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    Question fabtech 8" crawler coilover conversion for YJ

    fabtech 8" Crawler Coilover Conversion for the YJ's

    hey i keep looking at this lift and keeps looking better and better but i didnt find any reviews of it. does anyone here know any one who has it and is it worth getting. i found a good deal on it so im not worried on price i just want to know if its a good system or not.

    http://www.fabtechmotorsports.com/ap...wd87-05yj.html

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    Coilovers = A LOT OF WORK
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    Agreed, coilovers are a lot of work. My only question is why do you want to lift it so high? Without going full width, I think it would make your rig really top heavy.
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    i just think the thought of having the coilover in the front would work out so much better and the price on is just to good to pass up. maybe with 37's it wouldnt be too bad and keep my stock fenders

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    I've been waiting for a good coil spring conversion kit for my cj. Not to derail the thread or anything, but does anyone know of one? Other that the BD one, that one is made for wide track cj's only.
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    I agree that the coilovers would work well but I think 8 inches is way to high. You could run 37's on 8 inches but you would have to be really easy on the skinny pedal. With some minor trimming you could probably run 40's on 8 inches. Either way, you are getting into axle issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjack350 View Post
    I've been waiting for a good coil spring conversion kit for my cj. Not to derail the thread or anything, but does anyone know of one? Other that the BD one, that one is made for wide track cj's only.
    Don't know of any kits, but I would call Gen-Right. They could probably set you on the right track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy02 View Post
    I agree that the coilovers would work well but I think 8 inches is way to high. You could run 37's on 8 inches but you would have to be really easy on the skinny pedal. With some minor trimming you could probably run 40's on 8 inches. Either way, you are getting into axle issues.
    drive line in general. if he has the 231 xfer case, don't see it handling the power if he throws big axles underneath it. something will break

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    8" is about 5" to high. If you're going to go that tall, you'll want full widths, a stretch and about 50" tires.

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    alright so for the price im just going to end up puting more money in to extra mods so basically im not saving anything. alright i mean i like having a big rig set up anyways but its just not worth it i guess.

    if you check out mountain customs site they have a company that they buy from and install that specializes in coilover conversions. i think its rock hard suspension lifts? willtake was lookin at um just a second ago and was pretty impressed but they were still very pricey

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