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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 8:13 pm    Post subject: Suspension Questions... Reply with quote

Okay, I'm not a mechanic, or a genius. Though sometimes I think they, like being nuts, are often similar. However... I want to swap an axle or two underneath my 95 YJ. Yes I shade tree by the way and if time is not a factor I am very good at it. If time is not a factor..... anyway, The guy that owned it before me lifted it with procomps coil conversion kit. I've written about this jeep before. The reason I am writting again is that I am faced with a complete lack of knowledge when it comes to suspensions and I was wondering where I might gain this knowledge and what books I should read. THere is a guy in my local area that built his suspension on his jeep himself twice and kept the total cost under $1000. Since the suspension is already changed I wanted to keep it coil sprung. Do to the job I can spend vast more amounts of time doing homework on the project than actual work. Which sucks. So where do I learn the how-to of custom building a suspension?
My hands are cramping.......
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really believe I would custom build anything in your case. I recall some issues where the current brackets in your kit were bolt-on. I would just get them reinforced and welded on and call it a day.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A coil over YJ, you should be fine. I can't see the reason why you want to tweak it. Maybe it rides like crap, I don't know. For the guy that built his under $1000 there are many quality lift kits that you can get under $1000 even installed that will be a lot better and safer than what most people can make.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen some kits for less than a thousand and I like the idea based on my skill level. Next question.... How about buying a tj kit and adapting it? with the procomp kit I already have the perches for the springs and I dont think it would be any probplem to use the kit as a guide to install the control arm brackets..
No it doesn't ride bad. I am replacing the d35c with a ford 8.8 and figured it would be a good time to take a bolt on kit that will loosen in time and weld it up tight. Try to make at least the base of the kit last longer so I enjoy more wheeling. The d35c is really the only thing holding me back from major wheeling. Tired of breaking axles...
anyway, what do you think?
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