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ProMod1385 07-11-2008 12:31 PM

Coil sprung conversion for the rear?
 
Has anyone seen a coil spring conversion done on an XJ? I live about 6 blocks from OffRoadOnly and was checking out there AirRock kit the other day. It is so sweet and i am thinking about doing a coil spring conversion to the back of my XJ so i can run the AirRock kit. I am just brain storming here and wanted to know if anyone could recommend a website to start from.

FitchVA 07-11-2008 12:46 PM

http://www.claytonoffroad.com/

go to products > hard-arm suspensions > jeep cherokee

ProMod1385 07-11-2008 02:11 PM

I prowled around on there a bit, cant really find any good pics on there site. For $1500 i am thinking i can fab up my own for a lot less. Do you have an experience with these guys? Are the kits solid and built strong?

FitchVA 07-11-2008 07:50 PM

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showp...3&postcount=16

i believe wil badger ran the setup for a while.

i know a few guys running clayton's front long arm setup. they beat the pee-pee out of it and it stands up

wil badger 07-11-2008 09:49 PM

NO I did not run Claytons.Not that I have anything against their kit.From what I have seen they build a very rugged and well built kit.I have never really heard any complaints about their kits.

That being said I fabricated my rear suspension from scratch and I was running coil overs.

Here are pictures of when the 4 link was built

ProMod1385 07-12-2008 09:57 AM

Wow! Your set up seems to work great! Do you drive it on the street much? I tend to drive my XJ to work during the summer on rainy days (otherwise i ride my moto, and i have a beater for the winter).

Like i stated i cant really get a good look at the Claytons set up but i really feel for $1500 i can build a set up similar to yours, even if i had to hire some of the more specialized welding out. What size tires are you running? Would you do anything different if you did it again?

wil badger 07-12-2008 09:56 PM

Well first I'll say good luck on doing a rear 4 link for under 2 grand.Especially if you can not weld or fabricate anything on your own.There is a lot more to it then just putting some steel under the vehicle.

Now as to my rig.Yes I did drive it on the street from time to time.It was mainly a trail only rig but was still registered and street legal.I ran 36" tires on the setup I had and it worked very well.If I had to do it again the only thing that would change is the location of the uppers to give it better separation at the frame side.

winkosmosis 07-13-2008 01:01 AM

Wow.. $1500 isn't that bad considering how much other things cost. Those guys doing the JK axle conversion should just spring for that while they're at it.

FitchVA 07-14-2008 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wil badger (Post 5441208)
NO I did not run Claytons.[/url]

oops. my bad

wil badger 07-14-2008 08:07 AM

Its all good

dcorn 07-15-2008 07:47 AM

Wow, that Clayton setup is pretty nice, as is yours, Wil.


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