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post #1 of 19 Old 01-29-2009, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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yj coilovers

has anyone done a right up on how they did there coilovers with any pictures

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-29-2009, 08:23 AM
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Search google. A lot of magazines have done articles.

In reality, it would be cheaper to go out and buy a used TJ and start on that than it would be to convert a YJ into a coilover system.

On a side note, I think Chrysler really dropped the ball when they didn't make the YJ with coils up front and leafs int he rear.

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no because there are a million different ways to do it.
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post #4 of 19 Old 01-29-2009, 09:19 AM
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Is it really that much harder to convert a YJ to coilovers than a tj? I thought you needed all new brackets anyway?

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Only reason a TJ would be easier is because you can bolt on a longarm lift kit and skip the less-easy part.

Still with the amount of pre-made brackets and tabs availible, its not hard on a YJ or a TJ.
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The cheapest way I've seen it done is with a 3-link kit up front... requires fab work and welding to get 'er done right...

Here's an article talking about it:

http://www.bc4x4.com/inthenews/default.cfm?ID=251
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post #7 of 19 Old 01-29-2009, 09:40 PM
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Heres a link to the Black Diamond X2 system but 1 Ton is spot on... there are a million ways to do a coilover and plenty of builder kits as well. The Genright kit is pretty good. Just add the coilovers of your choice.

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When you really get serious about crawling a tj the mounts have to all be re-done and and the axles aren't even close to being strong enough unless it is a rubi. In my mind you might as well start with a yj.

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Geeze, for 1500 bucks on most of these kits just for parts, thats steep seems to me.

this may be a completely stupid question, but i'm not a genious about a lot of things, especially really technical stuff BUT ... could someone not just go to a salvage yard, find a totaled whatever truck or somethin that has relatively long springs and shocks and all, take it and transplant it to a YJ if you just make custom mounts and stuff???

(until about a week ago i had a 93 bronco, it has a D44 front axle and if it wasn't in such good shape and someone wanted to buy it, i'd considered throwing the rear axle in my jeep, an taking the front suspension and somehow making it fit the YJ)

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post #10 of 19 Old 01-31-2009, 09:46 PM
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good idea IMO,.
a good candidate would be a xj, if it had the long arms.
shouldnt be too hard to modify to fit a yj i dont think.
grab the arms and brackets, then the coilovers....
just a thought from a previous yj owner that now has a long arm'd xj!

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thanks, i'd definitely thought about trying to find an xj just for that, but didn't know how crazy of an idea it was, but when i think about it, seems like almost any kit could fit with a little cutting, shaving, and making some mounts.

BTW, you've got 1 bad xj there, not many at all around here, just a few with full width axles, i love xj's, you still get the good clearance and approach and departure angles, but it easy to haul aorund the crew in .. if the top only came off...

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forgot to mention, the xj is radius arms, not a true 3 or 4 link.
i haev no problems with flex, to say the least. seems an easier way around it to me.
need a trac bar, and thats it.
thanks for the compliment!
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post #13 of 19 Old 02-06-2009, 03:52 PM
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Has anyone tried putting coilovers in the YJ?

http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....uctid=KING20CO

Ideally I'd like to keep the same ride height as my current 3" lift allows. (any higher for example and I wouldn't be able to get in underground parking stalls).

I'd also be curious to get an idea of how it drives...
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post #14 of 19 Old 02-06-2009, 09:42 PM
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search back through the YJ section, someone recently did a coilover on a YJ, pretty lengthy thread with great pics, i will try to locate it as well.

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Build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...-dirty-894483/
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post #15 of 19 Old 02-06-2009, 09:48 PM
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here it is: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...=603701&page=3


dang sweet setup!

95YJ 2.5 AX5 NP231 HP30 4.88 and aussie, 8.8 4.88 mini spool, 4" RC, 1.5" Boom shackles, 1" BL, 1" rear stretch, 36 12.5 15 TSL SX's, trimmed front fenders, bedlined exterior, comp cut coming soon!


Build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...-dirty-894483/
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