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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Homemade coil mounts

I've been toying with the idea of adding my own coil suspension using the early style Bronco springs, but I'm not sure how to build the coil mounts.

Do I want to bolt the springs down to the mount, or do I just build a 'bucket' to keep the ends from sliding off of the mount? I'm not too worried about the spring moving while its under compression, but I don't want to lose the springs under full droop. Or maybe I just need limiting straps to keep from letting this happen. Any thoughts?
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Re: Homemade coil mounts

Unless you carry ALOT of tools the bronco springs will be too
stiff most likly. hitch the springs down or when you flex up they will pop out.
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yup remmember those springs are made to carry v8's! I think mudlite here on this board once ran coils out of a newer jeep or sumthin he would be the guy to talk to he did a good job when he did it
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Re: Homemade coil mounts

I was wondering if they might be a little stiff, maybe go with some jeep TJ or cherokee springs.
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Look in the Summit Racing or JEG's catolog. They have some nice coil springs that would work great. They are made by QA1 Racing. For 33 inch tires the 14 inch 150 rated coil springs. The 12 inchers if you only plan on running 31 inch tires. Word has it that they work great. That is what I'm going to go with. Hope this helps.
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Re: Homemade coil mounts

Spidertrax sells the coil mounts, its on their website
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