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Old August 10th, 2019, 17:33
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alright yall. Whos got the best coil springs for 4.5-6 of lift. Highest quality and best performing not considering king or fox coil overs.


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Old August 11th, 2019, 09:36
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Re: opening a can of worms - coil springs

That's like asking what's the best gun. What you intend to use your rig for will vary what is the best spring for YOUR needs.

If you give a Little more info, many here have very good knowledge on what works well.

I.m.o. you also want to consider a shock that compliments the spring.
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Old August 11th, 2019, 15:33
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That's like asking what's the best gun. What you intend to use your rig for will vary what is the best spring for YOUR needs.

If you give a Little more info, many here have very good knowledge on what works well.

I.m.o. you also want to consider a shock that compliments the spring.


Smart.

Use will be for all ca trails, a lot of time spent wheeling around big bear and the sierras, also ride decent on the highway to get to camping spots and trails. Currently have front bumper + winch so theres a little weight. Running bilstein 5100s.


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Old August 11th, 2019, 16:25
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Re: opening a can of worms - coil springs

How much are looking to spend ? and are you on a long or short arm front end ?
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Old August 11th, 2019, 16:28
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How much are looking to spend ? and are you on a long or short arm front end ?


Want to keep it under 4-500 for the pair. Currently on short arms but going to long arms in the near future!


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Old August 11th, 2019, 19:03
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Re: opening a can of worms - coil springs

I am running Rubicon Express 4.5" coils, with a 1" coil spacer with my Dana 44 and 37's and they work great on my rig. That is with fairly heavy front end, I have a hybrid cage, Hanson winch bumper and a winch. I got them fairly cheap $140.00 for both coils. I am running a BDS long arm kit in the front. When I set up my rig, it was all about keeping the COG as low as possible. I can just say for my rig, the RE coils have worked out great.

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Old August 11th, 2019, 19:19
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I am running Rubicon Express 4.5" coils, with a 1" coil spacer with my Dana 44 and 37's and they work great on my rig. That is with fairly heavy front end, I have a hybrid cage, Hanson winch bumper and a winch. I got them fairly cheap $140.00 for both coils. I am running a BDS long arm kit in the front. When I set up my rig, it was all about keeping the COG as low as possible. I can just say for my rig, the RE coils have worked out great.





Your rig looks incredible. Im currently at about 4.5 with 35s and want to go up about an inch or two to try and mitigate some body damage.

The RE coils have been on my watch, currently have zone 4.5. Maybe Ill just throw some spacers up there for the extra inch.

Anyone run the dual rate coils?


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Old August 11th, 2019, 20:00
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Anyone run the dual rate coils?
I am using the Metalcloak TJ 4.5" dual-rate coils, they give me 4.5" with the winch and heavy bumper out front. Currently have 6" of lift with spacers for the other 1.5". The ride is nice, they are softer than my old RE 3.5" coils but not squishy. I bought them because of the resting length, didn't want them to unseat on downtravel, and they don't.

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Old August 12th, 2019, 11:39
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I run the cloak 3.5 inch springs. I really like them. Paired with the iro 3 link the ride is as good as my stock dd xj. I wanted to start with a low lift and figured with the dual rates I could just add spacers as more lift was needed.

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Old August 12th, 2019, 18:21
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Re: opening a can of worms - coil springs

i am also running the tj 4.5" dual rate metal cloak, they are nice, ride well and feel very flexy i am running acos to get me to just under 6" mine are rubbing my inner c's though just a hair at certain angles. i also got them for the extended length to keep my coils seated. they do well on the road from 0 to 90 and feel good, i have a heavy-ish front bumper, but no winch. i also run 5160 shocks, but they are too short and bottom out before i want them too, so i cant say anything about the go fast on bouncy trails yet. but the combo of them feel good on the road and off.
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Re: opening a can of worms - coil springs

I have PAC Jeep Speed coils in my MJ and have liked them from day 1. Unfortunately, the Jeep Speed line was discontinued.

I installed IRO 5.5" coils this past winter have have 0 complaints so far.

I never like the Rusty's or the Rough Country springs that were on my rigs when I bought them. They were too soft for my liking offroad
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Old August 13th, 2019, 22:29
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Im really interested in the metal cloak. I want to net around 6. Might run these with the acos spacers.


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Old August 14th, 2019, 03:43
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Not enough room for the full ACOS with those springs. I am using the top 1" ring from the ACOS and a rubber isolator for combined 1.5"

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Old August 14th, 2019, 04:16
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Whoa... That throws my plan out the window then.... Is it a diameter or shape thing that keeps them from fitting?

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Old August 14th, 2019, 12:19
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Min height of the full ACOS is like 1.75" ... Had to remove the adjustable part to get it down

It works for me because I already had it and I like the integrated bumpstop and all that, but they are kind of expensive to buy if you aren't able to use the adjustable parts
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