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post #1 of 37 Old 08-08-2004, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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tj coilovers?

anyone know any companys that sells kits for coilovers for a tj? how much would this run me? any disadvantages and advantages? ive seen pics of this done and think it would help tremendously. any info welcome.


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post #2 of 37 Old 08-08-2004, 03:41 PM
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I've been looking at this for a while. There are a few companies that make coilover kits for the front... bluetorch fabwors, skyjacker, and rockkrawler all do. Rockcrawler also makes a coilover kit for the front and rear and a kit that stretches the wheelbase. From the people I've talked to, you definately need some sort of swaybar with it.. like the currie antirock or something. There's also not a huge performance advantage from those I've talked to over a standard long arm kit. It sure looks cool though.

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and think it would help tremendously.
Help what ?
What specific problem are you trying to solve ?




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I've been looking at this for a while. There are a few companies that make coilover kits for the front... bluetorch fabwors, skyjacker, and rockkrawler all do. Rockcrawler also makes a coilover kit for the front and rear and a kit that stretches the wheelbase. From the people I've talked to, you definately need some sort of swaybar with it.. like the currie antirock or something. There's also not a huge performance advantage from those I've talked to over a standard long arm kit. It sure looks cool though.

Not being mean, but obviously you've never ridden in a vehicle with coilovers installed. There is a tremendous advantage over normal coils. The drawback is that for most of us.... it isn't worth the extra couple thousand

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Not being mean, but obviously you've never ridden in a vehicle with coilovers installed. There is a tremendous advantage over normal coils. The drawback is that for most of us.... it isn't worth the extra couple thousand
That's ok, you're right, I haven't. Just like I said, I was only going on what I've been told. What exactly are the advantages? The amount of flex seems to be about the same and with good standard coils and shocks you can get a pretty decent ride. I'm just curious really, cause I still want to try it. I'm also starting to look at the fox air shocks as well.

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you are very right on the looks...looks very nice...is the ride better or worse?

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Alright boys time to bring this one back from the dead. I am seriously considering a 4 wheel coilover, but have never seen anything except an XJ and several buggies with coilover rears.

I already know all of the benefits and I like them over coil/shock combo. Plus I also know how I am going to mount them all also. But I am bored at the office today so I thought I would see if any of you have this particular setup on your TJ's and see if you had any pics of it.
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Alright boys time to bring this one back from the dead. I am seriously considering a 4 wheel coilover, but have never seen anything except an XJ and several buggies with coilover rears.

I already know all of the benefits and I like them over coil/shock combo. Plus I also know how I am going to mount them all also. <SNIP>
You mount them by fabing up some mounts, or buying a "kit" with the mounts. Either way involves cutting and welding.

Again, what specific problem are you trying to solve with coilovers, or is it just for looks ?



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Without knowing what problem you guys are trying to solve, I'll just throw this out there. If you're looking to throw a lot of money into your suspension system in the hopes of a better ride, you really should take a close look at the OffRoadOnly AiRock Air Suspension system for TJ Wranglers.

Computer controlled airbag suspension that can raise and lower the Jeep or lean it in any direction you wish, with a control unit that sits on top of your dash.

http://www.offroadonly.com
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Try here....
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Is the air strut like a long arm?
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post #12 of 37 Old 10-30-2004, 06:50 AM
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heres a pic of mine skyjacker coils and custom towers with x-over


ride is better more forgiving looks sweet and cost abot 1500
no sway bar needed still need trak bar




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Without knowing what problem you guys are trying to solve, I'll just throw this out there. If you're looking to throw a lot of money into your suspension system in the hopes of a better ride, you really should take a close look at the OffRoadOnly AiRock Air Suspension system for TJ Wranglers.

Computer controlled airbag suspension that can raise and lower the Jeep or lean it in any direction you wish, with a control unit that sits on top of your dash.

http://www.offroadonly.com
this system is amazing...my local shop installed one of the first ones in the US...on an Unlimited...

it automatically adjusts on the trails (up to 10% or so), and automatically lowers the Jeep and locks the new sway bar at 30MPH or so...also has a "demo" mode that makes is rock around like it's on hydraulics...quite entertaining...

I think they guy had $2500 in just parts on it...

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what happens when the air system fails and you 2 hr from the rd ???will you be able to drive it out or will the air bags deflate and fenders setting on the wheels




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what happens when the air system fails and you 2 hr from the rd ???will you be able to drive it out or will the air bags deflate and fenders setting on the wheels




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the shocks act as bumpstops, it'll be a rough ride though.

also, you can probably just inflate them manually (gas station, somebody else's OBA) and get them to hold that pressure til you got everything repaired.
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