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Coilovers (on the road)

I'm interested in a coilover conversion for my front axle. This JK is my daily driver (1150mi/month) For those of you that have done this, what's the ride like on the road?

Better or worse than standard coils and shocks? I'm not overly concerned, but I'm curious.

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I'm interested in a coilover conversion for my front axle. This JK is my daily driver (1150mi/month) For those of you that have done this, what's the ride like on the road?

Better or worse than standard coils and shocks? I'm not overly concerned, but I'm curious.

Thanks,
Better. Honest opinion. http://www.rebeloffroad.com/category_s/115.htm

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King sat down with us and we discussed the Jeep JK. We knew it just wasn't an issue of weight, but an issue of valving. All coil overs that we sell have proprietary characteristics built into the shock. Not all coil overs are built the same, and ours are certainly unique. Spring rate depends on weight - for example customers with Hemi's get different springs than non-Hemi's.

The ride quality, ride height adjustment, durability is unmatched. While I'd never knock spring and shock combos - there is nothing like riding on coilovers.

Our RECON conversion is a bolt in system using brackets that can be installed using tools found in most garages. No welding required. In fact, because no permanent mods are required to the vehicle, you can sell the Jeep and keep the entire system for a future build.

We have customers running our RECON system with everything from stock control arms to long travel systems. All systems come powdercoated black with your choice of King's blue color or our custom RECON EDITION black hardware for the coilovers. Grade 8 hardware and full color instructions included.

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i recently put mine front ones on 2 weeks ago and waiting to do my rears. they ride great and handle bumps extremly well. for me, i feel it is only a little better ride than my rock krawler 3.5 springs and 5100s. the only reason i did coil overs is becouse i got a amazing deal. i paid $800 for 4 coil over and bump stops brand new. me personaly i could not justify the 4 grand and anther grand for mounting brackets.
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What rate springs are you running, and what did they originally come off of? All of this can change your ride BIG TIME


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I run the Rock Krawler and the onroad ride is Better than the OE setup. Off road performance is outstanding.

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I'm running coilovers front and rear and the ride is awesome I would never go back. But they take a little time to get them dialed in, spring rates and such you can make it as stiff or as soft as you want, plus you can adjust your ride height


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Coilovers are gay
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Better, especially for being so ghey.
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Rebel Im really not trying to be a smart ass but if you guys worked with King why are there Fox coilovers and bumps on the top picture?

Yes coilovers are much better all the way around IMO


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Rebel Im really not trying to be a smart ass but if you guys worked with King why are there Fox coilovers and bumps on the top picture?

Yes coilovers are much better all the way around IMO
Totally fair question! This is VIAIRs build and they partnered with Fox Racing for the coilover aspect. Our RECON coil over brackets, VIAIR's choice in coil overs.
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[QUOTE=Dr.Dirty;801329]Coilovers are gay[/QUOTEi

I want coilovers, does that mean I'm gay?
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I want coilovers, does that mean I'm gay?
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Add me to the gay list the jeep rides and handles much better on road with the coilys


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That Rebel system is NICE....maybe on a future build! Wonder if those front lower shock brackets will work on a 3" axle tube.....

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That Rebel system is NICE....maybe on a future build! Wonder if those front lower shock brackets will work on a 3" axle tube.....
Yes, what we've had customers in the past do is weld them in place.
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