversion kits made that worked better then the potential of leaf springs.
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Unread 06-16-2014, 08:57 AM   #6
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I swapped to coils when I built my jeep. My frame was trashed, found a TJ frame and modified it to work. Front is all off the shelf tj parts. Rear is a custom triangulated mid arm 4 link. I have owned a pile of yj's, the coil conversion was the best thing I ever did!
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