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Old January 1st, 2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Pro-Comp Coil Conversion for YJ...anyone run it?

Wondering how you like it...got a line on a kit, minus shocks for about 1/3 of going cost and it has not been installed, so basicly new.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 05:26 PM   #2
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I've worked on a Jeep with it... I was not super impressed. The arms are really short (lowers go to the main eye hanger), and the bolt on brackets look beefy enough... but are pretty cluttered on the axles.

I would do SOA way before I did that conversion.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Never met anyone that liked SOA on the road, and was very happy with it as far as axle wrap goes. Maybe i'll just put new leafs on...can't afford that Black Diamond coil conversion.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 06:48 PM   #4
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Never met anyone that liked SOA on the road, and was very happy with it as far as axle wrap goes. Maybe i'll just put new leafs on...can't afford that Black Diamond coil conversion.
Mine rode awesome. SOA 2" BDS springs well worn, no track bars, sway bar, BDS shocks, .5" beefy lift shackes, and highsteer.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 06:56 PM   #5
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Never met anyone that liked SOA on the road, and was very happy with it as far as axle wrap goes. Maybe i'll just put new leafs on...can't afford that Black Diamond coil conversion.
why not just have the students build a new 4 link for it than?..
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Old January 1st, 2006, 11:18 PM   #6
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I'm not so sure about my ability to design and build something that would be safe on the road like that. I build alot, but I dunno about that.
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You should get in touch with imprtfighter over on MJ (don't know how much he is on GL). He put the pro comp kit on an older YJ and liked the street ride, don't know if he ever wheeled it though.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 09:10 AM   #8
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Never met anyone that liked SOA on the road, and was very happy with it as far as axle wrap goes. Maybe i'll just put new leafs on...can't afford that Black Diamond coil conversion.

my SOA works like a champ on the road, 70mph+, tracked straight, and this was even using BDS 3" Military wraps..
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I've talked to people that said that the procomp rides nice on the road, but offroad-ability sucks. Very little gain in flex, if at all. One guy actually claims that he could flex out his stock leaf setup way better than the Procomp setup. He ended up going to a 4linked coil over setup and loved it.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 11:49 AM   #10
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Dont get it, its terrible. Friend had the kit and it was pathetic how stiff it was, never really broke in either.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 12:10 PM   #11
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abusedyj on the other boards had one he took it off after a year and went back to leafs
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Tim, I would think with the price of those bolt on coil kits, you could pay JCR Offroad, or Ironman Offroad to build you a kit alot cheaper.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 01:42 PM   #13
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They don't just build kits though...gotta drop the jeep off and all that. I'm a ways away from them. If they had a kit...I would think about that.
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