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Destefano027
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: how do i convert leaf springs Reply with quote

How do i convert my cj7 from leaf springs to coil springs or isent it possible
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WhatWasIThinkin
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres a link for the Black Diamond Extreme conversion from 4Wheel Drive Hardware. Price dosent look to bad at all.

EDIT..while adding the link that I forgot to add Rolling Eyes I noticed that this suspension comes in many different variations and pricing. Im guessing that this one above is the "no frills" starter package.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you forgot the link part.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
I think you forgot the link part.

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'doh! rofl I fixor'd it
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there any other ways to do it
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Google. Do you want us to do all the work?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



This is Franken-Jeep off my little forum. Im sure if you PM him he can throw you a bone. I have no idea or what he used, but its a CJ5 running on coils.
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 10:33 am    Post subject: WHY Reply with quote

Exactly WHY would you want to do this????
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: WHY Reply with quote

ODAMO wrote:
Exactly WHY would you want to do this????


Articulation and stability is far better on coils than on leafs, especially on the front end. Coils give a far superior ride.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand the increase in articulation with the coils but wouldn't it be better to just sell the leaf sprung vehicle and buy one with coils from the factory?
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's a great idea. Except CJ's didn't come from the factory with coil springs. And I haven't seen a CJ on a dealer's lot in a long time. But, yes, what a waste to build something more capable than something you can buy straight from the factory. Hell, why bother having an aftermarket? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people often like the aesthetics of the classics over the newer versions. Besides, I'd think it might be cheaper to just convert if one already owns the vehicle than to add monthly payments for up to 5 years. And one wouldn't have to spend more on that new or nused vehicle just to add a lift kit as well.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ODAMO wrote:
I understand the increase in articulation with the coils but wouldn't it be better to just sell the leaf sprung vehicle and buy one with coils from the factory?


Im guessing that your not quite getting the whole "its a Jeep thing" concept.

Some people want to mesh old with new and have something different. And the aftermarket ablidges.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhatWasIThinkin wrote:
ODAMO wrote:
I understand the increase in articulation with the coils but wouldn't it be better to just sell the leaf sprung vehicle and buy one with coils from the factory?


Im guessing that your not quite getting the whole "its a Jeep thing" concept.

Some people want to mesh old with new and have something different. And the aftermarket ablidges.

I'm sorry if I came across as being totally ignorant. I've owned several 4x4s and I'm in tune with the high that you get from modifying vehicles. I was just assuming that the way the original question was asked that if you have to ask "How do i convert my cj7 from leaf springs to coil springs or isent it possible" that maybe it would be easier for them to just buy a coil sprung jeep and avoid all the potential problems. My Bad.
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