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post #1501 of 6493 Old 01-09-2012, 07:26 AM
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I was looking through your recent pics last night and at first Im thinking why is he putting the grooves on the top of his truss and soon after had an AH HA when I saw you added it to access the bolts on the joints. Very nice idea Mike, great work thus far.

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So I need some help/opinions/discussion on what I'm going to be doing for shocks/springs. All along I've sort of had it in the plans to do CO's in the rear (actually I almost ordered ORIs a couple months back but glad I didn't because I don't think they would have fit the budget now after getting into the build). I've been trying to see if I can get a deal on some 12" travel Profender COs and then I was going to stuff them into the new, narrower section of the frame. It looks like getting them might hold up the build some and I'm starting to wonder if I'm just wanting them for the cool factor or if I could actually benefit from a set of COs for the wheeling I do.

What I'm thinking is, if I instead stick with a good coil spring and invest in a nice pair of 12" travel shocks to outboard, I save quite a bit of $$$. Not only do I save that $$$ while linking the rear, I also save that $$$ when I three link the front since obviously if I do COs in the rear I'd be planning to do the same up front. This means I could start working on an HP D30 very soon and get the 3 link built after I graduate school in the spring. I'd probably use the BTF coil perches with my 2.5" RC progressive coils or order up some Savvy/currie 3" coils if I don't get enough height out of the RC springs. Still undecided on what shocks I would run.

If I save money I might order up some upgraded axle shafts sooner rather than later. I am needing to buy new retainer plates and bearings for the stock D44 shafts to install the ZJ disc brakes on this axle. I'm thinking I might just spend a little more on upgraded shafts with bearings/ect. I also want to do hi-line fenders. Things are really starting to add up quick with this build

So I guess I need some input on whether or not I could really benefit from COs. I like them because it cleans up the suspension a lot and they are very adjustable, but could I also get great performance out of coils and the right pair of shocks?

I'm on the fence...


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post #1505 of 6493 Old 01-09-2012, 12:27 PM
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So I need some help/opinions/discussion on what I'm going to be doing for shocks/springs. All along I've sort of had it in the plans to do CO's in the rear (actually I almost ordered ORIs a couple months back but glad I didn't because I don't think they would have fit the budget now after getting into the build). I've been trying to see if I can get a deal on some 12" travel Profender COs and then I was going to stuff them into the new, narrower section of the frame. It looks like getting them might hold up the build some and I'm starting to wonder if I'm just wanting them for the cool factor or if I could actually benefit from a set of COs for the wheeling I do.

What I'm thinking is, if I instead stick with a good coil spring and invest in a nice pair of 12" travel shocks to outboard, I save quite a bit of $$$. Not only do I save that $$$ while linking the rear, I also save that $$$ when I three link the front since obviously if I do COs in the rear I'd be planning to do the same up front. This means I could start working on an HP D30 very soon and get the 3 link built after I graduate school in the spring. I'd probably use the BTF coil perches with my 2.5" RC progressive coils or order up some Savvy/currie 3" coils if I don't get enough height out of the RC springs. Still undecided on what shocks I would run.

If I save money I might order up some upgraded axle shafts sooner rather than later. I am needing to buy new retainer plates and bearings for the stock D44 shafts to install the ZJ disc brakes on this axle. I'm thinking I might just spend a little more on upgraded shafts with bearings/ect. I also want to do hi-line fenders. Things are really starting to add up quick with this build

So I guess I need some input on whether or not I could really benefit from COs. I like them because it cleans up the suspension a lot and they are very adjustable, but could I also get great performance out of coils and the right pair of shocks?

I'm on the fence...
My vote is for some SAVVY springs and FOX shocks. Coil overs are over rated unless you plan to do some high speed stuff. And even then a properly set up coil sprung rig can do very well.

After I helped blaine with alot of the CVD jeep build, I drove it and rode passenger on it's first trip out to JV. It did very very well. We hit whoops and rough sections at about 50 that I would not dream of hitting in a standard BUILT tj goin that fast.

In short. If it were my jeep I would go with springs shocks and chromo's cuz CO's are not gonna do much for ya when you have a broken shaft.

Yes coilover's are easy to package and install. But you have alot of adjustments to mess with and spring weights to deal with. Alot of people never actually get them set up right and just run them out of the box. And often could have gotten the same if not better ride out of a rig with Coil springs and out boarded shocks. Springs and shocks are almost simpler to do depending on who you ask

There's my 2cents. Hope this helps

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Without knowing much about coilovers I still like the idea of spending money on currie springs and fox shocks and having money left over to get stronger shafts.

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My vote is for some SAVVY springs and FOX shocks. Coil overs are over rated unless you plan to do some high speed stuff. And even then a properly set up coil sprung rig can do very well.

After I helped blaine with alot of the CVD jeep build, I drove it and rode passenger on it's first trip out to JV. It did very very well. We hit whoops and rough sections at about 50 that I would not dream of hitting in a standard BUILT tj goin that fast.

In short. If it were my jeep I would go with springs shocks and chromo's cuz CO's are not gonna do much for ya when you have a broken shaft.

Yes coilover's are easy to package and install. But you have alot of adjustments to mess with and spring weights to deal with. Alot of people never actually get them set up right and just run them out of the box. And often could have gotten the same if not better ride out of a rig with Coil springs and out boarded shocks. Springs and shocks are almost simpler to do depending on who you ask

There's my 2cents. Hope this helps
Yeah... what he said

I actually agree 100% Mike, as you know I'm in a similar predicament after going LAs and double triangular. With twice as much travel and no resistance, springs / shocks are going to have a much greater impact with how well (or bad) the jeep is going to perform.

When I had stock CAs and my RC lift w/ 33s, I hardly even noticed when my rear shocks went out on me... other then a softer feeling ride. Now after changing everything and driving from 97tjeff's garage to mine (w/out rear shocks installed), I thought I was going to die with the amount of bouncing and movement. Standard nitro shocks aren't even going to come close to keeping the rig stable, so I'm going to look into Fox, Rancho adjustable valve, or King shocks once I'm ready to outboard.

One thing I would STRONGLY recommend would be some currie bump stops front and rear, ordered through Gerald at Savvy. The main reason... these are one of the only bump stops on the market that retain the coils from top and bottom, so you won't have to worry about losing coils on the trail (or in my case driving down the road lol). This would also help prevent over extension and eliminate the immediate need for limiting straps.


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Ummm.... I have the best deal on the internet for new 12" Profender reservoir shocks.

Let me know man, I can ship them out today.


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Ummm.... I have the best deal on the internet for new 12" Profender reservoir shocks.

Let me know man, I can ship them out today.

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In short. If it were my jeep I would go with springs shocks and chromo's cuz CO's are not gonna do much for ya when you have a broken shaft.
You make a good point there.

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Ummm.... I have the best deal on the internet for new 12" Profender reservoir shocks.

Let me know man, I can ship them out today.
Jay, PM me with info on the shocks. You have my attention lol


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One thing I would STRONGLY recommend would be some currie bump stops front and rear, ordered through Gerald at Savvy. The main reason... these are one of the only bump stops on the market that retain the coils from top and bottom, so you won't have to worry about losing coils on the trail (or in my case driving down the road lol). This would also help prevent over extension and eliminate the immediate need for limiting straps.
Brad, I actually have currie bumps up front. If I end up using a spring mount like the BTF mount which retains the coil i'm not sure I could use the rear currie bumps. I could make my own perches and run the currie bumps in the rear possibly.


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If I end up using a spring mount like the BTF mount which retains the coil i'm not sure I could use the rear currie bumps.
Why not? That's what I'm bout to do.

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Mike, you better take that deal
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Why not? That's what I'm bout to do.
Looking at it I wasn't sure how well they would work together. The BTF mounts incorporate a coil spring retainer and the currie bump stops also incorporate a spring retainer. Will you just bolt the currie bumps to the bolt on the perches instead of using the supplied retainer plates in the BTF kit?

I burrowed these pics from your build. Hope you don't mind. I guess I'll have to see how you do it.




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I don't see why you couldn't just slap the retainer on and then the bumpstops and snug everything up together. Makes sense in my head anyway, but it is past my bedtime.

The one issue I've noticed so far is that the bolt that is welded to the BTF perches is larger in diameter than the holes in the Currie bumps, so they'll have to be opened up a little to slide over the bolt.

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