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TJ Rear Coil Fix?


 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: TJ Rear Coil Fix? Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I've been having some problems keeping my rear coils from falling out.
It seems that whenever I articulate, it overarticulates. Right now my TJ is sitting about 4" high, i'm running 3" lift XJ shocks in the back and they're really long! My coils have only came out whenever i've taken off the rear swaybar, since then i've had it on. Some of you might say to leave it on, but the jeep has a whole lot more wheel travel with it off...

I wanted to know if anyone here knows of a product or a homebrew idea, on how to keep the coils from falling out. A similar idea that came to my mind was a spring clip, how xj's have them on the front coils. The other idea was drilling out some holes and using small u-bolts to hold them down.

On another note, has anyone tried using the stock front coils in the rear? IIRC you can use stock XJ coils on the back of a ZJ.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave in the rear swaybar. You aren't gaining that much articulation from it's removal given it's small diameter and weak strength compared to the front swaybar. In fact, I'd recommend a Currie Antirock or any other offroad swaybar like the SwayLock dual rate. It works with the rear swaybar to keep the vehicle level while putting the tires on the ground.

Or research limit straps.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are made for JK's, but it's a great idea!

http://store.jksmfg.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=COILSPRING&Store_Code=JKS01&Category_Code=Coil_Spring
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orangeamc13 wrote:
These are made for JK's, but it's a great idea!

http://store.jksmfg.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=COILSPRING&Store_Code=JKS01&Category_Code=Coil_Spring

Aftermarket axle brackets from RE use this same design. $37 is awful expensive for some metal circles and bolts...but then JKS isn't known for being economical.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope they have the idea that somebody will pay for it. Wink

God bless America.

Its a cool idea and I'm sure somebody could come up with something simular in their garage for a lot less, but if you don't have the tools it looks like you better have the bucks.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kizer wrote:
Nope they have the idea that somebody will pay for it. Wink

God bless America.

Its a cool idea and I'm sure somebody could come up with something simular in their garage for a lot less, but if you don't have the tools it looks like you better have the bucks.

All you need is a drill and tap, a bolt for each spring perch, and a metal disk. It's rather simple. Really.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we can set you up with a limiting strap kit. these pics are off our JK but we have the same setup on our TJ


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