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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2001, 03:29 PM
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what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

hey anyone have any good ideas for the coils on jaibirds new rig. i was thinking about mercededs[i hear they are long and soft]. got another plug for aero star coils from a van. any more ideas? the rig is going to be a flat bed zook p.u. with a 135" wheel base with a set of 35x15.5 swampers on it. it will be in the 2500 lb range for weight. thanks mike

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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

HEY MIKE, I'M DOIN MINE NOW AND HAVE TRIED TJ REARS AND DIRT TRACK RACING COILS 250LB AND THEY ARE BOTH TO STIFF. A GUY AT OLD MAN EMU TOLD ME TO USE REAR VW RABBIT SPRINGS. SAID THEY ARE PERFECT. ALSO I KNEW A GUY IN OKLAHOMA THAT USED AEROSTAR SPRINGS WITH GOOD SUCCESS BUT THEY WERE ON A 6000 LB FJ40 CRUISER. PROBABLY TOO STIFF ALSO. MAYBE A LARGE DIRT BIKE OR SOMETHING WOULD WORK HA HA HA.

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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

I think shaffer's kit uses 14" 150Lb coils you can get them from either Summit racing or Jegs, like 33.00 each

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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

A buddy of ours used VW coils on his Zuk. They were a bit too mushy for my taste. It felt like the thing would roll over just making a U-turn.

The 2door Sidekick coils I think are a perfect spring rate if you're looking for an OEM application.

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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

Jegs has them on their website.....
http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...6&lastcat=2200
The 14" 150 lbs are what I see used most on Zuks. Let us know how it goes, I've been kicking around the coil idea too.


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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

I use procomp 3" lifted xj coils. they ride very nice.

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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

I have several sets of the Tracker 2-door rear coils for $25 per pair. We put the same type on a guy's 1991 Sammy a few months ago. Rides like a Japanese Cadillac! Flex isn't too bad either. He has a set of 33' thornbirds under it and the can tuck, but do not rub. I also have a full set of the 1999 TJ coils for $50 for all. The TJ coils look like new..not even dirty yet! They will easily give you enough lift for the 35's. Let me know if you want a set. E-mail me direct at [email protected]

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post #8 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2001, 03:17 AM
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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

Hi Mike!

I have tryed BMW 318 and Audi 80 coils and they are quite good for my
H/T suzuki. Audi coils are bit longer and stiffer.
What I know about MB springs diameter is quite big and they feel to be
too stiff to suzuki.
Here is some pics what I have done lately...[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

Here is another... upper link is upside down but idea is to
use trailer hitch as joint. System is tested and so far it flex nicely.
Only problem is too soft rubbers at joints.

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Re: what coils to use on a 3 & 4 link

Rather interesting, I don't think you'll be able to have the trailer hitch @ any extreme angles tho.. I would not have any suggestions on what to use tho....

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