Mudb8 will you help me out. Im trying to replace all my coils, shocks, and bumpstops soon. Id like to have 33" tires with around 3"-3.5" lift and a 1.25" bl and mml. I have the jks trac bar and solid diff covers. So Im pondering, 3" AEV Coils, OME n67L Front, OME n67 rears. 2" Bumpstops? Then after the Adj CAs, TT, SYE & CV, relocate the rear shock mounts and replace with n66L shocks.
The jks front track bar won't like the solid diff cover without having closer to 3" bumpstop extensions up front, you'll simply need to check, while the n66L shocks only need 2". I removed springs and tested JKS, currie, RE, and a bunch of other track bars to come up with that statement. The "every TJ is different notion Is B.S. in this area. Now
, even tho the jks will be scrubbing the cover, it doesn't mean it's going to fail and bust, the JJ on the end of it a complete different story than the other track bars that use a theaded in 22mm TRE like rusty's or a Heim joint like one of RE's . I do not like things scrubbing/hitting.
This JKS was not only hitting the side of the ARB cover, it also has a nice dent from the fill plug. the reason for showing the ARB is it's almost the same shape as the solid without the dumb landing for ARB's logo.
The rear will need at least 1.25" bumpstop extensions with the n67 shocks, any less than that, the 2.5" rear track bar extension/relocation can/will hit the tub at full compresion. as shown, you can see the wear spot where it has been hitting well before the OME supplied 3/4" bumpstop extension compressed the rubber bumper..
what I did here, is made a new track bar tower 1" taller than stock and drilled the hole to center the axle using a stock rear track bar. the shock relocation is matched up with 3/4" bumptop extension...
after you relocate the rear lower shock mounts out behind the lower ca's and slightly down to balance the travel, the N67L shocks will fit next to perfect with 2" bumpstop extensions.
when I put the AEV/currie hybrid together I used RE 2" rear stops with the intention of them being cut down to the amount needed to match the shocks/tires.
I know I got a little off topic there but bumstops are a VERY
important part of suspension for more reasons than shocks and tire size..