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    Default Coil overs on a JK

    I'm now sold on the idea of running coil overs on a JK. I recently put my Alpha1 kit through it's trials this past weekend and I was all smiles. The ride is MUCH smoother and the front end just felt more stable and secure. While I am running with stock control arms I didn't get much articulation - I did get a much more cushioned fall when the front end would come back down. No creaks, squeaks, or groans. As you can see - I do have a tire in the air meaning I'm not getting loads of travel, but once I upgrade to a long arm kit I'll be able to keep a foot on the ground at all times.

    I would have had much more articulation if I had disconnected my sway bars but because I don't have bump stops installed yet I didn't want to let it all hang free.

    I just need to get the rear end built so I can really get a smooth ride!



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    how much your kit cost and you said you used stock control arms right
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREJK07 View Post
    how much your kit cost and you said you used stock control arms right
    Kit was under $2k in parts and then figure a couple hundred to fine tune it - I did most of the labor (got it so it'd roll in a relatively straight line.)

    Stock control arms - yes.
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    cool thanks
    nice pics looks like a good day
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    Looks great! We can use that lift down where we are at..
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    Do you have some info on what parts you used, and best place to purchase them. Also did you do the rear too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh04TJ View Post
    Do you have some info on what parts you used, and best place to purchase them. Also did you do the rear too?
    I'm doing the rear within the month - parts are on order.

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    Dude, that thing is sick. I may have found my next mod after I get my axles. What size lift and tires are you running? You've got loads of clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michdave View Post
    Dude, that thing is sick. I may have found my next mod after I get my axles. What size lift and tires are you running? You've got loads of clearance.
    The coils are fully adjustable - I'm running at about max height (something like 6".) 35" Toyo MT's on a 17x9 Trail Ready beadlock.

    Better pic of stretch with my front sway bar disconnected.

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    Looks great LS1

    I am going with the Poly 4.5 stage 3 with Coilies in the back and remotes in the front... just gotta finish getting the money together.


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