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Old November 30th, 2003, 11:13
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Question ZJ front coils on an XJ

I heard that the front stock coils from a ZJ will give an XJ a 3" boost. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old November 30th, 2003, 11:23
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It's not that tall...1/2-1" at best (from the V8 ones, apparently). The info is all over the archives.

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Old November 30th, 2003, 12:31
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Thanks

I'm new to the site. Thanks for the help.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 16:21
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lift springs

What I have heard of is buying RE 3"lift coils for a ZJ and ending up with around 4.5" on an XJ may be where you got the 3" from that goes along with the previous reply as well.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 18:04
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Re: lift springs

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What I have heard of is buying RE 3"lift coils for a ZJ and ending up with around 4.5" on an XJ may be where you got the 3" from that goes along with the previous reply as well.
Just as I have RE 4.5" ZJ coils on my XJ...plus a 2" spacer. I'm sitting at just over 7" up front. Less when my bumper is done in a couple of weeks.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 19:11
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the amount of lift issue aside.....

I think a good aspect about the zj coils is spring rate.

most off the shelf lift kits are terribly balanced. More often than not, the front is too flexy and/or the rear is too stiff.

zj coils could be just the thing to balance a heavy front (winch/bumper) or to balance a stiff rear.

YMMV
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Old November 30th, 2003, 19:15
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the amount of lift issue aside.....

I think a good aspect about the zj coils is spring rate.

most off the shelf lift kits are terribly balanced. More often than not, the front is too flexy and/or the rear is too stiff.

zj coils could be just the thing to balance a heavy front (winch/bumper) or to balance a stiff rear.

YMMV
Ya know, I never thought of that aspect Beez. I had some different coils (unknown make, 3") on the front before...and the RE ZJ coils seem about perfect up there.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 19:39
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so do the ZJ coils have a higher rate than the XJ coils...?
also, are the RE 4.5 coils stiffer than stock ZJ coils?

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