LOL I should have known there would be an impending
for posting a question about what rate springs to run on coilovers. But I figured the rates might be more specific to each jeep/driving style and since I was already asking a few other questions i figured why not ask. I guess I'll go do some digging though the search feature and see what I can find
You need to get the c/o on the jeep. See where it sits. You can change spring weights if it's not want you want. Using the 250/250 may be perfect, if not you will have a baseline to go from.
King will exchange springs with you if you keep them in like new shape. King does alot of jks do they should be fairly close on the springs.
Yeah thats kind of what I was thinking of doing, just running the 250/250 springs and see where its at. Thats good to know that King will exchange springs. Thanks for the tip! I did get the Evo spec coilovers so they should be set up pretty well. I was just thinking maybe a dual rate would be better?? Not too sure though so I guess Ill have to do some research.
search as there is already a very extensive thread on here on spring rates and what works for our JK's
You shock should be oil filled but may not be nitro charged. Charging is easy as finding a dirt bike or good race shop if you have no desire for your own kit. You are in CA, you should have no issues.
Mounting your res is as simple as "Where does this fit?"
simple hose clamps and something either purchased or made like this:
Using the search function, you will find lots of info on coilover rates that have been hashed out regularly over the years.
Any off-road shop can charge your shocks, but make sure they do it correctly; with the weight off the shocks and with the correct fitting so you don't lose the pressure when they disconnect. I have and use the poly kit to charge my own shocks.
If you can compress the shock easy and the piston does not come back out, it has no nitrogen in it. They usually ship them that way so you can cycle them. If you need a guy, I have a number. He's in Yucaipa.
Kind of hard to compress the shocks right now as the coils and everything are tight on the shocks and they're not on the jeep now, so the shocks would extend anyways due to the springs. I just wanted to see if anyone had an idea as I didn't want to go to do the install and then drive the jeep and go "damn this rides like sh*t" then realize the shocks weren't charged or damage them or something lol. Better to cover my bases.
I wouldn't mind getting my own charging kit so I can fine tune them in the future but for now it would be nice to just get them charged and on the Jeep. I think we might have a nitrogen regulator at work that should work for this. I think it has the end on it that has the shrader valve remover so it removes the valve when you charge the nitrogen. Not sure if there is a specific type of regulator for shocks??
Hmm hose clamps might be a good idea. Just not sure if I'm going to have enough hose on the resi's. I like the Poly bracket. That might be the way to go. Thanks for the input guys