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Does anyone have firsthand experience doing this mod? If so, how did it go and would you recommend it over going SOA? How much did you spend?

The kits to do this are incredibly expensive, about 3-4 times the price of a leaf spring lift kit. Is there a more economical alternative to get coils in a YJ?
 

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Originally posted by Stoker:
The kits to do this are incredibly expensive, about 3-4 times the price of a leaf spring lift kit. Is there a more economical alternative to get coils in a YJ?
It's a case of time vs. money. If you want to spend less money, you'll have to spend more time designing, fabricating and sourcing parts. I am only aware of three coil kits for the YJ: Pro Comp, Warn (which sold its Black Diamond suspension division but the company that bought it is supposedly still selling that kit), and Tomken who previewed their CJ coil kit last year at SEMA and I presume it will work on the YJ as well.

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Originally posted by Stoker:
Does anyone have firsthand experience doing this mod? If so, how did it go and would you recommend it over going SOA? How much did you spend?

The kits to do this are incredibly expensive, about 3-4 times the price of a leaf spring lift kit. Is there a more economical alternative to get coils in a YJ?

Well, there's the way I'm doing it. Okay, I'm only converting the front, but I've only got a couple hundred dollars into it so far, including the axle.

http://cjford.stormloader.com/Jeep/jeepsusp1.htm



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Originally posted by CJ:

Well, there's the way I'm doing it. Okay, I'm only converting the front, but I've only got a couple hundred dollars into it so far, including the axle.
That fits my time vs. money formula quite well. Very little dollars into it...and how many years? <g>

Hey CJ, have you worked on it since you returned to the PNW again?


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Originally posted by lars:
Hey CJ, have you worked on it since you returned to the PNW again?


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Been working on it some; kinda got delayed, as Dad had a major heart attack, and Mom had some kinda surgery, plus has a ruptured disk in her back that may need to be fixed, so I've been dealing wtih all of that. Plus, I spent my Jeep money replacing the Bronco, which got killed on the way up here from Dallas.

The main things I've worked out is that I'm going to use the Mustang steering column instead of a GM one, as not only did it fit better, by using the Ford column with the Ford wiring harness, there's no re-working of the wiring. Right now, there's two quasi-disassembled transmissions on the floor of Dad's garage.

On my web site, I try to keep the dates on the pages updated.



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CJ is the man! Done and documented exactly what I'm about to go through. God bless you!
 

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It's a case of time vs. money. If you want to spend less money, you'll have to spend more time designing, fabricating and sourcing parts. I am only aware of three coil kits for the YJ: Pro Comp, Warn (which sold its Black Diamond suspension division but the company that bought it is supposedly still selling that kit), and Tomken who previewed their CJ coil kit last year at SEMA and I presume it will work on the YJ as well.

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Rockcrawler makes a fun kit with coil overs. Fabtech makes a really bling system with coil overs as well. Clayton used to sell a 5.5" coil converson kit for a YJ with his famous square tube control arms but seems to have dropped it off his website.
 

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There's a really quick and easy and cheap way to put coils on your Jeep, sell your YJ and buy a TJ- the only catch is you get a girlier, more car-like vehicle :)
 
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