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post #1 of 37 Old 02-16-2010, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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WJ Junkyard 6" rear coils.

1997 Ford Expedition rear coils.

Fit in perfectly, net 6" of lift.

Much stiffer.


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post #2 of 37 Old 02-24-2010, 08:57 PM
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any front coil ideas??? could be a cool dragster style rake

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post #3 of 37 Old 02-28-2010, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dunno. Going to look at options tomorrow.

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interesting

Think that will work on a 99 Grand cherokee??
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post #5 of 37 Old 06-10-2010, 03:27 PM
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If it works on a 2000 it will work on a 99. Wonder what the spring rate is on the Expd compared to the WJ?
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post #6 of 37 Old 09-02-2010, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: 1993 Dodge Power Ram 5.9 Cummins 4x4 rear shocks fit.

I bought some $17 Autozone Gabriels, and they fit right in. I had to reuse my old metal insert from my old shocks on the axle mount since the Dodges have a single rubber bushing axle side. Rides stiff, but flexes really well.

So essentially, you can lift the rear end of your WJ (1999-2004) by using junkyard or new:

1997 Ford Expedition (Other years might work, I just snagged some from a 1997) rear coils
1993 Dodge Ram (Other years might work as well, there's actually a whole list from I think 84-93 that can work) rear shocks.

At 6"+ you WILL NEED an a-arm spacer, but depending on your skill level you can make that fairly cheap by drilling 4 holes into a block of aluminum. Control arm bolts are the exact thread, pitch, strength (M10.9), and length for a 2.75" spacer.

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This is 6.5" in the back, it was taken about a month after the swap.
Teraflex 4.5" in the front. The front has about two months on it. Neither front nor rear have settled, and both now have 20k on them.

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post #8 of 37 Old 11-16-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Left to right: Ford Expedition rear coils, Teraflex 4" lift coil, stock rear coils.

As you can tell, the Expedition coils are longer and have thicker coils than either the Teraflex's or the stockers. Now my rear end isn't dragging, and actually has the OEM rake. And drives quite nicely.

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post #9 of 37 Old 11-16-2010, 08:54 PM
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wow thats good to know. them wjs look so good all jacked up

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will this work on a zj?
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post #11 of 37 Old 12-08-2010, 11:15 AM
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will this work on a zj?
i believe the zj and wj are different in the suspension department. i know that zj coil spacers wont work on a wj. so i would assume not.

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post #12 of 37 Old 12-08-2010, 02:19 PM
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you zj guys have it cheap enough already! iluvtruenos is the man.
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post #13 of 37 Old 12-08-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, unfortunately it will NOT work on a ZJ.

Just do a F->R swap, you'll gain 3"

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post #14 of 37 Old 04-07-2011, 11:16 PM
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got some coils.....turns out they dont fit on mine....the top of the spring is too narrow for the top mount..i tried grinding and grinding.. i might just end up pulling out the plasma cutter
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post #15 of 37 Old 04-11-2011, 07:03 PM
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so to lift the rear of our wjs 6"s or so is an a arm spacer longer shocks and some jy expedition rear coils? Im new to the jeep suspension so im trying to gain some much needed info...
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