So I've been toying with some configuration ideas for a rear coilover on my 08 2 door.
A few things to point out. I would like to try to avoid mutilating the rear upper stock shock mounts beyond the point of being reusable. I'm not opposed to running mounts through the floor pan of the rear. But I would prefer to retain the option of using a backseat if at all possible. Lastly, yes I know and outboard setup would preform better. However; frenching the frame is not an option at all.
My intent is for this to be a reference thread for two door owners experimenting/or considering similar set ups.
Initial test set up:
Fox 2.0 12" non-resi coilover charged to 200psi. Springs: 12" 2.5/250 over 12" 2.5/100. 1" of preload on the top 100lb springs.
Rear bottom mount: Evo rock star skids sitting 1.5" higher than stock mounting point.
Rear upper: mounted in stock location using a synergy bar pin eliminator. Lowers stock mounting point by .5" (no, I have no intentions of driving this set up. Just looking for firm, tangible results from which to make further adjustments from).
This configuration netted 9" of lift. What does that ultimately mean? I had 3" of compression from the jeep sitting under its own weight. 8" of usable up travel but basically zero usable down travel.
Here's the visual results. Keep in mind, there is 2.5" of lift in the front.
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