I was searching around on the internet, and couldn't find a coil spring conversion for a CJ. Does anyone make one? I'm thinking about doing it in the future, and I'd love their to be a kit. So, is their?
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The little stuff will kill me.
On the back burner for college.
Tomken was at least working on one at some point, Black Diamond may still have one, and BlueTorch or one of the other fab parts guys has a more rudimentary kit (you get the materials & brackets, but have to figure out the math and weld up everything yourself).
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I'm going to guess that for a stock wheelbase 5, there is just not enough room to put in a decent 3 or 4 link. I'm in no way a fabricator or a suspension guru, but I'd imagine the angles would be real tight. Not impossible, but not worth the time, effort, and expense to produce for the relatively small number of CJ-5s that might want it.
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I have seen an assortment of DIY 3 and 4 link setups on CJ-5s all worked, all were tight. It can be done., and done well.
You won't find a kit for a 5 because there is not enough market (excluding liability issues)(like you said).
...a well prepped, well driven, vehicle should do well in any terrain, including the highway.
Carburetors became obsolete during the last century... do what ever it takes to get fuel injection...It makes bigger grins off road.