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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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Need suspension advice.

Have a '97 TJ, 4cyl 5speed. Just installed HP30 with arb and 4.88, along with D44 detroit and 4.88's. Planning to run 33's. I have some poison spyder tube fenders I picked up for the front and crusher corners for the rear. Warn 8274 up front, swing out tire carrier in the rear.

The vehicle has the stock 14 year old suspension with 179K miles. I want to replace the coils and shocks.

My question is; I was looking at "suspension kits" like Clayton's short arm setup, but they only offer a 4". I would rather run a 2" system, which no one seems to offer. I am capable of building my own adjustable upper and lower control arms, but curious as to why the aftermarket does not offer this??

If I choose to build my own arms, who offers 2" springs?

My thoughts are that the adjustable arms with J-joints (for example) will allow me to fine tune the angles as well as offer the most flex. Will I be able to benefit from this type of setup, or do I need more lift to get the most of these control arms? I'd prefer droop over lift, to try and keep the vehicle low.

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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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OME makes a good 2" spring, available in different rates.

There are lots of 3" springs out there: AEV, Currie/Savvy ... I think a lot are optimized for the 6 cyl though.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=467H

Just a quick search for you

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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:19 PM   #4
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OME makes a good 2" spring, available in different rates.

There are lots of 3" springs out there: AEV, Currie/Savvy ... I think a lot are optimized for the 6 cyl though.
That's 2 votes for OME springs.

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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:19 PM   #5
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http://bds-suspension.com/product?kid=467H

Just a quick search for you

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Did you even read my post? 6" long ARM link??

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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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Buy 2" coils, outboard/extend shock mounts, run 10-12" travel shocks, proper bump stops, JJ's at all ends. I've built something similar to what you're looking for. Build thread in sig.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:27 PM   #7
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Buy 2" coils, outboard/extend shock mounts, run 10-12" travel shocks, proper bump stops, JJ's at all ends. I've built something similar to what you're looking for. Build thread in sig.
Thanks ill check out your thread when I'm on my puter later.

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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:43 PM   #8
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Did you even read my post? 6" long ARM link??

Tim
Sure did why don't you click on the 2" icon on the top right in blue where it says choose lift hight. Did you even read the page?

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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:52 PM   #9
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Sure did why don't you click on the 2" icon on the top right in blue where it says choose lift hight. Did you even read the page?

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Why didn't you link that then? I'm on my phone hard to navigate. Sorry.

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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:57 PM   #10
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Why didn't you link that then? I'm on my phone hard to navigate. Sorry.

Thanks Tim.
I thought I did I clicked on 2'' and copied the link im on my phone too but its all good
http://bds-suspension.com/kit-customizer?kid=417H

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Unread 09-19-2011, 01:21 PM   #11
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Ruff stuff heims vs. Johnny joints?

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Unread 09-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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Ruff stuff heims vs. Johnny joints?

Tim
Cushioned vs. non-cushioned. If the rig sees the road, you want JJ's at all or most ends. You can use rod ends as long as the other end of the link uses a JJ. I do on my rear uppers. A JJ is essentially a rod end encapsulated by a stiff bushing, which makes it the best of both worlds.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 04:30 PM   #13
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Cushioned vs. non-cushioned. If the rig sees the road, you want JJ's at all or most ends. You can use rod ends as long as the other end of the link uses a JJ. I do on my rear uppers. A JJ is essentially a rod end encapsulated by a stiff bushing, which makes it the best of both worlds.
I like that idea. Jj at one end. I did the currie front upper axle Jj swap.

How about needing adjustable at both ends for only a 2" lift?

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