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A question for you TJ and LJ owners
December 26, 2013
12:27 pm
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Tom
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In all of your modifications, would any of you still have your stock height rear coil springs tucked away. Please let me know.

Don't ask any questions yet, but this is the fabrication section.
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December 27, 2013
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I might have some springs. Not sure if they are stock or not. I'll check and get back to you.

Um...what?

December 27, 2013
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I will look... I have no idea if they are still down in the lower garage... Will check tomorrow.

Brian

December 28, 2013
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Thanks guys. From what I've read, the "stock" rear TJ coils under the XJ will allow me to remove my 2" spacer on the front coil.
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December 28, 2013
1:14 pm
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Mine are long gone, but I do have two rear stock coils out of the ram express.

December 28, 2013
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Don't see how that can be true? The rear coils in a TJ are shorter and fatter than XJ or TJ front coils. I'm perplexed.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

December 28, 2013
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They'd be going under the rear between axle and subframe so, yes, they will be shorter than front coils.
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Don't see how that can be true? The rear coils in a TJ are shorter and fatter than XJ or TJ front coils. I'm perplexed.

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December 28, 2013
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TomD said

They’d be going under the rear between axle and subframe so, yes, they will be shorter than front coils.
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So you’d link the rear and use the stock TJ rear springs? Or is your rear already linked?
That makes more sense to me now. Thanks for clearing that up.
So you're looking to lower the rear? Then you can remove the front spacer and lower the front?

I used to wheel a lot. . .

December 28, 2013
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Something tells me that coming down on those hard might launch me through the windshield. Their spring rate is about double that of the stock XJ.
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Mine are long gone, but I do have two rear stock coils out of the ram express.

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December 28, 2013
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That's the plan. So far the numbers are working out and the upper and lower CAs are in route.

I'll start a build thread as soon as it all comes together.
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They'd be going under the rear between axle and subframe so, yes, they will be shorter than front coils.
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So you'd link the rear and use the stock TJ rear springs?
That makes more sense to me now. Thanks for clearing that up.

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December 28, 2013
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Sounds like a fun project.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

December 28, 2013
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Among other things, I'll be looking for input. Stay tuned.
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Sounds like a fun project.

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December 29, 2013
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But i think You should wait to weld until late April early May to make it a official spring mod …. wink

If I can't build it, then it's something that should be bought.

December 29, 2013
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Specialsoundman said

But i think You should wait to https://posse4x4.org/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/icon_weld.gif until late April early May to make it a official spring mod …. https://posse4x4.org/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-wink.gif

I'll be assembling bits and pieces for a bit. No rush.
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