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maddog
20-06-2005, 12:39 PM
What brands/models/length coilovers do you guys run?

How have you mounted them to Jeep chassis?

Interested in all sorts of info, as I've never fitted/run a coilover before.

Jimmyb
20-06-2005, 01:12 PM
Coilovers, Roadrunners are good, Nitro no coil go FOX.

I think I will only use coilovers in the front initially as I want to experiment with the stiffness in the rear to try and get the front of the vehicle to do more of the work.

DIY
06-08-2005, 03:04 PM
Iv got a set of 16" racerunner air shocks, havent installed them yet but when i do i can let u no my thoughts on them, iv heard good things about them so far.

FireTruck
07-08-2005, 09:36 AM
I run 14" racerunners in the front, 2" emulsion with dual coils and a helper.

Work nice, love the adjustability, and neatened up the front end heaps (coils and shocks etc take up alot of space when you also run full hydro steering, high steer, etc).

Mine run off hoops made by Cheezy racing... probably some pics on the TeamFireTruck.com website.

S.

isleofman
26-10-2005, 08:21 PM
i have bilstein rc9100 14" coilovers......clayton made the loops as part of the hard arm install.

maddog
26-10-2005, 08:46 PM
Nice setup. Got pics of the whole rig?

I ordered the Bilsteins, they screwed me around for a couple of months, so I cancelled the order and got some 14x2.5" remote cannister race runners.

Goneforgood
26-10-2005, 08:54 PM
um i think i see a super charger on there

maddog
26-10-2005, 08:57 PM
um i think i see a super charger on there

Certainly does look like a belt driven one 8-)

H.G.
26-10-2005, 09:00 PM
ok this might be a stupid question but what exactly is the benefit of coil overs?

isleofman
26-10-2005, 09:07 PM
yes have lots of pix try these......

peter henry

TIGGER
27-10-2005, 07:31 AM
Very nice jeep mate :)

stu
27-10-2005, 07:46 AM
i beleive the travel wth coilovers is better due to the compression and extension being along the same lines as the shock. also i figuretheres less problems if you think of matching yours hockie with your springs so you don't drop a coil or top out a shock?

look much sexier! and pulls more chicks.

ian
26-06-2009, 10:20 PM
thread back from the dead..

any more info.... anyone want to share.. doing this mod ATM still dont know what shock spec's will work best on my tj..

Simsy85
29-06-2009, 07:28 AM
Anyone done this to a JK yet or heard of it being done?

Miraz
29-06-2009, 02:37 PM
I've ordered this kit for mine - http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/prodimages/EVO-COILOVER.jpg

ian
29-06-2009, 02:44 PM
what length, body size and coil rates did you order miraz?

Miraz
29-06-2009, 03:22 PM
King 2" - 12" travel (front and back!)

Can't remember the coil rates - it's a compound setup with a high rate and low rate spring.

ian
29-06-2009, 03:37 PM
King 2" - 12" travel (front and back!)

Can't remember the coil rates - it's a compound setup with a high rate and low rate spring.

sounds sweet keep us updated? does the kit also run hydro/air bumpstops?

Miraz
29-06-2009, 03:41 PM
Yup - the neat thing is the cantilever rear end setup...

http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/prodimages/EVO-DOUBLEDOWN-REAR_medium.jpg
http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/prodimages/EVO-LEVER-04.jpg

Bandit
29-06-2009, 05:50 PM
The evo coilovers look fantastic and appear to runs really well (check the vids), but as with all the kickass evo gear it's hellishly expensive - can't wait to see there bolt-on long arms!

Cheers,
B.

Simsy85
30-06-2009, 07:10 AM
Thats insane... i'm trying to get my head around how it works....

How much they set you back?

ian
30-06-2009, 08:13 AM
do they use duel rate on any cantilever setups? or just single rate?

lovemewrangler
30-06-2009, 08:51 AM
Yup - the neat thing is the cantilever rear end setup...

http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/prodimages/EVO-DOUBLEDOWN-REAR_medium.jpg
http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/prodimages/EVO-LEVER-04.jpg

thats beautiful, looks like a mad race setup... are you going to be racing it or is it for the rocks?

MR EXTREME JEEP
30-06-2009, 10:53 AM
Krakieone had a thread about this set up a while ago. Worth a look cuase there were some pics.

RYANGLER
30-06-2009, 01:58 PM
I think i have it nutted out in my head how that evo gear works...

It would be interesting to to watch it cycle through opposing up and down movements

MR EXTREME JEEP
01-07-2009, 08:03 AM
No good for TJ's. PEtrol tank is in the way.

ian
02-07-2009, 01:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZGfW3pyjk0

Bogged
14-07-2009, 11:10 PM
Look at the twist on the sway bar!

CRDSTU
06-01-2010, 03:37 PM
My mate who owns the 7lt Hemi 4dr JK is about to order the same system - Double Throw Down something or rather? Looks bonkers.

Who's doing your install?

Fo^&s me why the hell the sway bar is still on the system in the 1st place. Real Flexy Jeeps dont like sway bars - after all they're designed to RESIST WHEEL TRAVEL/MOVEMENT !!

zzzz
07-01-2010, 10:09 PM
My mate who owns the 7lt Hemi 4dr JK is about to order the same system - Double Throw Down something or rather? Looks bonkers.

Who's doing your install?

F@# me why the hell the sway bar is still on the system in the 1st place. Real Flexy Jeeps dont like sway bars - after all they're designed to RESIST WHEEL TRAVEL/MOVEMENT !!

Setup properly they ensure the suspension travel is balance between the front and rear.
It is always easier getting the rear to flex an insane amount compared to the front.
For performance reasons you want them both working together rather than the front being flat and all the flex happening in the rear.

Z