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Unread 11-14-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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Cjs with tj coils?

I have a 84 cj7 right now on 2 1/2 sua lift with 33s, been wheeling it for a few years now. ready to move up in the world. I'm a college student so I don't have the big bucks to drop 3k or 4k into coil overs and such. But I was interested in doing 4 link rear and linked front with tj coils. My buddy recently dropped his 4" tj coils off for 3" tj coils and he asked if I wanted them so I grabbed them. So I figured i would do a 4 link rear and linked front with tj coils. I have a Dana 60 rear I just rebuilt and picking up Dana 60 front from a guy in a few week. Looking to run 38s or 39s. Anyone got and pictures or suggestions? Would like to be able to check out some pictures with people that have done this to their rigs.

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Unread 11-14-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Pretty much same concept quiet a few builds out there

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/y...rsion-1234448/

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Unread 11-14-2011, 09:15 PM   #3
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I have a 84 cj7 right now on 2 1/2 sua lift with 33s, been wheeling it for a few years now. ready to move up in the world. I'm a college student so I don't have the big bucks to drop 3k or 4k into coil overs and such. But I was interested in doing 4 link rear and linked front with tj coils. My buddy recently dropped his 4" tj coils off for 3" tj coils and he asked if I wanted them so I grabbed them. So I figured i would do a 4 link rear and linked front with tj coils. I have a Dana 60 rear I just rebuilt and picking up Dana 60 front from a guy in a few week. Looking to run 38s or 39s. Anyone got and pictures or suggestions? Would like to be able to check out some pictures with people that have done this to their rigs.
Don't see how this can be done with out spending some coin. Links and bars alone will cost 1k.
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Unread 11-14-2011, 10:22 PM   #4
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I love how smooth my coils work and soft, and plush, and.......

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Unread 11-14-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
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Unread 11-15-2011, 07:53 AM   #6
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Nice rig what axels are u running
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Unread 11-15-2011, 07:55 AM   #7
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What'cha wanna know?
what size coils are those? im guessing they are just TJ lift coils? I am going to 4 link wishbone my front. I have standard 4" lift in the rear with .5"-.75" shackle lift. what size TJ coild give CJs lift?

is it equal? as in a 4" TJ coil will give me 4" CJ lift? I am using a scout dana 44 front/rear and running 36x14.50R15 Parnelli Jones dirt grips on 15x12s.

Thanks for the help.....

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Unread 11-15-2011, 08:44 AM   #8
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Nice rig what axels are u running
Dana 44HD up front and a Dana 60 out back.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #9
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what size coils are those? im guessing they are just TJ lift coils? I am going to 4 link wishbone my front. I have standard 4" lift in the rear with .5"-.75" shackle lift. what size TJ coild give CJs lift?

is it equal? as in a 4" TJ coil will give me 4" CJ lift? I am using a scout dana 44 front/rear and running 36x14.50R15 Parnelli Jones dirt grips on 15x12s.

Thanks for the help.....

Ben

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The coils I am running are 7.5" lift coils mounted up high on the frame, the more windings in the coil the more travel you can get without compressing or stretching the springs.

As for lift it all depends where you put your coil buckets, mine are mounted high on the frame rails but if you mounted them lower then you'd get more lift. A stock XJ/TJ coil is 12.5" tall with a load on it, so if you figure you make your mounts 12.5" in height from the axle it'd be stock as a TJ, then if you add a 4" lift coil you'll get 4" of lift from it.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #10
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The coils I am running are 7.5" lift coils mounted up high on the frame, the more windings in the coil the more travel you can get without compressing or stretching the springs.

As for lift it all depends where you put your coil buckets, mine are mounted high on the frame rails but if you mounted them lower then you'd get more lift. A stock XJ/TJ coil is 12.5" tall with a load on it, so if you figure you make your mounts 12.5" in height from the axle it'd be stock as a TJ, then if you add a 4" lift coil you'll get 4" of lift from it.
thank you! Thats exactly what I needed! I am going to be using some of the weld together kits from Ballistic Fab to make the kits.

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Addicted you have any pictures of under carriage? Would like to see where you put your links.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 04:08 PM   #12
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Addicted you have any pictures of under carriage? Would like to see where you put your links.
I only did links on the front end, the rear is on 63" Chevy leaf springs. You can see the links in the second picture posted above, they are outboard of the frame and are roughly 42" long. I did a radius arm setup with a track bar up front.
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