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Old March 15th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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coil conversion

I'm about to start a 4 link on the rear of my '7. I have my links about figured out, but I cant decide where to mount coils.

I'm shooting for 4-6" of stretch, so my problem is, there isnt enough usable space to mount a decent coil spring between the frame, and axle. the way i see it, my options are outboard the springs, and have shitty flex. Inboard the springs, and have an unstable ride. or custom "back half" frame. (at which point I might as well opt for the coil overs / airshocks.) I would prefer to stick to conventional springs and shocks.

axle is a full width 60.


yes, I just posted this on pirate too, get over it.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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You need to search more. I'm not a jeep person and even I know they notch the rear frame so the coil bucket sits in it.

4-6" is nothing that cant be taken up by fine tuning the placement of the components, theres no reason to "inboard" or move the coile inwards more than they come from the factory unless you want to feel like you are driving on top of a slinky.

Remember, your shocks need to be far out on the axle also, none of that leaned in 45 degrees shit and 4" apart at the top.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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I plan on outboarding shocks.

I guess I was just hoping for someone to post pics. Ill search more.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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coil conversion on what?
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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #5
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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #6
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try this thread may help...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...oil+conversion


I know when Creeping Death was going to do his, was looking at running them under the frame that's there, and shocks out bound, but long story short running air shocks.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:40 PM   #7
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Here ya go. 4-link on a CJ.

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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #8
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thanks guys.

this guy has slightly inboarded springs, and they are stock (maybe 2") TJ springs. he says he maxes out 14" travel shocks.


flexes well.

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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #9
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thanks guys.

this guy has slightly inboarded springs, and they are stock (maybe 2") TJ springs. he says he maxes out 14" travel shocks.
that's how Creeping death was going to run his.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 11:42 PM   #10
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that's how Creeping death was going to run his.
and it would have been just fine, it's a good setup.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 11:52 PM   #11
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I think thats what I want to do. thanks.



I'm also adding this link for me, because I'm not on my computer to "favorite it"
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fa...ements-638947/
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Old March 16th, 2010, 03:23 AM   #12
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just go air shocks and call it a day.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #13
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Its crossed my mind. these get me all hot and bothered:
http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...ir_p_1723.html

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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #14
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Do you have a build thread showing where you will be mounting the springs etc...?
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Its crossed my mind. these get me all hot and bothered:
http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...ir_p_1723.html


For $500 a corner you'd be miles ahead with regular old remote reservoir coilovers. Those still have the downsides of airshocks but they package like a coilover.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #16
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Do you have a build thread showing where you will be mounting the springs etc...?
no build thread.

I figured Im allready balls deep in this build, I might as well just wait till its finished and Ill post looooooots of pictures. but the above picture is pretty much spot on what I'm hoping to do.
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