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.
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07-11-2008 03:11 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?
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?
07-12-2008 10:56 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.
07-13-2008 02:01 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.
07-14-2008 07:35 AM
Originally Posted by wil badger
NO I did not run Claytons.[/url]
oops. my bad
07-14-2008 09:07 AM
Its all good
07-15-2008 08:47 AM
Wow, that Clayton setup is pretty nice, as is yours, Wil.