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Unread 12-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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YJ coil over conversion

First post new guy play nice!!! I usually hang out on boat forums!

Thinking of putting a 5" coil over conversion from Pro Comp on my 94 YJ.

Anyone done this?

Opinions good or bad before I drop dollars?

Speak your mind!

Thanks!

Gary

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Unread 12-01-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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I work for 4wheel Parts trust me Do not do this kit ! They have lots of Ride/ Steering issues

My basis for this comment is : We have done this conversion on about 5 YJ's and no one is happy with it. I will tell you flat out if you want coils Sell the YJ and get a TJ or if you really want coils spend the $ for a Genright conversion but that will run you about $5,500 + labor


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Unread 12-01-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Do a search their are alot of opinions on this kit.
A guy in our club had one of these kits on his Jeep. He was not happy with it. From what he told me it was pretty hard to swap out any other axles beside the stock ones.
I have read post though where people said you could.
He ended up taking his off and going SOA. He also traded axles for a Dana 60 and 44.
I do know of a couple of people that did the Black Diamond kit. They were happy with them. I am not sure if they make them anymore though.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 09:03 PM   #4
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Not one reputable shop near me will either sell you one - or install one.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 09:54 PM   #5
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This is the type of info I was looking for!
I don't really want to sell the YJ because of the ARB lockers and all the other mods I bought it with.

I never break anything on this jeep so I might just leave it alone??
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Unread 12-02-2009, 01:04 AM   #6
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yeah nothing wrong with leafs
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Unread 12-02-2009, 06:45 PM   #7
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So what is the cleanest way to increase suspension travel? I'm looking for more articulation.

Thanks!
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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:11 PM   #8
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I usually hang out on boat forums!
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Gary, if you are satisfied or convinced that your Currie SUA set-up has not provided you with enough travel & articulation, there are a few things that can sometimes help in fine-tuning it to get a bit better, but I wouldn't expect huge improvements if you have already done some things.

Better greasable shackles, better bushings, different spring rate, better shocks, better swaybar set-up, better tracbar/panhard bar set-up, better steering set-up that allows for the steering links to "twist" more freely & without bind, plus a few other things is about all there is for a SUA set-up.

Unless you are possibly looking to go SOA, the above is about all you can look into for potential improvements. Sometimes the shocks are limiting things & often if the tracbar and swaybar are still in use, those will hamper travel & articulation.

What types of improvements have you done to the Currie suspension?

Are you still running the F&R tracbars & front swaybar? If so, are they stock?
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Unread 12-02-2009, 09:13 PM   #9
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Gary, if you are satisfied or convinced that your Currie SUA set-up has not provided you with enough travel & articulation, there are a few things that can sometimes help in fine-tuning it to get a bit better, but I wouldn't expect huge improvements if you have already done some things.

Better greasable shackles, better bushings, different spring rate, better shocks, better swaybar set-up, better tracbar/panhard bar set-up, better steering set-up that allows for the steering links to "twist" more freely & without bind, plus a few other things is about all there is for a SUA set-up.

Unless you are possibly looking to go SOA, the above is about all you can look into for potential improvements. Sometimes the shocks are limiting things & often if the tracbar and swaybar are still in use, those will hamper travel & articulation.

What types of improvements have you done to the Currie suspension?

Are you still running the F&R tracbars & front swaybar? If so, are they stock?
Yes the Jeep is SO MUCH cheaper to operate than the boat. Gets more use too!
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Unread 12-03-2009, 04:17 PM   #10
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Unread 12-03-2009, 04:27 PM   #11
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Coil conversion

I have the Procomp conversion on my 1988 wrangler and think it works.

Ride issue? I don't know, my jeep ride like a JEEP so I am not expecting too much.
Steering? same thing, 35" tires and no sway bar. Steers like a JEEP

Problem area - putting in 8.8 rear axle caused the "bolt" on parts to now be "welded" on parts so that might create issues in the future.

Maybe if I drove one of the newer ones I might think I have a problem, but for now it does what I want and goes where I want.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 05:46 PM   #12
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Right nothign wrong with leafs or SOA.
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Unread 12-28-2009, 07:22 PM   #13
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Anyone have any input on a reliable jeep/offroad place in so.cal? Inland Empire Upland San Bernardino area?

Anyone had experience with 4 West in Colton?
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Unread 12-28-2009, 10:44 PM   #14
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Anyone have any input on a reliable jeep/offroad place in so.cal? Inland Empire Upland San Bernardino area?

Anyone had experience with 4 West in Colton?
Without reservation - John Lemieux of All Four Wheel Drive, in Corona is as good as it gets. Stellar reputation. You will be hard pressed to find a superior gear guy.

All Four Wheel Drive
21765 Temescal Canyon Rd
Corona, CA 92883
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Johns motto:

Quality is like buying oats. If you want clean, fresh oats you must pay a fair price. If you want oats that have already been through the horse, those are a little cheaper.

I know of a couple closer to me (San Diego area) but John is as good as it gets.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 01:23 AM   #15
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I went with a RockKrawler coilover kit on the front and kept the rear sua leaf. It gives you a bunch of travel and drop out in the front to maintain traction, but retains some stability in the rear on the off camber stuff. So far I'm really happy with it and would recomend it to anyone. Here's a link to my build to see what I'm talking about http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/m...-build-931241/
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