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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2003, 04:33 PM
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YJ suspension modifications

I currently have a 94 YJ w/six cyl auto. This is my first Jeep and have had it for 4 months. For the last 30 years I've had Toyota 4WD trucks. This week I had a ride in my friend's TJ and the difference in ride is dramatic. I'd like to modify my YJ for a coil suspension. Is this conversion possible/advisable?
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Re: YJ suspension modifications

there are at least 3 kits to do this.. tomken, black diamond and pro comp all sell kits.
i hate just about anything i have ever seen with the pro comp name on it.. and |I KNOW the black diamond kit is nice..
very very pricey though..
if you are only out for a better road ride.. it might be cheaper to buy a tj!
if you want a nice coil off road suspension... i'd look at the coil kits..
there are ways to get leaf springs to ride a lot better.....
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Re: YJ suspension modifications

My buddy's YJ has the ProComp coil over kit..., and I would agree with Elusive that it is not the best. With the ProComp kit, the Jeep doesn't climb very well as the rear suspension squats heavily under acceleration on a hill. It's also really noisy. If you just want a better ride, you might look into the Old Man Emu suspension systems. They boast a TJ like ride, are cheaper than the coil kits and do provide up to 2.5" of lift.., I think. Just my two cents.
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Re: YJ suspension modifications

I have a ProComp kit and am looking for a way to get rid of it. I like the idea of the Black Diamond kit. I think that I will try and use what I can of the Pro
Comp with a coil over home made suspention.

Stay away from the ProComp!!!!
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Re: YJ suspension modifications

Sorry, but I just don't get it, the coil conversions on a YJ. Use what you got, or upgrade with the leaves. If you really just want the coils, or better ride invest in the TJ rather than spend the money on the conversion. However if your a serious crawler go for it. I just don't see the point in spending the money. That's my 2 cents. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Re: YJ suspension modifications

I agree with SpazYJ2 ... If you're just looking at upgrading your ride quality without breaking the bank or going into any radical mods.... OLD MAN EMU have the best quality leaf kit ... it really comes close to riding a TJ.
I myself I'm under the process of a home made coilover conversion... to add on the list of available coil kits... there's http://www.rockkrawler.com who offers a coilover kit...
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I run the pro-comp kit and it's noisy alot of creakin and popin. I haven't had any problems with it but I wouldn't recomend it to any one either. Use what ya got it'll be cheeper and a lot less headaches than switchin over to coils.
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