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Unread 06-29-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
brokenshoe14
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front to rear swap.

Im wanting to do a front to rear swap. My issue im having is idk whst coils to get for the front. Its a 96 4.0 ive read some places bronco coils are a direct fit. But no word on what yr or if its bronco 2 or fullsize... any info would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 06-29-2014, 10:27 PM   #2
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Just get 3.5" lift coils for the ZJ?

There's a thread around here using f150 coils in the front for a 3.5" lift with the f > r. He basically rode with it for a while, got tired of it riding like *** and got a real lift. Do it right the first time and you'll save money.
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Unread 06-29-2014, 10:47 PM   #3
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Its just for a temp boost in hight untill I can get my 6.5" long arm and 35s. I just got 31s not long ago(couldnt resist for the price. 450 for all 4 mounted and balanced) so I basically just want the little bit extra clearance till they are ready to be replaced. I still get a little rub with 2" spacer lift. But I also run no sway bars so a stiffer ride doesnt bother me
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Unread 06-29-2014, 10:49 PM   #4
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Trim? Run wheel spacers? I really wouldn't run more than 2.5" on stock CA's.

And put your swaybars back if you're driving on streets! Discos or gtfo.
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1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 31's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, New engine and trans, no front driveshaft, but it's pretty

"Whats wrong with a PT Cruiser?"
"Coulda had a V8!"

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Niner build thread

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 06-29-2014, 10:53 PM   #5
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Im very against trimming lol I have 0 rust or rot on my zj so no trimming yet and working on wheel spacers. But I have connections at the local junkyard so I get anything I need dirt cheap. So the f> r seemed like a good option to hold me over for about a yr and allow me to save to finish the build in 1 shot
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Unread 06-29-2014, 11:05 PM   #6
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Have you done anything other than the spacer and different shocks? A f>r is going to need trackbars and really needs CA's, it's not "cheap" it's just "cheaper".
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1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 31's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, New engine and trans, no front driveshaft, but it's pretty

"Whats wrong with a PT Cruiser?"
"Coulda had a V8!"

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Niner build thread

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 07-01-2014, 12:50 AM   #7
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Have ajustable track, havnt done ca yet.
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