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post #1 of 4 Old 07-11-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice on coils + ACO's. 4.5 or 5.5

I seem to be stumped on what to get and how I want to do it. I am redoing the front suspension on the front of my jeep, already has 4", and wanting to get at most up to 6.5-7. The only problem I am running into is how I am going to set it up. I could always go ahead and get 6.5" coils but i really don't want to do that since I may decide to sit at 5.5. Since I can't make up my mind I thought I could run some Adjustable Coil Spacers(ACO's) with new springs. Here is where I am stumped, should I go with 4.5" coils+ACO's or 5.5" coils+ACO's?

I am kind of worried that with the 4.5 the spacers will be pushed pretty far down putting more force on the mount than the 5.5 and wearing out the spring faster if I compress it all the way every time I flex. Also concerned with tire stuffing. One of my buddies has 4.5 coils with ACO's to get to 6.5 and stuff his tires pretty dang well but he has 35's and I may end up running 33's.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-11-2013, 11:16 PM
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Coils are cheap just buy the taller coils, if you dont like them buy shorter coils and sell your taller ones

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-12-2013, 07:50 AM
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Coils are cheap just buy the taller coils, if you dont like them buy shorter coils and sell your taller ones
x2. The ACOS setup is nice but its pretty pricey. You could always pick up factory coil isolaters (.75") at a junkyard for next to nothing for fine tuning ride height. It might not be as quick of an adjustment at ACOS, but if you find ideal height on the ACOS adjustment and leave it there, you pretty much bought a very expensive spacer.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-15-2013, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies guys! Should have thought about coils being so cheap that I could replace with barely any cost. I could sell the ones I didn't want so easy since some in my local Jeep groups are always wanting parts. I am just a one and done kind of guy though and don't like redoing stuff. I may end up getting 5.5 coils and get ACO's when i am ready to move up from there since I can adjust the rear easily.

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